Believe it or not, but I always look forward to meatless mondays. I don’t think I can go completely vegetarian, but one day a week, it’s easy peasy – anyone can do it.
Meatless Mondays are easy – they are a simple and effective way to help animals, go green and become healthier. And who doesn’t like a clean start to a week!
Tonight’s dish was a very cool twist on a classic comfort dish. This version of mac + cheese is creamy and cheesy, packed with nutritious foods like spinach, broccoli, and peas. Since Kiki loves broccoli, peas and pasta, this recipe is absolutely perfect for my little part-time vegetarian.
This isn’t just a kid friendly meal, but a mom friendly meal. Now more than ever I am on a look out for quick weeknight meals. My time with Kiki is very precious, and on week nights already limited. I don’t want cooking to keep me away from her, so I look for quick meals or ones where I can involve her in the prep or the ones that will “cook themselves”…you know, baked dishes. And this one fits all three requirements.
So tonight, as soon as I got home, we went on a little adventure, came home, made dinner together, and even had seconds. Kiki is a great eater to begin with, but it makes me so happy to see her enjoying meals that we make together. I love having her in the kitchen with me – we laugh, we talk and create magic. Dinners made with Kiki are truly magical.
I have to say I am grateful I don’t have to be a sneaky chef…actually I don’t believe in “disguising” certain food groups for the sake of getting my child to eat. I guess I am lucky, but I also contribute it to exposure to different textures and flavors from very early days. But more on this topic some other time…I have a lot to say!
Green Mac + Cheese (adapted from Weelicious)
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