Dessert time at a Chinese Buffet
This week I am making two new recipes, a mexican chicken enchilada casserole and a Thai Noodle dish, both from the Meal Makeover Mom No Whine with Dinner cookbook. Would you believe I still haven’t made all of the recipes in the book? We have our favorites that I tend to make over and over again. I even have a couple of the recipes memorized. This shocks me considering just a few years ago I wouldn’t even think to make any other meal than one from a box. I am excited to try something new! Speaking of new I made Peanut Butter Pancakes (from the Meal Makeover Mom’s) this past Saturday. They were really good. I love discovering new pancake recipes! These are packed with nutrient rich ingredients. I always make a double patch of pancakes, so I can pack Xander pancakes for breakfast during the week. These will be going into the recipe rotation!
Monday: Pad Thai with Chicken
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Wednesday: Whole Enchilada Bake with Spanish Rice
Thursday: Slow Cooker Maple Ham and Scalloped Spuds with Broccoli (using baby red potatoes instead of frozen)
Friday: Kid Friendly Quiche (using leftover ham instead of sausage and broccoli instead of zucchini)
Linking up to Laura at I’m an Organizing Junkie for another week of delicious meals. This week she has some great ideas for meal planning for the family with picky eaters. On any day of the week Xander can be quite the picky eater himself. It can pretty discouraging when he doesn’t touch anything I put on his plate even though he would probably like it if he would just try it! I know my hard work in introducing him to new foods will pay off some day down the road. Like I tell Adrian when they are teenagers there won’t be any leftovers!
I have mentioned the The Meal Makeover Mom’s (MMM) many, many times in previous posts. These two Boston area mom’s, Janice and Liz, are both registered dietitians with one mission in mind “fast and healthy recipes, your entire family will love”. I first discovered the MMM through one of my favorite podcasts Manic Mommies. MMM also has a wonderful podcast, where they review recipes, discuss food related topics and more. They typically run no longer than 30 minutes and are a great way to pass time while sitting in traffic or folding laundry. Shortly after discovering their podcast and blog I purchased their first cookbook The Mom’s Guide to Meal Makeovers and instantly fell in love with many of the recipes. Last year I was beyond excited when they released their latest cookbook No Whine with Dinner. This book includes some of my family’s favorite dishes including Adrian’s favorite the Cheesy Spinach Bake. Both cookbooks have a huge range of healthy but great recipes from main dishes, casseroles, sides, and desserts. I have given the books as Christmas gifts in the past and love hearing back from my friend’s when they make a certain dish. This week I’m hosting my first giveaway, an autographed copy of No Whine with Dinner. Submit a comment below for a chance to win. I’m curious to see how you try to eat healthy during the crazy holiday season. Like us on Facebook for an additional chance to win.
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