What We Ate | August 18-24

Almond-Crusted Halibut with Vegetable Curry
Dave was supposed to be gone all last week for work, but they canceled the trip at the last minute. I warned him that I had an extra-healthy menu planned for the boys and I, planning to try out new things as a test-run and then I'd make the stuff we liked again when he got back. He was up for it anyway and although he didn't like the dishes as much as their full-fat version, I'd say they were all really good.

Even though the boys didn't like every part of each dish, they must be growing as they've been eating like crazy.

Skinny Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Dinners:
Mon: Lamb meatballs, orzo pasta (from Sun), lima beans
Tue: Same as last night
Wed: Quinoa Mexican bake (adapted from this recipe - added ground turkey, enchilada sauce), cottage cheese, tofu, green beans
Thu: Cauliflower mac and cheese (recipe; used whole milk as that's all we had) - the boys picked out all the cauliflower so I need to chop it smaller next time!, lamb meatballs, roasted carrots
Fri: Same as last night
Sat: Cauliflower mac and cheese, rotisserie chicken, sausage gnocchi, lima beans, carrots
Sun: Grilled almond-crusted halibut (recipe; decided vegetable curry was too spicy. This is sooo delicious, but does require some work), rotisserie chicken, gnocchi, carrots, broccolini

Quinoa Mexican Bake
Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) with Lamb meatballs (no zoodles leftover for the boys to try)

New breakfast:
Weetabix with berries and yogurt

Quinoa breakfast bake (adapted from this recipe; no bananas, used honey)

Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

New lunch:
Quesadilla with sliced deli chicken, sweet potato patty and cheese
Turkey deli sandwich 
Fried chicken, pasta salad - church potluck


Yogurt-covered Blueberries
New snacks:
Organic sliced deli chicken
'Healthy' cheez-its. Lesson learned, not everything at Whole Foods is healthy, and gluten-free also doesn't translate to healthy. I didn't read the box of cheese crackers until I got home and they definitely had all the bad stuff a regular box of cheez-its had... at they didn't taste as good.
Yogurt covered blueberries (based on this recipe; I used full-fat Greek yogurt with a little honey and chia seeds. And it's a lot faster to pour all the blueberries out and then pick them out with a toothpick/as opposed to 'dipping' each one.)
Roasted chickpeas (recipe) These were delicious, such a healthy snack too. The trick is to eat them pretty fast after they're baked. If not, reheat them in a toaster oven. Makes a world of difference).
Snap Crisp lentil crackers - they don't like the snap pea version, but these lentil crackers were a hit. I loved them too!
Energy bites (adapted from this recipe; no chocolate chips, just raisins, added chia seeds)
Cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds

Roasted Chickpeas



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