Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Few Good Foods

We moms all have this little problem. The Rut. It's hard to think of something new to feed our children. Something they will like, something we deem nutritionally acceptable, something relatively affordable. But I'm happy to know my boys would be satisfied if their daily menu looked something like this:

Breakfast: Oatmeal and Raisins.

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets (Dino shaped) with apple slices (a.k.a. green smiles) and a cheese stick.

Dinner: Tilapia with couscous or a hunk of homemade bread.

Throw in a few pizza nights, Goldfish, Wheat Thins, and juice boxes and they would have full bellys and big smiles. When I'm trying to be really creative and offer them a little variety it always backfires, but they also like shelled edamame, broccoli, asian stir fry vegetables in ramen noodles (the ultimate Costco meal), and blueberries. What do you feed your kids?

Photo Note: Do you see the lego guy? We just HAD to have a lego skeleton guy after visiting grandma.


miniaturequilter said...

The skeleton guy made me laugh!! My little one is always trying to steal them from my 15 year-old. (Did you know there are skeleton horses too?)

laurel said...

Does the skeleton mon eat oatmeal too? We love scrambled eggs around here...with cheese. Broccoli, edamame, raspberries, grapes, pretzels, cup o noodles, mangos, baby carrots and any form or shape of pasta is a hit around here. Have you heard of Bentos? They are the new thing. My friend has a blog about them.... it is babyshanahan.blogspot. Right now she has a great link to a Bento site. You would be great at this Bento thing and I think your kids would love it!!!!