Monday, July 18, 2016

Meal Plannin' Monday

Organization is my key to eating better!  If I don't meal plan...I eat out or make unhealthy choices. Dinner time is also such a nice time for my husband and I because we are able (forced) to chat with no T.V. or phones to distract us ;) We also really love cooking together! So I wanted to try out sharing some of our favorite recipes and help some mommy friends who mentioned needing/wanting some help in this area! I have included 4 meals (Monday- Thursday) with web links to the grocery lists and recipes!

1. Fried Green Tomato Caprese



Super simple, light and fresh meal inspired by a recent restaurant outing! This one is just too good to make vegan, sorry :( 

For the tomatoes simply slice according to thickness preference (1/2 to 1 in). Then whisk eggs and milk together and separately mix cornmeal, bread crumbs salt and pepper on another plate. Then set up stations where you place the tomatoes in flour, then the milk mixture and then the cornmeal mixture. The last steps are to heat vegetable oil in a large skillet (on medium heat) and place the tomatoes 4 or 5 at a time until browned and then repeat on the other side.

Then top with sliced buffalo mozzarella, basil leaves and a drizzle on balsamic reduction/glaze.

4 large green tomatoes
2 eggs
½ c milk
½ c cornmeal
½ c bread crumbs
1 qt vegetable oil
Buffalo Mozzarella (as desired)
Fresh Basil (as desired)

Balsamic Reduction/glaze (as desired)

2. Zucchini Lasagna (adapted from SkinnyTaste)

Instead of making rolls I just layered "no boil" lasagna noodles and treated this like a layered lasagna. And Barilla Sweet Peppers Pasta Sauce MADE this dish!!




3. Sheppard's Pie with a vegan twist! (from MinimalistBaker)
I dare my adamant meat eating friends to try this... who knew lentils were so filling!?


4. Tex Mex Ravioli Bake ( from Mix and Match Mama)
**For a vegan option use 16oz corkscrew pasta instead of ravioli ;) 




Happy dining and have a great Monday!

xo,

gg

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