Our Healthy Meal Plan

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29th Thurs Dinner: couscous, veggies, chickpeas

30th Fri Dinner:   homemade hummus, tortilla chips, cheese sticks, and fruit  

31st Saturday– leftovers  

1st Sunday – pasta, sauce, leftover turkey balls

2nd Monday – coconut chicken, potatoes, carrots, squash, 

3rd Tuesday Dino’s BDAY…his choice for dinner 

4th Wednesday leftovers 


29th Thurs Dinner couscous, veggies, chickpeas I didn’t soak the chickpeas long enough, so I decided to use all the chickpeas for hummus

coucous veggie collage

30th Fri Dinner homemade hummus, tortilla chips, cheese sticks, and fruit 

homemade hummus is pretty easy and healthy. I loved making it. Here’s some great hummus recipes I made our hummus with dried chickpeas, I soaked them overnight in TONS of water, cooked them the next day with lots of seasoning then added our ingredients. I added some pesto, cilantro, and dill. Wonder what I will try next time? 

hummus collage

31st Sat Dinner leftovers This was the day of Dino’s birthday party, I was happy to whip up leftovers and eat whatever, but hubby kindly got burgers and chicken fingers form our favorite place. The cake was from Stop and Shop, sadly it was NOT GMO free… IT would have cost too much. The snacks and juice I got for the party were all NON-GMO though. 

bday cake

1st Sun Dinner  pasta, sauce, leftover turkey meatballs – Love when I have leftovers I can incorporate into another meal. 

pasta collage

2nd Mon Dinner coconut chicken, potatoes, carrots, squash – DID I get a picture of this? NOPE. 
3rd Tues Dinner sports skills night AND DINO’s BDAY Dino LOVED going out on his b-day. He chose our favorite pizza place (we had the leftovers for lunch) and had gelato for his bday dessert. He always orders the pepperoni pizza, I got the pesto pizza. 

bday dinner collage
4th Wed Dinner leftovers  Sometimes, leftovers just don’t cut it…and all you want is an apple with peanut butter. pasta dinner collage

Leslie from Pampers, Play dates, and Parties asked that I show some healthy snacks I have for Dino… Thanks for the idea Leslie

While I want Dino to eat organic and NON-GMO, I know that we still need chocolate and sweets occasionally. If they are made from safe foods then I will buy them.

I always have fruit that Dino can get anytime he wants…bananas, raisins, apples, pears… I love to put peanut butter on anything…

Some of our favorite snacks are

fruit, raisins, mango collage

jerrky, cheese, carrot collage

veggie stick, bunnies, and pretzel collageapplesauce Collage

tea, jolly beans, chocolate collage


Yes, buying organic/NON-GMO is expensive. Until there is a big change in food production and what consumers buy, healthy choices will always be more expensive. If you want to start small with organic…here are some great tips.

How to eat organic on a budgetPractical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic.  Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.



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Our Healthy Meal Plan — 8 Comments

  1. Coconut chicken sounded heavenly and hope if you make it again, you can show pics, because it absolutely love anything coconut. And Happy, Happy Birthday to Anthony again 🙂

  2. Happy birthday Dino!!! While perhaps not the healthiest option, that cake is terrific!! Looks like a wonderful time. I love veggies and couscous too:)

    • If had the money, I would have ordered an organic cake…maybe for his next bday…when we no longer have daycare fees to worry about. The veggies and couscous are so good…almost like comfort food for me.

  3. Thanks for answering my question! I’m always looking for more healthy snacks for the kids. T is excellent about not drinking juice, so tea sounds like it could be a great alternative – never even thought about it before. I’ll have to give the Veggie Sticks a try too. The kids do love their fruit and cheese sticks though.

    • the tea is definitely a great idea even with a bit of honey. As I come across more snacks I will share them…always great to find something new.

  4. What a great meal. I would love to make hummus.

    Happy birthday (belated) to Dino! Dino is almost a year younger than Ava! Let’s get them together for a playdate sometime. *wink*

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