Today’s meal ideas came from my kids mouths themselves. I asked each one what their favorite foods were to compile a week of their favorite meals. Then I got online to research “healthier versions” of their favorite foods. It’s almost embarrassing how they came up with typical kid junk-fare. I remind them they are supposed to be the “Super Healthy Kids”. They are supposed to be an example to children all over the world that they love to eat healthy foods.” Nate, my 11 year old smart aleck, said, “Tell your readers my favorite breakfast food is candy.”
So, in purple is what my kids asked for, and below it, what we are really going to eat. I love being the mom!
|Monday||Omelets (Baked Omelet)||Hot Dogs (I’m mortified.. This is better: Homemade hot dogs)||String Cheese||Pizza (Whole wheat artichoke and red pepper pizza)|
|Tuesday||Toast (Cream Cheese and sliced strawberries)||Macaroni and cheese Macaroni with peas and carrots||Granola Bars||Angel Hair pasta with parmesan cheese (Whole wheat linguini with parmesan, broccoli and mushrooms)|
|Wednesday||Pancakes (Lemon cottage cheese pancakes with poppyseeds! Wow, don’t these sound yummy!)||Chicken Nuggets (Chick-pea nuggets)||Apples and yogurt dip||Sloppy Joes (Sloppy Lentils on whole wheat buns)|
|Thursday||Waffles (Multi-Grain Waffles)||Ham and cheese sandwich (Turkey wrap)||Fruit Roll Ups (fruit rollups)||Teriyaki chicken and rice (Approved)|
|Friday||Candy Green Smoothies… just to spite the smart alleck)||Peanut Butter and Jelly (Peanut butter and whole fruit jam on whole wheat english muffin)||Chips and dip (fruit salsa with pita crisps)||Taco’s (Taco Salad bar)|
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