I really need to think of a better name for these posts. Ideas? Anyways, here are the meals we ate for dinner last week!
Sunday- Enchilada Casserole
I’ve been making this casserole for a few years now. I usually leave out the tortilla chips because I think it tastes just fine without them. For people looking for a meatless meal option that still includes some protein, this recipe is for you. We had a ton of leftovers, so this ended up being lunch for a few days too!
Monday- Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmesan with a side salad
I love making chicken rollatini because it looks fancy but is actually very simple to make. I had spinach in the fridge that was on its last leg, so cooking it and hiding it in this recipe was a great way to use it up. Even with the spinach incorporated into the rollatini, I needed a little more veggie power so a side salad rounded out the meal.
Tuesday- Clean Eating Fish Tacos
This is typically a recipe I make in the summer, but we had a whole bunch of purple cabbage in the fridge and I knew a slaw would be the easiest way to use some of it up. As you can probably tell, nothing goes to waste in our house! Unlike the famous fish tacos in “I Love You, Man”, the tortillas are not made in house. I really like Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Tortillas.
Wednesday- Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Whole wheat pasta is not hard to find, but at the local Stop and Shop there is really only whole wheat ziti and spaghetti. I made a special trip to Wegman’s the weekend before and was delighted to find a large variety of whole wheat pasta available like farfalle and orzo! We had slowly been accumulating the ends of our loafs of bread, which we throw in the freezer to save. To use them up, I made croutons for the pasta salad! Again, never let anything go to waste! This recipe is good for dinner, but would also make a great side to bring to a BBQ once summer rolls around (which can’t be soon enough- I’m typing this as a blizzard is going on outside).
Thursday- Baked Quinoa Chicken Parm
Thursday’s dinner was a breeze because we had quinoa chicken parm in the freezer from when we made it a couple weeks ago! All we had to do was pop it in the oven and enjoy!
Friday- Veggies Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries
Veggies burgers are another great meatless meal option. I’m not a huge fan of the frozen veggie burgers you get at the grocery store, but love homemade versions! I served them on top of whole wheat buns and with a side of homemade sweet potato fries