Weekly Menu: August 17-21

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SUN: Chicken spinach salad with strawberries – Serves 2-4
*Adding avocado
*Can sub olive oil for the walnut oil

MON: Balsamic Chicken with roasted zucchini and squash – Serves 4-5

TUES: Tex-mex plantain taco bowls – Serves 4
*omitting the tomato sauce
*you can add cheese if you do dairy

WED: Ground beef with sliced red peppers – Serves 4
*My husband does not like sautéed spinach so I will serve this over white rice for him
*Spices- cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic and chili powder

THURS: Coconut chicken satay with roasted broccoli – Serves 4

Today, is Day 7 of my own coffee detox. I am doing this to get my digestive system a rest, as well as for better blood sugar control. It has been a great experiment, but I REALLY wanted some coffee this morning. I stayed strong and committed to the cause though and had my green tea with coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon instead. One more week, then I might try to reintroduce coffee back into my diet. I have never been a person who needed coffee, I just love the taste. What is your experience with coffee? Do you think it affects your health?

It has been so HOT in Southern California lately, but I am enjoying every minute of it. Yesterday, my husband and I took full advantage of the beautiful weather by riding our beach cruisers to breakfast, then to the beach for a few hours followed by floating in the pool for a couple of hours. It was an absolute perfect summer day. Today, I plan to do more of the same and looking forward to making a summer salad for dinner. When it is hot outside, I like to eat a little lighter and the chicken spinach salad with strawberries will be perfect.

The other recipe I am really looking forward to making this week is the Tex-mex plantain taco bowls. Plantains are something new I have recently added into my diet. I didn’t even know what they were until a few months ago. If you ever want an alternative to tortilla chips, I suggest Trader Joe’s plantain chips. They are delicious and perfect to use in place of tortilla chips.

Here is the Word version of the menu and the grocery list Weekly Dinner Menu – Week 21.

Have a great week!

~Eat well, be well