Thursday, January 10, 2013

What's on the Menu?


Happy Thursday, friends! Thanks for your advice yesterday. I'm going to do a little more research then I'm off to buy a new hairdryer this weekend. I have been busy with first of the year reading and spelling assessments at work and am exhausted! I am counting down until the weekend begins tomorrow afternoon. Do you have any exciting plans?

Even though this week has been super busy, I've done lots of cooking. On Sunday I made stuffed pepper soup. Corey and I are big fans of stuffed peppers and this recipe was super easy to throw together and made a ton. I love that because we have leftovers in the freezer for a hectic day. This recipe is basically all the ingredients from stuffed peppers thrown together in a pot to simmer for an hour. We used ground turkey, brown rice, and low sodium vegetable broth and tomato sauce to make this meal healthier. 

Later in the week, I made a 20-minute meal that was a big hit for Corey. This is a great choice when you're super busy or that yoga class runs over. Cilantro-lime marinated grilled chicken, brown rice, and a baked avocado stuffed with salsa. I tossed the chicken in a lime juice, honey, garlic, and cilantro mixture then headed off to the gym. I grilled it while baking the avocado and dinner was on the table a mere 10 minutes later. 

Last night I made Skinnytaste's turkey zucchini boats. These are so delicious and I'm going to try the chicken enchilada version soon.  This time I used hot sausage and I think it made them even better. I served them with a little brown rice. 

When the school year started, I decided to meal plan three meals a week to help myself be better organized. So far it has been going well and I think it has encouraged us to continue making healthy choices. Planning ahead gives me no excuse to serve pasta three nights a week! Next week, I'm planning {key word as I often change my mind before I hit the grocery store on Saturdays} to make taco salads, lasagna roll ups, and Greek chicken pitas. 

Do you meal plan? What are your tips and tricks?

3 comments:

  1. I'm glad you liked the boats! They're time consuming to make, but so good!

    And I'd love the recipe for the stuffed pepper soup thing. That sounds so good!

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  2. Do you have an instagram where you post these daily? I need inspiration during the week.

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  3. Do you have an instagram where you post these daily? I need inspiration during the week.

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