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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
notes: 

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:
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – chicken fajitas, salad with roasted beets
prep: make tortillas?
notes:

Thursday
B – oatmeal with blueberries
D – chickpea lettuce wraps, salad
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – eggplant tomato bake, steamed broccoli, garlic bread
prep: freeze broccoli
notes: 

Saturday
B – scrambled eggs, toast
D – lettuce and pea pesto salmon pasta, salad
prep: make pesto, make/can pickled beets, freeze beet greens
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes party leftovers (mom's favorite!), taco bowls and scrambled eggs. The kids are making dinner all week as we go through the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters June 18, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes party leftovers (mom’s favorite!), taco bowls and scrambled eggs. The kids are making dinner all week as we go through the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes party leftovers (mom's favorite!), taco bowls and scrambled eggs. The kids are making dinner all week as we go through the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse!

Ahhh. Can you feel me breathe a sigh of relief?

Last week was super busy cleaning the house top to bottom and hosting family and a party! We had so much fun visiting with family, but it certainly wasn’t what my body needed right now. Since I had to be in the kitchen from morning until evening for a few days I’m taking a break this week. By which I mean we are going through the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse again…and the kids are making dinner all week!!

If you haven’t looked into KCRF you should! Grab your free snacks that kids can make book while you check it out HERE!

My goal is that this week will help reinforce skills they’ve learned so that my kids can continue to help more and more in the kitchen and build confidence.

Last week I got kefir grains. It’s been years since I’ve made kefir. I’m excited to have another probiotic-rich food in the house.

Back to School

We have some fun activities this week, including visiting a friend’s small farm. The kids are so excited to see more animals!

Now that we had our week off from school we’re jumping into summer school. My daughter will begin typing lessons this week. The Kids Cook Real Food course will also be part of our summer school. I think we’ll wait one more week before getting back into math and language arts (it will give us a week to really clean up our school stuff from last year!)

Thankfully we finally got some rain here. Our grass was already getting brown in June! You can just feel the earth drinking it in.

I hope you are enjoying the summer! 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 party leftovers (mom's favorite!), taco bowls and scrambled eggs. The kids are making dinner all week as we go through the Kids Cook Real Food ecourse!

Sunday
B – eggs, muffins
L – leftover hot dogs and brats, salad, veggies and dip, chips, jello
D – meatloaf, baked potatoes, peas
prep: make pumpkin yogurt
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – crockpot ham and bean soup, crackers with cheese
prep: soak beans
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, kefir smoothies
D – taco bowls, salad with ranch dressing, refried beans
prep: make taco seasoning, make ranch dressing, make beans
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast with strawberry jam
D – stir fry, gelatin cups
prep: make gelatin cups
notes:

Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese, fruit
D – chicken rice-a-roni
prep: make crackers
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D – scrambled eggs, fruit salad, pumpkin muffins
prep: bake muffins
notes: 

Saturday
B – muffins, fried eggs
D – pancakes, bacon
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes tacos, sloppy joes and a picnic! With family in town we'll be enjoying lots of good food and fun.

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters June 11, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes tacos, sloppy joes and a picnic! With family in town we’ll be enjoying lots of good food and fun.

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes tacos, sloppy joes and a picnic! With family in town we'll be enjoying lots of good food and fun.

School is done!

Well, sort of. On Friday we decided to call our 2-016 – 2017 school officially over. It just felt like good timing. Not to mention we’ve finished all of our work! Tomorrow we’ll head to our local home school building to start buying our new curriculum so we can get back at it.

Busy, Busy

This week will be a busy one with shopping (it’s been over two weeks since I’ve been to the store…the fridge and freezer are bare!!), meeting up with friends and having out-of-town family stay with us. If you need me I’ll be in the kitchen or cleaning like mad (and yes, we are taking this week off of school).

Garden Fresh

Our garden is coming along nicely. So far we’ve been enjoying fresh spinach. Soon we’ll have lots of lettuce. Bring on the salads!! I made a new dressing last week that my kids are going crazy for (even my son that hates salad). I’ll be sharing it on the blog soon.

Now it’s time to get busy! In other words, super simple meals to kick off the week. What’s on your menu?

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes tacos, sloppy joes and a picnic! With family in town we'll be enjoying lots of good food and fun.

Sunday
B – cereal, smoothies
L – crockpot roast beef, baked potatoes, peas
D – grilled burgers, grilled asparagus, chips with dip
prep: make graham crackers, make gf “Wheat Thins”, boil eggs
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – crockpot meatballs, noodles, cauliflower
prep: make bread
notes: 

Tuesday
B – bagel with cream cheese, fruit
D – chicken, rice, broccoli skillet, pearsauce
prep:
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – crockpot stuffed cabbage unrolls, garlic toast
prep:
notes:

Thursday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – baked pork chops, seasoned rice, beans, carrots 
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – egg casserole, muffins, fruit
L – broccoli noodle soup, crackers with cheese, fruit, veggies with dip
D – tacos, peas, home canned peaches
prep: make jello, make hummus, make lemonade
notes: 

Saturday
B – yogurt, granola, fruit, muffins
L -sloppy joes, roasted cauliflower and brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes, applesauce
D – grilled brats and hot dogs, salads, fruit, dessert
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast chicken, meatballs and salad. It's exciting to have fresh produce in season again like greens and asparagus!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters June 4, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast chicken, meatballs and salad. It’s exciting to have fresh produce in season again like greens and asparagus!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast chicken, meatballs and salad. It's exciting to have fresh produce in season again like greens and asparagus!

The school year is winding down. We haven’t picked an official end date yet, though we’re thinking when we wrap up the last few history and language arts lessons. So maybe in a couple weeks. Then we’ll be ready to kick off our next school year the following week! Not totally, but we will be doing school all summer. Just at a slower pace.

Farm Life

Farm life is getting exciting. Last Sunday one of our cats gave birth to three kittens. Sadly they didn’t make it to a week old before a Tom cat took over. Good life lessons for the kids. But sad nonetheless.

We are excited about warmer weather and getting outside more often. We’re planning all of our summer activities and field trips. Though I do want to make sure we leave plenty of time for just hanging out, playing and enjoying our first summer on the farm.

Back to Baking

Oddly enough I’m in the mood to bake this week. So I have a few projects on my to-do list. And with a little less school work that means I have more time to let my kids help. They could use some practice on their cooking and baking skills!

Over the weekend I made chocolate pudding, banana bread, banana muffins, rhubarb crisp and a cake. We are having family over in a couple weeks so I’m trying to prep things in advance as much as possible.

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters. I hope you enjoy your start to summer. What’s on your menu? Any grilling?

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes roast chicken, meatballs and salad. It's exciting to have fresh produce in season again like greens and asparagus!

Sunday
B – cereal, smoothies
L – crockpot roast chicken, baked potatoes, peas
D – grilled pork chops, grilled asparagus, salad, roasted potato wedges
prep: make salad dressing
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – crockpot meatballs, rice, beans
prep: bake muffins, soak oats
notes: 

Tuesday
B – strawberry overnight oats
D – chicken bacon pesto pasta, roasted asparagus
prep: make granola, boil eggs, make pesto
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – sweet and sour chicken and veggie stir fry over rice
prep:
notes:

Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese, fruit
D – pancakes, sausage, roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – sunbutter and jelly sandwiches, veggies with dip, fruit
prep: 
notes: packed dinner

Saturday
B – scrambled eggs, toast
D – at birthday party
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, meatballs and creamed spinach (my daughter's request!). Hopefully it will also include a shift to summer weather!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters May 28, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, meatballs and creamed spinach (my daughter’s request!). Hopefully it will also include a shift to summer weather!This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, meatballs and creamed spinach (my daughter's request!). Hopefully it will also include a shift to summer weather!

It feels good to have everyone back to full health again and ready for a new week. We are using our holiday weekend to finish planting the garden and work on landscaping…when it’s not raining, anyway.

Looking Ahead

We took some time last week to plan our summer activities, next year’s curriculum and next year’s activities. It’s exciting and overwhelming at the same time. But I’m determined to be a bit more prepared as we head into our second year of homeschooling.

Since we are doing school year round we don’t have a specific starting and stopping point. I asked my kids if they wanted to “switch grades” in June or August. They chose June. So by the end of the week I’ll have a first grader and a fourth grader!!

Summer Cooking School

One of the things I know we are doing during our summer session is taking a whole week to focus on Kids Cook Real Food and learn new skills in the kitchen. My kids have made great progress this year, but I want even more independence. Have you invited your kids into the kitchen lately? It can be hard to find the time, but it is SO important! You can learn more about Kids Cook Real Food HERE.

Time for a Plan!

The other exciting event this week is our HTMA (hair tissue mineral analysis) consults!!! I can’t wait to really dig into the information and get a plan of action. I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters for the week. Some grilling, some staple recipes and more experimenting. What’s on your menu?This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, meatballs and creamed spinach (my daughter's request!). Hopefully it will also include a shift to summer weather!

Sunday
B – cereal, smoothies
L – crockopot roast beef, carrots, roasted potatoes
D – grilled steak, beans, baked sweet potatoes
prep: make granola bars
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – grilled burgers, grilled asparagus, chips with dip
prep: prep smoothies, make chip dip, boil eggs, chop veggies
notes: 

Tuesday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – sloppy joes, roasted purple cabbage, baked potato wedges
prep: bake bread
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – crockpot sweet and sour meatballs, buttered noodles, cauliflower
prep:
notes:

Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese, fruit
D – broccoli egg bake (new recipe), peas, hashbrowns
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – crackers with cheese and ring balogna, veggies with dip, clementines
prep: 
notes: packed dinner

Saturday
B – scrambled eggs, toast
D – bacon grilled cheese OR BLTs (kids decide), creamed spinach (new recipe), home canned peaches
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes pesto pasta, tacos and chili. I hope the warm weather returns so we can get out and enjoy some sunshine!

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters Week of May 21, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes pesto pasta, tacos and chili. I hope the warm weather returns so we can get out and enjoy some sunshine!

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes pesto pasta, tacos and chili. I hope the warm weather returns so we can get out and enjoy some sunshine!

The start of a new week…in May…and I have a couple kids with fevers. This year has been crazy in terms of illness. I’ve been hearing of pink eye, strep throat and the flu going around again! I’m sure the up and down weather hasn’t helped. But I sure am anxious for summer when we have no activities and can be outside all day soaking up Vitamin D. We need to stock back up after the winter.

I’m so glad that we can take it easy this week. Maybe we can do some fun baking projects and take more walks through the orchard. We’re all enjoying the relaxation after a busy school year.

New Recipes

My oldest got a new cookbook for her birthday. We’ve been trying a few of the recipes. This week we’re trying Porky Chops – adapted to be gluten free. And I’ve been creating some new recipes. Hopefully I’ll have time to post them soon!

I’m still researching about HTMA and learning more about our results. We have a couple weeks yet before our consults to really get a plan of action.

Here is our real food meal plan for picky eaters. What’s on your menu this week? Trying anything new?

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes pesto pasta, tacos and chili. I hope the warm weather returns so we can get out and enjoy some sunshine!

Sunday
B – cereal, smoothies
L – crockpot pork roast, rice, carrots
D – sandwiches with homemade lunch meat, veggies with dip, chips
prep: make dip, boil eggs
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – pesto salmon pasta, broccoli
prep: make pesto, soak oats
notes: 

Tuesday
B – oatmeal with blueberries
D – tacos, peas
prep: soak beans
notes:

Wednesday
B – hard boiled egg, toast
D – chili, corn bread
prep: bake corn bread
notes:

Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese, avocado
D – porky chops, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts and cauliflower
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bar
D – sunbutter sandwiches, olives, peppers, clementines
prep: bake cookies
notes: packed dinner

Saturday
B – fried eggs, toast
D – TBD – kids’ choice
prep: 
notes: 

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This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, jello and hot dogs...but real food style! But it doesn't require any extra effort. What's on your menu?

Real Food Meal Plan for Picky Eaters Week of May 14, 2017

This week’s real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, jello and hot dogs…but real food style! But it doesn’t require any extra effort. What’s on your menu?

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, jello and hot dogs...but real food style! But it doesn't require any extra effort. What's on your menu?

Happy Mother’s Day! Such a special day because I know how hard all you mamas work every day! Give yourself some love and some extra snuggle time with your kiddos.

Bye Bye Birthday

We’re finally slowing down this week. Only a few activities and a trip to the doctor for yearly check-ups. And since we did a ton of cleaning yesterday my house is looking good. That means we have time to get our school work done and then have some fun! Maybe we’ll take advantage of the (finally) warm weather and go hiking.

I’m just happy I don’t have to bake any birthday cakes this week! We did have a ton of fun celebrating my son’s sixth birthday. But I’m thankful we get a little break now. Although in typical planner fashion I’m already brainstorming for my toddler’s birthday at the end of August. After four birthdays in a row here I’ve realized one thing…she hates frosting. She really doesn’t like much of anything sweet besides basic fruit (I guess I’ve trained her well). So we may have to skip the cake for her this year and do something simple like popsicles (fine with me!!). But I’ve got time to figure that out.

New Recipes!

Are you anxious for some new recipes? I’ve got some in the works. And hopefully I’ll have time to experiment with them now that we aren’t so busy. My goal is to get back on track with Kids Cook Real Food so my kids can start experimenting too!

Results are In!

Last week we got the results from the HTMAs we did. I can’t even explain how excited I am. But I have to wait a few weeks for our consults to really dig into the info and have a plan of action. On a positive note I was so, so, so happy to see that my toddler is in the normal range on almost everything!! All of our hard work to get her back to full health has been paying off!! She is seriously the most amazing eater now (follow along on Instagram to see her snacks and meals). God is good.

Now for the food. Here is our picky eaters meal plan. We do have a couple nights of quick/easy meals again. But we still keep it real. What’s on your menu?

This week's real food meal plan for picky eaters includes sloppy joes, jello and hot dogs...but real food style! But it doesn't require any extra effort. What's on your menu?

Sunday
B –  cereal, smoothies
L – crockpot roast turkey, rice, broccoli
D – grilled brats and sausage, jello, peas, chips
prep: kids make jello
notes: 

Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – sloppy joes, french fries, beans
prep: boil eggs
notes: prep ahead dinner

Tuesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast, fruit
D – ring balogna, cheese, crackers, veggies with hummus, jello
prep: make hummus
notes: early, light, prep ahead dinner

Wednesday
B – bagel with cream cheese
D – salmon cakes, rice, squash
prep: prep smoothies
notes: make mayo

Thursday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – cheese quiche, roasted cabbage, pearsauce
prep: 
notes:

Friday
B – yogurt, granola bar
D – sunbutter sandwiches, olives, clementines
prep: bake bread
notes: packed dinner

Saturday
B – scrambled eggs, toast
D – grilled burgers, beans, roasted potatoes
prep: 
notes: 

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