Menu Plan Monday – April 2

April?? Already?? I cannot believe my little girl is 12 weeks old today! I want time to slow down, in addition to about 6 more hours in every day to get done all that I need to and maybe find a little extra sleep along the way.

My three year old is taking more of an interest in helping in the kitchen, which I love. He is a good helper. He helped me make the Skinny Coconut Shrimp this past week. I had high hopes that he would like the shrimp, but alas he did not. He just doesn’t like shrimp, though I keep trying in various forms from time to time. It takes persistence but it can take 15-20 exposures for chilren to like a food. I’m not sure we are quite there yet! But both my husband and I really enjoyed the shrimp. My son also helped me with the Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas, which turned out rather spicy since I accidentally used canned jalapenos instead of green chiles. I picked out as many of the jalapenos as I could for him so it wasn’t too spicy and he did pretty well eating it. He isn’t a big fan of spicy, but as long as we don’t use that word then he usually will eat it.

Here is what is on tap for this week:

Monday: Roasted Dill Salmon with Quinoa, Zucchini and Squash

Tuesday: Homemade Pizza with Green Salad

Wednesday: Garden Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti (minus the parmesan cheese – might experiment with subbing nutritional yeast)

Thursday: Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken Nuggets with Blackberry Mustard and Steamed Broccoli (bumped from last week)

Friday: Apple Sausage Quesadillas (found a dairy free and soy free cheese substitute for myself)

Saturday: Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Carrots and Potatoes

Sunday: Easter Dinner (TBD)

 Happy April! If you need more menu inspiration, head on over to Menu Plan Monday on I’m an Organizing Junkie.