Often people wonder what we eat and whether or not we get enough iron or protein. Those questions are now specifically tied to Mr. B, who yes is a vegetarian, whether by choice or not does not matter, it just is.
So we recently enjoyed a meal that was yummy, healthy, and yes fulfilled all the nutrients that people worry I do not get. In fact, I wonder if it had more iron and protein than what most people eat for dinner. And it was so good, that after the third time having it for a meal, my husband emailed me from work to thank me for the delicious lunch. So are you ready for this delicious meal....Black-Eyed Peas with a little butter and salt (cooked in the crock pot), homemade baked macaroni and cheese made with of course butter, milk, and cheese but also Barilla higher protein pasta, and Sauteed Mixed Greens from our garden (including Swiss Chard, Kale, Sorrel, and Collards) ...lightly sauteed with onion and garlic then topped with a drizzle of Sorghum (full of iron) and a splash of red wine vinegar. It was so yummy and so good altogether and yes reheated leftovers of it put a smile on everyone's faces. Oh and to answer any lingering doubt, my 16 month old son ate it all happily. In fact, he loved the black eye peas so much he would pick them up one by one with his fingers and rapidly bring to his mouth over and over. He even ate them cold one day for lunch while we out doing errands.
The Compromise: A little planning ahead and getting the hairy eye ball or look of concern from people when they find out you don't eat meat, which is doubled when a poor innocent little human is involved, poor Mr. B
The Sweet Reward: Healthy, nutritious food, and a kiddo who eats just about anything, he loves tofu straight from the package and plain, homemade yogurt nothing sweet needed.
I am hoping to tantilize you all by discussing things to come, like the yogurt and mac n cheese discussed above. Also, my quest to make my family well with soup has continued, so I plan a few posts of my recent soup concepts...not full recipes as they are works in progress...much like myself :)