Monday, February 6, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Every Monday I'll try to share my planned dinners for the week - it may or may not pan out, but but it's a good idea to have a plan, and remain flexible. I've added a few alternative ideas below in case you happened to do any of these last week or want something different.

Monday: baked ziti, side salad (I added some notes to the recipe)
Tuesday: away game - maybe eat sandwiches here, maybe on the road
Wednesday: carnitas, fruit, chips & salsa
Thursday: breakfast for dinner - (Canadian bacon, eggs & cheese on an English muffin), fruit
Friday: dinner plans with friends, whoo-hoo!
Saturday: chicken stir fry with brown rice
Sunday:broccoli cheese soup, side salad

Substitutions:


BLTs - I recommend Cybros sprouted breads - they make FANTASTIC toast - romaine or red lettuce, and whatever tomatoes look the best at the store.  We use regular bacon, just not a ton of it, but you could use turkey bacon, too.  Serve some sliced veggies and dip or sweet potato fries on the side.

Homemade Pizza - no, Cybros doesn't pay me (but feel free to, in free bread!!!), but they make a great pizza dough, or you can pick up a lump at lots of grocery stores - Sendik's has some in their deli area.  You can also whip up your own - SUPER easy when you have a bread maker, too.  Try some unusual toppings, or make a bunch of small pizzas, so everyone can sample some different combinations.  Serve a chopped salad on the side.

Paninis - it's ok if you don't have a panini press - we've used our old Foreman grill, but now we use a bacon press I picked up years ago.  You could also use a (clean) brick covered with foil, etc.  Pick your favorite bread, spray lightly with some olive oil (or butter it), and then layer your favorite fillings - sliced turkey or chicken, swiss cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes, and spinach leaves is a fave.  Or a classic: (chicken), mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and thinly sliced tomato...  Serve with a small cup of tomato soup or veggies on the side.


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