I make breakfast and dinner for my family most every day. I have a full time job, and work another half time job. Both of my littles
Why do I cook most nights? There are actually several reasons for this:
- My husband is in law enforcement, so when you go out to eat in a small town- chances are the he has arrested someone along the food line... trust no person. Sad but true.
- I can control what goes into what I am eating so it is easier to manage calories and contents.
- It is cheaper than eating out, and actually faster most of the time.
I have two littles that are somewhat picky- but the older they are getting, the more accustomed they are to eating what my husband and I eat.
Get ready for a tangent here....I think that is a HUGE mistake that many parents do- thinking young children need to eat something different that the rest of the family because they will not eat what you serve. I will admit that I am guilty in the past! My husband and I would have chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, and broccoli at
I plan out my
BreakfastMost mornings the kids have-
- a frozen breakfast sandwich or
- a PB sandwich
SnackThe kids usually have a granola bar and fruit of some type. My husband and I usually have a Pure Protein Bar (I like Chocolate Deluxe and he likes the Chocolate Peanut Butter). I also like Quest bars a lot. My favorite flavors are coconut cashew, banana nut, or white chocolate raspberry.
Here are some ideas of what I cook on a weekly rotating basis for dinner.
Monday: Healthified hamburgers and sweet potato fries - Recipe HERE
Tuesday: Chicken Enchilada Soup - Recipe HERE
I make mine with broccoli slaw - Recipe HERE or with zucchini (sauce in the crockpot) - Recipe HERE
I make regular spaghetti noodles for the fam :)
Thursday: Crockpot shredded pork and pineapple coleslaw - Recipe HERE
Friday: Southwestern Slowcooker Chicken Cups - Recipe HERE
Saturday: Cabbage and Turkey Stir Fry - Recipe HERE
Other meals that rotate in:
Yep I have it almost every night. The key for me is to choose something that is sweet, high in protein, and moderate calorie-wise. I try to keep it below 200 calories which is how much I allocate in my daily calorie budget.
I have two current go to recipes that I keep the stuff for on hand.