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School vacation week is behind us, so we’re back to a normal schedule for meal planning this week. My son is getting adjusted to life with braces, so I’m continuing to focus on softer foods for our meals together. Soup and pasta seem to be working well, and I’ll plan to send him to school with leftover soup or homemade macaroni and cheese for lunch. Baked oatmeal, scrambled eggs, and yogurt parfaits have been a good fit for him at breakfast time, and smoothies have been a daily snack.
I’m trying a new recipe from Two Peas and their Pod this week. Their Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake looks delicious, and I try to include a vegetarian Mexican dish in my meal plan most weeks. My kids don’t love brown rice, so I’m hoping the lighter texture of quinoa will be more appealing to them. Quinoa is a high-protein grain that I’d love to include more frequently in our diet.
Real Food Meal Plan
Saturday: Dinner at friends’ house – bring salad
Tuesday: Meatballs, mashed potatoes, salad
Wednesday: Black Bean Quinoa Enchilada Bake
Friday: Lemon Broccoli Pasta
If you need help getting started with the meal planning process, check out this post about how to make a real food meal plan. Here are our meal plans from the last several weeks:
Linking to Menu Plan Monday.