We’re using a couple of Weight Watchers recipes this week. I have the app downloaded, but I don’t pay for the e-subscription. If you’re interested in new recipes, I highly recommend their app (because you can get the featured recipes right on your phone. And you can get most of their recipes through the magic of Google.)
When the toddler won’t eat what we’re eating (he’s still not into a lot of meat, or soup/salad), I tend to prepare the organic/whole wheat breaded chicken nuggets for him. Or grilled cheese, or something simple. Lately, though, I’ve been setting the food in front of him, and hoping he’ll at least try it.
Sunday – Vegetarian chili dip and chips. We thought this would be good for the Super Bowl. Since it involved chips, I thought it would be a good opportunity for the toddler to try something new – and he ended up loving the dip. (Recipe is below.)
Monday – Spring salad using the Tupelo Honey basil vinaigrette dressing (the dressing is already made. Salads sounded good since the weather was a bit warmer.)
Tuesday – Weight Watchers chicken pot pie
Wednesday – Baked honey mustard chicken bites (another Weight Watchers recipe)
Thursday – Pizza. I’m working late, the husband tends to get home late on Thursday and this will be easy.
Friday – tacos at a neighbor’s house.
Saturday – out. I’ve been invited to a girl’s night out (for a friend’s birthday.)
Vegetarian Chili Dip Recipe
1 can Hormel vegetarian chili
1 jar salsa (I like a medium or spicier salsa)
1 container sour cream (I use a low fat or non-fat sour cream)
1 package of mozzarella cheese (I used a reduced fat cheese this time, and it didn’t fully melt.)
Layer the ingredients in order of chili/salsa/sour cream/cheese in a slow cooker. Cook on low for about an hour or until the cheese is melted. (I don’t recommend using the reduced fat cheese – or using too much cheese, as it won’t all melt in that hour time.) It’s that easy. And it’s so good.
It was good enough for my toddler to actually eat the beans, the tomatoes and peppers from the chili and salsa, without complaint. That says a lot.
What kinds of meals do you prepare that are toddler-friendly and toddler-approved?