Weekly Meals

Week of March 19-25

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes - that actually taste good. Made with Greek yogurt, oats, whole wheat flour, and not much else. sallysbakingaddiction.com  Sunday: Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

It’s breakfast for dinner night again! If I haven’t planned ahead for the week, pancakes are always a go to meal for our breakfast for dinner tradition on Sunday evenings. This isn’t your traditional pancake recipe. These pancakes, made with oats and whole wheat flour, add more fiber, vitamins and minerals that make them a better option than ones made with plain white flour. For milk & yogurt, always look for reduced fat or fat-free options that can significantly reduce the overall fat and calories in a recipe. Serving size: 2-3 pancakes with light syrup

Recipehttp://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/11/04/whole-wheat-oatmeal-pancakes/

Pan-Seared Lake Trout with Bacon and Cranberry Bean Succotash  Monday: Pan-Seared Lake Trout with Bacon and Cranberry Bean Succotash

This recipe is for my aunt & uncle who do a lot of trout fishing in the summer. Any type of fish or bean works for this recipe though! I used salmon the last time I prepared it. Other substitutions: dried herbs instead of fresh, cooking spray instead of the butter and oil, and canned corn if fresh is not available (rinse canned vegetables before cooking to remove some of the salt). Serving size: 1 fillet of fish (4-8 ounces depending on the type) and 1 cup succotash

Chicken Enchiladas  Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas

This recipe is just as good as restaurant enchiladas! It serves 6-8 people so reduce ingredients based on how many people you’re cooking for. I make a couple of tweaks to this recipe to make it my own. I add the poblano pepper (or green bell pepper) to the chicken mixture to stuff inside the tortillas and reduce the amount of cheese (and calories) by only topping the enchiladas with cheese instead of both inside and out. Serving size: 2 enchiladas with 1/2 cup avocado

Recipehttp://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-enchiladas-13

California Turkey Club Wrap - a delicious lunch!  Wednesday: California Turkey Club Wrap

This recipe is great for a quick dinner or lunch! Any type of meat and sauce could be used so make it your own! I plan to use chicken instead of turkey and whole wheat wraps instead of spinach wraps. Also, I recommend using spring mix or raw spinach instead of iceberg lettuce (iceberg provides very little nutrition).  For sauces…buffalo, BBQ, ranch, etc. could be used instead of mayo/mustard. And add additional veggies if you have extra in the fridge to get rid of! Fresh fruit is a great addition on the side!

Recipehttp://www.tasteslovely.com/california-turkey-club-wrap/

Buffalo Shrimp and Blue Cheese Grits  Thursday: Buffalo Shrimp and Blue Cheese Grits 

Southern staple here…shrimp & grits! My husband loves anything with buffalo sauce so when he saw this go on the menu board for this week, he could hardly wait. You could use any type of cheese if you’re not a fan of blue cheese. I saute the shrimp with cooking spray instead of oil and left off the garlic.
Recipehttp://tasteandsee.com/buffalo-shrimp-blue-cheese-grits-recipe/

Cabin in the Woods Burgers with Bacon & Eggs  Friday: Cabin in the Woods Burger

Put an egg on anything and it makes it that much better! Substitutions: turkey bacon, 93/7 ground beef, any type of cheese, and whole wheat buns. Eliminate oil and butter to save calories and use cooking spray instead to pan fry the eggs. Add a green vegetable on the size to brighten up this dish! Serving size: 4 ounces ground beef patty

Recipehttp://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/cabin-in-the-woods-burgers-with-bacon-eggs

Cornflake-Crunch Chicken  Saturday: Cornflake Crunch Chicken

For all the fried chicken lovers…here is a healthier version with lots of crunch! You don’t need to buy buttermilk for this. You can make buttermilk with skim milk and lemon juice (1 Tbsp lemon juice per 1 cup milk.) Definitely eliminate the butter… It will still be crunchy! Serving size: 2 pieces of chicken with 1 cup vegetable on the side

Recipehttp://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/cornflake-crunch-chicken

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2 thoughts on “Week of March 19-25

  1. Hi Mere,
    Thanks for thinking of us and including the trout recipe! I may wait till we have a fresh catch before I make it. Trout season begins 1st weekend in April so we don’t have long to wait. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    Everything on this weeks meal plan looks very appetizing. I agree with Mike, the Buffalo shrimp will be a hit!

    Last week we enjoyed the ‘Fish and veges in parchment paper ‘ and the meatless pasta recipe. This is a big help to me! Keep up the good work!

    Love you!
    Betsy

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    1. Thank you for your support! I’m so glad yall are finding this helpful and getting to enjoy the fun recipes as well!! Let me know how everything goes! We love yall! Hopefully yall can visit soon!!

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