For breakfast I have a up&go or oats
Lunch a salad with spinach, ham, tomato, mushroom, pumpkin & avocado or a omlette with spinach, ham, tomato, mushroom & avocado.
Dinner is the hardest meal for us having 3 kids that are quite fussy I’m after normal food that is yummy, kid friendly and healthy.

Any suggestions?


Posted anonymously, 8th April 2015


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  • Depends on what your kids like. Maybe stir fries, quick easy and yum. You can do yummy healthy casseroles, especially in the slow cooker or pressure cooker. Soups are great too



  • Breakfast we have homemade granola with apple puree and homemade yogurt.
    Lunch is marinated chicken wings or meatballs with salad.
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  • If you want very healthy instead of lots of pasta I’d suggest trying zucchini or spaghetti squash. Zucchini lasagna is a family favourite in my house and my daughter eats it without a fuss.

    Quinoa can be a great substitute to rice. I made fried rice style quinoa and that’s delicious. Bacon quinoa with almonds is one of my favourites.

    Ingredients
    1/3 cup slivered almonds
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    2 thick slices of applewood-smoked bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice
    1 small shallot, minced
    1 cup quinoa, rinsed
    2 cups chicken stock
    1 sage sprig
    1 tablespoon minced chives
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley
    Salt and freshly ground white pepper

    Preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the almonds in a pie plate and toast in the oven until golden brown, 4 minutes; let cool.
    In a medium saucepan, heat the oil. Add the bacon and cook over moderately high heat until the fat has rendered, about 2 minutes. Add the shallot and cook, stirring a few times, until softened but not browned, about 1 minute. Add the quinoa, stock and sage and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the stock has been absorbed, about 17 minutes. Remove the quinoa from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Discard the sage and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Stir in the chives, parsley and toasted almonds. Season the quinoa with salt and pepper and serve.

    Healthy home made pizzas can be a quick and fun one that kids love when they can decorate their own pizzas especially.



  • Pasta and stir fry dishes would be filling and satisfying for everyone and eat lots of fruit and vegies throughout the day.



  • Steamed or poached fish with steamed veggies, vegetable curry, wholesome homemade soups, shepherds pie with heaps of veg and sweet potato mash, stirfry, pasta dishes are great because there are so many varieties of pasta and sauces, skinless chicken breasts with kipfler potatoes, jacket potatoes with whatever topping you choose, Chilli con carne, stews are great because they are full of meat and veg and take very little effort!



  • we generally have steamed veggies and meat, chicken or fish for most evening meals.



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  • I cook a lot of meat and vegies. So chicken strips with capsicum and then we make wraps with salad, chicken schnitzel with baked vegies, steak with vegies, shepherds pie, rissoles with vegies, vegetable stack. I also try to do double batches so that we can have leftovers for lunches.



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  • Dinner I always do a protein with veggies and good carbs. This can include stir fries, pasta dishes with added meat and veg and now that we are coming into winter, healthy veg soups made quite filling with beef, chicken or lamb and lots and lots of veg. Bakes loke shepherds pie and quiches are all good too.


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