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!

Food pictures arranged in a heart with the words Meal Plan #4 Love from TMI with Christine on it.

To hear all of the info about this meal plan, listen to the TMI with Christine: E4 – How To Be A Grown Up In The Kitchen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Day #1: Chicken with Tomatoes, Basil, and Red Chilies with Cheesy Farro

Baked Chicken with Tomatoes, Basil, and Red Chilies

Farro on the Stove, Farro in the Oven, Farro in the Instant Pot, Farro in the Slow Cooker. Make extra farro for Day #2.

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

Quick Stovetop Zuppa Toscana, or use Instant Pot 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

Shrimp Stir Fry

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!

Christine xo

P.S. Get more of my meal plans over here!

Meal Plan #4: Grown Up Meals with Kid-Friendly Twists

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