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Summer Vegetable Tart

July 31, 2014  |  Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Savory, Vegetables  |  No Comments

Where’s the beef, chicken, pork . . . meat anything? Nope. Well at least not here, not today. Although, yes, I did have grilled chicken with this summer vegetable tart for my protein.

Easy Summer Veggie Tart with Real Food by Dad

I could have easily roasted all these veggies, then just doled some out onto plates, but I decided to make it a tart. It’s the one way I can make sure my boys eat more of their veggies. There’s just something about finger food that makes kids eat more. Plate this as veggies alone and I’ll see three bites at best and the rest of the time will be spent pushing it from one side of the plate to the other.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

July 29, 2014  |  Appetizers, Cheese, Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Savory  |  72 Comments

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a huge sandwich fan. You can find some of my standbys here, here, here and here. So while I could have stuffed these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in a sandwich, I left them as is.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs by Real Food by Dad

This way, we could eat them over pasta, on polenta, or in a sandwich. Although they were so good, we ate most of them on sticks dipped in marinara. The whole “making something else to go with it” is great when you have time and aren’t running on only breakfast at 4 pm.

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Shepherd’s Pie Pockets

I’ve always been a decent multi-tasker, but with the recent birth of our third son (7 weeks old), I am quickly becoming a multi-tasking machine. We both are in fact, we have no other choice if we want to keep these blogs going! Cooking, baking, styling, shooting, writing, social media, you name it, all done most of the time with one hand. Impressive huh?!

Shepherd's Pie Pocket from Real Food by Dad

And along with that, the more I am all about quick & easy, fun & tasty meals for the family. These Shepherd’s Pie Pockets fit that to a tee. These turned out as good as I expected. Comfort food in a crescent roll. Love that they are hand held and not messy at all, which makes a dad like me happy. Less to wipe off the table and sweep off the floor!

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