Weekly menu of January of 18 th and Chia seeds
Yesterday we my children had the day off and we woke up to the first snow of the season, blue skies and sun. A perfect day off from school. We went sledding for a few hours with some friends and it was so much fun. Of course we had the mandatory hot chocolate with us which is always a hit. To the chocolate we had dark rye bread with Kalles kaviar (a fish roe spread) fast food as its finest.
On my recent trip to Costco I bought a large package of Chia seeds. A plus was that they were organic and GMO free. They are very versatile and you can basically add them to anything to boost the nutritional value. I added them to smoothies and last week my children got some in there pancakes. You can eat them raw or cooked. Sprinkle chia seeds on cereal, yogurt, oatmeal or smoothies. Add them to baked goods like bread and muffins. The seeds absorbs 27 times there weight in water so make sure you drink plenty of fluid when you eat it. They contain a lot of fiber, Omega 3, calcium, protein, Magnesium, Phosphorus and they are high in antioxidants. A tiny seed packed with nutrients!
This week my husband is traveling so I made the children pick all the meals this week, well at least until Friday. It is a great way to involve the whole family when you make your menu. You don´t have to come up with all the ideas plus when the kids decide there can´t be any complaints.
Monday Swedish oven pancake with grated carrots with orange pieces
Tuesday Home made fish sticks from cod, boiled potatoes, sour cream
Wednesday Pasta with smoked ham and broccoli florets, Parmesan cheese
Thursday Creamy Cauliflower soup
Friday The Chef in the house is having a night off, take out or restaurant visit TBD
Saturday Risoni risotto with goat cheese, Prosciutto, Gremolata, snow peas
Sunday Goulash stew with chicken, brown rice, garlicky beans