Tuesday, May 26, 2015

3 meals: 5/26/15

Oat bars for baby:

I used 1/2 c reduced sugar Craisins and 1/4 c chopped dried apricots.  I also added 1/4 c strawberry chia jam (it's soooo easy to make!) to help sweeten.

Strawberry chia jam:
Smothered Meatballs and Marinara:
adapted from http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/smothered-meatballs-marinara/

Mix 1 lb ground beef with 1/4 c ricotta, 1/4 c shredded cheddar, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 c quinoa, and a handful of spinach, chopped.  Roll into small balls, about 1-1 1/2 inches around.  Brown meatballs on medium high until all sides are browned (about 4-5 minutes).  Place in an ovensafe dish, cover with 1 c of your favorite marinara sauce, top with shredded mozzerella, and cook for 30 minutes at 375 f.
Tilapia Nuggets:
Adapted slightly from http://www.food.com/recipe/panko-crusted-tilapia-sticks-498751

Sub mild sweet chili sauce for the ketchup (not necessary, but the 1 commenter suggested it and it sounded better to me than ketchup), cut into nugget size instead of sticks, no salt or pepper in the wet mix (I put salt in the dry).