Saturday, May 31, 2008

Healthy Lunch Planner #3

Monday

Chicken Pasta Salad - Toss together: 12 oz cubed, cooked chicken breast, 2 cups whole wheat pasta, 1 cup rinsed red kidney beans, 2 oz cubed cheddar cheese, 1 cup diced tomato, 1 cup chopped raw broccoli, 2 Tablespoons Light Italian Dressing. Divide into 4 containers and place in refrigerator.

Tuesday
Butternut Squash Soup (prepackaged) with
Whole Wheat Tuna Pita Pocket (made with Light mayo and minced celery) topped with tomato & lettuce

Wednesday
Cottage Cheese with Apple Butter - Place the following in 4 bowls or take-away containers and mix well: 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese, 4 Tablespoons apple butter, unsweetened, 2 sliced bananas, 3 Tablespoons sunflower or other seeds. Serve with whole wheat toast and baby carrots

Thursday
Whole Wheat Egg Salad Sandwich with Tomatoes and Lettuce. Serve with fresh fruit.

Friday
Chicken Burrito - Whole wheat tortillas filled with portions of the following fixins: 2 cups cubed or shredded chicken (can use the whole, cooked chicken from the grocery store), 1 cup vegetarian refried beans, 1 cup cooked brown rice, 1 cup shredded Romaine lettuce, 1 cup diced tomato, salsa to taste. Sour cream or shredded cheese optional.

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For me, the hardest part about eating clean is planning and shopping. The planning is now done! Now I just need to shope and do a little prep. Here are some other items on my "To Do" list:


WEEK-END PREP: Go shopping! : ) Cook and pull off chicken (can use whole chicken, thighs or drumsticks) for Monday and Friday recipes. Freeze or refrigerate until needed.

THURSDAY PREP: Cook a double recipe of Brown Rice (I like Lundberg's Brown Rice Blends) and consider having as a dinner side dish, while using leftovers for Fridays' Chicken Burritos.


2 comments:

my5wolfcubs said...

Would Deluxe Chocolate Zucchini Cake count as healthy?? :) We picked a bunch of zucchini at little organic garden where we've been volunteering and I planned to make zucchini bread. But I had my 8yo ds look for a recipe and he came up with one for cake! Not only was it delicious (heavy and rich and chocolatey) but you couldn't taste or see the zucchini! Definitely a keeper recipe. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- my using of CLE is primarily because of your glowing reviews of it. :)
Lee

Katherine said...

For me the hardest part is not getting mad when I spent time planning,shopping and preparing only to have the 3 gems not eat healthy Then sneak and eat fruit cups and Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets (gross). Guess what was NOT on the shopping list this week? You got it ham and cheese Hot Pockets.;-)