We took the girls to the library last weekend and I started thinking about quick, healthy and satisfying dinners that the whole family would enjoy. While Paul took the girls to the play area, (yes, our awesome libraries have areas dedicated to imaginative free play!) I set off to find a few cookbooks that might provide some inspiration.
In my travels through the stacks I found, ‘No Whine with Dinner, 150 healthy, kid-tested recipes from The Meal Makeover Moms’ by Liz Weiss, MS, RD and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD (M3 Press, 2011). I didn’t even flip through the book before scooping it for my pile; the title spoke to my evening meal plight.
This week is a busy one for Paul – we will miss him for three of our weeknight dinners – so I figured it was the perfect time to try some kid-tested, healthy recipes that the adults might enjoy too. I found three in this book to try: Veggie Patch Tofu Pie, Mini Meatloaf Muffins and Coconut Chicken Fingers. Stay tuned to find out if they end up in my recipe arsenal or whether they didn’t pass muster with my taste-testers.
Menu Plan November 14 – 20
Saturday – Tilapia Tacos
Sunday – Argentinian Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Bread and Broccoli
Monday – Veggie Patch Tofu Pie (p 113), Biscuits, Zucchini and Carrot Spiral Saute
Tuesday – Mini Meatloaf Muffins (p 88) with Mashed Potato and Cauliflower
Wednesday – Roasted Chicken, Roasted Potato and Broccoli
Thursday – Coconut Chicken Fingers (p 78), Quinoa, Frozen Veggies
Friday – Pan Fried Flounder, Roasted Potato and Carrots
Extra Lean Ground Beef
Ham or Turkey (sandwiches)
Frozen Flounder or Sole
Fish for Tacos