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.


Steak and Potatoes

COLLAGE baked potatoes


~ grass fed beef
~ tons of seasoning
~ olive oil
~ potatoes


1. marinate beef with water, olive oil, and seasonings
2  cook on grill…I prefer my meat RED in the middle, but hubby likes it a bit more cooked 🙁  
3. coat potatoes in olive oil and seasonings of choice
4. after potatoes are done, open and add butter to the inside
5. Serve

6. Dino does NOT like steak at all…he had some potato but chose to have leftover chicken instead. 

Meatballs and Sauce with Pasta

 COLLAGE pasta, meatballs, and sauce2


~ grass fed ground beef
~ pasta sauce
~ egg
~ bread crumbs
~ seasonings of choice

~ pasta
~ veggies


1. mix egg, bread crumbs seasonings (turmeric and italian seasoning), and ground beef together
2  shape into meatballs and bake at 350 degrees until mostly cooked
3. mix veggies of choice in sauce and slowly simmer the sauce
4. add meatballs to sauce to finish cooking and give sauce a tasty flavor
5. boil pasta and mix with a small amount of sauce to keep from sticking together when cooked.
6. Mix together and serve. 

6. DINO loved the meatballs and veggies…will make for great leftovers. 



Roasted Chicken and Veggies…YES I made it again…I LOVE it.

 COLLAGE roasted chicken and veggies3


~ whole chicken
~ potatoes and sweet potatoes
~ mushrooms
~ carrots
~ olive oil and seasoning...


1. coat chicken with olive oil and seasoning
2. marinate veggies
3. Place everything in a cast iron skillet
4. bake at 350 until chicken is cooked through

5. Once again, cooking a big chicken before a storm is a great idea…lefotvers of chicken salad make a great lunch or dinner. I plan on making quesadillas with the leftover chicken as well. 


Curry Brown Rice with Veggies and Chicken Sausage

COLLAGE curry and turmeric rice, veggies, sausage


~ veggies
~ brown rice
~ curry, turmeric, cilantro, and Italian seasoning blend 
~ chicken apple sausage (pre-cooked)
~ olive oil and butter


~ follow directions to make couscous in cast iron pot add seasonings and…(add your own combo of butter and olive oil)
~ After rice has begun to simmer, add sliced sausage and frozen veggies of your choice and cover pot
~ occasionally mix to stir in all flavor
~ Once cooked, serve or reheat the next day

Can be added to broth or used to make quesadillas. Even served with sauce it’s delicious. 



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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.

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Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals — 6 Comments

  1. Isn’t it crazy what kids refuse to eat? Both my kids are anti-potato/squash. It really bums me out too, because I get so sick of rice! Curry sounds so good too!

    • it is crazy…hubby loves steak and burgers, but son would go hungry than eat it…
      maybe as they get older they will like potatoes. Maybe mashing it up and hiding it in other foods?

  2. Great meal ideas Karen. I love to see what other real food folks are eating. My husband makes really good meatballs. I think we are due for a pasta night. Thanks for the great ideas again.

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