In my “What We Ate” posts each week I’ll share some of the recipes we ate for dinner the previous week. I love to get inspiration from what other families are eating so I thought it might be helpful to some of you. Please leave a comment if you have questions about any of these recipes. And if you know of a recipe that you think we might like please share it with me!

*** Leftover Pizza

  • We ate leftover pizza from the party the night before.

*** Rainbow Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Rainbow Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing Blog

  • I have been seeing lots of pictures of chopped salad on Pinterest so I decided to come up with my own.  Since I had leftover bacon I started from there and came up with a list of toppings that we all like.
  • The kids mostly just ate the toppings.  I made extra of everything so they would have plenty to eat.  They also had some peanut butter and celery.

*** Leftover Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili from the freezer


  • We had a busy night with soccer practice and a school program so my stocked freezer came to the rescue.  It was delicious as always.  I served it with organic corn chips, cheese, green onions, avocado and cilantro.

***Asian Broccoli Salad from Gimme Some Oven

what we ate

  • This recipe caught my eye the other day on Pinterest.  I had several of the ingredients on hand and the others were on sale this week so it was the perfect time to make it.  I was so excited to try it out.
  • Unfortunately, my husband didn’t really like it and the kids definitely didn’t like it. I thought it was good but not great.  But I will say that it was filling.  I served it over a bed of rice.
  • I think the problem was that I had in mind more of a stir fry taste.  It was definitely not that.  The recipe clearly says it’s a salad so I’m not sure why I thought it would taste like a stir fry.  It had a very strong peanut butter taste and the sauce was very thick in the broccoli.  The peanuts and edamame were really yummy though.

***Taco/Taco Salad Night

what we ate

  • After last night’s fail I decided to go with something everybody loves…TACOS!
  • I had taco meat in the freezer and black beans leftover from the Rainbow Salad.
  • I serve our tacos with cut up romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, green onions, cilantro and shredded cheese.
  • All three boys like to eat theirs as tacos and I prefer taco salad (easier to get more veggies that way!)
  • I did something different for the kids today.  They usually pull off the lettuce and other veggies I put on top of their tacos.  So today I put the lettuce, avocado, tomato and cilantro at the bottom of the taco, then the meat and beans and then the cheese.  They happily ate it that way and my 6 year old even asked me to make his that way next time.

***Pesto Pasta with Broccoli and Chicken

pesto pasta

  • I pruned my basil plants and made some homemade pesto so I decided to try this pasta recipe again.
  • It’s basically whole wheat pasta, cooked chicken and broccoli in a pesto sauce. Everybody loved it and my 6 year old easily ate twice as much as me.  He likes his food separate so I separated the chicken, broccoli and pasta and he happily ate each part.  The rest of us ate it as one dish.

***Easy Sautéed Chicken, Brown Rice and Salad

what we ate

  • I opened up a package of organic chicken breasts from Costco for last night’s meal so I decided to sauté the other one tonight.  I sautéed it with onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper and some fresh herbs in a little olive oil and butter.
  • I served it with brown rice and a quick salad.

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