March has been a crazy month....winter seemed like it would never end until this weekend when we now have had over two days straight of never ending rain. So at least it's warming up enough so that it stays rain and not snow! I started a new "lifestyle change" (ie: diet/exercise plan) this month that has been successful so far. I've had little time to sit at the computer, therefore the blog absence. Spending a couple of hours exercising and meal planning daily has been a challenge, but I think the longer I do it the easier it will be. (More on that another post, maybe!)
I've still been menu planning, but just on paper in the form of grocery lists and recipe notes to myself. I've been using The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook that I borrowed from the library for meal planning. Overall it's been a good resource for cooking tasty meals with reduced sodium and fat. I had thought I cooked healthy meals in general, but this book has given me ideas of how to tweak them to be better.
So here is this week's menu:
Sunday: Carnitas with corn tortillas, black beans and brown rice, salads (Pork was leftover from a previous crock pot meal and frozen!)
Monday: Mango coconut Mahi Mahi (Whole Foods), Israeli couscous, steamed broccoli, salad.
Tuesday: Chinese chicken with Bok Choy and garlic, salad. (DASH cookbook recipe, p 108)
Wednesday: Turkey spinach meatballs and whole wheat pasta, salad, steamed broccoli. (Meatballs from DASH cookbook, p 120)
Thursday: Salmon and edamame cakes (DASH p 135) and Asian slaw with ginger dressing (p 63)
Friday: Homemade pizza with whole wheat dough, salads
I'm linking this post up on MPM at I'm an Organizing Junkie!