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10/15/13 2:35 A

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I will also sneak veggies in my meals. My 12 year daughter claims to hate mushrooms, but when I make burgers or meatloaf, I mix ground beef and diced mushrooms. She loves the burgers and can't taste the mushrooms. I also will add pureed cooked veggies to things ~~ carrots in my spaghetti sauce, squash in refried beans, etc.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~~ "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."




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10/8/13 11:50 A

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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try your recipe CAPECODBABE. It looks good. I hope my son likes it too..

In the end, the best things in life came from our own inner growth and that came from dealing with things that we wish didn't exist and making them better. So in that way, bad things are a huge blessing.


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10/8/13 6:29 A

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My favourite methods for food prep are:

- crock pot/slow cooker
- roasting pan (in oven)
- steamer
- bulk cooking (like soups, casseroles, lasagne, etc.) that can be divided into portions and refrigerated or frozen
- also bulk cooking like roasts, turkey, etc., that can extend to more than one meal, in different variations.

Adding vegetables (chopped finely if your family thinks they don't like veggies) to things like lasagne, chili, meatloaf, shepherd's pie are all ways to include extra portions of veggies, and extend the meat to make it easier on the pocketbook.

Not sure about the "picky" because you didn't specify what they won't eat

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10/7/13 10:57 P

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I love the veggies in the steam bag. A great/quick/easy add on to any meal.

Another vote for the slow cooker. This is one of my favorite websites, www.thegraciouspantry.com/category/s
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her white chicken chili and the pork and kale are on my permanent meal rotation list!

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10/7/13 9:21 P

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The crockpot is my friend! A hearty soup is always a good thing, add some wraps using lettuce leaves - my goto quick meal. My boys love muffins - so I make a lot of squash muffins and loaves to fill teenagers. A mandoline makes quick work of veggie prep for wraps and stirfrys.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”
¯ Hippocrates


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10/7/13 10:30 A

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This is a side dish that is just a little work but well worth it - there has never been left overs in my house . My youngest son would eat the whole pan if we let him.

Sauteed Carrots and Leeks

2 leeks, finely chopped
4 carrots, finely chopped
1/3 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
Combine leeks, carrots, chicken broth, butter, sugar, thyme, salt, and pepper in a skillet; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes. Cook and stir mixture until leeks and carrots
are lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.


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10/7/13 9:31 A

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Please post any suggestions you have on quick meals for picky eaters. My family is only into good healthy foods as long as it tastes good. And we are all really busy folks. emoticon

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