what’s for lunch

I’m realizing as a mom that my thoughts revolve around how, what, and when to feed baby, but it can be difficult to feed myself.  And I’m at home all day, and there’s only one baby to worry about. I bet it just keeps getting tougher!

So here are some lunch ideas that I’ve tried. They are pretty easy and pretty healthy (my goals for food these days).

Grilled Veggie Flatbread Pizzas

Roasted veggies are great to have around so you can easily turn them into a pizza or salad. I just chopped up what I had on hand, tossed them in olive oil and salt and pepper, then roasted them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20-30 minutes (the time depends on what veggies you use and how small you’ve sliced them).

  • olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • diced fingerling potatoes
  • sliced onions
  • diced turnips (thank you Farm Fresh to You food box!)
  • sliced carrots
  • sliced fennel

Other veggies I would recommend:

  • green, red, or yellow peppers
  • parsnips
  • beets
  • butternut squash
  • zucchini
  • chard or kale (sauteed on stovetop rather than roasted)

Flatbread Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • flour tortillas
  • roasted veggies of your choice
  • diced tomatoes (artichoke hearts would be good too, just thinking out loud…)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • herbs (such as Italian Seasoning)
  • grated cheese (mozzarella, feta, parmesan or other white cheeses would work well)
  • crumbled bacon (if you want to try to pass this off on your husband)

Preheat your grill (or you can broil them in your oven) and gather your toppings

Brush both sides of your tortilla with olive oil, then assemble your pizzas. Place tortilla on a cutting board, then spread the veggies on the tortilla, sprinkle with cheese, then season with herbs and salt and pepper.

Slide the pizza onto the grill. Grill (covered) on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and tortilla is crispy but not burnt on the bottom.

Slice into four or six slices, then enjoy!

If you have leftover veggies, then tomorrow you can enjoy a roasted veggie salad.

Place your roasted veggies on top of romaine (or whatever lettuce you have on hand), sprinkle with goat cheese, then drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Its so good it shouldn’t even be considered salad!

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