Sunday – Mexican Casserole. For those of you familiar with weight watchers-this recipe from Food.com is only 6.5 points! The only changes I make are omitting the cilantro (not a fan) and I use plain Greek yogurt in place of the nonfat sour cream (yuck. No offense to those that dig it). The portions are big so you are definitely feeling full after this dinner!
Monday– Barbecue Roasted Salmon. I am forever looking for new ways to prepare salmon. We love salmon and love to have it once a week but I get tired of the same recipes over and over. This recipe by Cooking Light was full of flavor! I didn’t change one thing. Serve with Easy Zucchini Parmesan. Perfect.
Tuesday– Herbed Chicken Nuggets – I am not sure why it took so long for me to try this recipe (from AllRecipes). I ALWAYS buy frozen nuggets for the boys and they always seem questionable at best (if you know what I mean). These are fantastic! They are easy, you can control the level of seasoning, you control the type of chicken you use AND they are baked not fried. I am going to make these again next week and test making extra, freezing and reheating. I’ll keep you posted. Serve with sweet potato fries.
Wednesday– Healthy breakfast night. Omelets with 3 egg whites/1 yolk, turkey bacon and whole wheat toast! Delicious. Click on the link below to see my blog on how to make the perfect omelet.
Thursday– Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream – In keeping with my New Year/New Healthier Recipes theme, I sought out a fish taco recipe that would come close to replacing my unhealthier but delicious breaded fish/avocado tacos that we have come to love on a semi-weekly basis. This recipe by Ellie Krieger tastes light, fresh and definitely a step in the right direction. Serve with black beans and rice (if you really want to get crazy healthy, go for brown rice instead of white).
Friday – Rest and relaxation night. Yeah right. Just don’t cook!
Saturday– Hearty Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup – Aaah. Who needs a warm, comforting soup night?? Me, that’s who! So excited to make this again next week! This soup recipe from The Food Network is one of my faves. If you make a big enough batch, you can freeze in smaller portions for lunch during the week.
Don’t forget to click on the link below to use the printable grocery list! This will help keep you on track as you shop. Hope this helps streamline your grocery store trips! The goal is for you to go to the store ONCE this week. Save time. Save $$.
and as always, here is your menu planning template to print out, write your menu and stick on your fridge. It is super cute!!