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What Is Your No Fail Dinner?

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 2.48.51 PMI’m lucky my kid is not a picky eater, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have to encourage bites, use an extra book at bedtime as a reward or threaten, “NO dessert!”

After working all day and dealing with life in general (eeps!) … sometimes I’m too tired or stressed to negotiate dining peacefully with my kiddo.

So, when I don’t feel like fooling around I stay clear of steak, burgers, spinach and lasagna—just a few foods JD will eat, but doesn’t love to eat.

My go-to, no fail, healthful dinner these days is cheese tortollini, broccoli (frozen or fresh) tossed in olive oil and pecorino-romano cheese with a side salad of “crunchy” romaine, black olives, garbanzo beans (packed with protein) and tomatoes dressed in olive oil and red wine vinegar.

JD willingly gobbles it all up. I always have a bag or 2 of tortollini and broccoli in the freezer—it’s my saving grace—so are these snacks and lunch options. 

Last night he asked to take the leftovers for lunch: “Can I have cheese rings and trees for lunch,” he asked.

Deal.

What is your no fail dinner? Are you a clean-your-plate-kind-of-parent? Please share.

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