Oh, I just love summer food. My son said to me the other day that he wished he was me. I asked him why, and he said, "I wish I loved vegetables as much as you do." I assured him that if he kept trying them, he'd grow up to love them too. He already does really well, so I am confident in saying this.
We've been eating a lot of seafood lately. It's just so easy to buy something from the farmer's market - fresh fish straight from the harbor. It's so good, healthy, simple to prepare; and my big boy may not love all his vegetables, but he does love seafood.
Here's a look at a few of the meals we've enjoyed lately:
Grilled Haddock with Mango Salsa, Brown Rice - Mangos were on sale last week, which was a great excuse to make this salsa. Both of the boys gobbled this up! And...they both really liked the brown rice too.
Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas, Black Beans - I generally like to keep my Mexican-themed meals vegetarian, but this recipe looked so good that I wanted to try it. I like incorporating different vegetables, and I loved the combo of zucchini, corn, and monterey jack. You could make them vegetarian, but I think they would need another veggie - red peppers, perhaps?
Mussels, Lemon Spaghetti, Salad (speckled romaine, cherry tomatoes, marinated feta) - Enjoying the bounty from the farmer's market. I love that my 4-year-old does not hesitate to pop mussels into his mouth and declare them yummy.
Grilled Chicken/Portobello Sandwiches with Cheddar and Pesto, Salad, Corn on the Cob - My little boy and I enjoyed the portobello while the rest had chicken. We cooked the corn on the grill - wrapped in foil with olive oil, salt/pepper, and parmesan. Yum!
Mustard-Maple Salmon, Peas, Brown Rice - A good Monday night meal. Salmon from the market, frozen peas, and instant brown rice. Easy peasy.
Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans, Salad, Fruit - Love this easy dish, and more importantly, my boys do too!