Peggy’s Menu Plan #1

As promised, below is my family’s dinner menu plan for the week.

My modifications to linked recipes are noted directly under the link with the pound (#) symbol.

On days where I list two vegetables, I usually use one fresh & one frozen.  So I’ll mark the frozen ones with “FRO”, and all others are fresh.  Unless otherwise noted, we cook most of our veggies, fresh and frozen, in a steamer pot, sprinkled with a little garlic salt and/or our favorite dried herbs.

So here goes for this week…

Monday – Baked Chicken w/Spinach & Pears, Asparagus – roasted w/ garlic & olive oil (or steamed)
#Omit bleu cheese or substitute goat cheese (It’s delicious without any cheese.)
Tuesday – Sweet Potatoes w/ Collards & Adzuki beans, FRO California-blend veggies
# I originally doubled the recipe because it said it serves 2 and we are 3.  But it made way too much.  I now sometimes double the beans (for more protein) & collards only.
Weds – Baked salmon, Stir-fried Bok Choy, FRO Haricots Verts (green beans)
Just brush fish with lemon juice and/or olive oil & sprinkle with your favorite seasonings or herbs.  We discovered McCormick’s Mediterranean Sea Salt is fabulous for fish (& more).
Thursday – Lentils with Zucchini & Herbs, FRO Brussels Sprouts
# I’ll post this recipe separately, because it’s from a magazine.
Friday – Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Broccoli, FRO Succotash*
#We always omit the peanuts, because there’s already plenty of protein.
Saturday – Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup & Salad
# We always use 3 or 4 (not 2) large, FRESH carrots, and 2 cans of beans for added protein.  If it’s too thick, just add water or more broth.
Sunday – Stir Fried Shrimp & Vegetables, Brown Rice
#You can substitute pretty much any veggies you like with this recipe, which I recommend for this week if you are going to do the Lentils w/ Zucchini.  For example, we’ve made this with bell peppers, snow peas & carrots.

* What I call “succotash” is some combination of peas, carrots & corn, sometimes green beans. That is just what my Mom always called it, but they’re usually called Mixed Vegetables on the package.  I like these with vegetarian meals especially because you get a little more protein from the peas.

Happy Eating!

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