What’s for Dinner Week of 1/11/15

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

Jan 11

Hey!  Another week has begun and it’s time to get ready for meal planning for the week!  I’m linking up with the What’s For Dinner crew, hosted by Jill Conyers and Laura of Mommy Run Fast.  It’s great to see what and how everyone’s planning their meals for the week, and sometimes I find inspiration on new recipes I should try.  Check it out sometime!

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Last Week’s Meals

I actually didn’t make everything that I planned to last week, but what I did make turned out pretty great!  Cooking is continuing to be a very fun activity, and very relaxing.  My sister bought me Rachael Ray cookware for Christmas and this week I was able to finally break it out!

Cheesy Red Pepper Pizza

I have regularly been using the recipes in 30 Minute Dinners from Better Homes and Gardens magazine that I was gifted this Christmas.  I love it because the recipes are creative, easily to follow, and so far, really tasty!  I was especially excited to make this cheesy red pepper pizza!  I have made a couple of pizzas using pre-made crust, but never really got the results I wanted.

So this time I actually bought some dough mix.  It’s nothing special, just a basic mix from Betty Crocker, but having to add water and actually knead the dough definitely made a difference!  As usual, I didn’t have everything required for the recipe (like red pepper flakes but I used some fresh cheese (actually using the Cheese Grater, imagine that!)

cheesy red pepper pizza

Fresh dough made all the difference!

Waffles and Sweet Potato Hash

I am so happy to have a waffle iron now.  Seriously, my life is made!  So on Saturday morning I decided to make waffles and a sweet potato hash.  I have really fallen in love with sweet potatoes…who knew they were so delicious!  I used some zucchini, sweet peppers, red onion, black beans, tomatoes, garlic, and cilantro on top.  It turned out so flavorful and fantastic!

waffle, pineapples and sweet potato hash

One of my favorite breakfasts!

Lots of Smoothies

Last week I went wild on making smoothies.  I was using recipes that I accumulated from taking Simple Green Smoothies‘ 30 day smoothie challenges.  We had a ton of fruit so that gave me a lot of options.  I made three different recipes for my breakfasts last week:

  • Shauna’s Carrot Cake featuring carrots, ginger, pineapple, banana, spinach, and almond milk.
  • Orange Jewels featuring oranges, banana, lemon, spinach and almond milk
  • Berry Citrus-Ade featuring mixed berries, lemon, orange, kale and water
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The Carrot Cake was probably my favorite and the Berry Citrus-Ade was a huge bummer!  You can’t even taste the mixed berries, it’s all lemon, so it’s practically inedible!  Still, it’s been fun to learn what I like and don’t like!  Ginger really enhances the flavor of a smoothie, and banana adds an extra fullness that I enjoy.

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The mixed berry didn’t taste so good 🙁

 

What’s for Dinner

Sunday 1/11:

  • Lunch:  A Bret surprise
  • Dinner: Chunky Bean and Chicken Chili

Monday 1/12:

  • Breakfast:  Green smoothie with mini breakfast quiches 
  • Lunch:  Avocado Egg Salad and fruit
  • Dinner:  Bret’s night

Tuesday 1/13:

  • Breakfast:  Green smoothie with mini breakfast quiche
  • Lunch:  Avocado Egg Salad and fruit
  • Dinner:  Bret’s night

Wednesday 1/14:

  • Breakfast:  Green smoothie with mini breakfast quiche
  • Lunch:  Avocado Egg Salad and fruit
  • Dinner:  Bret’s night

Thursday 1/15:

  • Breakfast:  Green smoothie with mini breakfast quiche
  • Lunch:  Avocado Egg Salad and fruit
  • Dinner:  Quick Skillet Lasagna with Side Salad

Friday 1/16:

  • Breakfast:  Green smoothie and cereal
  • Lunch:  Hopefully lunch with Bret.  Should find something really tasty and healthy!
  • Dinner:  Probably out to eat

Saturday 1/17:

  • Brunch: Probably out to eat, not sure where yet
  • Dinner:  BBQ Grilled chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries
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How were your meals this past week?  What’s the worst smoothie you ever tasted? 

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