I am lucky that Anthony eats pretty much everything. He goes through spurts where he won’t eat certain things (this week its chicken) but mostly he eats anything and everything. Thankfully, this makes meal planning pretty easy. He eats what I eat. I am back to meal planning consistently as of this week. Someone does get a little impatient when he is not swiftly being fed (don’t mind the photo bombing cat).
For breakfast most days we do eggs and some meat. Anthony has his at the gym (mostly because it entertains him). I make him 2 eggs in a little circle and cut it like pizza (triangles) and he happily eats that in his stroller. I also bring him lots of little snacks (fine motor skills, yo!); things like dried fruit, raisins, and plain chex (gluten free not paleo). Then he has a bottle. Can you say piggy?! I do bacon and eggs and a protein shake when I get home.
Lunches now that it is just the two of us are often left overs from the night before, or sliced deli meat and avocado and fruit, or anything we have on hand. Seriously, we do TONS of left overs. When you make a whole meal and its a 10 month old and yourself it rarely gets finished. This also makes lunch easy peasy. Little man also loves him some uncured, all natural beef hot dogs. He INHALES them. Good kid food, still decent for him.
Dinners, I typically plan to make 4 different dinners during the week. On Wednesdays we still do family dinner and have mexican (fajitas, just the meat, veggies, guac, and pico); Anthony usually has a shredded chicken taco and sliced avocado, or he inhales off my plate. We do left overs on the “non-fresh” nights. No point in wasting food. Here is what this week looked like dinner wise.
Sunday: 5 ingredient spaghetti squash pizza from paleomg.com (I added diced chicken for more protein). This was also lunch most of the week.
Monday: Grilled chicken, cauliflower rice, and steamed veggies.
Tuesday: left overs
Wednesday: family dinner
Thursday: Seared scallops, sweet potato, veggies
Friday: Tilapia, veggies, sweet potatoes
Saturday: BBQ grilled pork loin and veggies
Sunday: more leftovers
Since, I am trying to get food ready, entertain the baby, and keep the house in show ready condition we are living the simple life. Going back to the basics is never a bad thing. And really, Anthony doesn’t mind leftovers at all! He is also seriously digging seafood these days. Good news when we get up to Boston the seafood is sooooo much better!
As far as snacks go we do lots of fresh fruit, sometimes veggies, protein shakes (paleo protein, almond milk, frozen fruit), raisins, trail mix (nuts, dried fruit, whatever you please; I make a big bag and we have it all week), sliced avocado, sometimes a paleo treat like cookies or something. Again, simple is good. Things that I can throw in little containers is amazing incase we need to vacate the house quickly.
What are your go to meals? What are the complex ones you love and are worth the time? Next week I may get a little crazy early in the week but we will see.