Boy the weeks sure are flying by! I knew summer would go quickly, but how is it already almost half over?!? I want to enjoy the warm sunny days and have some fun, so this week’s meal plan needs to be easy-peasy.
Sunday – grilled flank steak, grilled zucchini and brown rice your kids will love. We love, love, love the flavor this marinade gives to flank steak, and because it’s a thin cut, it grills up super fast.
Monday – For dinner tonight, it’s meatless Monday, so we’ll have Tuna melts on English muffins, mixed greens dressed with a splash of olive oil and rice vinegar and fresh fruit. While I’m cleaning up from dinner, I’ll also cut 2 lbs. of boneless, skinless organic chicken breast into bite-sized chunks and place half the chunks in a large ziploc with Soy Vay teriyaki sauce to marinade overnight. (The other half will go into a marinade tomorrow night) I will also cook up some brown rice to use for tomorrow night’s dinner.
Tuesday – Teriyaki chicken stir fry. I’ll use the chicken pieces that have been marinading, throw them in a wok with a swirl of sesame oil, and add in a bag of stir fry veggie mix from Trader Joe’s. Serve over steamed brown rice. And since Wednesday nights are hectic for us, I’m going to get dinner for tomorrow night ready at the same time. I’ll go ahead and make the marinade for Grilled tandoori chicken (I skip the food coloring – don’t need those chemicals!) and let that marinade overnight. I’ll also prep the corn for roasting – get it all washed up and individually wrapped in foil with some butter, salt and pepper.
Wednesday – Grilled tandoori chicken that I marinated overnight, mixed green salad with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and feta cheese, and grilled corn (use the corn I prepped last night, and grill for 25-30 minutes).
Thursday – Make-your-own pizzas piled high with veggies (quick saute of onions, peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes). I like to use the Trader Joe’s honey wheat pizza dough and pizza sauce or pesto, along with some organic shredded mozzarella cheese. Real OC Daughter loves building her own pizza, so this is a fun way to spend time together in the kitchen. She prefers her pizza with cheese and sliced black olives, but will eat the sauteed veggies on the side.
Friday – Halibut tacos with salted lemon salad, jasmine rice and black beans. I can make the salted lemon salad, rice and beans (I just use canned black beans with a sprinkling of cumin) ahead of time. Then, just grill up the fish right before dinnertime and assemble plates.
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