Menu Plan Monday and Happy Samhain!


Easy week this week...no physical therapy, and we're all nursing colds.  I love the fall, but don't love the crud that comes with it in Naples...I think I'd rather almost anything than a sore throat and body aches.   Samhain is Saturday and I can't wait...it's my favorite holiday on the wheel!





Anyway, we're on diets...well not really diets, just better, healthier eating and more exercise.  I've reached a weight that I've never before reached and this bothers me.  So the daily menus this week total slightly less than 1500 calories a day to give me a little leeway or a snack.  I can't make it from lunch until dinner with nothing to eat. Here's the menu with some recipes after the jump. Don't forget to visit Orgjunkie.com for more entries:




Sunday
Breakfast
Egg in a basket
coffee/juice
Lunch
Deli Roast beef on whole grain bread 
carrot sticks 
Dinner
Mini Meatloaves, Parmesan risotto (organic, box mix) and Roasted butternut squash and apples

Monday
Breakfast
Egg beaters and turkey bacon on whole wheat english muffin 
coffee/juice
Lunch
Gorton's grilled lemon pepper fish
Salad
Dinner
Hoisin chicken skewers
Brown Rice
Asian frozen veg mis

Tuesday
Breakfast
Crockpot Oatmeal (Will  blog)
Lunch
Grilled chicken breast and salad
Dinner
 Meatballs subs on challah bread (leftover meatballs from last week that I froze.)

Wednesday
Breakfast
Yogurt with Grape Nuts Cereal
Lunch
Lemon pepper fish and salad
Dinner
Leftover Italian beef from last week (frozen) on challah buns

Thursday
Breakfast
Breakfast sandwich like Monday
Lunch
Grilled chicken on salad
Dinner
Spiced Pork Chops with Red Cabbage  , oven roasted potatoes

Friday
Breakfast
Yogurt/Grape Nuts
Lunch
Grilled Fish and salad
Dinner
Chicken Rollatini,  Couscous, Brocolli

Saturday
Breakfast
Apple Waffles
Lunch
Brats on buns with grilled onions
Dinner
Halloween party at friend's house for the kids.  They're grilling burgers and everyone is bringing a side.  I'm bringing these Baked Beans from the Pioneer Woman.  Trick or Treating after. 

Happy Fall and Happy Samhain all! 

Mini Meatloaves
1lb ground beef
1 onion
1 egg white or egg substitute
1pkg stove top stuffing mix I prefer the sage kind
1c water

mix all together and press into a 12 cup muffin tin. sprinkle with fresh parm cheese. bake at 350 for 30 minutes they're done when the edges pull away from the side of the muiffin cup a little.

Roasted Squash and apples
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 tsp canola oil
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice mix
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. maple syrup
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix squash with oil in a bowl. Add spice mix; toss. Spread squash on an ungreased baking sheet; bake 15 minutes or until squash turns golden brown at the edges. Mix vinegar and syrup in a bowl; pour over squash. Bake 5 minutes. Combine apples, pecans and squash in a bowl. Cool and serve. Serves 4

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
1 cup hoisin sauce
1 tbsp splenda brown sugar blen
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce


Thread chicken onto skewers. Mix hoisin, brown sugar blend and soy sauce. Paint onto skewers and grill or broil until half done. Flip, paint other side and cook until done. 4 servings.

2 comments:

Michele said...

HAPPY SAMHAIN!

Rona's Home Page said...

Looks like you have a yummy week planned.
Have a Happy Samhain!

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