Sunday, July 29, 2012

menu planning 7/29-8/4

sunday - grilled tuna steak
cottage cheese
fingerling potatoes
kale chips
snicker-apple salad

monday - taco salad
seven layer dip with chips
baby carrots
grapes
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - pesto salmon salad with strawberries
individual potato gratins with swiss cheese (recipe)
lemon brussel sprouts with romano
peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream

wednesday - crunchy cobb salad with avocado
orzo with summer squash and feta
pineapple

thursday - cheese and salami on crackers (colby and gouda)
crunchy garlic cauliflower
plums
beer with green olives

friday - eat out at santiago's

saturday - leftovers

sunday - blt's
3-bean quinoa salad with mozzarella
asparagus rolls
raspberry jello
watermelon
lemonade

Sunday, July 22, 2012

menu planning 7/22-7/28

sunday - plum, brie and arugula panini
hummus with carrots, cucumbers and celery
raspberries

monday - individual homemade pizzas
blackened brussel sprout halves with almonds and mandarin oranges
apricots
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - meatball subs with provolone
steamed broccoli with lemon zest
canteloupe
brownies

wednesday - eat out at yabby hut

thursday - cold tortellini salad with tomato, cucumber, yellow peppers, red onion and goat cheese
artichoke hearts
pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting

friday - leftovers

saturday - grilled pork chop with green chilis
spinach salad with jicama, walnuts and blue cheese
mushroom and green bean cheesy rice
corn on the cob
strawberries

sunday - grilled tuna steak
cottage cheese
fingerling potatoes
kale chips
snicker-apple salad

Sunday, July 15, 2012

menu planning 7/15-7/21

sunday - chicken and cauliflower alfredo
grapefruit and avocado salad with poppy seed dressing (one perfect bite)
green salad with grilled leeks and manchego
cottage cheese
watermelon

monday - fried egg sandwich with tomato and mozzarella
edamame and sugar snap peas
pineapple
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - eat out at cafe brazil

wednesday - curried chicken pita with pear and cranberries
asiago caesar salad with orange peppers
steamed broccoli
fruit salad
carrot cake cupcakes

thursday - leftovers

friday - fried rice (with bok choy, watercress and scallions)
sweet potato and mushroom salad with feta
cinnamon applesauce

saturday - sauted shrimp and jalapeno tacos
pico de gallo and refried beans
asparagus with creme fraiche mustard sauce and proscuitto
canteloupe

sunday - plum, brie and arugula panini
hummus with carrots, cucumbers and celery
raspberries

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

chicken and cauliflower alfredo

you will need: grill tongs, baking sheet, cutting board, sharp knife, stock pot, saute pan, whisk, measuring cups
yields 6-8 servings

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups cauliflower florets
1/2 box whole wheat linguini
1/2 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup plain greek yogurt (i like fage 0%)
nutmeg
pepper

grill chicken breasts. while chicken is cooking, place cauliflower on baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. coat cauliflower and broil for 5-10 minutes or until browned and crispy.  remove and set aside.

when chicken is done, remove from grill and allow to cool. place pasta in boiling water and cook according to package directions.

heat remaining olive oil over medium-low heat. saute garlic 1-2 minutes.

whisk in flour until smooth, about 2 minutes. gradually whisk in the chicken broth. add greek yogurt, milk, pepper and nutmeg and bring to a low boil, stirring constantly.

lower heat to simmer until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.

stir in parmesan.

drain cooked pasta, reserving 1/2 cup water. add water to sauce. cut chicken into cubes.

add chicken, cauliflower and pasta to the sauce mixture and toss to combine. can continue to cook down if too thin; if mixture too thick, add chicken broth to desired consistency. serve with more parmesan, if desired.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

menu planning 7/8-7/14

sunday - baked macaroni and cheese
buttered peas
yogurt with raspberries and granola

monday - grilled cheese and ham sandwich
salad with mandarin oranges, beets, almonds and feta
banana slices topped with melted chocolate and pecans
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - steak fajitas with sour cream and sharp cheddar
carrot fries
strawberries and kiwi
milk
fudge bar

wednesday - salmon salad on crackers
cucumber, tomato and gouda toss
corn on the cob
peaches
yogurt

thursday - eat out at rosati's

friday - shrimp saute (with garlic, parsley, rosemary, thyme, olive oil, lemon juice and chicken broth)
pasta salad with yellow cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers and romano
zucchini
blueberries
string cheese
baked croissant s'mores

saturday - leftovers

sunday - chicken and cauliflower alfredo
grapefruit and avocado salad with poppy seed dressing (one perfect bite)
green salad with grilled leeks and manchego
cottage cheese
watermelon

Sunday, July 1, 2012

menu planning 7/1-7/7

sunday - easy cheesy broccoli soup
broiled asparagus
watermelon

monday - leftovers
*linking to www.orgjunkie.com for meal planning monday*

tuesday - sea scallops
alloutte twice baked potatoes
green and wax beans
cherries

wednesday - grilled cheddar brats
sweet potato fries
spaghetti squash with red peppers and pesto
red grapes
milk
chocolate chip cookies

thursday -  eat out at madison street

friday - tatortot casserole
steamed cauliflower
mango

saturday - pork tenderloin roast with cooked carrots
zucchini and summer squash medley with parmesan
strawberry shortcake
string cheese

sunday - baked macaroni and cheese
buttered peas
yogurt with raspberries and granola
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