Monday - Drunken Noodles with Tofu
This is my attempt at making homemade take out so it's a little healthier! I've used this recipe in the past, but I leave out the carrot and mushrooms, and instead use broccoli and halved grape tomatoes.
Tuesday - Chipotle Chicken with Black Beans and Brown Rice
Have you been to the McCormick store in Inner Harbor? I know, I know... Inner Harbor can be a bit of a nightmare in the summer! But if you haven't been, you're missing out! They have so many cool things there that I NEVER see in grocery stores. And that's where I got my AMAZING chipotle spice that I basically put in everything. For this dinner, I'll just marinate some chicken tenerloins in the chipotle with a little EVOO, then saute when I'm ready to eat! I'll also probably saute up some peppers and onions to mix in with the beans (or use leftovers from last night!)
Wednesday - Turkey Taco Salad
No, taco salad really doesn't count as a salad. But when you make it a little healthier, it does! Ground turkey sauted with homemade taco seasoning served on a big bed of baby greens with corn, black beans, red onion, tomato, peppers, and avocado. And instead of dressing, try using salsa! Crumble up some tortilla chips and toss them on top.
Thursday - Miso Glazed Salmon with Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms
This is a recipe I've been meaning to try for awhile... I love salmon but there's nothing worse than waking up at 3am to get ready for work and realizing your house STINKS like fish from last night's dinner. Yuck. But since I'll be waking up on a Friday, hopefully that will ease the pain! Here's the recipe I've been eyeing... Looks easy enough! For sides, I'll toss a sweet potato in the oven at 400 degrees for about 80 minutes (I like it VERY soft inside and CRISP outside), and serve it with blue cheese crumbles. I'll also make my old standard of garlic spinach and mushrooms. Saute mushrooms until 3/4 cooked, then add in a few handfuls of spinach and 1 clove of minced garlic.
Friday - Hawaiian Kebobs on the Grill
Marinate diced chicken in teriyaki sauce, then chop red and yellow bell peppers, onions, and pineapple, and stick 'em all on skewers! Serve with jasmine rice (or brown rice to be healthy)!