Jen's Dinner Plan Mar 10-16

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

Sunday: Salads from Chopt

  • I spent my whole day assisting at a kettlebell workshop so I wanted a light and easy dinner.

  • After picking up my daughter at a friends house, we got some salads to go.

  • I am more of a Sweetgreen fan, but Chopt was on the way home.

Monday: Mexican Bean Skillet and Salad

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  • I have made this several times. The cinnamon gives it a nice, unexpected flavor.

  • I decided to pan-sear the chicken a little on each side to give it a crisper taste.

  • I cooked a couple of extra chicken breasts and added another can of beans, so we have plenty of leftovers.

  • Salad was simple mixed greens, seasoned with salt and pepper, and drizzled with olive oil and lime juice

Tuesday: Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa

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  • Recipe calls for ground beef, but I made it with ground turkey and cooked the garlic with the meat.

  • Though I am a kale lover, my daughter isn’t so I left it out.

  • It took 45 minutes to cook the squash.

  • There was plenty of mixture to fill 3 squashes.

  • Though, this could stand alone as a complete meal, I decided to have quinoa made in the rice cooker on the side.

Wednesday: Shrimp Stir Fry with Forbidden Rice

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  • A ton of veggies sauteed with shrimp tossed in my favorite teriyaki sauce - Soy Vay.

  • Veggies - broccoli, red peppers, carrots, squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and onion.

  • My favorite rice is a black rice known as Forbidden rice. It has a nutty flavor and more nutrients than white or brown rice.

Thursday: Leftovers - Stuffed Acorn Squash and Quinoa

  • I love to cook but do appreciate when it’s an easy night for dinner.

Friday: Leftovers - Mexican Skillet Chicken and Salad

  • Yep. Leftovers again. Nothing fancy.

Saturday: Irish dinner with friends

  • We had friends over for a pre-St. Patrick’s Day dinner.

  • I didn’t get any pictures of this totally yummy meal.

  • Menu was:

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