Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Eggplant "meat"balls and spicy sweet potato and spinach pasta sauce

Eggplant meatballs 

I cut the salt, used 1 tsp of dried basil, and used cheddar instead of Romano (I really think any cheese would do), and I didn't use the sauce and ricotta 

Spicy sweet potato & spinach sauce 

I only used one onion, 1 jalapeƱo pepper, bok choy instead of spinach (any green will do), and put 2 T Greek yogurt in the babies individual portion. I think you could make this as is with no issues. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Curried ground turkey with potatoes

Curried ground turkey with potatoes 

I left out the chilis, but you are welcome to keep them in!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

I used this recipe for the sauce.  My modifications were 3 fresh garlic cloves, 1/2 c of any cheese (I did a white Italian mix) and 1/2 a tsp of dried basil because the store was out of fresh.  Also no salt on the babies portion, though I think it needed it for the adults.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BBQ Polenta Muffins

 Muffin Ingredients:
  • 1 c polenta
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c mixed veggies, chopped small
  • shredded cheese
For the slow cooker BBQ chicken, click here. The chicken can be cooked up to 2 days beforehand.  I used boneless thighs this time, as they are higher in iron (so I've read).

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix the first 3 ingredients together.
  3. Add the applesauce, butter, buttermilk and egg, and stir till fully mixed.
  4. Add the mixed veggies (I used Trader Joe's Organic 4 frozen veggies, and thawed in the microwave for 1 min).
  5. Spray a muffin in with nonstick spray.  Spoon 1 heaping T of mix into each well and spread around the bottom.
  6. Top with 1 heaping tsp of shredded meat. 
  7. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake for 10-12 mins.