Weekly Meals

Week of 4/9 – 4/15

Buttermilk Biscuits | MyRecipes.com:   Sunday: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits with Scrambled Eggs

Classic breakfast here! This biscuit recipe uses white flour but I like to make them using half white flour and half whole wheat flour. I also use stick butter instead of shortening. If you do not have buttermilk, you can make it yourself with milk and lemon juice: 1 Tbsp of lemon juice per 1 cup of milk. Whisk until it curdles/thickens. Serving size: 1-2 eggs with 2 biscuits


 :   Monday: Grilled Chicken with Potato Hash

Grill chicken how you like it! This recipe for potato hash combines your carbohydrate and vegetable servings. Many ingredients can be substituted or added depending on your preference! Substitutions: cooking spray for canola oil, onions for leeks, and white button mushrooms for Portobello mushrooms. This recipe makes six servings so adjust it based on your family! Serving size: 4 ounces chicken with 3/4 cup of potato hash


Grilled Steak-and-Sweet Lime Salad  Tuesday: Grilled Steak-and-Sweet Lime Salad

A refreshing salad with protein for a quick meal! Substitutions: spring mix or raw spinach for iceberg lettuce, cilantro for mint leaves (I always have cilantro on hand). A slice of crusted bread on the side would complete all food groups for this meal! Serving size: 4 ounces of steak with 1-2 cups of salad


 :   Wednesday: Soba Edamame Noodle Bowl

This noodle recipe has many ingredients that aren’t on the food staples list so as always, leave off what you don’t have or make substitutes! This recipe is vegetarian so if you want to add a protein, consider shrimp or chicken to complete this  dish! Serving size: 1 1/2 cups


Easy 5-Ingredient Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe:   Thursday: Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash ‘Spaghetti’

After trying this, you may not believe it isn’t actually real spaghetti! Regular spaghetti noodles contain about 220 calories per cup compared to around 42 calories per cup in spaghetti squash. This recipe also lacks a protein source so ground beef or ground turkey will complete this “spaghetti” recipe. I plan reduce the amount of cheese by “dusting” the top of the squash with cheese instead of piling on a full cup. Serving size: 1/2 spaghetti squash with side of green vegetables


Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce. These were some of the BEST tacos I've ever had! This recipe uses tilapia, but you can also try it with salmon, catfish, or whatever your heart desires! You can't go wrong with this recipe. | hostthetoast.com  Friday: Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

We love fish tacos in our house! This recipe looks intimidating at first because it has so many ingredients, but most of them are herbs and spices so use what you have and leave off what you don’t! Any type of fish or shrimp works too. I plan to use only purple cabbage instead of both listed in recipe. A few chips with salsa or guacamole is a great side dish for this meal! Serving size: 2 tacos with 8-10 chips and 1/4 cup salsa


Chicken Parmesan Burgers  Saturday: Chicken Parmesan Burger

A recipe for the grill on the weekend! I do not usually buy ground chicken, so chicken breast or tenderloin will work just as well in this recipe! A regular whole wheat bun or other type of bread would substitute great too! Add a refreshing salad to the side to complete this meal. Serving size: 4 ounce chicken (ground or breast) with 1 cup salad



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