Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals

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All recipes and meals are made with organic, real food and/or NON-GMO products.

THANKSGIVING DINNER:

My mom served some organic and NON-GMO food items, not all, but she tried. It made a big difference to me that she tried. Dinner was great, while Dino didn’t eat a lot, he sure had LOTS of fun!

thanksgiving COLLAGE

TACOS:

  • taco kit
  • ground beef
  • shredded cheese
  • tomatoes
  • cook ground beef in cast iron skillet according to directions, add separate toppings to add to tacos

tacos collage

CHICKEN TENDERS:

  • chicken tenders
  • seasoning and olive oil
  • bread crumbs or flour
  • marinate chicken, then coat in flour, and bake at 350 for thirty minutes in a cast iron skillet, turn over chicken half way through

MAC AND CHEESE WITH PEAS AND CARROTS: Since Annie’s Homegrown sold out to a General Mills I refuse to buy any of their products. General Mills is a company that is spends TONS of money on stopping GMO labeling. I prefer Whole Foods’ NON-GMO mac and cheese.

  • organic and NON-GMO mac and cheese
  • shredded cheese
  • milk and butter
  • peas and carrots
  • follow directions on box but add frozen peas and carrots with the pasta, add shredded cheese with the milk and butter and stir, sprinkle top with shredded cheese

chicken tenders, mac cheese with peas carrots collage

 

LEFTOVER FROZEN MEAL—–CURRY RICE, CHICKEN SAUSAGE, AND VEGGIES

Recipe can be found here 

After dinner he asked for a pear…Dino LOVES pears…he knew he needed somethign super healthy before I would give him some cheese crackers as a snack.

LEFTOVER curry rice, chicken sausage, and veggies collage

CHICKEN SOUP with SWEET POTATOES, CELERY, ONIONS, CARROTS AND BARLEY:

  • whole chicken
  • water (amount depends on size of slow cooker)
  • chopped sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, and barley
  • seasonings of your choice I used lots of garlic and herb mix from Whole Foods and a bit of their Latin seasoning mix
  • fill slow cooker with seasoning, veggies, water and barley, then place chicken on top with more seasoning, set for 8 hours on low.

Why do I place the chicken on top? I find it’s easier to get the chicken out, WITHOUT it falling apart. It adds a great flavor to the veggies and still makes an awesome broth.

chicken soup TUES4 collage

FINALLY A NEW PHONE WITH AN AWESOME CAMERA!!!!!!!!

Next week I will be able you will see clear pictures of our meals…until then enjoy the clear details of the last pic. 

You know how much I LOVE overnight oats. I sometimes make them in a thermos container, but I also make them in the peanut butter jar. When you have just a bit of peanut butter leftover…it’s the perfect amount for overnight oats. They oats are soft and chewy, and the entire snack is filling.

overnight oats collage

 

In an effort to save money and do a better, but EASY job of planning meals I’m just typing it out and putting it on the fridge. I WILL use, must use freezer meals in this meal plan. I don’t want them to sit and not get used…what was the point of gathering up the leftovers and freezing them. Hubby will know what’s on the menu and I won’t have to open up anything or search for the plan…it’s right there.

Here’s a pic of my two week meal plan (this was taken with my old phone…hence the terrible blur)

meal plan2

 

 

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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 budget. Practical ways to eat well when you can’t afford organic. Dear Mom who can’t afford organic.

http://foodbabe.com/ http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/

Products that participate in and are NON-GMO can be found here

LINKING UP WITH:

 

Mini Van Dreams http://www.jugglingrealfoodandreallife.com

 


Comments

Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals — 9 Comments

  1. I had no idea that Annie’s sold out! Though, in all honesty, we didn’t care for the flavor of their mac n cheese. I’ve started getting in the habit of printing out our weekly plan too…though it also has the plan for T’s snacks/lunches for the week since the Husband takes her to school. Yay for a new camera! Can’t wait to see the new pics!

    • Yup, they sold out to General Mills for a billion I think…but they claim they are still for GMO labeling. But they don’t realize that their profits go right into GMs hands and they are against GMO labeling…

      I need to include the lunches and snacks on my plan too. I should make my husband accountable for lunches and help me out.

  2. Mac N Cheese with Peas and Carrots, I could eat the whole bowl. You always have the best food! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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