Very happy campers!
I'm starting to improve on my vegetarian offerings for Max. Yesterday both boys had the day off school so were pressed into service. We made corn tortilla's, salsa, guacamole and of course some Mexican mince. For Max I made a mince version using capsicum, lots of spices and tempeh. Yum. This morning the boys have a recycled version with a little melted cheese and several layers of the tortilla/mince/sour cream/guacamole combo.
Very happy campers!
I made a giant kumara (sweet potato based) quiche stuffed with loads of veggies the other night as I figured it would work well for a dinner then a few lunches. To make it more acceptable for my husband (who has his own parameters about protein) I put nitrate-free bacon in one side and cordoned it off from "Max's vegetarian side". So pleased to manage one cook which was both vegetarian and not!! The boys have a big chunk each for lunch today. Lovely and filling and nutrient dense. Tastes pretty awesome too! The sweet potato base gives it a big lift and means no pastry making ...
Well one upside of doing a lot of pre-prep for our stint at the GF & Allergy Show was also lots of leftovers. This makes lunches super simple as the boys LOVE wraps and I have some all ready to go. Even better yesterday I made a home-made cheese sauce as part of my Monday cooking class so had leftovers to stuff the wrap with too. Teamed with a bit of tomato sauce (and bacon for Joe) I reckon the boys will be very happy.
Always delighted when there are enough leftovers to create a substantial enough lunch for the boys. Salmon, stuffed crepe (from my weekly cooking class) and a reject kumara quiche! Combined with all the usual - chopped veg, seasonal fruit and home-made raw milk yoghurt and fermented berries.
Today Max has nori veggie wraps and egg wraps with cheese and home-made tomato ketchup. Quick, simple and easy for the kids to eat in small bites when they get chance in the busy schedule!!
Yes I know "Egg-free Quiche" is a bit like "tyre-free car" and it was the first thing Max said .. "Mum, aren't quiches made from eggs?" Well yes, generally they are however as part of my prep for the GF & Allergy Show this weekend I have been testing all sorts of things. Egg-free recipes have been a focus as it's not something we generally do but of course eggs are a common allergen. The quiches turned out to be a total winner. All three boys gave them the tick - YES!!! So today Max has 4 kumara (sweet potato) mini, egg-free quiches, a slice of zucchini pizza and ironically 2 cooked egg yolks!!
Joe has pretty much the same but traded the yolks and 2 quiches for a sausage.
OK so we're creatures of routine! As it's Mon it's fish, wedges and cauliflower bites (yum). The boys had the same lunches today so super quick to pack.
Joe did an inspection this morning before leaving the house and declared "egg wrap - small, chicken - small, damsons only 5 tiny ones, corn - small, nectarine - small, veggies - a few bits". Guess I must have done OK on the wedges as no disparaging comment on those!!
Max at school camp so Joe gets to be chief tester (guinea pig)! Yesterday I was making all sorts of wraps and rolls ready for my stint at the GF & Allergy Show so that's Joe's lunch today. And I can tell you he'll be delighted. He has veggies and a little cheese in the nori and rice paper and then an egg wrap with cheese and apple chutney.
Not sure if Joe is going through a growth spurt or if he just needs more food. He is demolishing his lunch every day and then wanting more before dinner. Today I have given him a zucchini fritter, a broccoli burger and a chicken wing to go in the thermos. I have also added a GF, DF & EF pancake I was road testing yesterday - which is under the yoghurt and fermented fruit. Usual extra stuff!! Will he be satiated?
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