Sunday, June 9, 2013

Day 3 of our "Real Food" Pledge

This was our plan for Wednesday:

Day 3, Wednesday
Breakfast:  Granola and fruit
Lunch: Sandwiches (using one of Lisa's sandwich ideas, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, or Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Paninis) (or leftovers from previous evening's dinner) and fruit (along with salad)
Dinner: Homemade Chicken Nuggets with a side of sweet potatoes and apples

I was ecstatic that there were just enough leftover's from Tuesday night's meal for lunch on Wednesday.  I was really looking forward to lunch.  Wednesday night's meal was pretty easy to fix, and didn't take a lot of prep at all.  So, if you are looking for an easy meal that is also kid-friendly, this recipe is definitely one to keep around.

Luke said it was his favorite.  And actually, it is a very kid-friendly meal. What meal could be more kid-friendly than chicken nuggets and sweet potatoes and apples? 

Throw a side salad on the plate and voila--a perfect meal.  Drew liked this meal, but I was a bit disappointed with the chicken.  After the previous dinner, it tasted a bit bland to me.  Then again, I think I was still thinking about those fajitas.  They were SO good!  I think next time I would add a little minced garlic to the egg mixture and add a little more shredded parmesan to the "breading" mixture.  But, I absolutely loved the sweet potatoes and apples mixture.  I added a little bit of cinnamon to the recipe, which made them just a bit sweeter.  Although the recipe said to leave the peels on the apples, I think I would trim the peel the next time.  I used red delicious apples, since those were the organic apples on sale last week.  The apples were very sweet, but the peel on red delicious apples tends to be a little bitter.  After cooking, the peel wasn't necessarily bitter--it just got in the way of the soft texture of the rest of the apple and sweet potato mixture. Yet still, the side dish was very tasty and sweet.

3 days down, 2 to go for this week, then it is grocery shopping and meal planning for days 6-10!

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