I’m done celebrating my birthday and am ready to settle into a normal week of eating. I’m trying a couple of new things this week including making salsa and meatballs from scratch (not at the same meal). I’ll let you know how they turn out.
For more meal ideas check out Menu Plan Monday at Org Junkie.
What’s Cooking This Week
Monday: Make-Your-Own Burritos: Black beans, rice, homemade salsa, shredded spinach*, cheese, guacamole and tortillas.
Tuesday: Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs: I got inspired by this recipe posting on Little Stomaks. I will serve with bread and roasted broccoli.**
Wednesday: Greek Chicken Pita: I found this slow cooker chicken filling recipe in Fix-It and Forget-It. The chicken will be done when I get home from work so will serve with whole wheat pita, lettuce, cucumber, tzatziki sauce and a side of hummus and carrots*. I’m not sure my daughter will eat this one but she’s likely to have the hummus, carrots and pita bread.
Friday: Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip: I will serve with macaroni and cheese, green beans and a spinach salad*.
Weekend: Instead of gong out to eat Saturday, I’m <thinking> of making our own pizza. I will see how I feel. And like always will have dinner with extended family on Sunday.
*vitamin A Rich
**vitamin C Rich
My son, who just turned one, is already rejecting food. And the best part is he shows his displeasure by throwing the food he doesn’t want. Although sometimes he throws a few pieces and then eats a few pieces, so it’s hard to tell. All in all it’s pretty frustrating.
It’s interesting to see how different he already is from my daughter. My daughter always ate fruit (and still does) but he seems to take more to veggies and meat/fish. He still eats as much as an adult, but is starting to voice his opinion. I was hoping this would not happen for another 6 months or we would avoid it entirely. I can dream, right?
My daughter has learned two new words, “I’m hungry.” I’m trying to teach her how to reconize hunger because I don’t think she knows quite yet. She seems to say “I’m hungry” when she doesn’t want to do something like go to bed or leave somewhere fun.
I’ve also been feeling run down and in need of a break. I had a mini-meltdown after falling on my hands and knees in front of the grocery store (gotta love sobbing with strangers comforting you). I told my husband that all I want for Mothers Day is a day to sleep in and do whatever I want. I love my kids but need some time for me.
I wanted to share an eye-opening article, Don’t Let Your Child’s Doctor Label Your Child Obese, written by Dr. Katja Rowell at Family Feeding Dynamics. One of the outcomes from the Let’s Move Campaign is pediatricians are going to be closely monitoring BMI in children and giving parents advice if there’s a problem. So when you go for your next child’s check-up you’ll want to be ready for this possibility. Dr. Rowell brings up some very important points that all parents need to keep in mind.
Have anything to share? Feeding challenges, new recipes or anything else? Leave a comment and let us know.
Have a great week!