Weeknight Rescue // January 2021 // Week 3

wild blueberry balsamic sheet pan chicken

We’re rolling into a three-day-weekend with a menu to match. I’ve got several vegetarian dishes this week, along with a sheet pan chicken, and one of my favorite sweet snacks on the blog. Enjoy!

Delicata Squash Tacos with Quick Pickled Onions

These vegetarian tacos make excellent use of tender delicata squash. Just slice into half moons, roast, and pile onto blistered tortillas with quick pickled onions and crumbled cheese. Add sliced avocado and extra salsa if you have it on hand.

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.

Wild Blueberry Balsamic Sheet Pan Chicken

This is always a crowd pleaser in my house. The combination of wild blueberries and balsamic vinegar here pairs perfectly with the chicken and sweet potatoes. It’s one-dish dinner with very little clean up.

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.

Sausage, Cabbage, and Apple Skillet

Sausage, Cabbage, and Apple Skillet

This Sausage, Cabbage, and Apple skillet is simple, cozy one-dish meal that comes together in a snap. Serve with your favorite mustard and warm crusty bread if you like.

A Kale Salad Kids Love

Kale is a nutrient powerhouse and this salad is a tasty way to enjoy it (my kids have been longtime fans). Serve it as is for lunch or as a side for the Mac Cheese or Sheet Pan Chicken on this week’s menu.

Chocolate Hemp Amaze Bars

I made these bars last week and I love having them tucked in the fridge for a pre-workout boost or when I want something sweet in the afternoon. They are nourishing — filled with a variety of nuts, oats, hemp seeds, dates, and nut or seed butter — but also feel decadent thanks to the chocolate drizzle. Follow me on Instagram to tune into my demo of Amaze Bars this coming Wednesday.

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