A Mothers Ramblings: What We Are Eating This Week (W/C 14/07)

Monday, 16 July 2012

What We Are Eating This Week (W/C 14/07)

Last week it was an event and a half when we ended up rushing Big Boy to hospital and having a diagnosis of diabetes. We're quite lucky that I've been looking at what we've been eating more closely over the last few weeks because of my own healthy eating plans as it means that I know a lot about what changes we need to make for Big Boy to have a healthy diet along with Celiac Daddy! So next week I'm off to see a dietician who will teach me about carb counting and the like, but until then we are just making sure that the meals we are offering BB are slow release rather than short bursts!

Saturday - Lasagne



I added some linseed to the lasagne as well as grated carrots and a can of canoletti beans to make sure that the mix was not only healthy but also filling and had fibre. Nobody noticed the linseed and I managed to convince the children that the beans were baked beans so they ate them!


Sunday - Roast Sausages



Top Ender thought it would be a good idea to have Roast Sausages this week and seeing how easy it was to make I think I have to agree! The good thing about this meal (other than it took less than an hour to make) was that everyone of us ate it all up!

Monday - Home made Chicken nuggets with Chips


Big Boy asked for Chicken Nuggets for dinner this week because he knows that we don't make them all that often and that they are much healthier when they aren't deep fried! I've discovered that I like using Polenta as a batter/coating because of Daddy's gluten free diet and because it seems to cover better than GF breadcrumbs and flour.

Tuesday - Spaghetti Bolognese


When I made the lasagne on Saturday I made double the amount of the meat mix so that I could use it again later this week. We are having it with Spaghetti as it is a favourite dish and it's so quick to make when it's already half made! I however won't be eating it again as I'm going to be eating a day of Diet Chef meals which they have sent out to me to try. I have Pink Apple & Cinnamon Granola for breakfast Ham & Sweetcorn Chowder for lunch Chicken Korma for dinner and a Blackcurrant & Raspberry Bar as a snack at some point during the day. It's the Chowder I'm most looking forward to!

Wednesday - Greek Lamb & Feta Burgers


I've agreed to take part in a little challenge from McCain's to make some different meals to celebrate different countries in the Olympics. They would be great to make for parties during the summer, but I thought seeing as how you all won't be coming to my parties in the Summer that I'd blog about them so you could make them at your party!

Thursday - Jamaican Jerk Chicken


This is also a McCain's recipe, I love jerk chicken but have never made it. The recipe looks safe enough for me to follow without getting lost so I'm hoping it will taste as lovely as the dishes others have made for me in the past!

Friday - Pizza


Everyone deserves a pizza night now and then and I'm making ours tonight. Although I will be at the gym working it off after!


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