Need some tried-and-true meal ideas? I know the feeling and I’m here to help! Every Thursday, I share some of the meals we’ve eaten in the past week—only the winners, because who wants to waste time on recipe fails? Here’s what was on our menu this week:
Summer Vegetable Skillet Enchiladas from Cook Nourish Bliss
Do you have any foods you irrationally hate making? For me, that would be enchiladas. Hate ’em. Don’t want to bother. So tearing up the tortillas and throwing them in a skillet is much more my speed. I used Rick Bayless’ enchilada sauce because I implicitly trust anything he does and this turned out to be a pretty amazing dinner. Little Pea loves anything made with ’tillas, as she calls them.
Grilled Eggplant Pita Pizzette The Sprouted Kitchen
This is an idea to save: pita pizzas. Little Pea got half of one and she ate it right up. This recipe is from the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook and it features smoked cheese, grilled eggplant, and a sprinkling of za’atar.
Slivered Veggie and Soba Salad with Mapled Tofu The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl & Spoon
I keep trying to make tofu happen and this was the first recipe I had success with—Little Pea finally ate more than a bite of tofu. Victory! She’s very into noodles at the moment, so this was a winner all around.
Roasted Applesauce Food 52 Genius Recipes
I love this cookbook and I love this recipe. We had big bag of apples from apple picking and I used several of them to make this oven-roasted applesauce, which we all enjoyed. For kiddos just beginning solids, this can be pureed.
White Bean Caprese Salad from Skinnytaste
This salad is a total crowd-pleaser. It’s the kind of thing you can bring to a potluck, the kind of thing you can have for a work lunch, the kind of thing you can pack in a kids’ lunchbox. Versatile!
Bento Lunches For Toddlers
Caprese Pitas from Baby & Toddler on the Go
This was my first official bento for Little Pea’s first official day at Montessori school. Since the aforementioned caprese salad was a hit, I thought it would also be a winner stuffed into a pita. There were no traces of this left in her lunchbox when she got home, so I’m thinking she liked it.
Spanish Potato Tortilla Bites from Baby & Toddler on the Go
THIS, on the other hand, was not a hit. The recipe is solid, but Little Pea is finicky about eggs, so she only ate half of one bite. (The ketchup I packed it with was gone, though. I’m guessing she dipped her kiwi in it.) I even packed it in a panda cup. Who can resist a panda cup?! My daughter, that’s who.