Mom Things, Weeknight Dinners

BRAT Meals for Kids

No, my kids aren’t being brats. We’ve got a tummy bug in our house so we’re sticking to the BRAT diet; banana, rice, applesauce and toast. I had an awesome spaghetti squash meal ready to go for tonight, but at 4:30 this morning, my little guy woke up not feeling well. It’s been a tough morning for him so far, and we’re currently snuggled on the couch watching Looney Tunes and I’ve rescheduled my entire day to be with him.

Luckily, squash has a long shelf life, so I don’t feel bad about not making it tonight. Β Being flexible during the week is super important, which is why I typically choose things that can be re-arranged and thrown back onto the shelf for later if need be.

My meatballs from Conscious Carnivore went back into the freezer for next week. Β The meatballs are also nut-free (this is the first time I’m trying their meatballs…why not, everything else from Conscious Carnivore is AMAZING.) as is everything else at Conscious Carnivore. For tonight, I’m going to make a batch of this Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup from a few posts ago, and whatever my little guy would like from his BRAT diet choices πŸ™‚

If you have nut-allergies, BRAT meals can be tricky. Bananas and applesauce are easy, but be sure to check the labels on your rice and bread; especially lentils if you use those, too. We use Country Hearth bread or Angelic which is made in a dedicated nut-free facility.

I’ll post an update when the Spaghetti Squash is live from my IG. Have a great rest of your week and enjoy this beautiful weather this weekend πŸ™‚ Fall is a tad early, so make sure you get some solid leaf peeping in at Devil’s Lake State Park soon!