Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Meals for this week

Little late on this post but oh well! I had the HARDEST time planning meals for this week. I had high hopes of cooking a ton of food to freeze for meals after the baby but the thought of actually making that much food was just too much. I still have a few soups and some biscuits/scones frozen but I probably won't be making double of anything else.
The triple lentil recover soup and Jalapeno cheddar scones from last week were amazing. Make them now, at least the scones. I wasn't a big fan of the chicken and artichoke dish. The flavors were just not that great. Some of the recipes for this week are recipes that I didn't find online and that I have been making for a while so if you would like the recipes let me know!

This week:

Monday - Meatloaf with twice baked sweet potatoes and veggies
Tuesday - Chili blanco with chicken, jalapeno cheddar scones, and for dessert chocolate dipped cheesecake stuffed strawberries
Wednesday - Pesto noodles with ground turkey and veggies
Thursday - Slow cooker chicken tikki masala with brown rice and veggies
Friday - Rice noodle bowls with crispy tofu and veggies

I also made a double batch of granola bars this week. They are so easy and delicious. They make a great healthy and quick snack! Here is the recipe

granola bars:

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter/almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup oat bran (blend oats in the blender and add 1/8th - 1/4th cup flax as its blending)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup nut mix (e.g - walnuts, pecans, peanuts, almonds, sunflower, pumpkin)
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (e.g - cherries, raisins, cranberries, dates, apples, apricots)
Combine honey, vanilla, salt, sugar, and peanut butter in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil
Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 4 minutes stirring occasionally

In a large bowl combine all other ingredients except chocolate chips
Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and toss well. Allow to cool for a few minutes
Add chocolate chips and fold together

Press mixture into a greased 9 inch pan and pat down. Chill for 1 hour or until firm

store in the freezer or the refrigerator 

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