What The Kids Have Been Eating Lately: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

I do not consider myself a good cook by any means. With that being said, I try to make my family balanced meals that they enjoy. I am guilty of “beating a dead horse,” if you will, when it comes to recipes we like. I pretty much make them until nobody likes them anymore. Creature of habit once again, I suppose! And most of these meals are quick meals because since school has started, it seems like it has been even busier over here! I also don’t promise to be the greatest plater/photographer, so most of these are real life kids plates with no special staging or lighting…hashtag momlife!

Here is a look at what the girls have been eating lately.

BREAKFAST

Scrambled eggs, sausage and toast

Breakfast biscuit with bacon, egg and cheese 

Breakfast burritos for both girls with bacon, egg, cheese and sour cream 

Cheerios and yogurt 

LUNCH

Chicken nuggets, brown rice, zucchini and ranch

Chicken nuggets, noodles with parmesan, avocado and ranch 

Grilled cheese and green beans 

Turkey “roll-up” with mustard in the middle and strawberries 

SCHOOL LUNCHES

Applesauce pouch, rotisserie chicken, carrots and ranch, crackers and skittles 

Turkey roll-ups with mustard, cheese, pepperoni, carrots and ranch and M&M’s 

Applesauce, pretzels, turkey roll-ups, pepperoni, cheese, goldfish and skittles 

Turkey roll-ups, applesauce pouch, string cheese and graham crackers 

DINNER

Applegate hot dog with mustard, cauliflower, a couple french fries and a couple veggie tator tots

Applegate hot dog with mustard, mac and cheese and zucchini 

Ground turkey with taco seasoning and diced tomatoes topped with cheese, rice, black beans and tortilla chips

Ground turkey stuffed peppers with sour cream for Aurora

Ground turkey topped with cheese with chips and a pepper on the side for Hailey

Noodles with pasta sauce, ricotta cheese and homemade meatballs

Lamb burger cut up with a side of greek pasta salad 

Making their own pizzas…with most of the toppings going right into their mouths

As you can see, there are a lot of repeat meals, but I try to offer the girls something I know they will eat. Sometimes Aurora eats every piece of zucchini and asks for more, and other times I can’t even get her to eat one piece! If they are struggling with eating most of their food and I have time, I try to make a “picnic dinner” (or lunch) outside or just lay a blanket on the kitchen floor. They tend to eat better in a fun setting, like having a picnic, at a friends house or even at school!

What are your quick go-to meals for your kids? 

Do you have any tricks to get your kids to eat more off their plates?