Hello! Welcome to the first MPM of June 2013! I can’t believe it’s June already…this month is super busy for us as it’s the last month of the school year. So many end of school activities, blah. Can’t wait till it’s all done! I’m really jealous of all of you that are already done and now into enjoying summer.
Last week’s recipe highlight definitely goes to the Chili Pasta Skillet. It was super easy to throw together. I made a couple of changes though….I used rotini rice pasta and instead of tomatoes just added a small can of tomato sauce. It was good!
Today I’m excited to tell you about a brand new book out called Fearless Feeding by Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen. Maryann has a blog called Raise Healthy Eaters and is a long time Menu Plan Monday participant. I’ve linked many times to blog posts Maryann has written because I’ve found them so helpful. I’m so excited for her and Jill and the release of their fantastic new book designed to teach us how to raise healthy eaters from high chair to high school. Both Maryann and Jill are registered dietitians with many years of experience.
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this book and highly recommend it to any parent that is responsible for feeding a child. Over the years I’ve not only dealt with picky eaters but also a highly food allergic child with severe food aversions and this book would have been a lifesaver for me. Although believe me this book isn’t just for picky eaters. It’s for kids of all ages and how to help them eat a healthy balanced diet using the fearless fundamentals of what, how and why.
Fearless Feeding is your comprehensive and credible road map to conquering all of the modern-day nutrition and feeding obstacles. This book is filled with positive strategies for raising healthy kids. Make these components part of how you feed your child, and you will have a much easier time navigating nutrition. And, best of all, your fear, worry, and guilt will melt away.
There is also a whole chapter on meal planning and shopping strategies that is full of fearless facts and tips to help you successfully manage menu planning for the whole family.
Today I have a copy of Fearless Feeding to giveaway to one lucky reader. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me you’d like to be entered. The giveaway will close on Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 pm PST. Open to everyone. Good luck!
For more information on Fearless Feeding, please visit the Fearless Feeding Facebook page.
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Monday: Caesar Chicken Burgers
Tuesday: BBQ Cowboy Casserole
Wednesday: Creamy Bacon Pasta
Thursday: Leftover buffet
Friday: Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops served with baked potatoes and grilled zucchini
Saturday: Homemade Pizza (dough in the bread machine)
Sunday: Picking night or popcorn and smoothie night like we had last night :)
Have a great week everyone!
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