Hello Friends! Are you ready for weekend?! So am I! And so is this week's weekly meal menu plan.
This week's menu plan has theme - Healthy and Fit. Every recipe in this plan is carefully selected keeping healthy eating in mind. The week starts with meatless and vegan Monday dinner. Following day's recipes are easier with one-pan cooking options and healthier with lots of fish and minimal use of oil.
To keep weekend interesting, meal also includes a homemade bread and a scrumptious (no egg and no butter) Rice Pudding for dessert. I hope you all will enjoy!
Wish you wonderful weekend. Don't forget to pin the menu for referencing later.
Monday - Start week healthy with vegetarian, vegan, meatless Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry. Easy to cook and perfect to make-ahead.
Chickpea Cauliflower Curry
I'm always trying new ways to bring easy and healthier weeknight meals on dinner table. A flavorful main course such as this chickpea cauliflower curry keeps dinner interesting and encourages everyone to eat at home.Chickpea Cauliflower Curry is not just flavorful, vegan, healthy and all.... it is also my...
Tuesday - Taco night gets spice and warmth with this no-oil Mexican Chicken Tinga. Ready in slow cooker and perfect to save some for sandwich/rice bowl on Thursday.
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Tinga
I have been waiting eagerly to share this, my very favorite, Mexican Spicy Chicken Tinga with all of you. I'm a Mexican Food Addict and love exploring new Mexican dishes. For the record, this cuisine never stops to amaze me! From sometime, word "Tinga Chicken" was buzzing in my ears. Whenever I visited loc...
Wednesday - Bake Tilapia with tangy mustard sauce makes an excellent light and healthy dinner. You can serve a fall-inspired apple salad on the side (recipe suggestion below).
Baked Tilapia with Mustard Sauce
Everyone in my family love fried fish with pickled radish but we often marinate fish in garlic and lemon marinade and bake it for healthy oil-free fish dinner. Not just for health but I also love baked fish for taste and flavor. My love for fish comes from many - whole fish roasts dinners in my grandparent...
Thursday - the best way to eat healthier? Include some salads in your dinner menu. For this Shrimp and Couscous salad, pan-sear shrimp while couscous cooks. Just add dressing and dinner is ready.
Grilled Chimichurri Shrimp and Couscous Salad
Crowd-pleasing potluck salad with lite and clean grilled shrimp, nutty couscous pasta, grilled asparagus, bell peppers and lots of zesty tangy chimmichurri sauce... Friends, I call it a salad.. but it indeed is a complete lite dinner or lunch with portion of lean protein, lots of veggies, herbs as well as...
Friday - Fall/winters call for some comforting dinners. If you are dinning-in for Friday, a healthy kale, turnip, and lentils soup will bring whole grains and greens on dinner table.
Slow Cooker Turnip, Kale and Lentil Soup
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a long and lazy break this weekend.... In-fact, today, is day-off for Vishal, so it hardly felt like a regular weekday even... Since morning, I was checking some blog activity, on my phone, and was cursing myself for not even opening the computer......
Saturday - Let's bring some Asian meal to dinner table! How about some Shrimp Fried Rice! Smart Swap tip: Replace rice with cooked quinoa!
Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice
Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice loaded with vegetables and fried with Asian seasonings for the best homemade one-pot fried rice dinner ever! Just 15 minutes start to finish.. Shrimp fried rice are my favorite ditch-the-delivery dinner on busy weekdays. A batch of cooked rice, shrimp, veggies, and spices get magic-...
Sunday - After full week's healthy choices... Sunday deserves a comforting meal! Don't you think?
Chicken Tequila Fettuccine
Chicken Tequila Fettuccine - Tequila-Lime marinated juicy chicken, creamy tangy lime-cream sauce coated fettuccine pasta, with crunchy peppers, shallots and asparagus. Every forkful of this Italian dinner has something to love! This, my friends, is a restaurant quality pasta dinner which you can easily coo...
Fall Season calls for a seasonal Apple salad. How about Apple and Goat Cheese salad to serve on side with Wednesday's dinner!?
Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with White Balsamic-Herb Dressing | Boudin Bakery Copycat
Every texture, every component of this salad plays a roll to make it refreshing, and keep-going-for-next-bite-while-you-talk kinda delicious! well... you can stop talking, but you won't stop digging into this salad! I promise!I was hooked to this salad since I tasted it first-time in Boudin Bakery. Very re...
Bread - Homemade bread is perfect compliment to a homemade meal. Bake one extra, portion and freeze to accompany all weekday meals.
Basic Rosemary Focaccia Bread
I love Italian style breads, warm freshly baked, dusted with pink salt flakes, dipped in olive oil, herbs, and balsamic dipping sauce... Yum! Isn't it? (and I am enjoying a slice right now while posting this recipe). I have to admit that making bread at home is very satisfying experience and I often try va...
Dessert - A sweet treat that everyone will love!
Egg-less Rice Pudding with Almonds
Milk, almonds, condensed milk, and long grain rice. It is really amazing how a few simple ingredients can be transformed into something SO good: an egg-less creamy Rice Pudding! Really a TREAT in summers, for kids of any age! ;) Just now, our local police issued an intense Heat Advisory warning through-out...