1 Lunch + 2 Snacks | Monday 11-10-14
LUNCH – Cheesy Rice with Turkey Broccoli & Carrots
This is an easy way to reinvent leftovers from dinner the night before. I made a cheese sauce by melting 1 tbsp of butter in a pot over medium heat. Then I whisked in 1 tbsp of flour until smooth (about 1 minute). Then I poured in 1 cup of milk, stirring until thickened (about 3 minutes). Once thickened, I removed the sauce from the heat and stirred in 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar until melted. Then I poured the cheese sauce over some rice and stirred in leftover chopped turkey & steamed broccoli as well as some shredded carrots.
SNACK – Greek Yogurt with Shredded Wheat & Strawberries and a Blueberry “Popcicle”
We have made the transition from vanilla yogurt to plain yogurt. For some of the kids they happily made the switch and for some a drizzle of maple syrup adds a little sweetness (but far less than the store sweetened variety). Here I used plain greek yogurt topped with some broken up Shredded Wheat and strawberries, a drizzle of maple syrup (for some) and a blueberry “popcicle” on the side. I made the blueberry popcicles simply by threading blueberries on a skewer and freezing them.
SNACK – Strawberry & Banana “Ice Cream” with Coconut and Cashews
Have you tried making banana “ice cream”. We picked up a Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker last year and love it. It makes a soft serve frozen ice cream like treat out of bananas. I have also seen lots of pins on Pinterest showing how to make banana ice cream using a food processor, so you don’t have to own the machine but I have made it both ways and am glad we have the Yonanas machine. I just added frozen strawberries in with the frozen bananas then sprinkled on some coconut and some chopped cashews.
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