Beach Menu and Grocery List

Aug 1, 2013

Beach Menu and Grocery List

Beach Menu:

After listening to chatter around the playground about the stresses of planning beach menus, I thought I’d ask Chef Mimi to throw together a tasty beach menu that will have your kids licking their plates without tons of hassle! In one clean swoop, here is everything you will need for your a weekend at the beach. Just print and head to the grocery store.

Day 1:

Breakfast: Banana Berry Bran Muffins

Lunch: Kid Tested Zucchini Boats

Snack: Kale Chips

Dinner: Chicken Quinoa Salad

Day 2:

Breakfast: Banana Berry Bran Muffins

Lunch: Easy Spring Pasta Salad

Snack: Pineapple Salsa with Chips

Dinner: Pork Loin with Pineapple (leftover) Sauce

Day 3:

Breakfast: Kid Approved Zucchini Pancakes

Lunch: Summer Five Bean Salad

Snack: Carrott Muffins

Dinner: Leftovers before you head home!

Grocery List:

1/4 cup All purpose flour

3 cups granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

3 cup white whole wheat flour


baking soda

baking powder

 1 Tbsp. brown sugar

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

Chopped Thyme

1 1/2 cups wheat bran

1 cup whole milk

4 eggs

1/2 cup butter

Panko breadcrumbs

1 cup applesauce

1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)

vegetable oil (you can use olive for simplicity sake)

2 cups Orrechiette pasta

1/2 cup fava beans (or edamame beans)

1/4 cup white wine

1/2 cup chicken stock

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

2 chicken breasts

1 boneless pork loin, about 2 lbs.

1/2 cup ham, diced

2 cups quinoa, cooked

6 zucchini

1 squash

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

1/4 pound mixed greens

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

White Onion

1/4 tsp. dried oregano

1 cup grated carrott

1 pint cherry Tomatoes


2 red bell peppers

1 large shallot

1/2 cup asparagus

1/2 Red Onion

1 jalapeño

1 lime

1 Tbsp. cilantro

1/2 cup peas (or frozen peas, thawed)

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 fresh pineapple

1 cup blueberries
1 over-ripe banana
1/4 lb. green beans
1/4 lb. yellow wax beans1 can garbanzo beans1 can black eyed pea1 can kidney beans2 Tbsp. champagne vinegar

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