Herbed Chicken with Broccoli and Rice

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Herbed Chicken with Broccoli and Rice

Nope, not pizza with eggplant as the base, but rather pizza with sauteed eggplant as a topping. It’s tasty and perfect. 

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Ingredients:

~ organic chicken thighs with skin and bones (I buy the chicken with bones since it is cheaper, I cut out the bones and save it for chicken broth)
~ organic southwest spice mix
~ organic sliced onions and garlic
~ organic broccoli
~ organic jasmine rice
~ organic dill, chives, parsley, and basil form my garden
~ organic olive oil
~ organic coconut oil
~ water

Chicken Directions:
~ chicken de-boned with rubbed herbs over and under the skin
~ place chicken in cast iron skillet with fresh garden herbs on top of chicken AND cover
~ bake at 350 degrees until fully cooked

Rice Directions:
~ follow directions for rice
~ add sliced onions, garlic, and herbs of choice to boiling water after adding rice

Broccoli Directions:
~ mix broccoli with herbs, spices, olive oil and coconut oil
~ bake at 350 degrees until cooked to preference. I love my broccoli fully cooked, while hubby prefers them only slightly cooked. 

 

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AJ approved, he said he was only giving it a sideways thumbs up. In the end he almost emptied his plate.
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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.

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Tasty Chicken with Rice and Veggies

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Tasty Chicken with Rice and Veggies

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Tasty Chicken Ingredients:

~ organic chicken breasts with the skin
~ organic seasoning of your choice (mix all the seasoning in a bowl)
~ organic olive oil (for the cast iron skillet only)

Directions:
~ rub the seasoning all over the chicken, including under the skin – this makes the chicken less greasy and keeps the seasoning stuck to the chicken
~ oil the cast iron skillet, place the chicken in it, then cover
~ bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or longer

~ remove the chicken and slice into strips and serve 

PAIR WITH brown rice and veggies… I chose green beans, leeks, peppers, and onions…so it was super tasty. 

AJ loved it, despite the “whatever” face. He said “This is the best chicken he ever had. It’s really tasty.” Which is where I got the phrase-tasty chicken.

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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.

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

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Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Veggies



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Ingredients:

~ organic ground turkey
~ organic ground beef
~ organic olive oil
~ organic Italian, BBQ, and turmeric seasoning
~ organic potatoes
~ organic cauliflower
~ organic egg
~ organic cut garlic, leeks, and chives
~ organic honey mustard dressing

Meatloaf Directions:

1. mix ground turkey and meatloaf with egg, seasoning of choice, and breadcrumbs
2. form meat into two or three loafs and place on oiled cast iron skillet, bake at
3. in a blender mix dressing with garlic, leeks, and chives with water, then set aside
3. bake at 350 degrees for about thirty minutes or until cooked, remove when halfway cooked and pour over dressing mix  and continue cooking. 

Veggies Directions:

1. cut potatoes and mix with cauliflower
2. marinate with olive oil, butter, seasoning of choice
3. broil for ten minutes, then try to turn over as much of the veggies as you can
4. broil for another ten minutes

AJ LOVED it so much he wanted it two nights in a row!!!!meatloaf with potatoe and cauliflower4

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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.

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

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Broiled BBQ Chicken and Sesame Asparagus



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Broiled BBQ Chicken and Sesame Asparagus

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Ingredients:

~ organic chicken breasts
~ organic asparagus
~ organic butter and olive oil
~ organic Italian and BBQ seasoning
~ organic coconut oil and sesame seed oil
~ organic 

Directions:

1. marinate chicken breasts with BBQ and Italian seasoning rub
2. place chicken in cast iron skillet, cover, and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-40 minutes
3. then broil chicken to make skin crispy
4. marinate asparagus in sesame seed and coconut oil, sesame seeds, and Italian seasoning.
5. broil asparagus for about fifteen minutes, turning over halfway through. 

AJ does NOT like asparagus at all. He was not buying they were similar to broccoli. Nope, he wanted nothing to do with it…but ate some chicken. 

I LOVED the asparagus and chicken and was all too happy to eat whatever asparagus AJ did not want. 

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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.

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

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Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken

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Say what? Roasted chicken in a slow cooker? No way! YES  WAY! Other recipes called for putting a roasting rack in your slow cooker, I didn’t have one. Then I found THIS recipe from Family Fresh MealsAll I had to do was put 4 tin foil balls on the bottom of the slow cooker and put my chicken on top.  SUPER EASY

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The first thing I did was remove the chicken from its original bag, put in in my own freezer bag with olive oil, water, and seasoning of choice. Make sure you get seasoning in the chicken too. Then I popped it in the freezer. Days later when I decided to make it, I took it out of the freezer…the seasoning marinated into the chicken as it defrosted.

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Ingredients:

~ organic whole chicken
~ organic potatoes
~ organic carrots
~ organic couscous
~ organic butter and olive oil (amount depends on preference)
~ organic coconut oil (amount depends on preference)
~ organic Italian seasoning (amount depends on preference)

Directions Chicken:

1. place four tin foil balls on bottom of slow cooker, pour 1/2 cup water in, and place chicken on top. (Rub on extra seasoning if you choose)
2. Turn on slow cooker to high for six hours
3. When chicken is done,, place in pan or cast iron skillet carefully, and broil for ten minutes on each side to make sure skin is crispy.

Directions Veggies and Couscous:

1. Cut potatoes and veggies, coat generously in oils and seasoning, place in oven and bake for ten minutes at 350 degrees.
2. Then broil veggies for another 10/15 minutes to preference. Make sure to turn over and mix veggies so both sides get equally broiled.
3. Boil couscous according to directions, add butter, olive oil and seasoning for flavor.  (I buy it from the bulk section at Whole Foods and only get what I need for the week).

What a tasty and flavorful meal! So easy or a weekend, then you have leftovers for the week. 

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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.

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

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Burgers, Fries, and Roasted Veggies

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Yes, there are some changes with my food posts and formats and my little guy’s name. Read here to get the full details.

real food mealsBurgers, Fries, and Roasted Veggies

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Ingredients:

~ organic potatoes (cut into strips)
~ organic veggie mix of your choice
~ organic ground beef mixed with cheese and bacon
~ organic Italian seasoning
~ organic buns and ketchup

Directions:

1. mix veggies and potatoes (separately) in olive oil and seasoning
2. Place potatoes and veggies in separate pans and bake at 350 for 20 minutes, then switch to boil to properly crisp them dry the oil. Instead of them being soggy they will be tasty and crispy!
3. grill the burgers to your liking. I prefer mine medium, while Tony prefers medium well.

AJ ate the smaller version of the burger, normally he HATES burgers. I explained that these smaller burgers are just for kids. It’s like eating a meatball in a sandwich. He believed every word and ate it up! (UPDATE) we tried to feed him a small burger this past weekend, and it was no-go. Him eating one was just a fluke! 

The roasted veggies and fries were PERFECTION!  

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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

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Mommy and Dino’s Real Food Meals

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

Dino is still an omnivore…

Tilapia Fillets, Stuffed Potatoes, and Butternut Squash

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Ingredients:

~ tilapia fillets
~ potatoes
~ frozen butternut squash
~ butter
~ bacon
~ olive oil
~ seasonings of choice
~ leeks, onions, garlic

Directions Tilapia:

1. marinate in baggie with olive oil, water, and seasoning
2. Place on cast iron skillet when ready and sprinkle with some flour to give it that “fried” look
3. bake at 350 until fully cooked

 

Directions Potatoes:

1. place in clast iron skillet and cover, bake at 350 until full cooked
2. carefully cut in half when cooled, scoop out insides
3. mix scooped out potatoes with butter, milk, cheese, leeks, garlic, pre-cooked bacon, and seasoning of choice
4. scoop mixture back into each potato and cook for another five minutes

Directions Squash:

1. marinate with olive oil and coconut oil
2. cover with honey and cinnamon
3. bake at 350 until outsides are crispy….

There were no leftovers…

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Tilapia Quesadilla For Dino

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Ingredients:

~ tilapia fillets cooked and cut into small pieces
~ 2 whole wheat tortilla
~ cheese
~ seasoning

 

Directions Quesadilla:

1. latyer toritalla on cast iron skillet
2. layer cheese, seasoning, and shredded tilapia
3. add more cheese and cover with second tortilla
4. cook fully on both sides with crispy

 

Dino LOVED his dinner

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Pea and Ham Soup

 

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Ingredients:

~ ham bone with some meat still on it
~ dried peas
~ carrots
~ potatoes
~ leeks, onions, garlic,
~ couscous
~ seasoning of choice

Directions:

1. add water to bowl with seasoning of choice
2. place bone in pot
3. Then top with herbs and peas
4. Set at a boil, then simmer for one hour
5. Remove bone and cut off all meat and marrow and place back in soup
6. add couscous and veggies and simmer for another hour
7. Let cool and serve

Dino hasn’t had this as of yet…may have to freeze in smaller bags and serve last minute dinners…I LOVED IT THOUGH

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Easter 

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We used rubber bands to decorate our eggs…Yes we used plant and herb based dyes for our eggs! They came out pretty darn cool! Then Dino drew on them.

The Easter bunny did give him some chocolate, but it was organic NON-GMO mint truffles..he LOVES anything with mint. He also got money, markers, glo sticks, a key chain and LOTS of Legos. Of course all his grandparents got him Easter gifts too, but we can’t list everything!

 

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Meatballs and Spaghetti

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Ingredients:

~ ground beef and turkey
~ seasoning of choice
~ garlic and onion
~ sauce
~ spaghetti
~ bread crumbs
~ egg
~ small bowl of olive oil

 

Directions meatloaf:

1. chop up garlic, onion, cauliflower
2. mix with egg, breadcrumbs, and ground beef and turkey
3. use olive oil to keep meat mixture from sticking to your hands
4. roll into balls and place on cast iron skillet
5. ****save some mixture and mold into small meatloaf****
6. bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes or until cooked

 

Serve with spaghetti and sauce! 

Bake potatoes and broccoli with seasoning and serve with meatloaf

Dino LOVES LOVES LOVES meatballs and spaghetti

 

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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:

 

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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.

Dino is still an omnivore…

Potatoes, Egg, and Cheese snack

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Ingredients:

~ potatoes
~ cheese
~ eggs
~ spices 

Directions:

1. slice potatoes and bake in oven until fully cooked
2. pour raw scrambled eggs on top of baked potatoes (I mix my eggs with water and seasoning)
3. cover and bake until eggs are fully cooked
4. remove from oven and sprinkle shredded cheese on top

 

Makes for a great and filling snack

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Meatball and Spinach Pizza

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Ingredients:

~ ground pork and turkey
~ spinach
~ whole wheat pizza bread
~ sauce and shredded cheese
~ seasonings of choice
~ olive oil

Directions:

1. cook ground pork and turkey with seasonings
2. Set aside frozen fresh spinach
3. coat both sides of pizza breads with olive oil
4. spread on sauce and add meat on one and spinach on the other
5. then sprinkle cheese on top
6. let cool then serve

Who doesn’t love pizza? 

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Meatballs and Pasta

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Ingredients:

~ pasta and sauce
~ ground beef and pork made into meatballs

for sauce: puree spinach, leeks, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and seasonings to get flavorful sauce to pour over meatballs while they bake

 

Directions:

1. cook pasta and meatballs as you would
2. mix together with sauce and serve

an easy meal that’s always a family favorite

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Rice and Beans with Veggies

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Ingredients:

~ rice and beans of your choice
~ leeks, onions, garlic
~ carrots, broccoli, spinach
~ seasoning of choice
~ shredded cheese

Directions:

1. cook rice with butter and olive oil
2. add seasonings of choice
3. add in veggies, herbs, and beans
4. sprinkle cheese on top before serving…

 

One of Dino’s favorites

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Chicken Thighs with Broccoli and Potatoes

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Ingredients:

~ seasoning of choice
~ chicken thighs
~ potatoes

~ broccoli
~ leeks, garlic, onions

Directions:

1. marinate chicken for a few hours with honey, olive oil, water and seasonings of choice and herbs
2. bake chicken at 350 until fully cooked…keep cooked juices for gravy (miz with flour to get gravy)
3. season and bake potatoes and broccoli and serve with chciken

Not eaten yet…but all ready for hungry bellies

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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:

 

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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.

Dino is still an omnivore…

Leftover Rice and Beans Made into Nachos

COLLAGE leftover rice and beans

Ingredients:

~ tortilla chips
~ leftover rice and beans with veggies
~ shredded cheese

 

Directions:

1. scoop rice and bean mixture on chips
2. cover with cheese, and your choice of guacamole and sour cream
3. heat and serve

Super tasty dinner 

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Pork and Turkey Meatloaf with Potatoes, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, and Carrots

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COLLAGE LEFTOVER meatloaf

Sauce Ingredients:

~ olive oil
~ water
~ cut peppers 
~ cut onions
~ cut leeks
~ cut garlic
~ seasoning of choice

Sauce Directions:

1. saute all ingredients
2. then puree until all smooth
3. Pour some over uncooked meat, then save the rest for dinner and reheats

Dinner Ingredients:

~ ground pork and turkey
~ cut leeks, carrots, onions, garlic, and peas
~ seasoning of choice, olive oil,
~ bread crumbs
~ one egg
~ brussel sprouts
~ carrots
~ broccoli
~ potatoes

Dinner Directions:

1. mix meats, with seasoning, eggs, veggies and breadcrumbs
2. make into three small loafs and pour a little sauce over
3. bake at 350 until full cooked
4. remove and serve, pour remaining sauce over eat slice

Hubby was worried it would taste awful…but he wound of having seconds and Dino ate everything on his plate…EXCEPT the brussel sprouts. 

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Spaghetti, Sauce, and Chicken Parm

COLLAGE chicken parm and spaghetti

Ingredients:

~ chicken thighs (cut into strips)
~ sauce (with purred veggies mixed in)
~ bread crumbs
~ pasta of choice
~ shredded cheese
~ seasoning with olive oil and water

 

Directions:

1. marinate chicken with seasoning of choice, water, and olive oil
2. cook pasta and set aside
3. place bread crumbs on plate and cover each strip of chicken in bread crumbs
4. baked chicken in oven at 350 degrees for ten minutes, then…
5. spread sauce over chicken and continue baking until cooked
6. Remove chicken and sprinkle cheese on top and let melt
7. serve and enjoy

One of Dino’s favorites…as longs as I don’t cook it too often. 

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Gnocchi with Veggies

 COLLAGE Gnocchi

Ingredients:

~ frozen gnocchi
~ butter
~ seasoning and olive oil
~ broccoli
~ carrots
~ leeks  

Directions:

1. saute seasoning, butter, olive oil and leeks
2. then add gnocchi and veggies
3. simmer on stove top until all cooked 

This was so tasty and light…a BIG hit

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 I made pizza, but forgot to take pics of it. Yes, the pizza had meatballs on it, just like Dino wanted. 

 

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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

 

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.

Even though I am cooking vegetarian for Dino, I have eaten leftover chicken dinners for lunch. Next week I’m going to make more baked chicken for hubby and I.

 

Rice, Chick Peas, and Veggies

COLLAGE beans, couscous, and veggies

Ingredients:

~ chick peas (already softened)
~ rice
~ onions
~ peppers
~ leeks
~ tomatoes
~ butter
~ olive oil
~ coconut oil

Directions:

1. saute garlic, onions, tomatoes, peppers, and leeks
2. cook rice, add butter and coconut oil to the water
3. once all items are sauteed, add chick peas and cooked
4. mix all ingredients together

Super tasty dinner and full of protein

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Eggplant Parm with Spaghetti

COLLAGE eggplant parm

Ingredients:

~ pre-baked, breaded eggplant
~ spaghetti
~ shredded cheese
~ sauce

Directions:

1. boil spaghetti and put on the side
2. pour sauce over breaded eggplants and reheat in the oven
3. once heated, remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top

 

While Dino happily ate the spghetti he did not like the eggplant. He previously tried and hated zucchini as well. Guess watery veggies are not his thing. 

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LEFTOVER Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Broccoli

 

COLLAGE leftover spaghetti with broccoli

Ingredients:

~ leftover spaghetti
~ garlic

~ broccoli
~ olive oil
~ sesame seed oil
~ butter

Directions:

1. cut garlic and saute in cast iron skillet with olive oil
2. add broccoli and butter and mix, lower heat and cover
3. heat spaghetti by pour boiling water on top through a colander
4. mix broccoli mixture with sesame seed oil and mix into spaghetti

Dino LOVED this dinner…I could eat pasta with veggies and olive oil and butter all the time.

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Quinoa and Roasted Veggies

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Ingredients:

~ quinoa
~ leftover roasted veggies

~ sesame seed oil
~ butter
~ seasoning of choice

Directions:

1. cook quinoa according to directions, add butter and seasoning to water
2. mix in heated up veggies
3. toss in sesame seed oil and mix

Dino was home sick Monday and Tuesd`ay. He started feeling a bit better and needed protein. I made him eat quinoa and told him to eat it. He had some but begged for peanut butter and jelly. I caved, just this once. 

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Mac and Cheese with Roasted Garlic, Cauliflower, and Spinach

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Ingredients:

~ mac and cheese
~ spinach
~ garlic
~ olive oil
~ shredded cheese

Directions:

1. make mac and cheese and add shredded cheese
2. saute garlic and spinach in olive oil
3. mix ingredients together and enjoy. 

This was my dinner and lunch for school…so good. Dino just wasn’t in the mood for it. 

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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