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Super Healthy, Super Easy Supper!

Kids don’t like things mixed together. Forget about casseroles. Especially if you have EE.

I made the easiest dinner for the boys last night!

We had some left over Pillsbury crescent rolls. I cut them open and laid a slice of Velveeta on them. I warmed up a hot dog, cut it lengthwise then again in half. Laying the cut side on the cheese I put the top on allowing the warm hotdog to melt the cheese. While that was happening I broke out the veggies. Some carrots, broccoli, and tomatoes.  Added a little fat-free Kraft ranch dressing for a dipping sauce and I was done! But wait, what about some fruit to balance this meal out?  I cut up a banana, thawed out some strawberries and cut them up and dumped in a small can of mandarin oranges. I then sprinkled it with some sugar and put it in the fridge to chill while they ate their dinner.

It took a little coaxing on all the veggies but they cleaned their plates and gobbled up the fruit! My kids are both allergic to a lot of veggies and fruit. Have your list of what your kids can eat handy and pick from that to create their healthy easy dinner plate and fruit bowl. We are just now able to eat the fat-free ranch dressing and hot dogs. There’s egg in regular dressing and most hot dots have tons of things we can’t have.  You could mix some sour cream with bacon bits and chill for an hour or so allowing the bacon bits flavor to sink into the sour cream. I know Tastefully Simple has a lot of dry dip mixes you can get. Just add them to sour cream or if you can have egg use mayonnaise.

I felt really good knowing they both had a healthy dinner in their bellies. Nathan and I had left over burritos. He wasn’t as happy. 😉

April 20, 2011 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mexican night!

Our menu is expanding as we’ve added a few more foods back to our diet. I really feel like we’re almost “normal”.

What kid doesn’t like cheese quesadillas?!  It’s sometimes hard to find some flour tortilla’s the boys can eat. Most have soy flour in them. I did find some smaller 8″ ones this time at the store. So I sprayed the skillet with cooking spray laid in one tortilla, covered it with cheddar and mozzarella cheese and topped it with the second tortilla. You can add beans, meat, olives, tomatoes, pretty much anything. My boys can’t eat beans and won’t eat them with meat. So we stick with plain cheese. Once  I’ve flipped it once and they’re done I use a pizza cutter to cut it into triangles. Charlie and Gage haven’t had condiments in a year. We’re slowly getting some back. However, since not having them in so long they claim to not like them. I do load up their plates though. I mash-up an avocado and put a dollop on their plate along with sour cream, mild safe salsa, olives, tomatoes and some lettuce. They usually will try everything but not always eat all of it. I feel like as long as I put it on the plate it will tempt them enough to keep trying it and get use to eating it. You can serve other sides like re-fried beans and Mexican or Spanish rice.

Now for Nathan and I we did burritos. Stayed with in the same lines of the boys dinner making it easy on me! I used ground beef for the meat base. We have done this with ground pork, not sausage, pork. Taste is just about the same once you get the spices in there. We used the burrito spice packet this time instead of taco.  I then set up a little bar of toppings: lettuce, olives, salsa, sour cream, mashed up avocado (Nathan can’t eat store-bought guac.), spanish rice, re-fried beans and original bushes baked beans. Baked beans are sooooo good on tacos and burritos. Something my dad taught me when I was little. That’s it! Load it up. Everyone had a full tummy.

April 19, 2011 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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