Grilled Cheese and Milkshakes

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Looking for a simple but healthy meal, look no further. Grilled Cheese and Milkshakes are a go to around here, I’m not even kidding. Quick, easy and normally we have all the ingredients on hand when we get in late and everyone is hungry and tired.

Grilled Cheese & Milkshakes-super easy kid friendly protein packed meal

I had the opportunity to tour a grocery store with a dietician and Indiana Dairy – if you know me you might question why, it sounds like nothing I would do! But I listened and learned, again if you know me you might be stunned!

Grocery Store Tour-1

I love the observations Martha Rardin, MSM, RD, CD, FAND made during our tour!

List Making:
I’m a half list maker! I tend to jot down a random list of a few things I want from the store but mostly fly by the seat of my pants – I learned I’m actually in the majority on this – only 44% of people make an actual list before heading to the grocery store! #feelingnormal

So I decided to work on this!  I’m now in the process of making a meal plan for the week a habit!

Labeling:
She also discussed ‘Labeling Lingo’, again if you know me you hope I’m not stepping on my soapbox – I won’t! But you should know even dietitians know some labels are a game!

  • “Healthy” – generally speaking is a fairly ambiguous term and can only be used on foods that are low in staturated and unsaturated fats, and specific levels of cholesterol, sodium, vitamins and minerals
  • “Nutritionist” – is an unregulated term and means nothing
  • “Free” – the amount of ingredient is so small the effects are minimal
  • “Free-range” “Hormone Free” “Natural” – these terms do not mean they are organic

But the number one thing that she said that is so true is:

“There is too much guilt in grocery shopping!”

No need for guilt you can eat healthy, fun and guilt free! This tour got me thinking about one of my go-to meals. Truly one of my favorite meals, it sounds so simple and good – can I really consider this a meal! We do! It’s easy, packed with protein and kids think its a blast to consider it supper and not a snack!

Grilled Cheese & Milkshakes-super easy kid friendly protein packed meal

But after this tour I wondered what if we kicked this meal up a notch – how about adding some vegetables to the sandwich? A lot of times we add ham but why not add a tomato too, or some spinach, or some avocado ……. the list is pretty much endless!

Grilled Cheese & Milkshakes-super easy kid friendly protein packed meal

And the milkshake – add some strawberries, peaches, blueberries, black berries…… another endless list.  Milkshakes are so easy to make at home!!

Grilled Cheese & Milkshakes-super easy kid friendly protein packed meal

Grilled Cheese and Milkshakes from Farmwife Feeds are a protein packed easy meal kids will love. #protein #grilled #milkshake #dairy

Grilled Cheese & Milkshakes-super easy kid friendly protein packed meal

Grilled Cheese

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices of bread
  • butter
  • 2-3 slices of cheese any kind you want

Instructions
 

  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place one slice of bread butter side down in pan, place cheese slices on bread, place other slice of bread butter side up on top of cheese.
  • Cook till lightly brown and toasted, flipping sandwich to toast both sides and cheese is melted.
Grilled Cheese & Milkshakes-super easy kid friendly protein packed meal

Classic Vanilla Milkshake

Jent

Ingredients
  

  • 3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 3/4 cup Milk

Instructions
 

  • Place ice cream and milk in blender, blend until creamy and even consistency!

 

We generally eat it as a last minute supper during busy seasons and we get in late but it makes an awesome breakfast – your kids will think you’re a rockstar with a milkshake for breakfast even when it includes fruit!

Grilled Cheese & Milkshakes-super easy kid friendly protein packed meal

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