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Family Meal Preparation

I have been discussing family meal preparation with a client and I thought I would offer another example of how I prepare a single meal in various ways to meet the needs of my family members. Here is the first example I offered. I think this one is even simpler.

Tonight's dinner took about 20 minutes to prepare in 3 different manners. I prepared:
- chopped raw vegetables
- brown rice
- pan fried shrimp
- steamed broccoli and spinach
- a can of corn (cold)

I prepare everything separately and then serve it up accordingly. Here are some of the prepped foods.  I cook everything very dry. We add sauce when we serve up, if at all.
 










Here is Seth's version (Age 11 months): I added some cold sweet potato I had steamed yesterday and kept in the fridge. I add things to his tray accordingly. Tonight he only ate 2 pieces of shrimp, and refused the spinach and the cucumber mostly. This waste is secondary- I keep offering the foods to define his palette. I gave him shredded cheese, crackers, and mandarin slices from a jar to "pad" his dinner.

 

Here is Jenny's version (Age 7) - I forgot to give her broccoli!
Jenny didn't love the shrimp. We made a deal and she ate about 7 or 8 of them in order to have dessert- 4 timbits I had picked up earlier in the day.





And here is my version, fairly close to Jenny's. Simple, fast, nutritious. That's just the way I roll.

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