Day 1: Herbed Chicken Parmesan over whole grain spaghetti, serve with big green salad or steamed broccoli
Day 2: Black-Eyed Peas and Rice with Andouille Sausage
*Using frozen black-eyed peas is a healthier option than canned
*Any type of sweet or spicy chicken sausage works well with this recipe; a good Cajun seasoning I highly recommend is "Emeril's Bayou Blast!" Season to taste.
*Pre-cook brown rice in the morning and refrigerate until ready to use, rather than using boil in the bag rice.
*Convert to Crock-Pot by tossing all ingredients except rice and green onions into your slow cooker. Just before serving add cooked rice. Top each bowl with sliced green onion.
Day 3: Bourbon Glazed Salmon on a bed of quinoa, serve with seasonal veggies sauteed with a little garlic
*May substitute couscous or rice for the quinoa
*May substitute apple juice for the bourbon
Day 4: Beef Kebabs with Orange Glaze, serve with fresh, seasonal fruit slices and Greek honeyed yogurt for dip
*May improve taste to marinate meat in half the orange-soy marinade for at least 30 minutes. Discard marinade. Use remaining orange-soy mixture to brush on skewers as directed.
Day 5: Chicken Sandwich on whole-wheat buns with Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette and sweet potato fries.