Food is hit or miss over here. Some days & weeks, I'm excited to feed my family, ready to take on new recipes and motivated to feed everyone as if they're Tom & Gisele. Never fails though, the following week is a chick-fil-a, chipotle, pizza marathon. Dinner is hard, as Collin travels or has evening commitments frequently and the thought of preparing a well balanced meal for 3 toddlers who could care less is just not incredibly motivating. They'd be thrilled with annie's mac & cheese and a side of apple slices (and so would I). SO, lunch is where I tend to get most creative, it's where the kids eat the most and it's my personal favorite meal of the day!
Here's what's been on our plates lately:
Avocado with Sea Salt . Raspberries . Penne with TJ's 4 Cheese Pomodoro Sauce
Edamame with Sea Salt . Blue Berries . Organic Chicken & Veggie Potstickers with a teriyaki dip
Spinach, Artichoke & Parmesan Dip . Raspberries . Organic Honey Roasted Turkey . Wheat Crackers
As far as snacks go, the kids eat a lot of grapes, yogurt, granola bars, fresh berries when they're in season, clementine oranges, apple slices dipped in virtually anything (nutella, peanut butter) and crackers or pretzels with hummus or a spinach dip. We also make a fair amount of smoothies.
And of course, I can't fail to mention our very favorite dishes from RePlay Recycled. I just ordered an entire set of cups & bowls and plan on getting rid of almost everything else. These hold up so much better than anything we've used, they stack together perfectly, and the colors are everything you could ever hope for. A total win in the ol' mom-book. ;)