I attended Nutrition Australia Women's Program yesterday. It's a 4 week government funded program to teach women about nutrition, healthy eating, tips in food budgeting, and eventually money saving.
Even though it was just my first week, it inspires me already. It is so important to keep a lot of variety in our meal, especially vegetables, legumes, and fruits. We cooked Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetable Couscous dish and surprisingly there are 12 ingredients in there (couscous, chicken, carrot, tomato, sultanas, dried apricot, spring onion, chickpeas, parsley, with garlic, olive oil and lemon for dressing), and it tastes so GOOD!
So, after getting home, I checked my pantry and fridge, and decided to make similar kind of food using pasta. There are pasta, prawn, chicken, carrot, peas, corn, sultanas, avocado, parsley, spring onion, olive oil, garlic, lemon and I was quite happy on how it turns out. And the best thing is that my kids love it too :)
I saved some leftover for his bento next day.
For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Pasta with chicken, prawn, and vegetable
2. Hard boiled egg
3. "Shell" shaped jelly
5. Grapes and rockmelon cuts
And my little one prefers food that is easy to grab by his little fingers. So I prepared :
1. Mummy sandwich (ham & cheese sandwich with sultanas)
2. Haw flakes (Chinese sweet)
3. "Heart"shaped jelly