Yes two different dinner last night! Meal planning is just not that easy, especially with my kiddos!
Pasta (spaghetti) for the kids and Sinigang na bangus with rice for us(hub and I). I am not a mighty meat fun when it comes to food, but my 2 kids ang hubby YES. We almost see to it that almost request from the 2 kids could be suffused in way that they will enjoy their food. There’s a variety and the most important thing is that we have all of the ingredients for all of them. This has worked really well for me. I don’t plan lunches or breakfasts. Most weekends I do something like baked, toast, or cereals with yoghurt or milk but during the week we eat simple things like fruit, a cup of tea with milk or coffee and brunch from leftover. If we don’t have leftovers then no brunch. Didi (my daughter) takes her lunch to school sometimes and I just keep a variety of easy lunch stuff to make hers. It’s usually simple stuff like fruits and veggies, cheese or yogurt, nuts or crackers, hummus and a sandwich or a wrap. A huge part of our grocery budget goes to veggies, pasta fish, meat and fruits.
So this was our dinner last night “Bangus Sinigang”. I love my sinigang with lots of viggies. Did you know that you can eat a lot and still lose weight? It sounds too good to be true, right? YES, and that’s veggies!
Adding a lot of vegetables and fruits to your diet will help you, they keep you feeling full for longer than processed food so you won’t even feel the need to eat loads.
WHY PASTA? It’s versatile: tomatoey or creamy sauces can create the base to all kinds of different dishes. Dried pasta has a long-shelf life and often makes the most of other storecupboard ingredients like tinned tomatoes, olives, anchovies, chorizo or frozen peas. Pasta’s cheap even with recent price rises, quick, easy to make in bulk and a crowd-pleaser that kids generally love, so perfect for time-pressed parents but not me. While pasta (spaghetti) with ground meat, onion, chopped garlic, sieved tomatoes, italian herbs, salt and pepper to taste was kids dinner last night.
Cook the spaghetti al dente in boiling water with a little salt and vegetable oil. Saute 1 chopped onion with 1 finely chopped garlic clove until the onion is soft. Add 250 grams minced beef and fry the minced beef brown and loose. Stir a few minutes. Add 500 ml sieved tomatoes. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with spaghetti and if you like add grated cheese on top. Enjoy!