I like the leftovers, and the soup ideas too.
Something else I like to do is create my own salad bar: I have one of those party containers that are divided into sections, and I chop and shred lettuce and/or cabbage and put them in a sealable bowl, then chop my veggies all up and put them in the party container to store in the fridge~ you know, chopped or sliced tomatoes, carrot and celery sticks, sliced radishes, maybe a can of garbanzo or kidney beans, some olives~ even sunflower seeds! Then they're all ready when ever I need something quick. I can throw them in a pita, or toss them with some greens and a tiny bit of feta cheese and some lemon and EVOO... and at the end of the week I take what ever's left (cut it smaller if need be) and throw it in a soup pot with some chicken or beef and a few seasonings. Then I just start over. Saves a LOT of time~ it even encourages DH to have healthy snacks too, 'cause he can grab a few celery sticks and fill them with creamy peanut butter, or eat a handful of carrots because they're handy...
I also have an apple/almond salad I like to make. It can be a small meal or a nice snack~ or dessert... One red delicious apple, one half cup sliced celery, one quarter cup slivered almonds, two tablespoons lite or fat free miracle whip or mayo, and a dash of black pepper. Makes enough for two, unless you want it all for yourself! LOL Even if you do eat it all, it's not too much. Easy to adapt to feed more too, and I do serve it sometimes to company... It also keeps well for the next day. The apples won't turn brown if they're well coated and kept covered. Or if you want, you can rub each piece with a lemon slice first~ but I don't usually bother with that. hehe
Use your imagination, it's fun! And good luck~ all the nice things you're learning will help your little one too!
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 2/4/2008 (22:08)
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