I had a hard time coming up with ideas for dinner today so I put it out on Facebook and Bloop that I was trying to plan a menu and asked for people to chip in ideas. I knew I wanted to make Momma’s Chili, but then I got recommendations for a few things from EatBetterAmerica.com and from Foodnetwork.com. At the grocery store, I got (among other things) brown rice, arugula, goat cheese, green lentils, mint, diced tomatoes, jalepeños, zucchini, pears, bananas, mushrooms, chocolate, etc. I have all of the ingredients to make everything on my dinner menu, plus healthy snacks, breakfasts and lunches for later in the week.
This week, we’re having all of the following:
The ‘healthified chicken skillet’ was pretty tasty. Basically just cook chicken in a fry-pan with olive oil, salt and pepper then slice zucchini and cook in the same pan. It was pretty tasty and came together really quickly. Eat Better America was already linked above, so check it out–you can sort recipes by calorie count, prep time or meal type. I like it so far.
I am really excited about the apples that Mr. and Mrs. Roomie picked up, though. They went to an orchard today and brought home the first round of Honey Crisp apples. Mrs. Roomie is looking around for an ‘Apple Crumble Pie’ recipe, but I’m not sure what she’s talking about so I can’t help her with that. I just want to eat them straight-up and delicious.
I’m also excited to try a couple recipes up there. Almost every one is new. I’ve got 4 jalepeños to use… I haven’t quite decided if I’ll use them in the chili or if I’ll save them for the spicy Mexican dish on Friday. I’m just excited to get cooking 😀
Tomorrow starts Phase 1, Week 2, Day 1 so I should go finish drinking my water and get some sleep 🙂