Meal 1- Vegetable Chickpea Curry, Couscous, Salad
An easy vegetarian slow cooker meal! Use whatever vegetables that you have on hand and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
Meal 2- Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs, Salad
Cooking the squash first in the microwave and then in a skillet to cook off the extra moisture, gives the squash a more spaghetti-like texture.
Meal 3- Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli
With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart’s content and your kids will not know the difference.
Meal 4- Teriyaki Salmon, Brown Rice, Snow Pea Pods
The salmon cooks in aluminum foil packets which makes clean up easy!
Meal 5- Chicken and Brown Rice, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This dish requires more than the typical 30 minutes but most of the time is unattended cooking time.
|Leafy greens for salads||Olive oil/Canola oil|
|Baby spinach||Vegetable broth, reduced sodium|
|Onions||Couscous, whole wheat|
|Brussels sprouts||Brown rice|
|Garlic||Chickpeas, reduced sodium, 2- 15-oz can|
|Spaghetti squash||Coconut milk, light|
|Snow pea pods||Tomatoes, crushed, no salt, 28-oz|
|Green bell peppers||Tomatoes, diced, no salt, 15-oz|
|Serrano chile||Curry powder|
|Fresh parsley||Italian seasoning|
|Ginger, fresh||Onion powder|
|Green beans||Red pepper, ground|
|Baking potatoes||Almonds, sliced|
|Sweet potatoes||Flour, whole wheat|
|Lemons||Teriyaki sauce, low sodium|
|Roasted red peppers|
|Green peas, frozen|
|Salmon, 4- 5-oz||Refrigerated section|
|Chicken tenders, 1 lb||Parmesan cheese|
|Ground turkey, 1 lbs||Eggs|
|Chicken, whole, cut-up|
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.