9.05.2014

WE EAT | Weekly Toddler Menu Plan

I had the pleasure of being a part of the Mama Meet and Mingle Hop over on Instagram yesterday.. Every week 5 of my favorite bloggers host this hop || Megan {@blessednestblog} Kaitlyn {@ourdailybit} Kenzie {@kenzieashcraft}, Britt {@britthavens}, Cecilia {@ceciliaharvard} || and they invite fellow mamas to host alongside them every week - helping to connect with other moms that we all might not otherwise. ANYway, the way the hop works is for each mom to pose a question to the group..well my question was 'WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE GO-TO MEAL TO FEED YOUR FAMILY.

I was absolutely overwhelmed by the response!  I was having a blast, and literally couldn't put my phone down because I wanted to read each and every suggestion!  If ever you are in a meal planning slump - check out my IG post for 200+ options to get you out.  

In the meantime, here is this week's Toddler Menu Plan.  Enjoy!

Recipe Link List

Recipes
Honey Bun Rolled Oats * 1/4 cup rolled oats, 2 tsp honey, 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon * Combine oats and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cook to a boil, stirring constantly, reduce heat.  Stir until smooth and oats are soft- about 4 minutes.  Add honey and cinnamon, along with addition milk as needed to thin.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Burritos * 2-3 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 whole grain tortilla, 1 tablespoon jelly, one small banana * Layer starting with the peanut butter, then the jelly, and lastly top with sliced banana in the tortilla, and wrap like a burrito.

Banana Maple Oats Smoothie * 1/4 cup rolled oats, 6 ounces whole milk, 1 small frozen banana, 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 2 tsp maple syrup *  Combine all ingredients in a blender- blend until smooth.

Pumpkin Bread * 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup canned pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I've used almond oil, too!),  1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg * Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan or spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs and oil until smooth, about 1 minute. In another bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and beat until smooth and well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. The batter will be thick. Do not over-mix. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is browned and crusty and develops a long center crack, 60 to 70 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf should come out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Un-mold the loaf onto the rack and let cool completely. 

Hummus Burgers (c/o @ourdailybit on Instagram) * 20oz lean ground turkey, 1 tbsp fresh parsley, 2 tsp ground coriander, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 7oz red pepper hummus, 1/4 cup olive oil - divided * Mix turkey, hummus, parsley, and coriander, form into 6 patties.  Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add in 2 tbsp olive oil to the pan, and add the patties- cook for 3 minutes on each side. To serve - spread small amount of hummus on both sides of the hamburger bun.  Top with tomato and cucumber slices.


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2 comments:

Lessye said...

These are great! Thanks for all the ideas. I love the adorable menu too. What program did you use to design it?

Crystal said...

Any ideas on how to set up meal planning? Where do you find the time as a working momma? I would love any tips or even a post for working moms and getting us adults eating healther that we can incorporate to feeding our littles too!!!

Love your blog!!!

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