As some of you may know we have recently been introducing more plant based meals into our family’s diet after watching the documentary ‘What The Health’ on https://www.netflix.com/nz/
It was a bit of an eye opener and made us look at how much meat we as a family eat, and it was a lot. Now I’m not saying we are giving it up altogether, I do still love me a steak and some bacon BUT, we are cutting back and eating much more Vegetarian meals. Also when we do eat meat is only Organic and Cruelty free these days. Now the question was what to feed the kids that are used to eating meat every meal pretty much since they first started solids? So, I have been experimenting over the last month with snacks and meals with surprisingly a lot of success, although I must say I have been blessed with kids that are pretty good eaters.
So I thought I would share seven of my favourite recipes here that we have all tried and enjoyed, these can also be shared as a family too.They are all super quick and easy to prepare and they are made with the goodness of whole grains.
Now I have not put recipes below that are difficult. These are all so simple you’ll know how to make these babies but I’ve shared images of the ingredients you’ll need and noted if there are any extras you may need to know. I would also love it if any of you guys had some recipes to share too. I don’t need the whole thing just a comment as I can Google it. The best idea will also WIN a $100 Farmer’s Gift Card so that you can get some awesome cookware for yourself! Now how is that for inspo to share with me. MAGGI Wholemeal Noodles Spaghetti Bolognaise? Go on, share your MAGGI Noodles Hacks.
Vege Meatballs with Noodles and Cheese
We used vegan cheese but any kind will do. We also use the new MAGGI 2minute Wholegrain Noodles as the kids love them and they are packed full of wholegrains.
Tofu Stir Fry with MAGGI 2minute Wholegrain Noodles.
Add some extra veggies if you feel like it, the kids will love it and it will help bulk this up. Pre cook the noodles as well. We use our own sauce and discard the one that comes in the starry pack.
Cheesy Quesadilla with Baked Beans (with avo and sour cream on the side)
I mix half a avo and a small pot of sour cream for dipping.
Egg and Spinach Dumplings (with soy sauce on the side)
Add a little salt to the mix, I use three eggs to a quarter of a pack and scramble it for the filling.
Good Old Mouse Traps.
Pre toast the bread (use what you fancy) to make it crunchy.
Meat Free Mini Sliders.
Eat the Rainbow Platter.
Just let your imagination run wild with this one, get inventive and add lots of colour. A great one to do when you have all the neighbourhood kids around.