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Grain and nut free mineral rich hummus makes the perfect snack or lunch box addition. This is will soon become a kid favorite for dipping veggies!

Grain and Nut Free Mineral Rich Hummus

Grain and nut free mineral rich hummus makes the perfect snack or lunch box addition. This is will soon become a kid favorite for dipping veggies!Grain and nut free mineral rich hummus makes the perfect snack or lunch box addition. This is will soon become a kid favorite for dipping veggies!

It’s time to get back to routines, back to school, back to nourishing lunches! If you haven’t set any goals, a good one is to make sure your kids are being nourished every single day at every meal.

It may sound daunting, but it’s not. Real food is actually quite simple. Want a snack? Have a pear. Have some pepper slices. Simple.

Want to know what else is simple?

My grain and nut free mineral rich hummus!

It’s so simple my kids can make it themselves. Just a few ingredients tossed in the blender. Done in less than five minutes.Grain and nut free mineral rich hummus makes the perfect snack or lunch box addition. This is will soon become a kid favorite for dipping veggies!

If you want to avoid using canned beans, the easiest way to cook chickpeas is in your Instant Pot!

But what makes it mineral rich?

In addition to the usual chickpeas and oil, I like to add pumpkin seeds. They are loaded with zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus and vitamin E!

The seeds are ground right into the hummus, so you’d never know they’re there. But they really boost the nutrition. You could also use sunflower seeds and/or hemp seeds to vary the minerals.Grain and nut free mineral rich hummus makes the perfect snack or lunch box addition. This is will soon become a kid favorite for dipping veggies!

Allergy Friendly Hummus

I like to keep my hummus very allergy friendly. No grains, nuts, dairy, eggs, soy or corn. Veggies with hummus is my go-to dish to bring to a family gathering. I have kids with allergies and a niece and nephew with allergies. So I try to make sure I bring something everyone can (and will!) eat.

My kids will eat hummus by the spoonful. I like to keep some on hand for easy snacks and lunch additions. If I have pepper and cucumber slices prepared, my three year old will grab a pile with the whole container of hummus and start dipping away.

This year make nourishing food a priority. But don’t stress yourself. Keep it simple with easy foods like fruits, veggies and my five minute grain and nut free mineral rich hummus. You never know, it might just be the trick to turn your kids into raw veggie lovers!

Are your kids adventurous eaters? They might like my pesto hummus!Grain and nut free mineral rich hummus makes the perfect snack or lunch box addition. This is will soon become a kid favorite for dipping veggies!

Grain and Nut Free Mineral Rich Hummus
Serves 10
A simple, mineral rich dip for veggies or crackers.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (cooked, boxed or canned), drained, liquid reserved
  2. 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  3. 6 Tbsp. bean liquid or water
  4. 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds (or sunflower or hemp)
  5. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  6. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  7. 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  8. 1/4 tsp. dillweed (optional)
  9. 1/4 tsp. desiccated liver (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth. Add extra liquid/water if needed.
  3. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate (up to one week) until ready to serve.
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Protein-Rich Salted Chocolate Milk

Need a delicious drink that is also nourishing and loaded with extra protein? This protein-rich salted chocolate milk is perfect for kids and adults!Need a delicious drink that is also nourishing and loaded with extra protein? This protein-rich salted chocolate milk is perfect for kids and adults!

I am working with Vital Proteins on this post. I have been compensated for my time, but have not been paid to post positive comments. All opinions are my own.

When it comes to drinks in our house we basically have two options: milk or water.

It may seem boring. But really, we don’t need much else. Once in a while my kids get a little pure grape juice (if they are fighting a cold). And of course we do love our smoothies for added nourishment (check out my book full of recipes here!).

But if my kids are thirsty it’s generally water or milk.Need a delicious drink that is also nourishing and loaded with extra protein? This protein-rich salted chocolate milk is perfect for kids and adults!

A Little Extra

Then there are those days where we just want something a little extra. Or maybe my little one is in one of her “I don’t want to eat much” slumps. And I have to be sneaky.

That’s when I bust out the chocolate milk! Who doesn’t love chocolate milk? I know I sure do!

Protein-Rich Drink

My version is taken to a new level with extra protein from Vital Proteins collagen. It blends right in with no added taste. Plus it’s loaded with a whole array of essential amino acids.Need a delicious drink that is also nourishing and loaded with extra protein? This protein-rich salted chocolate milk is perfect for kids and adults!

The kids and I have been studying human anatomy and physiology for science this year. Our unit on nutrition introduced us to amino acids and how they are the building blocks of protein. And they are so important! So when I showed the collagen container to my oldest she was fascinated to look at the amino acid profile. Science lesson built in to making chocolate milk!

The good stuff doesn’t stop there. We are big fans of adding salt to chocolate. When I say salt I mean real, unrefined sea salt (like this). Not only does it contain a broad spectrum of minerals, it is also hydrating/good for balancing electrolytes and delicious! We even use it to make salted dark chocolate ice cream, healing hot cocoa and salted honey chocolates . Salt and chocolate go so well together.

To really boost nutrition we like to add probiotics and raw egg yolks (from our own free range chickens). So you are getting extra protein, essential minerals, probiotics and vitamins! All in a glass of chocolate milk. It’s a mom win!

If you like your chocolate milk a bit thicker, like a shake, you can add a little banana and/or avocado.Need a delicious drink that is also nourishing and loaded with extra protein? This protein-rich salted chocolate milk is perfect for kids and adults!

Kid Seal of Approval

When I gave this protein-rich salted chocolate milk to my daughter she had two comments:

  1. Does this have salt?! Yum! When can we make salted chocolate ice cream?
  2. You have to make this every single day!

Picky Eater Trick

My youngest can be really picky when it comes to meat. Veggies? She’ll out eat anyone. Meat? Turns up her nose. We have to bribe her to take bites of meat…then she can have thirds of veggies! For real. So I’m always glad when I can sneak in extra protein for her in something so delicious like chocolate milk. Vital Proteins collagen is a great way to do this. A couple big scoops gives her the protein boost her little body needs. Added to the raw milk and egg yolks it makes a complete protein.

Her ideal meal is a huge pile of vegetables with a glass of salted chocolate milk. And I love to give it to her.Need a delicious drink that is also nourishing and loaded with extra protein? This protein-rich salted chocolate milk is perfect for kids and adults!

Quick & Easy Nutrition

It only takes about three minutes to make salted chocolate milk (mostly just the time required to gather ingredients). Older kids can make it themselves. My six and nine-year olds know how to separate egg yolks thanks to the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse. My three year-old loves to help with the blender. It’s a family event! And we all enjoy the reward at the end.

The next time you’re in a beverage rut or your kids need a little protein boost, make a batch of salted chocolate milk. Use your favorite milk and some Vital Proteins collagen to blend a nourishing drink the whole family will love.Need a delicious drink that is also nourishing and loaded with extra protein? This protein-rich salted chocolate milk is perfect for kids and adults!

Protein-Rich Salted Chocolate Milk
Serves 2
A nourishing drink filled with extra protein and minerals.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups raw whole milk or full fat coconut milk
  2. 2 Tbsp. organic cocoa, carob or cacao powder
  3. 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or raw honey
  4. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  5. 2 Tbsp. Vital Proteins collagen
  6. Optional: 1 capsule probiotics
  7. Optional: 1/2 banana and/or 1/4 avocado
  8. Optional: 1 - 3 egg yolks (from free-range chickens)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high powered blender.
  2. Blend on high until well combined.
  3. Serve immediately.
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Don't let the stress of the holidays alter your real food plans. Here are my simple tips to cook real food for a crowd without any stress!

How to Cook Real Food for a Crowd Without Stress

Don’t let the stress of the holidays alter your real food plans. Here are my simple tips to cook real food for a crowd without any stress!Don't let the stress of the holidays alter your real food plans. Here are my simple tips to cook real food for a crowd without any stress!

Is it just me or is the end of the year crazy busy? The last thing I want to do is spend half of my time in the kitchen. Especially when I’m with family.

I’m the queen of making things as easy as possible (like this Instant Pot mac ‘n’ cheese). We just hosted Thanksgiving…and I was able to take a nap in the afternoon before the big meal (being pregnant had something to do with that)!

No rushing around. It was so laid back.

And yet we had quite a feast that I prepared completely by myself (well, my kids helped with chopping veggies and making the desserts since they are experts in the kitchen after doing the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse).

My Secret to Entertaining Without Stress?

Do as much prep ahead as possible. My goal when cooking for a crowd is to make as much food as I can ahead of time and just put things in the oven/crockpot/Instant Pot the day of. I tackle one or two projects a day leading up to the festivities. So I’m not overwhelmed.

Then I get to take it easy and spend time with my guests on the day of the party. No shortcuts with packaged food necessary.

I even have the added work of hosting for several days since my family is all out of town. So it’s more like meal prepping for three full days of meals instead of one big meal. But it’s still totally doable! The only thing I had to make at the last minute this year was the gravy. Everything else for our meal had been prepped hours or days ahead.

First Step to Cook Real Food for a Crowd

The first step is menu planning. Do this a few weeks in advance so you have time to shop for supplies and gradually work through your list. Then figure out what can be made weeks in advance, days in advance or the morning of. And go from there.

Here is my course-by-course breakdown of how to create a delicious holiday menu that you can prepare in advance. Your guests will be amazed by all of the real food goodness and you’ll get to enjoy spending time with them. Pick and choose from each category for your best holiday feast ever!

Head over to Kitchen Stewardship where I’m sharing all of my stress free entertaining tips!Don't let the stress of the holidays alter your real food plans. Here are my simple tips to cook real food for a crowd without any stress!

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Real foodies love cookbooks and kitchen gadgets. But don't forget about the little ones. Here are my top picks for little foodie gifts.

My Top Picks for Little Foodie Gifts

Real foodies love cookbooks and kitchen gadgets. But don’t forget about the little ones. Here are my top picks for little foodie gifts.

Real foodies love cookbooks and kitchen gadgets. But don't forget about the little ones. Here are my top picks for little foodie gifts.

If you want your kids to grow up knowing about real food, you have to teach them. What better way than with some Christmas gifts that promote real food and natural health?!

My kids love all things related to food – cooking food, eating food, learning about food and nutrition. So it’s no surprise that my gift list for little foodies isn’t that different than my list for adults. Just a little more age appropriate.

My kids have or want everything on this list. So it really is little foodie approved!

Desiccaated Liver

Now you might think I’ve really lost it. I put liver at the top of my gift list and now on my kids’ gift list! I really truly believe it is that important. Although my kids would not want a jar wrapped up under the tree, they do understand how nutritious it is and request to add it all sorts of foods.

Soon I’ll be sharing my son’s secret taco seasoning recipe – which includes lots of desiccated liver. My youngest likes to put liver on her salads.

While this may not be a stocking stuffer, using liver in your cooking will give your kids the gift of good health. And it doesn’t get much better than that.

You can always get an extra 10% off using my code TAKE10. I already stocked up for the year. Merry Christmas to all my kiddos! Grab yours HERE.

Kids Cook Real Food eCourse

Making nutritious food for your kids is a wonderful gift. The next best thing…teaching them to cook good food! It’s the gift that won’t take up space and will benefit them for a lifetime.

My six year old loves to cook dinner with me. By the time he is college age he’ll practically be a chef. I keep saying he is going to make an amazing husband someday.

My girls beg to help in the kitchen too. That’s why we’ve been doing the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse for two years now! Even as early as age two kids can learn to use knives, proper measuring skills and how to follow a recipe.

This really is a gift for you too. Wouldn’t you love for your kids to be able to get up in the morning and make breakfast? With the KCRF eCourse they will!

Grab a spot today in the Kids Cook Real Food course! This is a great gift for Grandpa and Grandma to get the kids.

Kitchen Tools

If you teach your kids to cook…they’re going to want some kitchen tools. Trust me on this one. My kids LOVE having their own set of measuring spoons and cups, knives and other little gadgets like crinkle cutters.

This can be a great way to encourage a child that is hesitant to help in the kitchen. It also teaches your child responsibility by needing to take care of their own equipment.

Last year my oldest got a set of knives for Christmas. Now every time she helps with chopping she HAS to use her knives. Maybe this year I’ll get a set for my son. Yes, a six-year old can safely use sharp knives! They learn how in the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse.

Chef Coat/Hat/Apron

Of course when your kids start working in the kitchen with their new skills and new tools they will have to look the part. Last winter my oldest and I made super cute aprons for each child. They grab them whenever they help me cook. Or even just to set the table. My son likes to fill the pockets with silverware and pretend he works at a restaurant.

This year I think we might go a step up and get the older kids chef coats (like these)! My daughter wants to be a baker some day. And my son really loves to cook. They will be thrilled to look like a real baker and chef with the proper attire.

Again, it’s one more way to encourage kids to learn about food, nutrition and how to cook. It’s a win for everyone.

Cookbooks

My oldest is an avid reader. She has been since she was a few months old. I could read book after book to her when she was literally three months old. It was crazy.

Now at age nine she still devours books. One of her favorite things to read is a cookbook! It’s actually a great way to teach younger kids to read too. Get one with lots of pictures to help those younger readers (and for those that just love to see good food). Then you can look through it together or they can read on their own.

Choose some recipes to make together. Or for older kids challenge them to try a new recipe on their own for dinner some time!

Here are a few good ones:

Nourishing Meals

The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook For Children

The Nourishing Homestead

Real foodies love cookbooks and kitchen gadgets. But don't forget about the little ones. Here are my top picks for little foodie gifts.

Nutrition Books

I may be getting a bit nerdy here. But this is how important nutrition is to me. I really want my kids to understand why we eat the way we do. I want them to understand how to care for animals, how to grow our own food and how it helps our bodies. Not to mention how we eat is important for taking care of God’s holy temple.

This year for science we chose to study human anatomy and physiology. My kids LOVE it! They beg to do science every day. We just finished learning about the digestive system and are now learning about nutrition. Perfect! This is the curriculum we are using.

I know not everyone homeschools. But that doesn’t mean you can’t study nutrition! Find age appropriate books (or even “study” some cookbooks) and make time to read them often.

We love these books about eating the rainbow that are simple yet show what each color of the rainbow does for our bodies.

We live in a world where food comes in boxes and bags. Which leads to the question...how much do your kids know about their food?

Play Kitchen

Hands down the toy all of my kids play with the most is our play kitchen and food/dishes. We started with just a small bucket of play food when my oldest was about two. It has evolved now into a full bin of dishes and food. They make elaborate feasts and love to play restaurant.

This is the kitchen my youngest just got for her birthday. It is the perfect size for little hands. And all of this pretend play helps develop a love for working with food.

The sets that allow kids to practice cutting are great leads into real kitchen skills!

Mini Trampoline

Little foodies need to focus on health in addition to real food. A mini trampoline (like this one) is a great way to get out energy. But more than that it is wonderful for the lymphatic system. Every bounce or tap helps drain the lymph nodes.

When I did Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis for my girls one of the action items on their plan was to rebound for ten minutes every day! Kids think it’s fun. But it’s more than that. It is so good for them!

Crunchy Balm

Last on my list is another repeat from my real foodie gift list. Crunchy Balm. My son uses it daily when his legs get itchy. I love the quality ingredients (tallow and essential oils) and how well it works.

This year I think I’m getting my oldest some of the Crunchy Organics lip balm. She’s at the age where she is interested in “beauty products.” But there are very few products that I will let her use because I am picky about ingredients. I totally trust this lip balm. It’s on my list too! I ran out of my last one. It’s the only thing that keeps my lips from cracking in the winter.

And for the older crowd Crunchy Organics has deodorant too! Another product that requires careful consideration due to potential harmful ingredients. There are a few different scents so it works well for boys or girls! I think this will be another stocking stuffer for my oldest.

Time to Shop!

It’s so fun to shop for little foodies! I love encouraging my kids to understand where their food comes from and why it’s important. Let’s raise a new generation of good stewards, taking care of God’s creation. Start small with some fun Christmas gifts!

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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: 
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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
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Monday
B – out of town
D – grilled cheese, beans, salad
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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
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Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast, fruit
D – pork meatballs, rice, broccoli with cheese sauce
prep: can beans
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Thursday
B – toast with sunbutter, smoothies
D – crockpot pork roast, roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, roasted potatoes
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Friday
B – yogurt, granola, fruit
D – pancakes, bacon, roasted purple cabbage
prep: can sauerkraut
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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
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Monday
B – yogurt, granola bars
D – crockpot meatballs, noodles, sauteed beans
prep: make zucchini jam?
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Tuesday
B – muffins, sunbutter, fruit
D – chicken noodle soup, zucchini muffins, salad
prep: bake muffins, freeze beans
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Wednesday
B – hard boiled eggs, toast
D – chicken, broccoli, rice skillet, sauteed zucchini
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Thursday
B – bagel with cream cheese
D – crockpot hobo dinners, beans
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Friday
B – yogurt, muffins
D – with family
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Saturday
B – with family
D – with family
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