Originally Posted by Paisleymama
Thanks for all the suggestions, Munchy!
My daughter is pretty good about whatever I feed her, my son is a super fussy 4 year old who wants to live off mac n cheese and chicken nuggets.
I make mac and cheese and nuggets for my daughter, but I try to add as much nutrition to her meals as possible, so I mix vegetables into most components of her meals (and mine!). I can't waste time everyday making ornate meals, so I cook as much as I can to set us up for success during the week.
: 1lb ground chicken mixed with 1-2 shredded yellow squash with all water squeezed out, one egg, season, and bread it with panko (I do a gluten free homemade mixture made from chex cereal and seasonings). Lightly oil your sheet pan and bake at 425 for about 15 minutes.
To freeze: Make sure you "unstick" them from your baking sheet, cool, then freeze on the baking sheet until frozen. Transfer to freezer bags. To serve, either microwave, use the toaster oven, or bake.
simmer one chopped head of cauliflower with a bit of water, puree, stir in about 1/2-1 cup of whatever cheese you wish, and season to taste.
To freeze: I take this mixture, cool it, and put it in ice cube trays. Once it's frozen, I transfer the cubes to a labeled freezer bag. When I'm serving it, I microwave to thaw and mix with cooked pasta (I use the kind with a full serving of vegetables in it) for easy mac and cheese.