Photo courtesy of Gina’s Skinny Taste
This is week one of sharing our family DINNER menu with you! This has been requested in the past by readers and now I’m finally adding it as a weekly post!
This is what you will see in my weekly menu’s:
Healthy meals *some may have weight watchers points added*
Simple – I am not a chef….
Quick – I have very little time between 6 busy schedules
You can skip to this weeks menu NOW by scrolling down or you can read below for a little explanation on what to expect and why I’m sharing our family menu with you:
I hope it will help you all with new ideas and in all reality-it will help me too! Lately, I have found myself taking the family out to eat too often. Sometimes 2-3 times a week. This is a very bad habit. We saved money by hitting up kids night and using coupons, groupons, etc, but it still adds up. And on top of that-it’s not a healthy choice. On the nights I was cooking, I found myself making 2 meals. One for the kids and hubby and one for me because I count WW points. This was time consuming as well as costly. So, no more! I have found quite a few sites with AWESOME healthy (and low-point) recipes. And, they are all kid friendly.
Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets 4pts+
steamed broccoli (birds-eye, steam in bag)
oven fried potato chips
Super easy- slice russet potato’s, brush with EVOO
bake 400 degrees for 15 min (keep an eye on them, you may want them more or less crisp)
SKINNY Baked Broccoli Mac & Cheese 8pts+
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches – no bread for me
Shepard’s Pie 7pts+
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (whole wheat bread, reduced fat cheese)
Light Tomato Soup
(I will have tuna made with fat free mayo) and light tomato soup
2 teaspoons onion powder, or 1 onion, chopped
16 ounces tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
15 ounces refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, buttermilk
Add whatever typical pizza toppings you like, green pepper, turkey pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.
1 1/4 cups part skim milk mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In skillet, brown meat over medium high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in onion powder, tomato sauce, basil, garlic and Italian seasoning.
2. Add quartered biscuits; stir gently until biscuits are covered with sauce. Mix in toppings of your choosing. Spoon mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake an additional 10 minutes or until biscuits are done. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.