Easy Dairy Free Quinoa Breakfast Mash

Easy Dairy Free Quinoa Breakfast Mash

We have been in a breakfast rut for a few months now. We have tried so many breakfast recipes for oats and quinoa, and my kids haven’t liked any of them.  Today I mashed together a few different ideas and came up with something they did like.  Well- my daughters liked … my son still prefers oatmeal and an egg sandwich.  *sigh*

The struggle of feeding 4 children real, nutritious food is real, y’all.

This makes about 4+ servings, depending on how much your children eat.  This would last us about 2 days in our house, with 2 of 4 kids eating a bowl.

Quinoa Breakfast Mash

20 minutes

Quinoa Breakfast Mash

Ingredients

  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 4-8 TB of Pure Grade B Maple Syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • your choice of topping- dried coconut, craisins, raisins, sliced banana, etc

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (exclude toppings) to a pot
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. partially cover and turn down to a simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes
  4. Serve with dried coconut sprinkled on top

This recipe is prepared dairy free, but I imagine it would be even more delicious with a pat of butter on top. =)

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Menu Monday: October 26, 2015

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Menu Monday Week of October 26th:

    • Sunday:  Roast, potatoes, salad, cow peas with bacon
    • Monday: Roast sandwiches, cow peas, homemade bread, roasted broccoli
    • Tuesday: fried chicken, roasted broccoli
    • Wednesday: breakfast- eggs, toast, baked oatmeal
    • Thursday: burgers, baked potato chips, salad
    • Friday: leftovers
    • Saturday: ribs, baked beans, salad

Breakfasts will be fried egg sandwiches and oatmeal/quinoa for the Mister, fried eggs and oatmeal/quinoa for Ila, and oatmeal or quinoa for Lexie (since she doesn’t like eggs).  Max and Ila both like a second course after their eggs.  =)

Just FYI: the salad we eat almost every night of the week is romaine lettuce with garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, with cherry tomatoes.  The kids devour it and it is a good way to get dark green.  Sometimes I add baby kale.

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday {August 3, 2015}

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This week for lunches we will have leftovers (I am cooking in double batches) and sandwiches with ripe tomatoes from the garden.  Breakfast will be quinoa, oatmeal, and egg sandwiches.

Monday: spaghetti with salad

Tuesday: Turkey and dressing from the freezer

Wednesday: turkey sandwiches, squash with hummus, cantaloupe (picnic at the farm)

Thursday: BBQ meatballs, fresh green beans, sliced tomato

Friday: BLTs

Saturday: BBQ drumsticks on the grill, grilled squash, sliced tomato, sautéed nappa cabbage

What’s on your Menu this week?

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Menu Monday {July 19, 2015}

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The past few weeks have been HOT!  So for a while we are cooling it down in the kitchen with sandwiches and light sides.  My mom is here this week visiting, and we are taking it easy.  =)

  • Sunday: steaks, sauteed squash, roasted potatoes
  • Monday: taco salad, guacamole
  • Tuesday: grilled hot dogs, homemade kraut, salad
  • Wednesday: dinner out, mom’s last night with us
  • Thursday: Italian sausage, peppers and onion, salad, potatoes
  • Friday: Homemade pizzas
  • Saturday: BLTs, salad, green beans

It is going to be a super simple week!  Next week will probably look just like this, with tuna fish sandwiches and chicken salad sandwiches on the menu.  =)

What’s for dinner at your house?

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Menu Monday {July 5, 2015} the one with the cast iron skillet

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This week I will be using the cast iron skillet almost every night for either the meat or veggie portion of our dinner, and some nights for both!

Here is our menu this week:

Menu Monday Week of July 5

  • Sunday:  cast iron skillet pork chops, sautéed squash and onions, salad
  • Monday: baked chicken, green beans, diced potatoes in cast iron skillet
  • Tuesday: spaghetti, salad, homemade bread
  • Wednesday: fried minute steak, sautéed zucchini and onion, roasted potatoes
  • Thursday: dinner out
  • Friday: Homemade whole wheat pizza
  • Saturday: beef and rice bake, salad, sliced tomatoes, pineapple

Snacks will be fruits like bananas, apple with peanut butter, and homemade granola if I get around to it.  Breakfast will again, be rotated eggs, oatmeal, and peanut butter toast for my non-egg eater (who used to LVOE eggs, btw).

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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Menu Monday {June 28} the one with garden veggies!

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This week we are eating a lot of meat, but I will be able to cook double portions of most things for leftovers (thankfully).  Since Ila is eating all our foods now, and my 4.75yo eats as much as I do, leftovers have been slim lately!

Here is our menu this week:

Menu Monday Week of June 28

  • Sunday:  breakfast- country ham, eggs, toast with peanut butter
  • Monday: spaghetti with salad, bananas
  • Tuesday: hamburger skillet (I will have a post for this soon!  The kids loved it)
  • Wednesday: grilled all beef hot dogs, homemade kraut, salad, watermelon
  • Thursday: dinner out (this will soon end when we live in the boone docks!)
  • Friday: chicken and rice bake (but not baked … because my baking dish is still packed), salad, mango
  • Saturday:  steaks, grilled squash, grilled corn, sliced tomato

We have started getting lots of fresh veggies from the garden, so we will be grilling (and hopefully freezing) lots of them for meals!

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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Menu Monday {June 21, 2015} The one with meatballs ..

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So, I used to do Menu Monday- it was just food and kitchen tips or recipes.  But this is actually Menu PLAN Monday.  As mentioned in my first post, menu planning is my challenge area, so hopefully this hold me accountable.

For the week of June 21, 2015:

  • Sunday- Beef and Rice bake
  • Monday- Breakfast
  • Tuesday- BBQ meatballs, corn, salad,
  • Wednesday- Chicken fried rice, salad
  • Thursday- Pork loin or chops, potatoes, green beans
  • Friday- Dinner out
  • Saturday- Burgers and steaks on the grill, salad, veggies kabobs

So, this one is titled, “the one with meatballs” but chances are, every week you will see meatballs on the menu.  =)  When we lived in York, Lexie’s violin lessons were in the evening about the same time I would be preparing dinner.  So we made every Tuesday meatball night- the kids could help/watch me make bbq meatballs, we would put them in the oven, make a salad, and come home from violin to our favorite meal!  And I just couldn’t bring myself to put anything else on Tuesday’s menu this week…

For breakfast, we will rotate egg sandwiches (the little Mister’s favorite), banana oatmeal, peanut butter toast, and I owe the hubby some pancakes (once I find my flour canister) so I guess blueberry pancakes.  =)

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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Menu Monday {the first .. I think}

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I am the world’s worst about menu planning for several weeks at a time, and then going weeks without planning ahead much at all.  So I am joining many, many bloggers out there for a weekly Menu Monday post.

It will hold me accountable, and help my readers as well!  I hope y’all will leave comments helping me with menu ideas-  I get so stuck with breakfast, especially.  For right now, my menus will consist of just dinner.  Then I will expand into daily menus as I get better with it.  This category is something I really need to work on, so I thought holding myself accountable here will be good!

Here we go:

Week of June 14, 2015

  • Sunday: spaghetti from freezer with family-recipe Italian (romaine lettuce) salad, fruit
  • Monday: minute steak and gravy, oven roasted vegetables, and green beans
  • Tuesday: roasted chicken, sautéed asparagus, cinnamon glazed carrots
  • Wednesday: (my house will be completely packed up for our move the following day, so probably Fried Chicken from the best restaurant in town: Chances R.
  • Thursday: hamburgers, all beef hot dogs on the grill, homemade baked chips, salad
  • Friday: breakfast- eggs, pork sausage, whole wheat biscuits or pancakes, fruit
  • Saturday: beef fajitas, homemade tortillas, avocado, fruit

So… those are my dinner menu plans for the week!  i hope these weekly posts will help me stretch my horizons and stay out of menu ruts.  These are some of my basic, go-to recipes.

What are your go-to dinners?

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