Last week’s healthy dish was supposed to be refried beans, but my fear of cooking with dried beans remains intact because I never got around to it. But in the spirit of the challenge, I at least tried a new “healthy food” – rice milk. Admittedly, whether rice milk qualifies as health food is arguable – it’s got pros and cons like most foods – but I figured the important thing was that I try it, since I was really reluctant and even afraid because I didn’t think I would like it.
And I didn’t. It tasted like sweet, watery rice, and I would prefer to eat my rice than drink it. But given how apprehensive I was, I’m proud of myself just for trying it. It also made me realize just how reluctant I am to go outside of my comfort zone when it comes to food. I consider myself a fairly adventurous eater, so it was eye-opening to see how averse I was to trying a food I didn’t think I was going to like. That in turn has given me a new perspective about putting new foods in front of my children and expecting them to try everything!
For this week’s healthy dish, I’m going to back to fresh beets. I have a fear of working with them, and especially cooking them, because of the potential mess. But I’ve got beets coming in my CSA box, and I’m going to roast them for a simple salad with fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar. Wish me luck!
Here’s my plan for this week:
Breakfast – Toast or Bagels
Dinner – Cauliflower Sardine Pasta
Breakfast – Granola and yogurt
Dinner – Meatball Heroes, Sweet Potato Fries
Breakfast – Breakfast Sandwiches
Dinner – Cold Cut Sandwiches, Chips, Crudite
Saturday Dinner: Leftovers
Sunday Dinner: French Toast, Sausage, Fruit
See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.
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