Weeknight Rescue//Winter 2024//Week 7

Edamame Avocado Toast with radishes and salt

With the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s back to business as usual in the kitchen. If you want a quick supper, check out the Salmon Burger Lettuce Wraps. I also recommend my Edamame Avocado Spread, which is tasty and protein rich..excellent for breakfast or lunch. And you can never go wrong with Chocolate Chip Cookies. Enjoy!

Salmon Burger Lettuce Wraps with Sriracha Lime Dressing

Fixings for salmon lettuce wraps

This is an easy one to pull together that everyone in my house loves. It makes use of mega-convenient frozen salmon burgers done in a lettuce wrap with crunchy veggies, avocado, and a tangy/spicy sauce. The meal is on the lighter side, so if you have hearty eaters, throw an extra burger or two in the pan or do up a side of steamed rice.

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.

Basil Lime Edamame Toast

Edamame Avocado Toast with radishes and salt

Avocado plus edamame is a dream team of protein and healthy fats. It’s a terrific spread for breakfast or lunch toast and also doubles as a tasty dip for veggies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a few healthy swaps)

Healthier chocolate chip cookies on parchmet

This is a makeover of the classic Toll House recipe, with whole-grain and nut flour, olive oil in place of some of the butter, nuts, and good dark chocolate chips. YUM!


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