Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I've been thinking about our family's diet lately. We do all right. We hardly ever eat out, and the dinners that I cook usually have fresh vegetables in them.

I think our breakfasts and lunches are lacking though. Both of my kids wake up starving and whiny, and toaster waffles and bagels get on the table fast. Lunch time can also be hurried, and I usually don't have the motivation to actually cook a meal. We do always have fruit on hand, but then I often resort to mac and cheese or PB&J or fish sticks. Not that those are horrible things, but I could totally do better. At least some of the time.

So my current goal is to find some interesting breakfast items I could maybe make ahead of time and freeze. I would especially like to get some protein and maybe even veggies into our morning meal. Carbs and sugar seem to dominate right now. And I need to just get motivated for lunch a couple of times a week. I'll let you know.

I'm Cooking: So, in the spirit of this post, I made stir fry noodles with chicken and carrots for lunch. And it really didn't take all that much longer than mac and cheese. Success #1.


  1. I make Ava one scrambled egg with chopped up spinach in it many mornings, and it surprisingly doesn't take that much longer than it takes to toast a waffle. It does, however, take more motivation.

  2. I have (in the past... I never do anything anymore--I should hop on board with this challenge, too) made little egg cups in muffin tins with spinach and ham or bacon in them to stick in the freezer for a quick thaw at breakfast. It took a small effort to make them and was super easy to reheat. I'll look for the recipe for ya if you want. Funny that I made fish sticks tonight... ;)

  3. Eggs, yes, I need to get on this. My kids won't eat scrambled eggs, but maybe if I fancy them up they would. I'd love the recipe Jenn!

  4. Something I've always thought would be fun to do with eggs, but have never tried, is this:

    Cut a fun shape in a piece of bread with a cookie cutter. Crack the egg into the hole and bake.

    I don't have any specifics on times and temps. Sorry.

  5. Mine is similar to Jen's. I make mini quiche with bacon, zucchini, mushrooms and a few other things and maddox loves them. I chop the stuff small so it just looks like a little egg cup and tell her it is just eggs, bacon and cheese. We also make the things that Lori mentioned but without the fun shape (I should try that tho) we call them "one eyed sailors" and I think Maddox only eats them cause the name is funny. Sorry I am going on and on but last week I tripled my crepe recipe and kept the batter in the fridge. We made a few every morning with fruit and yogurt inside and they where super yummy.