Breakfast: End of the Week Smoothies $0
Mmmmmm, smoothies. Having a base knowledge of smoothie making means that breakfast only has to take 5 minutes. I would recommend using at least 2 different fruits, definitely not just bananas (been there, drank that, blech!). Melon is awful. Grapes and apples would be weird. Our favorites are bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pineapple, and mango. I like to use a mix of fresh and frozen, and have figured out some rules on that. The following ratios are for 2 servings (all my blender will hold):
- 2 cups frozen fruit
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup frozen fruit
- 1 cup fresh fruit
- 1 cup vanilla yoghurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups fresh fruit
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla yoghurt
If you want to use Greek style yoghurt, or plain, add a little sweetener of your choice. Otherwise, the fruit is sweet enough. We’re not talking milkshakes, here. 🙂
Lunch: Taco Bagel Bites $0
Pulled these from the freezer. Baked them up while I scrounged for a side dish. Chopped apple with cinnamon sugar, done. 5 minutes worth of work for a lunch my kids will love. Although, the bagel bites did take 25 minutes to bake, so I could only hit the snooze button once.
Dinner: Avocados Stuffed with Tuna $4.50
I can’t help remembering a quote from Invader Zim, “To make room for the tuna!” when I think about this recipe. This was yummy! It turns out my son doesn’t like avocado, unless it is mixed into guacamole, which meant everyone else got to share his avocado, while he pouted that there wasn’t more tuna salad. Odd boy.