Meal Plan Monday - January 16

Last week I completely changed our lunch menu for our 3-year old by giving him a variety of different foods in small portions.  Here's a few of the lunches that we had this week:



Our little guy was thrilled to have raisins with his lunch.  He ate everything except a couple of the carrot sticks which he kindly shared with mom.

{Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Raisins, Applesauce, Carrot Sticks}


He wasn't very excited about the noodles and since it was something new, I didn't push him to eat them.  But when he saw mom eat them he decided to try them and ended up eating half of the noodles. 

Mom was very happy with that since he tends to be a picky eater and it is hard to get him to try new things.

{Noodles with vegetables and a little bit of Italian dressing, Strawberries, Yogurt}




Here's what I've got planned for our lunch this week:

Toddler Style Lunches
Pizza Poppers, Corn, Grapes
1/4 Turkey & Cheese Sandwich,  Peas, Oranges
French Toast Sticks, Applesauce, Cheese Stick
Seasoned Rice w/Veggies, Grapes, Pretzels
Dinner Leftovers

Dinner
Monday:   Classic Minestrone {crockpot}, Salad, Mile High Biscuits

Tuesday:
    Chili w/Cornbread, Salad

Wednesday:
    Chicken and Corn Wraps

Thursday:
    Crockpot Rotisserie-Style Chicken, Peas

Friday:
    Spaghetti, Salad

Saturday:
    Hamburgers, Corn, Cheese and Bacon Potato Rounds

Sunday:
    Leftover Night


$5 Dinners has a wonderful grocery shopping list with meal plan form and a few other printable planners that you might find helpful in meal planning {not to mention some great money-saving recipes!}.

Get more meal inspiration at Menu Plan Monday

10 comments:

Brittney said...

I've been experimenting with lunches lately too. Sometimes putting small portions in a 6-portion muffin tin does the trick! I've also done a few "themed" lunches lately, and those were a big hit.

Vanessa said...

Using a muffin tin is a great idea. I also noticed your "fish" lunch and thought that was so creative. Thanks for sharing those tips.

SusieQTpies Scraps said...

Happy Monday! Love your menu and those little containers to put the kiddos food in. Such a great idea.. Stop in and link up in my Monday Menu Plan!! http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/01/menu-planning-monday-link-up-recipes.html

Susie

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XO, Aimee

Vanessa said...

Thanks, Aimee!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I wish blogging was around when my children were young and in that picky eating stage. I think this is a GREAT idea!!! I use to make for my son saltine crackers spread with peanut butter and then the raisins in the shape of a smiley face. He still at age 14 loves that snack. But don't tell anyone! Enjoy your day and I hope you figure out your new cell phones!! I'm sure it takes a picture. Most phones do now!

Vanessa said...

I love your smiley face idea! Unfortunately my son is allergic to peanuts which has made it even harder to find a variety of foods for him to eat.

So far these meals have been working well with him. I like to try to give him one fruit and one veggie with his meals, but I did just figure out that I need to give him less fruit. He tends to eat the fruit first and then isn't able to finish some of the healthier foods. :)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

great menu Vanessa! I think we are going to try the chicken and corn wraps today. Yumm! :)

Vanessa said...

They are very good, but more important they are very easy! Hope you enjoy them.

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