1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #91
LUNCH – Pulled Pork on Roasted Sweet Potato Coins
My family loves pulled pork and since I always make lots, I am constantly thinking up new ways to reinvent the leftovers. Not that anyone minds eating it the same way, over and over, around here:)
For the roasted sweet potatoes, I sliced the sweet potatoes widthwise, creating circles (these ones were about 1/4 inch thick) and tossed them, in a bowl, with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Meanwhile I heated a few rimmed baking sheets in a 400°F oven, then I spread out the potatoes on the heated pans, sprinkled them with salt and pop them into the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes per side, or until they start to turn golden brown.
I topped each sweet potato coin with some reheated pulled pork and pea shoots and served them with sliced yellow and red peppers on the side. They were a big hit – gobbled and gone in no time:)
SNACK – Maple Cinnamon Apple & Pear Oatmeal Bake
This recipe is from Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows Cookbook. It was so easy and convenient, it baked in the oven while we were outside playing and was ready when we came in. We had it for our morning snack, but it would obviously be perfect for breakfast or brunch (or even dessert with a scoop of ice cream).
I left out all of the sugar called for in the recipe, simply because the kids have gotten used to no sugar added to their oatmeal, so I figured why add sugar if they are ok without it. I also used cows milk and pecans because that’s what I had on hand. I served the oatmeal with peel your own bananas, so the kids could eat them on the side, or break off chunks and add them to their oatmeal. It was delicious, the kids and I all loved it. I’m going to give Angela’s Heavenly Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal a try next, because oatmeal bakes are just so darn easy and convenient.
This was not a cookbook that I owned, but I have heard so many amazing things about it that I wanted to check it out, literally. Often when I’m interested in a cookbook, I will see if they have a copy at my local library and borrow before I buy. Which is exactly what I did here and since borrowing it, I have purchased my own copy. It really is a wonderful cookbook, I highly recommend it.
SNACK – Yogurt & Fruit Tortilla Cups
These Yogurt and Fruit Tortilla Cups are a really fun, delicious and healthy snack, but they also make a great desert for a party or backyard get-together.
I made the tortilla cups ahead of time and just filled them with yogurt and fruit at snack time. Served alongside some fun grape skewers, another easy make ahead, it actually felt kind of like a little party:)
1 Lunch + 2 Snacks is where I share the healthy, kid friendly lunch and snacks, that I serve the kids Monday to Friday, along with a few tips & tricks thrown in here and there. For more posts in this series click here. If you would like to see my lunch and snack ideas in real time, you can follow me on Instagram where I post them as they happen:)