After a plastic egg hunt in the yard, everyone enjoyed some sunday brunch:toddler brunch: mini tofu broccoli quiche; honeydew melon & strawberries; homefries; cinnamon raisin toast.
Mini Tofu Broccoli Quiche
1 package firm tofu, drained
1 medium onion, diced
1-2 T. olive oil
1 small head broccoli, steamed & diced (or about 1 cup frozen broccoli florets)
1 T. soy sauce
1/2 t. salt (optional)
1 t. turmeric
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Saute onion in oil over low-medium heat until soft.
In a food processor, mix tofu, soy sauce, salt, turmeric & nutritional yeast until smooth.
Pour into a bowl. Mix in onion & broccoli.
Spray a non-stick muffin tin with olive oil. Pour in tofu mixture.
(You can also make 1 large quiche in a pie plate instead.)
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or 40 for a single quiche.
Makes 10 mini quiches.
In place of broccoli, also try steamed chopped asparagus, sauteed sliced mushrooms, etc.
Monday:Ryan & AJ: leftover mini tofu broccoli quiche; roasted potato half; vegan glazed carrot cake donut hole; strawberries for Ryan.
husband's lunch: roasted potato halves; stuffed shells; an orange.
Ryan: wheat gluten "chik'n" salad; onigiri; carrots; broccoli.
The mailman arrived with a box full of goodies from Daiso. An acquaintance in Seattle was kind enough to do some shopping for me! Thanks Sybil!! If only there was a Daiso on the east coast.
Ryan & AJ: watermelon; mini zucchini muffins; green beans; an orange slice for Ryan.
husband's lunch: watermelon; mixed nuts & raisins; romaine lettuce, spinach & tomato salad with roasted red pepper vinaigrette.
It's so easy to add frozen veggies to a simple jarred pasta sauce like the one above. Amazingly the steamed pumpkin, zucchini, summer squash & collard greens are all still items I put up last summer from the local farm. The zucchini and squash is beginning to get a bit freezer burned, so using it up in sauces works perfectly.
I made some animal-shaped onigiri ahead of time and stored them overnight in a Tupperware sandwich keep.
My first attempt at a basic character bento--bear, bunny, dog. I used a few Stampin' Up! scrapbooking punches for the nori faces, slivers of strawberry for the bunny ears, & steamed slices of baby carrot for the dog eyes.
Nate: animal-shaped onigiri; a mini banana muffin; a mini zucchini muffin; edamame; carrots; spinach; strawberries; grapes.
Ryan & AJ: edamame; grapes; spinach; animal-shaped onigiri; a strawberry for Ryan. Ryan always eats the lettuce too. :-)My lunch: onigiri; carrots; cucumber salad; a strawberry; edamame.
husband's lunch: edamame; strawberries; cucumber salad; onigiri; spinach.
Nate was invited to toddler art time & a playdate at "MetroMama's" house with some other toddlers his age. He shared his lunch with the host's daughter. Thanks Mandy!