I've got a few friends that I'm constantly sending my dinner pictures to. We read the book Seven by Jen Hatmaker and this monthly meal planning sort of grew out of it, and also my desire to make Aaron dinners that he can eat and loves. Having a monthly meal plan also helps us eat out less, which helps save money, which helps us work toward moving. You get the point.
> Honey sesame chicken - I made this with brown rice, cauliflower rice and broccoli.
> Oven chicken fajitas - I made these with whole wheat tortillas (for me and the boys) and it was SO good! It's one of my favorite recipes to date!
> Creamy Chicken Chili - I added an extra cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup more of coconut milk, so mine was more like soup, but still delicious!
> Paleo Stuffed Peppers - This was one of those recipes that I forced myself to eat and make. I'm glad I did- they're easy and so good!
Some other favorites include:
> Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos
> Pioneer Woman's Chicken Tortilla Soup
> Guacamole Chicken Tacos
After a few months, we realized that our dinners were not always filling up our kids, mainly Everett. So, we usually add in a kid friendly item as well. For example, if I make pork and green beans, I may make macaroni and cheese too for the boys. Or when I make fajitas I add in shredded cheese to the boys quesadillas. We introduce the boys to everything we're eating, but have to modify dinners sometimes depending on spiciness. Sometimes I'll keep some chicken out of the recipe just for them to eat. It's not a perfect system by any means, but they get to try new, healthy things. We talk to Everett about how important it is to eat healthy food so we (he) can grow big and strong. Sometimes he buys it, sometimes we battle at dinner for hours. In the end, we keep trying and know eventually all the hard work will pay off.
So, that's dinner lately. Paleo-ish and adapted for our kids, but we're moving in the right direction. Aaron's happily well fed and I'm forcing my picky self to try new things. Some days it's a labor of love, and others it's fun. In the end, I know I'm doing the best I can for my family, so that's always a win.