Let's share some favorite ideas for dinners for ourselves and LOs! I am trying to get creative so I can have healthy, inexpensive meals for myself and DS.
Here's a few:
Whipped sweet potatoes (DS loves sweet potatoes):
Peel sweet potatoes and boil until soft. Mash with a small amount of butter, milk, and cinnamon.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded thin
1/4 cube of melted butter
small amount of fresh garlic, minced and then mixed into butter
Seasoned bread crumbs
Jack or mozarella cheese
Dip the chicken breasts in butter and garlic. Then dip into bread crumbs. Put the slice of cheese in the middle and roll around the cheese. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until juices in the chicken run clear.
Lean ground beef
Can of tomato sauce
No-boil lasagna noodles
Shredded Italian cheeses (mozarella, parmesan, etc.)
Brown the ground beef and drain. Stir in sauce, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Simmer.
Once sauce is done, put a little on the bottom of a casserole dish. Layer the noodles across until it's covered. Then layer more sauce on top, followed by the cheese. Repeat the pattern until you have the top layer (which should be sauce). Make sure the sauce on the top is fully covering the no-bake noodles. Then layer a little more cheese on top. Cover with aluminum foil and seal tightly. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Remove the foil for the last five minutes so the cheese can brown.