I’m a blogger. Who knew it was that simple? I googled “how to start a blog”, paid $96, uploaded some pictures and here we are. Is it perfect? No. Is it pretty? No. But it’s live – I think. I hope. This has been a very surreal week as it was just seven days ago that I shared my weekly dining plan with a few people. A few turned into a few more and then there were about 200. Emailing 200 people became a bit daunting so someone suggested I start a blog. And here we are. Below is my dinner meal plan for the week of August 19th. I am three days in and have loved the recipes this week. Delicious ingredients and very simple to make. With back to school this week I needed quick, easy and healthy options. So Voila! And Enjoy!! Happy, Healthy Eating Friends!!
Chicken, Corn & Salad – Sundays are family nights in our house. This is the one night we all sit down together to enjoy our meal – no excuses – so I have to make sure there is something for everyone on the menu. Did I mention my oldest prefers brown foods to any other? A comforting meal is a must for me as I get the Sunday blues. We are grilling tonight so we can sit outside and enjoy the weather! Grilled chicken thighs, corn and an easy salad is what’s for dinner!
One Pan Mediterranean Baked Halibut w/ veggies – I substituted cod for halibut because it was on sale at my local grocery store! You can sub flounder, cod – any white fish! My go to green beans are from Costco. They come in a huge frozen bag and are so inexpensive and delicious.
Ground Turkey Tacos in Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Lime Crema – I opted for a spring mix instead of butter lettuce because my local store does not carry. I will make this more of a salad than a wrap. I feel like this happens when I try to wrap anything in lettuce!! I will say the crema step involves blending so I will make this on Sunday and store in fridge so come Tuesday I will only need to brown the meat! PS – My husband and kids will use tortillas!
Weight Watchers Egg Salad – I like to throw in an easy, no fuss recipe each week. I almost always have most of these ingredients in my fridge so it rarely costs me anything. This is my favorite low calorie egg salad. Feel free to throw in celery or whatever else you like to add. Again, my husband will add bread but I will eat over lettuce or just plain.
Five Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus – This is a super easy, delicious week night meal. Definitely a monthly staple.
Honey Balsamic Pork Tenderloin w/ green beans OR, Skillet Tomatoes & Feta – ( I may do both) – The thought of Friday makes me happy especially this week. I plan to marinate these the night before so they are ready to go when I get home from work and finish my workout. I LOVE tomatoes and balsamic – two of my favorite foods – so I plan to make the tomatoes and feta but green beans (Costco) or any other summer veg or salad will do.