Wednesday, July 16

Meals for the Week

Meal planning done! We had fun trying some new recipes and throwing in our classic favorites.


1. One of my favorites this week was the Roasted Cauliflower and Chick Pea Tacos by Two Peas & Their Pod! Their incredible recipe takes healthy vegetarian eating to an entire new level. If you thought healthy eating had to be boring take another look with these top-notch and beautiful looking tacos. Their Lime Crema sauce is also an absolute must and only takes a couple of minutes to whip up. Top with chopped tomatoes, extra avocado, baby spinach and some red onions.

2. Next up Healthy Beef and Cashew Stir Fry from ifoodreal. Chicken was on sale last week so I used chicken instead of the beef. The flavors in the sauce meld beautifully and the cashews add the perfect nutty element. Word of advice, when roasting the cashews watch them VERY, VERY carefully. They can go from no color to burnt in a matter of a few seconds. So unless you want to be salvaging through the cashews looking for non-burnt non-carcinogen pieces, do your family a favor and don't walk away from the stove to take pictures of your super cute baby. Just trust me :)

3. My Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta has become of our favorite summer dinners. I love incorporating the garden produce into our meals and the basil and spinach pesto is the perfect place to do so. This also makes great leftovers for lunch the next day.

4. Salmon Baked in Cream with Sweet Bay, Thyme and Dill from The Nourished Kitchen is absolutely delightful! My local grocery store has had frozen salmon fillets right about $3.50 a lb. They may not be straight from the sea to your plate wild Alaskan salmon, but for living in a landlocked state and at that price, I'll take it. Serve with a fresh salad and some roasted potatoes.

5 Lastly, Apple Bacon Cheddar Mac n Cheese by Rachel Ray. When it comes down to a favorite mac n cheese recipe, this one is the best! Substitute the regular pasta for whole wheat and serve with a fresh spinach salad. For the dressing try my personal favorite Classic Vinaigrette Dressing.

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