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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes mac 'n' cheese, spaghetti and lots of eggs. Our hens are really starting to lay.

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters August 27, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes mac ‘n’ cheese, spaghetti and lots of eggs. Our hens are really starting to lay.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes mac 'n' cheese, spaghetti and lots of eggs. Our hens are really starting to lay.

We made it through the final birthday week of the year. It was a lot of fun celebrating my daughter’s third birthday with family. But now I’m ready to get back to normal life after travel and celebrations. I’m anxious to get into our regular school routine.

In the Kitchen

There is never a lull in kitchen work. Our tomatoes are coming fast and furious. That means it’s time for spaghetti sauce. I also have sauerkraut to can. I’ll be happy to get that out of the fridge and free up some space.

After all of last week’s work to get ready for the party I’m taking the day off today. We’re just eating leftovers. And a long nap is in order too!

Just a reminder that you have a few more days to help a family in need. If you sign up for the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse in August, a membership will be donated to a family in need. It’s a win-win!

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters for the week. What’s on your menu?

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes mac 'n' cheese, spaghetti and lots of eggs. Our hens are really starting to lay.

Sunday
B – yogurt, granola, toast with peanut butter, fruit 
L – leftovers
D – leftovers
prep: 
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – beef stroganoff, beans
prep: 
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, fruit
D – mac ‘n’ cheese, peas
prep: can sauerkraut
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – spaghetti, broccoli
prep: make/can spaghetti sauce
notes:

Thursday
B – oat cups
D – tomato soup, grilled cheese
prep: make granola
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola
D – fried eggs, toast, fruit, roasted zucchini
prep:
notes: 

Saturday
B – eggs, toast
D – homemade pizza
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes fresh corn, eggs and a very special third birthday!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters August 20, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes fresh corn, eggs and a very special third birthday!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes fresh corn, eggs and a very special third birthday!

It’s hard to believe summer is winding down. When you live on a farm, this is when everything is in full swing! So there is no slowing down.

Our garden is still producing about twice as much as we need every day. I’m doing my best to preserve, cook and give away. Last week we canned peaches and salsa and froze corn.

This week we shift focus a bit to party prep. I can’t believe my baby turns three tomorrow! We will celebrate as a family today and then have a party with extended family on Saturday.

Things are exciting on the farm. My husband has been working hard adding on to our swing set…that didn’t have swings! The kids are so excited.

Our chickens are also getting into full swing with egg production. We get three or four a day right now. We may have to start selling some soon. I’ve been enjoying all the double yolks!

Now it’s time to worship, celebrate and then get busy! Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters. What’s on your menu?

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes fresh corn, eggs and a very special third birthday!

Sunday
B –  cereal, fruit
D (birthday girl request) – sunbutter sandwiches, roasted cauliflower, grilled corn on the cob
prep: boil eggs
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – hot taco rice, broccoli
prep: bake cupcakes, make smoothies
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – crockpot chili, crackers with cheese or zucchini muffins
prep: freeze corn
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – crockpot meatballs, french fries, peas
prep: bake bread
notes:

Thursday
B – oat and chia cups
D – crockpot hobo dinners
prep: make popsicles, clean
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – meatloaf, roasted potatoes and carrots, beans, corn on the cob
prep: boil eggs, make layer salad, chop veggies, make hummus, make veggie dip, make frosting
notes: 

Saturday
B – egg & spinach casserole, toast, fruit
L – chicken salad sandwiches, split pea soup, peaches
D (birthday party) – grilled burgers, roasted cauliflower, layer salad, fresh fruit, veggies with dip, chips with dip, potato salad
prep: chop fruit, decorate cupcakes, make lemonade, clean
notes: 

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This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, tacos and fresh corn on the cob!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters August 13, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, tacos and fresh corn on the cob!

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, tacos and fresh corn on the cob!

We’re back from another family trip. We had a lot of fun, but it sure is good to be home again. Now it’s time to get focused on the farm and school work again…and something I’ve been dreading. My little one’s THIRD birthday!

Let’s Party!

It’s party time next week. So this week I’ll be baking and cleaning to get ready. Though I’m still not sure how it’s possible that she’s turning three. She is so independent, witty and even got her first staple in her head last week! At least she still likes to snuggle. And she won’t eat cake with frosting on it. I have to get creative for her birthday dessert.

In the kitchen, I’m switching gears from beans and zucchini (though those are still coming) to tomatoes, peppers and corn. That means it’s time to start canning spaghetti sauce, chili sauce and salsa and freezing corn. Plus peaches are in season!

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Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters. What’s on your menu?

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, tacos and fresh corn on the cob!

Sunday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
L – packed/on the road
D – brats, roasted cabbage, corn on the cob
prep: 
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – sloppy joes, peas, roasted potatoes
prep: 
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, grapes
D – tacos, corn on the cob
prep: freeze corn, boil eggs
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – crockpot beef roast, beans, roasted potatoes or corn on the cob
prep: bake cupcakes
notes:

Thursday
B – blueberry oat cups
D – stuffed peppers. rice and beans
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – zucchini coffee cake, sausage, roasted zucchini
prep: make/can salsa, bake coffee cake
notes: 

Saturday
B – coffee cake, fried eggs
D – BLT’s, corn on the cob, broccoli, peaches
prep: can peaches
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes zucchini boats, taco bowls and meatballs. Plus all the produce you could ever want.

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters August 6, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes zucchini boats, taco bowls and meatballs. Plus all the produce you could ever want.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes zucchini boats, taco bowls and meatballs. Plus all the produce you could ever want.

I had to wave the white flag. I was doing ok with the flow of produce until the second half of last week. But I couldn’t keep up with the steady stream of cucumbers, zucchini and beans. My fridge couldn’t hold any more…and I had to go grocery shopping!

So I did what a good steward does – I gave it away! We had family over last night, and we gifted them with lots of delicious veggies. We might bring some to church today to share too. For a few days I get to enjoy a cleaned out fridge.

Teaching Moment

It’s a good lesson for my kids – to share with others and not hoard things. We’re trying to to do the same with toys. Our house is just getting too full of “stuff.” I think we would all benefit from purging a bit (this article really helped spur this on!). Now I just need to find the time to actually do it! I want our house to be functional and to be a calm place for creativity. Not a place to always feel overwhelmed by our things. The daily crying and nagging about clean up has got to go!

I’m doing my best to balance rest and healing with keeping up with homeschooling and kitchen work. Some days I push myself a bit too hard. And that’s followed by a day of taking a lot of time to rest. But overall I’m seeing steady progress!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes zucchini boats, taco bowls and meatballs. Plus all the produce you could ever want.

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy some delicious real food.

Sunday
B – cereal, smoothies
L – roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas
D – cheeseburger zucchini boats, peaches
prep: make granola bars, make zucchini bread jam?
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – meatloaf, beans, roasted potatoes
prep: 
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, bananas
D – crockpot hobo dinners
prep:
notes:

Wednesday
B – fried eggs, toast
D – hamburgers, peas, chips
prep:
notes:

Thursday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast, avocado
D – taco bowls
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – muffins with sunbutter, fruit
D – meatballs, beans, buttered noodles
prep:
notes: 

Saturday
B – yogurt, granola bar
D – out to eat
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes more garden produce and our agenda includes lots of preservation work and preparation work for our next trip.

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters July 30, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes more garden produce and our agenda includes lots of preservation work and preparation work for our next trip.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes more garden produce and our agenda includes lots of preservation work and preparation work for our next trip.

It’s Monday night. And I’m finally getting my menu up. We’ve been out of town visiting family…and working on one of my goals of resting and relaxing and healing. Mission accomplished!

Back to Work

Now it’s back to life as usual with the garden overflowing. Lots of preservation this week combined with school work, a trip to the library, grocery shopping, a playdate and Spanish camp. And I can’t forget about starting to prepare for another family trip. Never a dull moment.

But I’m doing my best to take time out to relax each day and making myself sleep in a little. It’s working. I’m seeing more and more signs of healing! God is good.

Have a great week. I hope you’re enjoying lots of delicious fresh food.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes more garden produce and our agenda includes lots of preservation work and preparation work for our next trip.

Sunday
B –  out of town
L – out of town
D – out of town
prep: 
notes: 

Monday
B – out of town
D – grilled cheese, beans, salad
prep: 
notes: 

Tuesday
B – strawberry oat cups, smoothies, fried eggs
D – zucchini noodles with tomato sauce and meatballs, garlic bread
prep: bake bread, freeze beans, can pickles
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast, fruit
D – pork meatballs, rice, broccoli with cheese sauce
prep: can beans
notes:

Thursday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – crockpot pork roast, roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, roasted potatoes
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D – pancakes, bacon, roasted purple cabbage
prep: can sauerkraut
notes: 

Saturday
B – pancakes, bacon
D – crockpot beef roast, baked potatoes, beans
prep: make lunch meat, make beef jerky
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes lots of zucchini, cabbage and beans! The garden is overflowing.

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters July 23, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes lots of zucchini, cabbage and beans! The garden is overflowing.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes lots of zucchini, cabbage and beans! The garden is overflowing.

If you’re on facebook you saw my message recently about needing to really take a step back from work and take care of my body. So I’m trying. I still need to plan meals. So I’m still sharing them with you. But my writing is going to be pretty short for a while so I can rest and recover.

With that said, here is this week’s meal plan! I hope you are enjoying lots of delicious produce too!! Need any zucchini? We’ve got plenty!

Sunday
B – cereal, chocolate banana smoothies
L – crockpot roast chicken, rice, peas
D – egg muffins, zucchini muffins, roasted purple cabbage
prep: bake granola bars, freeze beans, boil eggs, roast beets
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – crockpot meatballs, noodles, sauteed beans
prep: make zucchini jam?
notes: 

Tuesday
B – muffins, sunbutter, fruit
D – chicken noodle soup, zucchini muffins, salad
prep: bake muffins, freeze beans
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – chicken, broccoli, rice skillet, sauteed zucchini
prep:
notes:

Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese
D – crockpot hobo dinners, beans
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, muffins
D – with family
prep:
notes: 

Saturday
B – with family
D – with family
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes piles of fresh produce. We've got beans, zucchini, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and more! I'm thankful my kids love their veggies.

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters July 16, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes piles of fresh produce. We’ve got beans, zucchini, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and more! I’m thankful my kids love their veggies.This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes piles of fresh produce. We've got beans, zucchini, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and more! I'm thankful my kids love their veggies.

School is back in session!

We are officially kicking off our end-of-summer/start-of-school session Monday morning (after a busy week of camp and camping and new kittens!). I’ve been working hard to lesson plan and get the school room ready. The kids are beyond excited. It makes it so much more fun that my kids have such a passion for learning.

I’m back in the kitchen!

If I’m not in the school room you’ll most likely find me in the kitchen. The beans and zucchini are starting to pour in. Plus we have a full row of cabbage ready for picking. I’m going to be freezing, slicing, grating and making sauerkraut all day long I think!

At least I can actually cook this week. Last week I had to have a packed dinner or a crockpot dinner every night. I didn’t even have time during the day to deal with produce. I’m excited to start creating with it.

There is a chance we will do another round of blueberry picking as well. We need to restock the freezer.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes piles of fresh produce. We've got beans, zucchini, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and more! I'm thankful my kids love their veggies.

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters. If your kids aren’t big veggie fans trying letting them help grow some or pick it out at a local market and then help make dinner. It can make all the difference in how they view the food! What’s on your menu this week?

Sunday
B – zucchini muffins, smoothies
L – salad bar, zucchini muffins
D – meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes, sauteed zucchini
prep: make kefir, make banana bread
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – pork chops, rice, roasted purple cabbage
prep: make sauerkraut
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – tacos, beans
prep:
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast with jam
D – Mac ‘n’ cheese, roasted cauliflower
prep: soak oats
notes:

Thursday
B – oatmeal with blueberries
D – beef and broccoli stir fry over rice, fruit salad
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – zucchini pancakes with blueberry topping, bacon, roasted cabbage
prep:
notes: 

Saturday
B – zucchini pancakes, bacon
D – grilled burgers and onions, grilled zucchini, chips and dip
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast beef, ham and pea soup. In other words, lots of prep ahead meals for a busy summer week!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters July 9, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast beef, ham and pea soup. In other words, lots of prep ahead meals for a busy summer week!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast beef, ham and pea soup. In other words, lots of prep ahead meals for a busy summer week!

I feel blessed this morning to have power after a crazy storm went through our area a couple days ago. Thankfully we were without power for less than 24 hours (and have a generator!). Some people still don’t have power yet.

Fresh Food!

We’re still enjoying lots of fresh produce from our garden like snap peas, lettuce, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. It won’t be long before the beans are ready and I’ll be freezing them by the gallon.

We managed to work through all of our cherries last week. Just in time. This week it’s time for blueberry picking! Summer is so delicious!!

Along with all the kitchen work we have a busy week with my daughter going to camp (which means packing lunches) and the boys taking a camping trip. So meals will be a lot of easy, prep ahead foods. Plus lots of prep work for the camping food.

I’m in Planning Mode.

This is my school planning week. I’ve looked through all of the new curriculum. We went back-to-school shopping. Now it’s time to prepare supplies and start lesson planning for our first 4-week unit (our end of summer session) that begins next week! The kids are so excited to start. They are sad that I need time to plan.

Still Healing

I’m still working as hard as I can on healing – forcing myself to rest, take a break from exercise and sleep in some days. It may sound great, but it’s really not. I love to be active and feel energetic and productive.

Laying on the couch instead of walking is not much fun at all.

I’m not loving the struggle with body image and weight either. But I’m already seeing good signs of healing progress. So I’m pushing on. Once I’m farther along on the journey I’ll feel so much better and will be able to be much more active and get fit. But I have to do the hard work first of resting. Exercising is the easy (and LAST) part of the process! God is faithful. He will guide me through this.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast beef, ham and pea soup. In other words, lots of prep ahead meals for a busy summer week!

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters for the week. Lots to do. Lots of good food to eat. What’s on your menu?

Sunday
B –  cereal, smoothies
L – crockpot roast beef, seasoned rice, peas
D – tacos, salads
prep: make granola bars, make chocolate bars
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – crockpot meatballs, noodles, broccoli
prep: make graham crackers, prep smoothies
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – crockpot pork ham roast, scalloped potatoes, beans
prep:
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – crockpot split pea soup with ham, bread with jam, salad
prep: bake bread, prep camping food
notes:

Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese, fruit
D – crockpot hobo dinners (home) | hobo dinners (camping)
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars, fresh fruit
L – sunbutter sandwiches, veggies with dip, chips, fresh fruit (camping)
D – salad bar (home) | beef and broccoli stir fry over rice, bread with jam (camping)
prep: soak beans
notes: 

Saturday
B – fried eggs, toast (home) | sausage and eggs, pancakes, fruit (camping)
L – hot dogs, veggies with dip, chips, fresh fruit
D – crockpot ham, bean and beet green soup, bread with jam, salad
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes grilling, freezer meals and cherries! We're still enjoying lots of lettuce, peas and broccoli from the garden too.

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters July 2, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes grilling, freezer meals and cherries! We’re still enjoying lots of lettuce, peas and broccoli from the garden too.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes grilling, freezer meals and cherries! We're still enjoying lots of lettuce, peas and broccoli from the garden too.

Happy 4th of July!

It’s hard to believe it’s July already. Didn’t summer just start?

Maybe it’s the fact that I’m gearing up to start lesson planning for the new school year this week that it feels like summer is about over already. We actually are all excited to get started. But I do have some work to do yet. At least we got the school room cleaned.

I Live in the Kitchen

I’ve been in the kitchen a LOT lately. It seems like every summer I forget just how much work it is to preserve food for the winter. But every winter I am so thankful I put in the effort. It saves so much money, and we get amazing produce year round.

We’re still eating salads with just about every meal and snacking on fresh snap peas. I love all the beets too.

Yesterday I made pickled beets for the first time…and started canning! I don’t usually get the canner out until closer to September. But this year I want to try canning more. So no time like the present.

We’re planning to go cherry picking this week. That means time to freeze cherries and make a few goodies.

I’ve also been getting back into the habit of making kefir and yogurt now that we have plenty of fresh, raw milk. One more money saver!

Back to Allergies

Sadly we have one kid that doesn’t get to enjoy it. My son is still having on and off stomach aches and allergic reactions (complaining about his throat being scratchy…that scares me). So we’re still trying to pinpoint offenders or if it’s just an overall stomach issue. For now he’s off of dairy and eggs. And possibly seeds as well. So closer to an AIP diet. Although he still seems ok with some beans.

I’m trying to make sure we’re adding broth to our meals this week to help with the healing process. And I have to make sure I have safe sources of protein for my son. With dairy, eggs and seeds cut out that doesn’t leave a whole lot of easy breakfast foods.

Healing Myself

Did I mention I’m also still working on healing for myself and trying to squeeze in rest whenever possible? Is that possible? I’ve been working from the couch many days instead of from the treadmill. It’s HARD to make myself rest. But I know it will speed up the process and get me back to doing more and having more energy faster. So I’m trying. I guess a holiday week is as good a time as any to take it easy.

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters this week. I hope you have a great holiday (if you’re in the US) and enjoy some good food!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes grilling, freezer meals and cherries! We're still enjoying lots of lettuce, peas and broccoli from the garden too.

Sunday
B – cereal, smoothies
L – crockpot meatloaf, roasted potatoes, peas
D – grilled brats and hot dogs, grilled asparagus, layer salad, chips
prep: bake bread, make granola bars?, boil eggs
notes: 

Monday
B – red, white and blue parfaits
L – salad bar
D – pumpkin sausage soup, bread with strawberry jam, salad
prep: 
notes: prep ahead dinner 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, squash cherry smoothies
D – grilled burgers, roasted potatoes and carrots, lettuce salad, fresh fruit
prep:
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast | sausage, toast
D – sloppy joes, steamed broccoli, buttered noodles
prep:
notes:

Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese, fruit
D – cabbage and beef casserole (from freezer), rice, pearsauce
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – black cherry coffee cake, homemade sausage, beans, salad
prep: bake coffee cake
notes: 

Saturday
B – coffee cake, sausage, eggs, fruit
D – crockpot tomato soup, grilled cheese, salad
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes cobb salad, fajitas and taco dip. We're planning meals around all of the fresh produce coming from our garden and our CSA!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters June 25, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes cobb salad, fajitas and taco dip. We’re planning meals around all of the fresh produce coming from our garden and our CSA!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes cobb salad, fajitas and taco dip. We're planning meals around all of the fresh produce coming from our garden and our CSA!

Our garden this year is amazing!

No, I’m not trying to brag. I’m just blown away by the quality of the soil at our new house compared to at our old house. We have lettuce, beets, peas and broccoli pouring in right now. I’m not used to having so much from our garden already in June!

The fresh produce is definitely dictating how we eat right now. We have salads with almost every meal. And I’m about to start canning beets and freezing beet greens! Something I’ve never done before. It’s a fun adventure.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes cobb salad, fajitas and taco dip. We're planning meals around all of the fresh produce coming from our garden and our CSA!

We also finally got a big haul of strawberries. We’ve been busy freezing them and making jam, fruit rolls and pancake topping.

I’m glad that this year my kids can be more help with all of the preserving. By the time they are ready to leave the house they’ll be proficient chefs and able to preserve just about anything.

Getting Back to School

We’ve slowly been easing back into school work. This week we’ll try to wrap up last year’s history and work on typing and math. My ultimate goal is to start digging into next year’s curriculum and start some planning. We’ll see how that goes.

We are still trying to figure out why my son is having stomach aches. We are suspecting it might be from eggs. So for now eggs are out. But we are going to give dairy another try.

Kids Can Meal Plan

Since we worked on the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse last week my kids are really excited to help in the kitchen. We’ll continue working through it this week. Plus my oldest helped plan a lot of our meals this week. Between that and all of the fresh produce our real food meal plans will look a bit different than usual. I love all this variety!

If you’re interested in teaching your kids to cook now is the perfect time! Until June 30 you can get an extra set of lessons totally free when you sign up for the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse.

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters. Pick one new food you see here and give it a try with your family! Enjoy the summer harvest.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes cobb salad, fajitas and taco dip. We're planning meals around all of the fresh produce coming from our garden and our CSA!

Sunday
B – pancakes with strawberries, strawberry kefir beet green smoothies
L – crockpot roast chicken, rice, peas
D – cobb salad, garlic bread
prep: bake bread, make salad dressings, boil eggs, make strawberry jam, make strawberry fruit leather
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Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
L – chicken salad lettuce wraps, veggies with hummus, chips, fruit 
D – crockpot meatloaf, baked potatoes, beans
prep: make hummus
notes: picnic lunch, prep ahead dinner

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – taco dip, roasted cauliflower
prep:
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Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – chicken fajitas, salad with roasted beets
prep: make tortillas?
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Thursday
B – oatmeal with blueberries
D – chickpea lettuce wraps, salad
prep: 
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Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – eggplant tomato bake, steamed broccoli, garlic bread
prep: freeze broccoli
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Saturday
B – scrambled eggs, toast
D – lettuce and pea pesto salmon pasta, salad
prep: make pesto, make/can pickled beets, freeze beet greens
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