Free Meal Plan: Italian Meatballs

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Happy New Year! After a few weeks of party, rich food, and treats I’ll be you all are ready for simple and healthy things to get you back on track. These recipes look delicious, and with a whole new year of food blogging ahead, I can’t wait to see what else we feature here at EverythingMom!


free_meal_plan_pork_apple_kebabsYou will never guess the secret ingredient in this recipe from Urbanmommies, and probably have some sitting right in your cupboard! Kids will love dipping lightly spiced bits of pork into a sauce, and as suggested on the site, you could make extra for wraps the next day! A lunchbox idea, maybe?

Apple Marinated Pork Kebabs with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

Photo copyright urbanmommies, used with permission


free_meal_plan_potato_pancakesIf you haven’t found holiday food that your kids will try, check out these potato pancakes. Slightly eggy with shredded bits of potato in them, they are a deliciously non greasy answer to hashbrowns. We love them topped with home made apple sauce. They make a delicious dinner paired up with some salad and slices of leftover ham.

Potato Pancakes


free_meal_plan_butternut_squash_pastaThe other day on Twitter, I discovered yet another fabulous food blog. Simple Bites, written by Aimee WimbushBourque, has not just amazing dinner recipes but tips on involving your kids in the kitchen, lots of tips and tricks to make you a better cook, ideas for menu planning, and more. I’m so thrilled to feature her scrumptious (and healthy!) Butternut Squash and Whole Wheat pasta dish that was recently featured on Babble.

Butternut Squash and Whole Wheat Pasta

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free_meal_plan_tortiereTortiere, or meat pie, is a traditional French Canadian winter dish. I have never made tortiere, but it looks absolutely delicious and LeftCoastMama shared her recipe just for us! Served with a lovely green salad, it would make a scrumptious dinner.



free_meal_plan_italian_meatballMeatballs are so versatile! Make them ahead and freeze for a day when you don’t want to cook, stuff them in a bun with some sauce for a sandwich, dunk them in sauce with spaghetti, or serve glazed with little toothpicks as an appetizer.

Italian Meatballs

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