This week’s family dinner plan is inspired by: super-foods!
“What’s for dinner?”
Starting up the new school year has been an exciting and busy time for our family.
It is hard to believe that we are in mid-October, but managing the meals for eleven schools plus my own two children’s makes the days fly by. I am sure I am not alone in settling into the cooler weather and busy soccer and dance schedules for our children which makes what we serve for dinner more important than ever. Packing in nutrition so that everyone has strong days with energy is easier when we plan ahead.
This week, I am incorporating a few ‘super’ foods into the menu. They include beans, greens, yams, garlic, tomatoes, and whole grains. You may need to adjust some recipes to suit your family’s tastes, but these items will surely give you a base for a satisfying week at the dinner table.
While making my list of super foods, I also came across a list of foods you may want to add to your shopping list for breakfast. They include berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries), yogurt, oats, eggs, flax seeds, nuts (especially walnuts), and oranges (or orange juice).
The last super food I will share this week is tea. I am excited to try caffeine-free herbal varieties (like chamomile) to serve to my children and myself, and look forward to the enhanced moods in addition to the flavonoids as we prepare for bedtime.
Enjoy dinner and I look forward to your comments and suggestions on our Facebook page. If you or your children have a favorite recipe you want me to include in the weekly menu, please share it there. Have fun!
Our menu this week is:
Monday: Chicken legs with a side of tomato and herb white beans
Tuesday: – One pot: Yam and black bean burritos with a side of sautéed greens
Wednesday – Kids’ Choice Night: Mac n cheese with a side of salad greens and roasted carrots
Thursday: Baked fish and veggie fries with a side salad
Friday: Pan crusted tofu with a side of broccoli and quinoa chard pilaf
Click here for this weeks grocery list for a family of four.
Here is your personal Sunday prep list for the week as well as your nightly prep and cook steps that will take the guess work out of every night.
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