Jen's Dinner Plan Sept 29-Oct 5

Need some new ideas for dinner meals? Here is Jen’s weekly dinner menu with notes: 


Sunday: Jen’s Go To Chili

  • A change from chicken on Sunday! After attending a workshop all weekend, a one pot comfort meal done in around 30 minutes sounded the best to have. 


Monday: 30 Minute Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

  • First, this takes longer if you don’t have the Paleo Teriyaki Sauce made ahead of time. You could sub already made teriyaki sauce. 

  • Second, I made brown rice in the rice cooker and it took an hour to cook. So while the rice cooked, I was able to make the sauce and the stir fry.

  • About the sauce: 

    • I wanted to try my own and choose a Paleo recipe because I have concerns that soy sauce doesn’t work well with my body. This recipe uses coconut aminos in place of soy sauce and tastes pretty much like it. 

    • This sauce was easy to make and it definitely isn’t as sweet as traditional teriyaki sauce. 

    • I halved recipe and it made about 1 ¼ cup of sauce. 

  • About the stir fry:

    • I added sliced mushrooms.

    • The Paleo Teriyaki Sauce is very salty tasting and strong flavored. I added about ⅓ of cup of sauce and didn’t add the sea salt. 

  • Overall, I loved this recipe! I look forward to using the remaining half of the sauce I made to make this again in a couple of weeks. The sauce will last for four weeks according to the directions. 


Tuesday: Pan Seared Salmon and Roasted Okra 

  • This is my favorite way to cook Salmon plus we enjoyed the last of the available okra for the season. 

  • Roasted okra:

    • Slice okra and line on a sheet pan.

    • Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. 

    • Roast at 425 for 20ish minutes until soft and tender, tossing occasionally.

Wednesday: Sunday Leftovers


Thursday: Zoodles and Meatballs

  • A quick, easy dinner.

  • Prepare sauce and quality frozen meatballs. A meatball brand we like is Nature’s Rancher.

  • Spiralized zucchini and saute for a few minutes in a large skillet until softened. Be careful not to overcook as zucchini can easily get soggy and watery. 


Friday: Homemade Pizza

  • For this pizza night, we topped it with pepperoni, mushroom and onion while watching home improvement shows. 

  • For the complete instructions on how I make my homemade pizza - dough and sauce recipes along with tips - check out Friday dinner from this post.


Saturday: Snacky Food and Fried Apples for Dessert

  • Saturday night ended up being a light dinner. We had a big lunch at La Sandia where I got tacos with lettuce shells instead of flour or corn tortillas. So good!

  • Our snacky dinner was raw veggies and hummus, olives, mixed nuts, and pepperoni. 

  • It was also a light dinner because we had already planned on a dessert of fried apples with vanilla ice cream. 

Let me know if you try any of these recipes or have good ones of your own to share. 


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