What to Make for Dinner This Week

When the week ahead looks especially busy, I find it head clearing to plan dinner for the week — and by week, I mean Monday through Thursday. This week I’m focusing on simple and healthy. Last week was the boys’ birthday, which somehow translated into meatballs and burgers and cake and candy. We need a reset of home cooking (light.)

Monday
Mexican Salad w/ or w/o Chicken

Tuesday
Salmon, Slaw and Potato Pancakes

Wednesday
One Skillet Mediterranean Chicken

Thursday
Butternut Squash Soup & Warm Bread

Shopping List from Trader Joes:
(I spent about $150 for the four dinners for 6)

2 bags Butter Lettuce
1 bag baby spinach
pkg prechopped slaw (cruciferous crunch)
2 limes
1 lg cucumber
2 pkg sliced mushrooms
2 pkg butternut squash
grape tomatoes
6 plum tomatoes
2 avocado
yellow onions
fresh ginger
garlic
orange bell pepper
1 lime
cilantro
refrigerated cilantro salad dressing
2 precooked grilled chicken strips
3 lg salmon fillets
2 pkg chicken cutlet
toasted pumpkin seeds
jar of pitted kalamata olives
jar of marinated artichokes
can of black beans
can of whole kernel corn
potato pancake mix
pint of half & half
bread (either buy the kind that stays fresh or pick up day you make soup)

I have at home, but need:
balsamic vinegar
soy sauce
butter
brown sugar
eggs
veg oil
dried parsley & oregano
Knorr’s chicken boullion

 


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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Physician, Wellness Coach, and founder of Tips From Town. She is passionate about sharing her medical expertise, her coaching techniques and her parenting experience to encourage happier and healthier lives.

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