Sunday, January 12, 2014

Light & Simple Menu Post

If you are catching up on Nickel news lately, you may have discovered I totally forgot to blog this weekend. It has been so much warmer and sunny that I've been spending time outdoors walking/jogging, taking outdoor Christmas decorations down, and busily getting ready for the upcoming week. Then, we got hit with news that Justin's sister's husband fell off the roof of their new garage while shingling. This is not his first major incident as about three years ago he fell of a ladder and shattered his knees. Word is this time he's broken one of his ribs and has several fractures in his pelvis. Prayers to Justin's sister and Mark that all will be okay!

As work and now family life gets crazier and crazier, I find myself getting more and more prepared so I can remain on track with my Weight Watcher's plan. I'm not sure about what is going on this weekend as we may need to indulge and go out for a change. Otherwise, this week I've taken some old favorites and lightened them up or put a new spin on some past recipes. I am so excited to share throughout the week as it is a pretty stellar rundown! Hopefully, I remember to blog with you all:) Here we go...

  • Sunday 1/12            Grill Fajita Chicken Skewers with Rice & Black Beans
  • Monday 1/13           Cabonara Quinoa Mac
  • Tuesday 1/14           Leftovers
  • Wednesday 1/15      Lemon-Ginger Chicken with Veggies & Rice
  • Thursday 1/16          Leftovers
Here is some of what you will need to make this all happen...

2 packages boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 package center cut bacon
1 red onion
1 bulb garlic
1 1-inch knob ginger root
1 green pepper
2 8 oz. boxes baby bella mushrooms
1 bag baby carrots
1 bag precut broccoli
1-2 lemons
1 package McCormick's fajita seasoning
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 14.5 oz. can black beans
1 box reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1 box brown rice
1 box quinoa
1 bag frozen green peas
1 quart skim milk
1 8 oz. package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1 bag fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese

Pantry items you will need include...

Extra virgin olive oil

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