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.

 

Meatballs and Sauce with Pasta

pasta, homemade sauce, spinach meatballs

Ingredients:

~ grass fed ground beef
~ organic can of stewed tomatoes
~ egg
~ bread crumbs
~ seasonings of choice

~ pasta
~ spinach

Meatball Directions:

1. mix egg, bread crumbs, seasonings (turmeric and italian seasoning), spinach, 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. 

Sauce Directions:

1. in a cast iron pot heat up garlic and onions with olive oil and butter
2  slowly add stewed tomatoes with seasonings of choice
3. stir occasionally
4. once fully boiled, then simmered, let cool a bit
5. puree mixture until as creamy as you prefer
6. serve over pasta and meaballs

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

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Walnut and Banana Brownies

banana and walnut brownies

Ingredients:

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

~ pasta
~ veggies

Directions:

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

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LEFTOVER CHICKEN Made into Chicken, Pepper, Onion Melts

COLLAGE LEFTOVER chicken with peppers and onions

Ingredients:

~ leftover chicken 
~ olive oil
~ diced peppers and onions
~ seasoning of choice
~ shredded cheese

Directions:

1. thoroughly cook onions and peppers in cast iorn skillet with some olive oil
2  once cooked add leftover chicken (that has been shredded or cut into smaller pieces)
3. lay one whole wheat tortilla down

4. sprinkle shredded cheese on one side
5. layer on chicken mixture
6. then cover with more shredded cheese and fold over 
7. turn tortilla when cheese has melted nad it is crisp on bottom side
8. REPEAT with following tortillas until all mixture is used up. 

IT WAS A BIG HIT WITH DINO

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Homemade Pizza

COLLAGE pizza

Ingredients:

~ ground beef (cooked in cast iron skilelt with onons nad garlic)
~ spinach defrosted
~ shredded cheese
~ homemade sauce
~ Whole Foods organic pizza dough

Directions:

1. cover dough in olive oil for better crisping
2  layer homemade sauce on top of pizza
3. layer with spinach, ground beef, or both
4. cover with shredded cheese

ANOTHER BIG HIT FOR DINO!!!!! 

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Baked Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks with Veggies

COLLAGE baked chicken with veggies2

Ingredients:

~ olive oil
~ brussel sprouts

~ carrots
~ potatoes
~ chicken thighs and drumsticks
~ seasoning of choice

Directions:

1. marinate chicken and leave in fridge
2  marinate veggies with seasoning, olive oil, and water
3. then bake both in separate cast iron skillets at 350 until fully cooked.
4. cover with shredded cheese

DINO LOVES EATING CHICKEN LIKE A PIRATE! He also got to use his chopsticks from a dinner out to eat his veggies. I added a side of quinoa with peppers and onions.  

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Potato and Leek Recipe

COLLAGE potato and leek dinner2

Great recipe for Oven Baked Leek Frittata from GiveRecipe.comI got the idea from my friend who invited us over for a playdate and dinner…I should have written down the instructions then. So going to get the correct ingredients, though she cooked hers on the stove top while the above recipe says to bake it. 

Ingredients:

~ leeks cut
~ potatoes grated

~ egg
~ flour
~ shredded cheese
~ seasoning of choice
~ olive oil

Directions:

1. grate two potatoes (should have made more)
2  mix all ingredients in bowl and turn on cast iron skillet to medium heat
3. pour mixture on skillet and cover
4. turn over when bottom is crisp (you can flip with large pan to make sure it’s an even flip) eggies with seasoning, olive oil, and water
3. when both sides are cooked, cute and serve
4. it was so darn tasty! 

Dino loved the smell and flavor…it wasn’t as good as my friends since I didn’t have all the ingredients I needed…but still rocked. 

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Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla ON THE ROAD

COLLAGE quesadillas karate

Ingredients:

~ diced peppers and onions
~whole wheat wraps
~ chicken sausage

~ spinach
~ mushrooms
~ shredded cheese
~ seasoning of choice
~ olive oil

Directions:

1. heat onion and peppers in cast iron skillet
2  add chicken and mushrooms (cut into small pieces first) and spinach
3. add spices, cover and saute
4. when fully cooked, layer cheese on one side of wrap, add heated chciken mixture, add more cheese, then fold in half (repeat for each wrap)
5. Flip when bottom side of wrap is crispy
6. Cut in half and serve

Dino LOVED these…they were a great dinner for on the road before karate. 

I took a bite, then took a picture… 

Dino is happily eating in the car….we were parked at the time I took the pic

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Food Prep

 packaged foods

 I try to separate all my fresh herbs, veggies, meat, and even leftovers. This way it’s easy to add them to recipes or heat up and eat.

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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/

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Comments

Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Karen,
    Your meals look so good! Hope you had a great Valentine weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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