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Meal Plan for May 4 through May 10

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Well, not much to say this week. Another week, another plan! Many of these recipes are from the “Cookbook of the Month” from my other food site, “Mexican Everyday” by Rick Bayless. I was able to find most of the recipes online though, and many of them are healthy meals! So, I’ll get to it…

LUNCH/DINNER: We will be out of the house all day. We are going to a friend’s birthday party in Washington Park downtown for the afternoon, and it looks like we might go to a Rockies baseball game in the evening.

LUNCH: Not sure yet. I’ll be going to the store, or I might pick through leftovers.

DINNER: Red Chile Steak with(out) Beans, Romaine salad, and Creamy Cilantro Tomatillo Dressing www.skinnytaste.com/2011
. This is a recipe from the book, and it’s basically for chile colorado, which is one of my favorite Mexican dishes of all time. I won’t be using the beans since I don’t like them. It’s basically steak cooked in a really flavorful chile sauce. I’ll eat the steak with flour tortillas, and will throw together a salad and the above dressing from Skinnytaste. The book has a lot of dressing recipes but because they are all oil-based, they are kind of high in calorie. So I thought this dressing looked like a healthier alternative. This will make 4 servings, each serving being 390 calories (not counting the salad or tortillas).

LUNCH: Leftover Red Chile Steak

DINNER: Grilled Chicken with Tangy Yucatecan Spices, Roasted Fresh Chile Salsa, and Asparagus robyn-cooks.blogs
This recipe sounds complicated but it’s really not. I’ll probably do the chile salsa on Sunday to save some time, but otherwise it’s very easy to put together. I’m cutting the recipe way down, to make just one serving, with a chicken leg quarter. Also, I will probably grill the asparagus instead of steaming it, since I prefer it that way.

LUNCH: Leftover Red Chile Steak

DINNER: Maple-Glazed Pork with Asparagus and Brown Rice www.thehomechanne
This recipe called for chicken but I have a pork chop in the freezer so I thought it would be good with pork. It also looks very easy to do and I have all the ingredients. I’ll be cutting it in half for one. I’m going to cook up a larger pot of brown rice, because I need it for Wednesday’s dinner too. Also since I have to buy a whole bundle of asparagus for Monday’s dinner, I’ll be eating it on Tuesday too. My pork chop is pretty large, 8oz, so the calories are 402. But the roasted asparagus is around 90 calories, and a half cup of brown rice is 108 calories. So overall, 599 calories… making it just under the wire of my usual 600 calorie per meal limit!

LUNCH: Leftover Red Chile Steak

DINNER: Chicken Vindaloo with Brown Rice bevcooks.com/2013
I’m excited to try this… I love vindaloo, it’s nice and spicy. I’ve held onto this recipe for awhile but finally got my hands on some vindaloo seasoning at my spice shop visit last week. I’ll be cutting the recipe in half. Each serving is only 413 calories.

LUNCH: Leftover Chicken Vindaloo

DINNER: Chipotle Meatballs, Salad, Smoky Chipotle Vinaigrette www.cookstr.com/r
. I am making these meatballs with turkey, the instructions in the book say you can do that. I have it as making 4 servings, with 376 calories per serving. Looks like 4 meatballs per serving. I will have a tortilla with it, and also a salad with the vinaigrette I am making the previous week on Thursday. Total calories is 649 but since lunch is only 413 it’s OK.

LUNCH: Leftover Chipotle Meatballs, probably just with the salad and a lighter dressing.

DINNER: Not sure yet!

Hope everyone has a good week!
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    I need to find a spice shop around here. I had been to one in Charleston, but stopped in while I was running, so I didn't have money on me. I'd like to start making more dishes with interesting spices.
    1850 days ago
    CLR, if you do the chicken let me know, should be good though since that's what the recipe is meant for.

    Now I'm not doing it, just got an invite to go to a Rockies baseball game on Wed night and sit in a suite! So, yeah, that dinner can wait. I'm going to move the Vindaloo to Tuesday.
    1850 days ago
    Sounds delicious! I'm excited to see more Mexican dishes this month from your cookbook :) I may do the maple glazed chicken using chicken (I don't eat pork or beef). I love recipes where the sauce ends up forming while you're cooking it.
    Have a great weekend!
    1850 days ago
    SERENA, I didn't technically plan it that way, I didn't pay much attention to the date, but once I realized I planned to make a mexican dish on Cinco De Mayo I was quite pleased with myself :) I'll be making mexican all month long!
    1850 days ago
    Sounds wonderful. I don't know if you planned it this way, but it's Cinco de Mayo in a few days. However, Mexican food is so wonderful, no need to wait for a celebration.
    1850 days ago
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