This was not today's lunch but that's OK as it's lasagne!!
Lovely, filling and chock full over veggies. In fact it's a vegetarian version so I can serve to everybody.
Used some new GF pasta sheets but they were a bit chewy. Am looking to road test some of the lentil or bean based ones ....
Red Dragon Pie
Hearty lunch for the boys today - Red Dragon Pie.
It's a lovely vegetarian dish comprised of beans in a delicious sauce and baked with mash on the top. I have added some home-made thick tomato sauce for a flavour boost.
They will be doing extra laps at the pool today after eating all that!!
OK so who doesn't like crepes?!!?
Maybe not stuffed with fresh salmon and spinach but they are so versatile you can add your filling of choice. I have a lovely cooking student who decided they were the bomb with cheese and Vegemite. And that is cool.
Try some new lunch ideas out at home and then see if they transition well to school.
Max saw the pancakes in the fridge and immediately his eyes went wide and he asked were they getting them for lunch and if so when.
Which is another benefit of crepes. I cooked them Wed and they are lunch today, Friday.
What do you reckon?
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Who this is for:
- Parents who are struggling to feed their kids veg, new foods, family foods
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- What to do if foods are refused
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- Portion sizes
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Yesterday was a mad day for me and I knew from morning that I had not planned what I was going to cook for Max (unusual but hey, none of us are perfect ..)
For dinner I had roasted root veg from Mon night and was going to add beans and asparagus to that (both super quick to cook) plus a baby roast beef that I knew I could do in 30 mins as we like it rare.
As Max doesn't eat meat I needed some protein for him though. Gah ... what to cook. With 30 mins on the clock and time a'ticking the brainwave hit and I thought a quick cheese and spinach souffle. So greased a few souffle dishes (generally more likely being used to serve yoghurt than souffle's!) and whipped up a cheese, egg and veg mixture.
And, following one of my core mantras - cook once and serve thrice - I made a big batch. Perfect as it means today the boys can take them for lunch as well.
Do you have last minute brainwaves that save the day?
As Wellington was rocking and rolling from midnight last night with a series of pretty large earthquakes much of the city is closed today.
The boys were delighted to get an extra "holiday" until I handed them the list of jobs to be done!
I didn't have to pack lunchboxes - yeah - so just served what should have gone in. Chopped veggies, coleslaw, pumpkin soup (which is more like a thick sauce) and some mini quiches.
As usual the boys could choose a piece of fruit for dessert.
Now who is doing dinner? Not me as I have cooking school ...
Most parents are also part-time chauffeurs these days! Dashing from swimming to soccer to dance.
Providing something nutritious whilst we're out can be a challenge and is often where packets creep in for "convenience". Unfortunately the packets are not where the good stuff is hidden.
Check out the article at the Healthy Food Guide for some inspiration .... http://www.healthyfood.co.nz/blogs/the-art-of-nutrition/2016/november/08/snacks-on-the-go
Had a bit of salmon left-over so topped it up with a fried egg. Put this in the thermos with some kumara chips and Max will be a very happy boy!
Our lunches follow a fairly standard format but we rotate food for the thermos and fruit constantly so it's always a bit of a surprise for the boys. In fact Joe usually has a peak first thing in the morning to see what's coming up ...
Do you serve the same food every day or do different things?
I was privileged to be invited to the Mother's on a Mission event last night at the Dowse Museum in Lower Hutt.
Claire kindly gave me a table so I could talk to parents who had challenges getting their children to eat a variety of foods.
I will be at Mac's Function Centre tonight meeting more parents and getting the chance to resolve issues.
I was lucky to be stationed next to the inspiring Lauren Parsons on one side and to learn about how effective her wellness systems are. On the other was Deb Rock-Evans who is responsible for the fabulous imaging of the MOAM tour.
Janine Ogg of "Get it Done Mum" gave me a big kick in the pants about finding a better work/life balance!
Hi I'm Judith. Welcome to our page and please feel free to comment or contact me personally. I am mother to two fabulous boys, Max and Joe and am passionate about fresh food for families.