Welcome to Day One of “Friendly Family Nutrition”
Last week I was asked a number of times for some ideas on what to give the family for dinner?
Something everyone can eat.
One of the biggest problems for parents is eating dinner as a family. We are no different, sometimes we nail it and sometimes we just don’t.
Tonight we didn’t eat as a family but it went smoothly so I guess you have to be grateful for small wins;)
We didn’t have any after school activities today, so home by 3.40pm and all three children were super hungry. I collect them with protein balls as a rule of thumb, this is not because I am “Super mum” it is because the ten minute car journey can be peaceful or it can be manic.
If children are hungry there sugar levels drop and they get tired, mix that with emotional overload and siblings to fight with and you have aged an extra 2 years and your stress levels are peaking by the time you get home. Not Great!
Salmon for two children but Tuna for the third child as she doesn’t like salmon. (If vegetarian/Vegan use Tofu here)
Mixed vegetables of carrot, cauliflower and broccoli for all three children.
Bulgar wheat cooked in coconut oil and vegetable stock for all three.
Simple and quick and meets all of their nutritional needs. Have a look at the before during and after;)
My guys like grated cheese on bulgar wheat, so I gave them little organic hard cheddar grated.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IN THIS MEAL .
Salmon, vitamin B12, vitamin D and selenium. It is a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin and potassium.
Tuna, Excellent source of selenium, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and protein. It is a very good source of phosphorus as well as a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, choline, vitamin D, and the minerals potassium, iodine, and magnesium.
Vegetables, An abundance of vitamins and minerals.
Bulgar Wheat, The bulgar wheat high in minerals like manganese, magnesium and iron, plus it’s a good source of plant-based protein. On top of this it provides a very good dose of the dietary fiber you need for digestion and heart health.
Follow me over the next few weeks and you will see five different dinners, breakfasts and lunches all prepared with a busy family life in mind.
Have a great evening
Ps) After dinner we had One of the three hamsters escape but luckily we found it.
Meet Pipsqueak, Nadassa’s hamster.