My eats have definitely been all over the place this week as I worked to plan meals and snacks that were kid-friendly along with having lots of treats and sweets around the house (my mom and I share a serious love…).
I feel like I’ve had some mini revelations about the things I’ve always heard my mom friends and readers talk about when it comes to diet/food challenges. For example, I can totally see how easy it is to pick off of your kid’s plates and finish the food they don’t eat. Also, there were nights that I thought I’d make one thing for them and something else for myself and I ended up eating kid food because it was the end of the day, I was tired and ready to sit down!
Regardless, it was a delicious week of eats and these days I really don’t stress about what I’m eating. I find that it all just seems to work out in the end.
I didn’t take any photos of my breakfast but I made a smoothie every day after making the girls their breakfast. They usually had something like a waffle with a scrambled egg or cereal or a “toad in the hole.”
Lunch was pretty standard for me and mostly salad bowls. This one has arugula, couscous, beets, turkey, tomatoes and avocado with Tessemae’s creamy ranch.
Lunch out with my mom at Amelie’s. I had a salad with crispy prosciutto, mango, jimica and a passionfruit dressing. A raspberry macaron for dessert.
Lunch bowl with arugula, brown rice, easy refrigerator pickles, avocado, pine nuts, tomatoes and Tessemae’s creamy ranch. (<– having a moment with Tessemae’s ranch dressings this summer.)
Jaidyn ate lunch at camp since hers was a full day but Kilynn ate lunch at home. Most days she wanted a PB&J and the girl LOVES avocado so she usually ate a quarter to a half every day.
Sunday night dinner was tahini marinated grilled chicken thighs and drumsticks with couscous and roasted broccoli. The girls ate the chicken and I made them Annie’s mac and cheese instead of couscous and corn on the cob instead of broccoli.
Monday was hot dog night. We had Applegate organic uncured beef hot dogs with roasted potatoes and sautéed squash and Vidalia onions. I had ketchup, spicy mustard and sauerkraut on my hot dog.
On Monday night I also made a peach and cherry crisp with an oatmeal cookie topping that was to die for. I am crisp over cobbler every day!
Taco Tuesday! This was the girls favorite meal of the week for sure. I did ground turkey and ground beef and a topping bar. They both ate two! Cilantro lime rice and black beans on the side and they ate all of that too.
On Wednesday night my mom and I went out to dinner and left Tanner on dinner duty with the girls. He fed them leftover taco meat with Annie’s mac and cheese along with green beans, which they loved. We went to Luca Modern Italian Kitchen where we shared this delicious appetizer of a fried green tomato where they scooped out the insides and then stuffed the fried “shell” with a mix of the tomato insides, basil, cucumber, olives and a creamy cheese similar to burrata. It was so good.
We also shared these savory crepes for appetizer. They were filled with ham and a soft cheese. So rich and yummy!
For my entree I had the seared scallops over an herb risotto with grilled corn and purple cauliflower. It was an extremely generous portion and tasted amazing.
We shared this zabaglione with peaches and pears for dessert but I took one bite and didn’t care for it. There was a really strong star anise flavor and it just wasn’t my thing. My mom loved it though!
Finally, on Thursday night I made the girls chicken tenders, rice and fresh corn. I ended up making a random bowl of sweet potato, beets, avocado, sautéed spinach and chicken tenders with some honey mustard that I’d made for the girls to dip their chicken tenders in. Can’t say this was the best thing I ate over the course of the week. 😛
Okay, heading off to enjoy my last full day with the girls. We are doing kid’s yoga at the studio, brunch, Discovery Place, splash park and a pool party. Full day!
Moms…talk to me about eating with small children. What’s your strategy? What are your challenges?
What did you guys eat this week?