It’s just me and the kiddos this week and I am starting a new course with the girls over at Prescribe Nutrition which means 2 weeks no gluten, no dairy, no sugar.
I have been gluten-free for more than a year, and only have dairy on occasions – but I am guilty of letting more refined sugars slip into my diet more than I care for. I’m leaps and bounds better than where I was this time last year, but I have learned I feel more in control when I nix it out completely. I’ll share more about my decision to curb the sugar with you soon, but know it’s all because of these ladies. Take a peek at the course starting today, and if you’d like to make some changes of your own. Join us! You can use the code: KSW20 to get 20% off ($32) your course.
Just because I am on a health journey, doesn’t mean my kids have to sacrifice taste or not love the foods we make. I adapt all our choices accordingly so we can all enjoy the foods we eat and not miss a thing. We have plenty of treat days and fun snacks along the way, but for this week. Here’s what we’ll be eating that meet all the nutrition criteria for my course, plus come together quickly so I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time hanging with my kids.
Healthy Meals for Family
Side of Fruit Salad
My oldest woke up this weekend with a plan. He wanted to make all the meals, and he knew just what he wanted to make. I didn’t have all the ingredients we needed this weekend, so we are making up for it tonight with some warm breakfast tacos with eggs & turkey bacon and a side of fruit salad. His choice, but I love it!
Note: You can use corn or rice tortillas to make this gluten-free, or just nix the tortilla like I do.
Zucchini Pasta w/ Turkey Meatballs
I’ve mentioned before my kids aren’t huge spaghetti kids, but they sure do love zucchini with marinara …. (strange kids). Fine by me though, this is every bit as tasty and healthy too. We don’t usually shrewd ours into noodles. The kids actually like the zucchini cut into half moons and sautéed with olive oil and salt and pepper and drizzled with sauce. Yum!
Tip: To keep the refined sugar out of this meal, I’ll make our own sauce. If you are using spaghetti sauce from a jar just read the labels and watch for unnecessary added sugar. I’ll make our turkey meatballs by hand as well, I use crushed corn chex instead of breadcrumbs. You’d never know the difference!
Baked Oatmeal w/ berries
Baked oatmeal …. mmmm, comfort food. I haven’t decided which way we will go with this one yet. Pumpkin baked oatmeal, carrot cake baked oatmeal, or apple cinnamon baked oatmeal. Guess we’ll see what we’re in the mood for the day of. Here’s a great recipe you can start with if you’ve never made baked oatmeal before.
Note: We use gluten-free oats from Trader Joes to keep this gluten free. I’ll use almond milk or coconut milk to keep mine dairy free.
Broiled Salmon w/ Roasted Broccoli
This is a meal my whole family loves and it’s so simple and healthy I feel good giving it to them. We’d eat it much more often if salmon wasn’t so expensive. I roast 3-4 heads of broccoli for my family at a time like this. Drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkled with parmesan cheese (none for me this week) and we never have any leftovers. They are broccoli eating fools.
Chicken Kabobs w/ Rice & Grilled Veggies
Simple, healthy, fun. I’ll marinate my chicken in a honey lime garlic marinade I make myself.
Open Face Tuna Melts
Carrots & Celery
My Daddy makes the best tuna melts of all time. His tuna has plenty of celery and onions in it that gives it a tangy crunch, but he uses way more mayo than I care for. In fact we don’t even use mayo in our tuna since no one in the family eats it anyway. No worries, once it’s spread on the bread and covered in cheese it tastes just as good and warm and gooey. I can’t have the cheese this time around, so I’ll probably just put my tuna on a bed of lettuce and have a salad while they enjoy this.
Vegetable Soup w/ parmesan twists
We are big soup people. Not everyone likes the same kinds, but we can find something for everyone in a vegetable soup. This is the vegetable soup recipe I go off of, I use homemade broth – chicken or vegetable whatever I have on hand and this time we’ll nix the noodles … but they are usually are favorite part!
If you have any questions about the recipes or meals we’re making, please ask in the comments below or send me an email. Happy to help any way I can.