Weeknight Rescue//February 2023//Week 9

chicken tortilla soup

I’ve been on the road for a bit, but with the line-up of recipes this week, I am looking forward to getting back behind the stove. Enjoy!

Crunchy Salad with Tofu/Chicken Skewers & Asian-Style Dressing

asian style slaw with tofu skewer

I love this light, super crunchy, and plenty satisfying salad. It’s really packed with flavor and is just as good with a chicken as tofu skewers (or make both!).

Creamy Carrot Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese in blue baking dish - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

This lighter version of mac and cheese is built on a base of cooked carrots that you whirl with low-fat milk into a creamy puree. All you have to do is add pasta, sharp Cheddar and chopped chives and bake until bubbly. Throw a sheet pan of broccoli in the oven to roast alongside the pasta.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

They say chicken soup heals, and when I’m under the weather this is the one I crave. Luckily, it’s excellent when you’re the picture of healthy, too 🙂

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables

To me, pot roast is the very definition of comfort cooking. It is hearty and soul satisfying. The slow cooker does a terrific job with pot roast, but you can also roast it in the oven (instructions for that are in the recipe headnote). 

Lemon Tahini Dressing with Vegetables

Lemon Tahini Dressing with Root Vegetables

Make the most of virtually any type of root vegetable by roasting them slow and finishing with lemon tahini dressing. Add chickpeas to the mix to make it a main dish. Or serve with spoonfuls of protein-rich Greek yogurt mixed with a splash of olive oil and big pinch of salt and pepper.

Simple Black Beans

Bowl of black beans with pot

Getting a pot of these beans simmering on your stove takes no time at all and your future self will appreciate all the simple meals that beans can deliver. Make breakfast burritos, lunch bowls with rice and avocado, dinner soups, and sides or snacks with a splash of salsa and a few tortilla chips for scooping.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a few healthy swaps)

Healthier chocolate chip cookies on parchmet

I recently gave this recipe a tune up and I’ve made it several times since. It’s a bit of a makeover of the classic Toll House recipe, which whole-grain and nut flour, olive oil in place of some of the butter, nuts, and good dark chocolate chips.


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