Monty Python & The Meaning of School Lunches …

Me: So what did you have for lunch today at school?

7yo: It was yum! I had the veggie enchilada, corn, a salad, 2 sandwiches, 2 glasses of milk and a plum.


7yo: Oh, and I had 2 yoghurt parfaits for dessert… What’s for dinner?

Sooooooo, it seems that in order to ensure my children don’t explode in some sort of Monty Python-esque way (“Just one more wafer”) it looks like the main meal of the day at our house is shifting to lunchtime.

It’s probably not a bad thing to eat more earlier rather than just before bed – & it certainly fits in better with the over scheduled & homework filled afternoons that being back at school now brings.

Which is why tonight’s dinner was roasted cauliflower & parsnip soup with sweet potato ‘fries’ and steamed green beans.

I simply chopped a head of cauliflower & 3 parsnips into smallish pieces and placed them, along with 6 cloves of garlic (still in their skins), on a baking tray. I then sliced one sweet potato into chunky fries & brushed all of the vegetables with canola oil & roasted them in a 400F oven for about 25 minutes.

In the final minutes that the veggies were roasting I sautéd the onions in a little canola oil & steamed the green beans.

Then I placed the onions, cauliflower, parsnip and peeled (!? – don’t forget that bit!) garlic in a blender & added one quart of vegetable stock.

Done. And it was light, creamy, delicious and very satisfying…

… But you’ll never believe it, he asked for dessert! 😮

#vegan #kidfriendlyvegan #mindfuleating #wholefood #soup

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