Between a toddler and a baby it’s always go time; I often find myself throwing together whatever I can get my hands on fast enough. Let me just be blunt: meal time with little kids is nonexistent for the adults – I rarely enjoy a meal or even know what I am eating!! That being said I need quick items. I have been relying on frozen veggies and meat prepped ahead of time. I usually will then defrost the veggies in the microwave, reheat the meat and toss that together with some sauce or dressing that I have on hand. After I eat my entree I pray that I have some leftover dessert I baked earlier that week or I finish off my meal with a protein bar – lately I am a big fan of RxBars (they were on sale on amazon – we stocked up!!). Here is a sample meal from yesterday:
Broccoli Florets (individually packed portions from Costco – see image below)
Grilled chicken (prepped the night before by my husband)
Paleo Tahini Dressing (featured in Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry)
Coffee (paired with nut milk or choice – see image below)
I am kind of obsessed with this coffee. It doesn’t give me the high jolt of energy paired with high anxiety like a regular cup of coffee. I believe a cup of this coffee wakes me up to be alert without the jitters. This blended caffeine beverage consists of coffee, matcha tea & cocoa nibs – it is tasty, light and refreshing. I personally enjoy it iced with nut milk it’s usually my breakfast dessert.
Speaking of dessert… Every good meal ends with a sweet treat!
Here is a great recipe for a favorite Italian holiday cookie: Paleo Pignoli Cookies
These cookies were a big hit!!! My husband & my toddler loved them, as did I!