I don’t know about you, but I am loving the fact that it is December. The endless holiday movies on television, the neighbourhood lights, parties and cookies, oh my!! As I type this the Lovely Husband is outside hanging our lights – or at least he better be… It truly is a magical time of the year. Before I get too carried away with holiday celebrations, I’m making an extra push to eat healthy until the middle of December. Want to join me?
When planning what to cook this week I wanted recipes that were healthy, easy on time and the wallet…
The plan is to start each morning this week and next with a smoothie. Love this collection of recipes from Prevention Magazine, especially the Banana Ginger smoothie.
What to Cook This Week
After surviving Monday I want a quick and easy dinner, like Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli with Cauliflower Rice. I usually make a few batches of cauliflower rice to freeze when cauliflower is on sale. Which means this dinner is on the table in 15 minutes max.
Love stuffed vegetable recipes for an easy one bowl dinner like my Kale and Sausage Couscous Stuffed Squash. Squash is an excellent source of immune-supportive vitamin A and vitamin C. Kale is a great source of fibre and couscous is a lean, vegetarian protein. Feeling so good on Tuesday I might skip my multivitamin!
Yes I am eating healthy, and trying my very best to limit carbs, but I have a serious pasta problem. Cutting this girl completely off from her pasta isn’t going happen! Compromise is pasta once a week, and this Wednesday it must be Penne with Ricotta, Saffron and Cheery Tomato Confit. This recipe is from one of my favorite bloggers SugarLovesSpices. Wednesday seems like a good treat day, say it with me folks… Wine Wednesday!
Thursday is usually my low point, hence my coining of the phrase “Takeaway Thursday”. But the take away menus are tucked away, eating healthy and tightening the budget is the theme in our household at the moment. This Thursday I am planning a big salad with diced up chicken for dinner.
Friday is a great night to use up any leftover proteins and vegetables from the week. This Friday why not have omelettes for dinner, get creative with what you have in the fridge and have fun flipping!
Saturday I’m going to keep it low key and use my Instant Pot to make some homemade baked beans. Beans and toast – don’t judge! It will be easy to set up before heading out to do holiday related errands. Not the healthiest meal of the week, but it’s Saturday night!
What are you eating this week? Have fun in the kitchen friends, and if you need some extra help meal planning check out my earlier post for my tips and tricks.