Meal Plan #4: Grown Up Meals with Kid-Friendly Twists
On Episode #4 of my podcast, TMI with Christine, I share a meal plan that uses a lot of grown up flavors but with ways to make each meal kid-friendly too. It’s a delicious plan that your whole family will love!
Day #1: Chicken with Tomatoes, Basil, and Red Chilies with Cheesy Farro
To make it kid-friendly: Don’t put chilies on some of the chicken, and skip the basil too, if necessary. Add some shredded cheese to the hot farro and stir to melt it in.
Day #2: Zuppa Toscana
For either recipe, skip the potatoes and instead put warmed leftover farro into each bowl before ladling in the hot soup.
To make it more grown up: Add Buffalo Wing Sauce (a homemade version with real butter is here) and some Parmesan cheese to the adults’ bowls, 1-2 tablespoons of each per bowl.
Day #3: Shrimp Stir Fry and Rice
Rice (Instant Pot instructions here). Make extra for day #4.
To make it more grown up: Add sliced green onions, red pepper flakes, and chopped cashews to the adults’ portions.
Day #4: Easiest Sausage Burrito Bowls
Heat up leftover rice and put it into serving bowls. Top with heated pre-cooked sausage. Use regular pre-cooked breakfast sausage patties, chopped, for pickier eaters, and use sausage with interesting flavors (like these), sliced, for the others. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and/or use a scoop of ricotta or slices of brie. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, green onions, sour cream, etc..
Day #5: Fish Tacos
Use this Shrimp Tacos Recipe, but use tilapia instead of shrimp if desired.
To make it kid-friendly: Don’t season the kids’ tilapia with all the ingredients, just salt and pepper or what they like. Use lettuce instead of cabbage.
Grocery List For The Meal Plan
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I hope you love this meal plan. Have a great day!