Superfood, HELP!

One of the draw backs of homeschooling? Kids who have learned that rabbit trails are not only allowed, but encouraged.

No good deed goes unpunished, and good ideas come back and bite you in the ass, that’s all I’m saying.

So.

Tazzie was doing an English assignment, talking about healthy eating, blah blah blah. This isn’t what we’d normally be doing for English, but since we’re still in the throes of unpacking, using a workbook so something’s getting done until I’ve got our normal course of studies all unpacked.

Now, he wants to do some meal planning, with the following ‘superfoods’ highlighted:

  • beans and lentils
  • broccoli and spinach
  • tomatoes
  • walnuts
  • blueberries and raspberries
  • oats
  • salmon
  • turkey
  • yogurt
  • oranges and pumpkin

Now, some of these things we already do. Baked oatmeal with blueberries and apple, for example. Chili covers tomatoes and beans easily. Turkey, we just had Thanksgiving. That would cover pumpkin too, but I suspect that it being baked in a pie, and smothered with whipped cream may negate any ‘superfood’ properties.

And we just had chili last week too.

So.

Other than a salad (spinach and walnuts), what the heck can we make? Tazzie’s suggested pumpkin soup…which I’m sure is a thing, but I’ve never had it, made it, or have the first foggiest notion if it’s worth the effort. It sounds rather repugnant, frankly, but we all suffer for our kids from time to time, right?

Spinach, unless it’s buried under a tonne of ricotta, and stuffed into pasta, I’ve never really eaten. I tried a spinach salad once. ‘Once’ being the operative term. It was *warm*. With mandarin oranges. *shudder*

Hit me with your favourite recipes. *Easy* recipes. Tazzie will be a big part of making everything.

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