What’s on the Menu Wednesday

 

Spicy Chipotle Salmon with Garlic Zoodles! 

This week we are getting back into the swing of healthy eating, a few recipes at a time!

Monday night I made shells with peas and butter, a toddler favorite and comfort food for sure.

Tuesday I made Spicy Chipotle Salmon with Garlic Zoodles, “recipe” below!

Tonight we are having healthy pulled pork wraps. You can find the recipe here.

Tomorrow night we are having my “birthday dinner” at my in-laws and my mother-in-law is making eggplant parm! Can’t wait 😉

Friday we have chicken to use, but I have a feeling we may opt for takeout of some sort! If you have any favorite chicken recipes, feel free to drop them below.

Enjoy what’s on our menu this week!

I made the mistake (well I wouldn’t really call it a mistake) of shopping at Whole Foods this week. I absolutely love it there, but it is a bit pricey compared to our usual grocery stores. Good thing it’s not close to our house; that place is more dangerous for a mama than Target!

One of the best things I bought there this week was noodles (zucchini spiralized noodles). I love to try new and exciting healthy food trends, and besides spaghetti squash, I’ve heard that vegetable “noodles” are all the craze these days. I actually can’t believe we haven’t tried them until now!

Here are how the noodles came in their package. You can absolutely spiralize them yourself, but I’m not sure I would actually use them enough to do that. I love that all of the grocery stores sell these things now (cauliflower rice is always in stock at my normal market, yeah!)

Anyway, I chose to saute´ these zoodles in olive oil and garlic powder. When they were “al dente,” not soggy but not firm either I sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on them. They turned out to be quite tasty! Obviously not real pasta, but very similar in texture and I happen to love zucchini, so these were a hit.

If you know me, you know we usually eat salmon once a week. This week I bought chipotle marinated salmon at Whole Foods and used my normal baking routine (covered at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then broil on high for a few minutes). I also added some soy sauce, garlic powder, and a little chili powder to the salmon. The whole meal turned out to be delicious, and I am so glad I finally jumped on the zoodle train!

I wish I could say that James ate this meal, but he opted for pizza instead. You win some, you lose some. Ella, on the other hand, is still in love with all food so she loved the salmon! She also loved her pouch, which is a must have at meals.

I love Ella’s Kitchen baby food (which I buy at Target) because the varieties of tastes and textures are so fun! Plus it’s called Ella, which is an obvious hit ;). This one really sounds disgusting to me, but since she is really loving all flavors, meats and veggies right now, I decided to give it a try. Although the smell kind of grossed me out, she loved it! I trust Ella’s Kitchen baby foods because they are an organic smaller company. I still usually pour out the pouch if it’s not see-through and feed her with a spoon, just to be sure I can see the food!

These two are so sweet, I just had to add a photo!

If you’re looking for some fun toddler and baby finger food ideas, you can find them here. I wish I had more time to make some of these delicious treats, but I find by eating healthy myself, I can be a good role model for my kids and provide healthy food for them too if they have what we’re eating. Let’s be honest, most nights James doesn’t eat what we’re eating but you at least have to try!

Dessert and Snacks 

Fruit Scone/Biscuits

This recipe has been made by my Mom for ages, and it’s always a hit. You can find them in our kitchen this week! These are kind of soft scones and you can add any kind of fruit, nut, or even chocolate to them that you want. They’re great for breakfast, a snack, or healthier dessert, and they’re toddler approved. Here’s the recipe:

1 Cup flour

1 Cup Bisquick

1 TBSP melted butter

1/4 Cup light brown sugar

1/4 Cup skim milk (or enough to bring all the dry ingredients together)

1/4 Cup blueberries and 4-5 chopped strawberries

Combine all ingredients in order, drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!

Yogurt Pretzels from Whole Foods!

The perfect snack any time of day. I enjoy them with my favorite Rose´, shown below!

I absolutely love this brand, maybe because I have a cute lab of my own. And rose´ seems to be the perfect chilled wine for warm weather.

Looks like Murphy wants some pretzels too 😉

Happy Wednesday, and I hope you all enjoyed taking a peek into our kitchen this week!

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