This week's Menu:
Breakfast: Cinnamon Oatmeal with Pineapple Chunks
Last week pineapples were buy one get one free! So after juicing one last week I had another one left. So that paired with some oatmeal is a very quick and easy breakfast.
Lunch: Mashed Garlic Potatoes & Cauliflower
-8 russet potatoes
-1 head of cauliflower
-2 garlic cloves
-16 oz vegetable broth
Literally there are literally 3 large ziplock bags of cauliflower in the freezer from the time that MJ loved cauliflower and then 2 weeks later I stocked up and he no longer liked it. Babies I tell ya. Anyway, with half a bag of potatoes I could easily conceal them in some mashed potatoes for a hearty and healthy lunch.
|Potatoes cooked in vegetable broth & then mashed.|
|Pureeing the cauliflower instead of mashing makes the potatoes creamy.|
|Combine. Yum :)|
Let's see if I can trick MJ's not-so-vegetable loving dad?
Dinner: Black Bean Collard Wrap
I've been wanting to make collard wraps for myself for a while, but it just hasn't happened. I tried them out this week to turn into "bites" for MJ and maybe make a couple for myself as well.
First, I thoroughly rinsed the leaves. Then I partially de-stemmed them. This was my first time doing that and some turned out better than others.
|Attempt at de-stemming|
|Simmered collard green leaves in vegetable broth until flexible but not easy to tear (about 6 min)|
|Ready to wrap with spiced Black beans, rice, green peppers and carrots.|
-10 large partially de-stemmed collard leaves
-2 cans of Black beans
-1 c brown ric
-1 green pepper