Meal 1- Last Minute Black Bean Soup, Salad, Fruit
A super quick and easy meal! You could also serve with tortilla chips.
Meal 2- Soy Marinated Flank Steak, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli
Marinate the steak overnight and if you have any leftovers, add it to a salad for lunch the next day.
Meal 3- Quick and Easy Lemon Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes, Green Beans
You will make this once and never have to use the recipe again!
Meal 4- Fish Tacos, Refried Beans
Serve the tacos without the onion mixture for children and picky eaters.
Meal 5- Vegetable Stir Fry, Brown Rice, Fruit
This recipe is a template, open to endless possibilities depending on what vegetables you have on hand. No matter what seasonal produce you use, remember to keep an eye out for a mix of colors.
|Leafy greens for salads||Olive oil/Canola oil|
|Ginger, fresh||Black beans, reduced sodium, 19-oz can|
|Onions||Refried beans, fat-free 15-oz can|
|Red bell peppers||Balsamic vinegar|
|Grape tomatoes||Brown sugar|
|Jalapeño pepper||Chili powder|
|Fresh herbs- cilantro, rosemary, basil, mint||Paprika|
|Green beans||Red pepper, ground|
|Red potatoes||Sesame seeds|
|Sweet potatoes||Brown rice|
|Limes||Frozen corn kernels|
|Tilapia, 1 lb||Cheddar cheese, shredded, reduced fat|
|Chicken breast, boneless, 1 lb||Sour cream, reduced fat|
|Flank steak, 1-1.5 lbs|
Jackie Warren is a registered dietitian and Director of Operations for Corporate Health Partners. She develops weekly dinner meal plans that are kid-friendly to take the guesswork out of healthy eating.