Monday, February 17, 2014
I try to have one meatless main dish each week, and this week I made a macaroni and cheese dish with lots of added vegetables. I used whole wheat rotini, drained stewed tomatoes, sauteed onion and celery, and some frozen peas. I always save the water I cook vegetables in, and used it as part of the liquid for the cheese sauce (low fat cheese and skim milk). We had broccoli and cherry tomatoes with it, for a nutritious, colourful dinner.
Knowing that tonight would be meatless, I used extra protein at lunch time, with our own version of egg mcmuffins with low sodium turkey bacon. We both drink milk at lunch time, so our protein was okay for the day.
We normally have fish Tuesdays and Fridays, pork once a week, chicken probably twice, and lean beef once.