People do breakfast for dinner all the time, which can be great.
And some people have cake (aka doughnuts, muffins, pancakes with high fructose corn syrup poured all over) for breakfast. Throw in the word “coffee” with “cake” and wah-laa breakfast, right? No, wrong. So wrong!
So why not dinner for breakfast? My daughter doesn’t love eggs (that’s the main reason we don’t do them) but knowing how important protein is for focus (and she is headed to school after all!), we always start the day with it. It’s usually meat made in spaghetti sauce, sloppy joes, or meatloaf and it’s always grass fed. Why not make one of their favorite dinner meals Sunday night (lots of cooking going on here on Sundays), and give it to them before school all week? What kids doesn’t love a hamburger? Or a grass fed, nitrate free organic hot dog? A hot dog isn’t perfect but it’s a heck of a lot better than cereal! Yes, even Kashi.
Here is one of our staples. We call it Spaghetti Chili since I saw this name on my friend Marla’s rocking blog: www.LeftonAmelia.com. I’m okay with Alice having some flax seed whole grain noodles on occasion but I really prefer just the meat and veggies, and with this new name, how can we argue the need for noodles? Anyway, here’s the recipe and feel free to get creative with the veggies! This is just what we used this time.
- 2 pounds grass fed beef
- 1 zucchini (shave skin off for picky eaters)
- 1 large eggplant (same)
- 2 packages fresh mushrooms
- 1 large onion
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1-2 cans tomato sauce
- 6-7 cloves of garlic or 1 tablespoon minced
- Celtic sea salt
- Italian seasoning of your choice (parsley, oregano, basil, pepper)
Cut up veggies and sautée them in grass fed butter (I like kerrygold. You can get it at publix.). Add some salt.
Brown meat and then turn stove on low.
Toss in veggies, tomato paste and sauce, salt, garlic and spices and let it cook slowly for an hour.