Weeknight Rescue // January 2020 // Week 3

meat and mushroom marinara

It’s rainy and cold here (by our wimpy San Francisco standards), so I’ve got my eye on some cozy suppers for the meal plan. Enjoy the weekend!

THAI SALMON CURRY WITH VEGETABLES

Salmon Curry

This may sound sort of exotic, but it’s pretty easy to do and not too spicy for younger palates. Serve with steamed rice and dinner is done. Want dessert? Make a plate of fresh fruit, such as pineapple, kiwi, and mango. Head here for a tutorial on cutting a pineapple.  

CHICKEN, ORANGE & AVOCADO SALAD WITH TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Chicken Orange and Avocado Salad

A light, bright supper salad that manages to be filling at the same time. If you have kids who are not so fond of salad, set theirs up deconstructed-style with the orange, avocado, chicken, and greens arranged on a plate rather than tossed in a bowl. On the side? Warm sliced baguette for sopping up any dressing that pools on your plate.

ASIAN NOODLES WITH NOT-SO-SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

Asian-style noodles slathered in peanut sauce and tossed with crunchy vegetables? What’s not to love. Choose whole-grain noodles to bump up the fiber and nutrients. A small salad of sliced cucumbers doused in seasoned rice vinegar is an easy side. 

MEATY MUSHROOM MARINARA SAUCE

A pretty classic meat sauce that’s embellished with a whole mess of mushrooms. (Translation: loads of flavor, less fat, a little easier on Mother Earth). I typically serve it over roasted cauliflower, but it’s excellent over rigatoni or fusilli as well. Make a big crunchy salad to serve on the side and crusty bread for mopping up the sauce.

WHOLE-GRAIN KEFIR PANCAKES FOR DINNER

If you gave up carbs for January, my apologies, since this is one wholesome stack. Plus, breakfast for dinner is always fun. The recipe is packed with probiotic-rich kefir, protein, whole grains, and fiber.  When you’re ready to re-embrace carbs, this is a pretty nourishing place to start. 

TURMERIC TONIC

Turmeric Tonic

This is a newcomer to the blog and one I’ve been adding to my morning routine. It’s good one if you or someone you love is down with a cold or flu. It does require fresh turmeric, which isn’t available everywhere (but worth seeking out if you can find it).

LIGHTER GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

Lighter

Make a batch of this dressing to add a splash of brightness to salads or drizzle over roasted vegetables. ALSO, if you want to see a spin on the original recipe (that adds avocado to the mix), you’ll find that recipe in my cookbook PREP.

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