If you follow me on Instagram (username : TheMemoirsofaMommy), you’ll see that I love to cook! I especially love to cook for my family, and we really love to eat! Daddy is at work all day, so we love to eat dinner together as a family. I believe it’s really important to instill eating together as a family and sitting down together. This is how memories are made, and it’s also how we can keep up with what’s going on with each other. Since Daddy is at work all day, and we can only eat dinner together, spending that time is so nice and very memorable.
I want to share with you a few meals I put together for my family and I. Nathan doesn’t really have any dietary restrictions, and he pretty much eats whatever we eat on the table. Except, he has more veggies than us. If I make or buy a meal that doesn’t really come with too many vegetables, I make sure I make or order extra. Even if it’s just a side of steamed/sauteed vegetables.
Here are a few tips and ideas on what you can feed or make your toddler! Let me know if you would like recipes!!
1. Main Dish: Ground Turkey w/ Carrots, Gold Yukon Potatoes, and Green Bell Pepper
Sides: Brown Rice and Steamed Broccoli
2. Main Dish: Baked Lemon Butter Sole
Side Dishes: Brown Rice mixed with Quinoa and Grilled Zucchini
3. Taco Bowl
Consists of Brown Rice, Quinoa, Ground Turkey (cooked with Trader Joe’s taco seasoning mix), Black Beans, Mexican Cheese Blend, and Guacamole
4. Main Dish: Homemade Chicken Tenders
Side Dish: Brown Rice and Quinoa blend and Steamed Broccoli
BBQ dipping sauce on the side
5. Shredded Rotisserie Chicken, Quinoa, and Pears w/ a Donut Hole for dessert
6. Main Dish: Spaghetti w/ Turkey Bolognese
Side Dish: Plum Organics Pepperoni Pizza
(Bolognese was cooked with A LOT of zucchini and eggplant)
7. Main Dish: Salmon Baked w/ Trader Joe’s Cilantro Chive Yogurt
Side Dish: Quinoa and Sauteed Zuchhini
All meals are served with any fruit. Either a banana, sliced strawberries, or oranges. Also, water only! Nathan gets his milk before bed, or before his nap. He drinks his juice with breakfast.
I’ll make more posts like this as I go! What do you guys love most about family meal time? I love that my hunny and I can always catch up about the day, and learn something new every day about our little bear. If you have any questions or comments about the meals above, please let me know! I would love to see what you guys make for dinner too!
Til Next Time,