Meal plans the family has tried and LIKED

Breakfast:Orange Banana Walnut Breakfast Quinoa

Serves 3-4

1 cup quinoa, rinsed (unless you have a brand that is pre-rinsed) – I use the Costco quinoa, Bob Mills brand

1 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (juice from 2 small oranges–if you get a little more or less add or subtract some milk to make sure you have 2 cups total liquid)

zest from 1/2 an orange

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

generous pinch nutmeg

pinch ground cloves

1 banana, mashed

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup – Trader Joe’s has Grade B maple syrup for the best price

1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Vietnamese-style Beef and Noodles

Kale, Sausage and Lentil Skillet

3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1 12-ounce package cooked chicken sausage

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

Pinch of crushed red pepper, or to taste

2 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 cups red wine

1 cup lentils, preferably French green

12 cups chopped kale leaves, tough stems removed

1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage

1/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Lentil and Tomato Soup


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