How can we already be to the 21st of October? Seems like this month has flown by and Halloween is just around the corner. This week’s weekly menu plan includes dinners all from the freezer. Mainly because I’m trying to clean out the freezer to make room for the upcoming holidays! Here’s what’s on the menu:
Monday: Chicken and Baked Potato Soup (recipe is similar to THIS ONE), breadsticks and garden salad
Tuesday: Pecan Crusted Pork Chops (recipe similar to THIS ONE) & Mashed Potatoes and roasted broccoli
Wednesday: Chicken Enchiladas (here’s an easy one to try)
Thursday: New Orleans Jambalaya (recipe similar to THIS ONE)
Saturday: special event—out to eat
Sunday: Potstickers, edamame and steamed rice
Halloween Holiday Planning Tips
Hallloween is just around the corner! If you celebrate, you need a plan to make the most of this holiday. Remember when I talked about choosing shared family calendar that’s right for you? Well, that will help you add those special events and activities you want to do with your family. I don’t know about you, but days can fly by and then I realize it’s the day before Halloween and we don’t even have a pumpkin to carve! Make a list and schedule those things on your calendar. Whether that includes a family outing to the local pumpkin patch or just planning some an hour or two to bake holiday treats together, you’ve got to write it down! Of course, plans can change but at least you’ll have a framework to start with. If you’re looking for some Halloween inspired treats, check out my Halloween Food Pinterest board. Looking for something a little more fall-ish? I’ve also got a collection of fall foods and all things pumpkin on Pinterest too.
Produce for Kids Twitter Party & New Website
As you may know, I’m a Produce for Kids Parents On Produce board member. Join me on tomorrow, Tuesday, October 22nd at 9 pm EST for a Twitter chat to learn more about how Produce For Kids and it’s new website can help you with the daily struggles and triumphs of healthy eating as a family. They’ll also be giving away four gift baskets from Sprout® TV, filled with Chica-inspired items! RSVP by CLICKING THIS LINK and join the conversation at October 22 using #ProduceforKids to follow along and join in!
Not on Twitter? That’s ok! You can check out the newly updated ProduceforKids website. It’s a one-stop resource with more recipes, activities and ideas that help provide healthy eating solutions for families of all sizes. There is something for everyone—parents and kids including:
• New Ideal Meals: With over 120 complete meals ideas for breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner and dessert, you’ll have plenty of healthy meal options featuring fresh produce as the main ingredients. What could be easier than that?
• Parents on Produce® Blog: Known as “Real Advice for Parents by Parents,” Parents on Produce is a blog where parents can find simple tips to make healthy eating stress-free and fun, and take the guesswork out of ways to prepare healthy meals that kids will actually eat and love. Parents are encouraged to comment on blog articles and share them through social media outlets to keep the healthy eating conversation going.
• Produce Tips: Curious about how to pick, store and prep different fruits and veggies? Check out the Produce Tips section of ProduceforKids.com for tips straight from the growers to learn how to maximize the life of produce.
• The latest news: Want more information about when the Produce for Kids grocery store campaigns start or which supermarket chains are participating? Curious about other companies spreading the healthy eating message? Check out the news section for updates from Produce for Kids and its partners and how purchasing fruits and vegetables at your local markets can help your community!
• Kids Only: Produce for Kids is a proud partner with Sprout®, the 24-hour preschool television channel. Kids can enjoy new health-related games and fun activities from Sprout on the Produce for Kids website. Toddler favorites Sportacus from LazyTown™ and Chica from The Chica Show make appearances on the site and give little ones the chance to play games that relate to living a healthy lifestyle, including eating right and being active.
• Produce for Kids Forum: Have questions for the Produce for Kids experts? Want to talk with peers about getting the kiddies to eat healthy, trade exercise ideas and cooking tips, or chat about the joys of motherhood? The Produce for Kids Forum provides a place to ask questions, chat and learn from others. Current conversations include healthy back-to-school snacks and produce tips.
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So what’s on your menu this week? For more meal plan ideas, visit OrgJunkie.com.