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Meal Planning Update

January 14, 2016

Hi friends!  Glad it’s Thursday over here—almost the weekend! Smile 

Our (my) meal planning efforts were a bit derailed when I fell sick last week.  I’m still not 100% better (ugh, congestion), but I’m definitely on the mend and our meals have been better this week because of it.  On Sunday night, I made a big pot of turkey, kale, and sweet potato soup:

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…which we had again on Monday night for leftovers.

On Tuesday night, I made this veggie-packed spaghetti sauce.  I’ve mentioned it before, but Lila has gotten pickier and pickier over the past year.  We’re at the stage of trying to “sneak in” things she wouldn’t normally eat—ie, vegetables.  When we usually have spaghetti, I’ll just make a sauce with onion and beef (or turkey), but for this one, I added finely diced carrots, celery, and mushrooms to give it a boost.  After the veggies and beef cooked, I added some tomato paste, red wine, and beef broth and then cooked it all down to give it a deeper flavor before adding the pasta sauce:

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I dare say Lila didn’t even notice the extra veggies. Winking smile 

Our babysitter is coming this morning, so I’m off to the gym.  Have a great one!

xx

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2016 4:12 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better! I hear you on the pickiness….Kaylin is still eating some vegetables (carrots, celery, cucumber), but she has gotten difficult on the protein front. It’s hard for me to try to push them because I was the same way as a kid (and even sometimes now 😉

  2. ginger635 permalink
    January 14, 2016 6:53 pm

    Glad you’re on the mend, but I still think a doctor’s visit would help…just sayin’. That spaghetti looks really good. I’ve done the same thing with other veggies; zucchini works well. Hope you had a good workout!

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