Monday, July 19, 2010

Menu Planning Monday



This week was a great success. I made everything I had planned and they were all very good. I guess if I had to pick my favorite it would be the salsa dump chicken, with the BBQ chicken salad coming in a very close second. My husband loved the cilantro in the dressing. The kids were not big fans of the salad. No big shocker there.

This week I am going to be trying out some recipes from Take Shape for Life's new Lean and Green Cookbook. In my weight loss program, I eat a lean and green meal every day in addition to 5 prepackaged meals and 2 snacks. Just as with anything else, I get to making the same things. Each week when I cook for my family I just adapt what they are having. I never make 2 different meals. That would make me crazy. So, I am excited to have these dishes to try that are all portioned out for me. So, I'll be posting the recipes next week with the ones I loved. Sorry there won't be any fun links for you.

Monday: chicken, black bean and corn burritos using leftovers from yesterdays salad
Tuesday: zesty grilled vegetables and mahi mahi
Wednesday: lemon scallion chicken and vegetable kabobs
Thursday: northern italian shrimp and broccoli
Friday: turkey burgers
Saturday: date night
Sunday: pork loin (I'll be trying the rub and glaze, but using my crock pot. It's 115 degrees here!)

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3 comments:

SnoWhite said...

I might have to try that BBQ chicken salad.

The other recipes on your menu this week sound delicious -- what a nice blend of flavors.

amanda said...

Salsa dump chicken is such a hit - I'm not surprised it came in at #1! Looks like you have a great week lined up. Good luck!

Miller Family said...

I'm going to have to do the salsa dump. R out of town this week, so I'l wait til he gets back. Thanks sooooooo much for all you do. love you lots, J