View Full Version : REAL food menus -- (off shoot of the 100 days of real food thread)
04-20-2011, 05:32 PM
This thread is an offshoot of the 100 days of real food thread that daisymommy brought to our attention.
It is intended as a place to share recipes and "what REAL FOOD did you feed your family today" . Let's not just make list of things that could work, but instead what DID work. What did your family actually eat...that you had time to make...that tasted good. The menu you share here isn't something special...it's REAL. We are all busy moms, and I know we can relate and inspire each other in feeding our families.
Here is a link to the definition of "real food" that she used for the blog. Let's try to stick to these...but don't feel like you can't post if you aren't perfect.
04-20-2011, 05:39 PM
B: hard boiled eggs, milk
L: I cheated, kids had grilled cheese
S: nuts and brie, apple slices
D: Meatball And Spinach No-sagna (Rachel Ray recipe-http://community.cookinglight.com/showthread.php?t=136961), salad for the adults, tomatoes and cucumbers for kids
04-20-2011, 06:17 PM
D (last night): chicken parmesan (not breaded) on ww spaghetti
B: strawberry banana smoothies, ww toast w/ butter, coffee w/ milk, no sugar
L: pita crackers and hummus, boiled egg, clementines, milk (dd) and water
D (in progress): crock pot chicken, ww rotini & cheese, salad
sadly, the pita crackers were multigrain with ww and flax seeds but main ingredient was reg flour. everything else, real food.
eta i'll try the no sagna tomorrow! i have all the ingredients.
04-20-2011, 06:25 PM
Just had sauted squash, zucchini, peppers, onions, and tomatoes with corn on the cob and Salmon patties on buns. I am fine with the salmon patties: (salmon, water, canola oil, salt, garlic, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, paprika, natural mesquite smoke flavor, natural food coloring (beet juice, citric acid), lemon juice concentrate, white pepper) but I don't think they qualify as "real food". I am interesting in reading more of the site....I love the idea.
04-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Breakfast - whole wheat cinnamon pancakes (froze big batch I made over the weekend)
Lunch - tuna fish sandwich with spinach on croissant, apple, carrot and cucumber slices
Snack- Banana, yogurt
Dinner - grilled marinated chicken (soysauce, garlic, lime, maple syrup) spaghetti with butter, salad and steamed frozen vegetables
04-21-2011, 08:33 AM
Last night's dinner was a big hit: Bulgur salad (bulgur, 1/2d grape tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper), roasted zucchini (just tossed w/ a bit of olive oil and some kosher salt and pepper), and these chicken thighs (a Cooking Light recipe from the most recent issue) http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/maple-mustard-chicken-thighs-50400000112007/ . I used organic boneless, skinless thighs from Costco. Delicious!
The same ingredients I used in the bulgur also make a delicious non-mayonnaise cole/cabbage slaw.
04-22-2011, 07:32 AM
B: Brie with apples and almonds
L: WW pasta with EVOO and frozen green peas and cherry tomatoes
D: Baked Fish on a Salad (deconstructed for kids)
(For those of you who have publix, the Publix brand frozen fish is wild caught. At my store it is in a separate freezer slightly outside of the seafood area).
Our dinner last night was smoked wild salmon, corn, fresh bread from a nearby home bakery & apricots. If we had had a salad, it would have been perfect!
WONDERFUL idea for a thread!
04-22-2011, 10:25 AM
Breakfast: oatmeal with nuts and a banana.
Lunch: l/o lentils with greens, broccolini, carrot, and chicken sausage for me and my husband packed for work and hot dogs and fruit at home for the boys. Lest anyone think my kids are magic lentil and greens eating kids.
Dinner: ww pasta with tomato basil and veggie sauce, cheese and a chop chop salad with chick peas, salami, peppers, onions.
04-22-2011, 11:17 PM
And back for another day:
Breakfast- homemade blueberry muffins, apples and cheese.
Lunch- for me, I bought split pea and veg soup and a salad out because I did not have much to pack at home. For the boys, they had sandwiches and fruit.
Dinner- roasted chicken with roasted vegetables and potatoes. T made the dinner! He is almost eight, I am very proud. :D
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