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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunday - 5 Day Meal Planner 8/22

Monday: Grilled Salmon with Cucumber and Celery Salad
Tuesday: Grilled Lemon Chicken with Cabbage and Corn Slaw
Wednesday: Grilled Sausages and Polenta with Marinated Peppers
Thursday: Grilled Pork Chops with Maple Syrup Sweet Potato Fries
Friday: Chicken Rolls

I will assume you have 2 tsp honey, olive oil, 5 TBSP lemon juice, kosher salt black pepper, milk, rice, maple syrup and 1 TBSP white wine vinegar.

From the store:
7 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 Italian Sausage Links
4 1inch thick bone-in pork chops
4 salmon steaks
1 pound store-bought cooked Polenta
¼ small green cabbage
2 red bell peppers
1 small red onion
4 small sweet potatoes
2 Kirby Cucumbers
2 stalks of celery
¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley
2 scallions
1 or 2 ears fresh corn
¼ cup Greek Yogurt
1 pkg Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 10 and ½ ounce cream of chicken soup
1 cup grated sharp cheddar

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monday - Grilled Salmon with Cucumber and Celery Salad - 8/23

found at http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/grilled-salmon-cucumber-celery-salad-00000000015722/index.html

Ingredients:
· 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt (preferably Greek)
· 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
· kosher salt and black pepper
· 2 Kirby cucumbers, thinly sliced on the diagonal
· 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced on the diagonal
· 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
· 4 small salmon steaks (about 2 pounds)

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the cucumbers, celery, and parsley and toss to combine.
2. Heat grill to medium-high. Season the salmon with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill until opaque throughout, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with the salad.

Nutritional Information:
· Per Serving
· Calories 403Calories From Fat 150
· Protein 54g
· Carbohydrate 7g
· Sugar 3g
· Fiber 1g
· Fat 17g
· Sat Fat 3g
· Sodium 499mg
· Cholesterol 143mg

Tuesday - Grilled Lemon Chicken with Cabbage and Corn Slaw 8/24

found at http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/grilled-lemon-chicken-recipe-00000000035760/index.html

Ingredients:
· 2 teaspoons honey
· 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
· 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
· kosher salt and black pepper
· 1/4 small green cabbage (1/2 pound), cored and shredded
· 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
· 1 cup corn kernels (from 1 to 2 ears, or thawed if frozen)
· 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, 2 tablespoons of the oil, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the cabbage, bell pepper, and corn and toss to combine.
2. Heat grill to medium-high. Rub the chicken with the remaining teaspoon of oil and season with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill the chicken, basting often with the remaining 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with the slaw.

Nutritional Information:
· Per Serving
· Calories 326
· Fat 12g
· Sat Fat 2g
· Cholesterol 94mg
· Sodium 602mg
· Protein 37g
· Carbohydrate 17g
· Sugar 8g
· Fiber 3g
· Iron 2mg
· Calcium 53mg

Wednesday - Grilled Sausages and Polenta with Marinated Peppers 8/25

found at http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/grilled-sausages-polenta-marinated-peppers-00000000015715/index.html

Ingredients:
· 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
· 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the grill
· 2 teaspoons honey
· kosher salt and black pepper
· 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
· 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
· 8 small links Italian sausage (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
· 1 pound store-bought cooked polenta, sliced into thick rounds

Directions:
1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, oil, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until the honey is dissolved. Add the bell pepper and onion and let sit, tossing occasionally, for 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, grill the sausages, turning occasionally, until charred and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. During the last 6 minutes of cooking, oil the grill and add the polenta. Grill until charred and heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with the sausages and vegetables.

Nutritional Information:
· Per Serving
· Calories 496Calories From Fat 288
· Protein 27g
· Carbohydrate 24g
· Sugar 5g
· Fiber 3g
· Fat 32g
· Sat Fat 15g
· Sodium 1795g
· Cholesterol 80g

Thursday - Grilled Pork Chops with Maple Syrup Sweet Potato Fries - 8/26

found at http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/grilled-pork-chops-maple-syrup-sweet-potatoes-00000000015713/index.html

Ingredients:
· 4 1-inch-thick bone-in pork chops (about 2 pounds)
· kosher salt and black pepper
· 4 small sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into wedges
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 tablespoon maple syrup
· 2 scallions, chopped

Directions:
1. Heat grill to medium-high. Season the pork chops with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill until cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes per side.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill, turning often, until tender and slightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Reserve the bowl.
3. To the reserved bowl, add the syrup, scallions, the remaining oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Serve with the pork.

Nutritional Information
· Per Serving
· Calories 403Calories From Fat 142
· Protein 36g
· Carbohydrate 27g
· Sugar 10g
· Fiber 4g
· Fat 16g
· Sat Fat 4g
· Sodium 739mg
· Cholesterol 92mg

Friday - Chicken Rolls 8/27

Source: RecipeZaar

Ingredients:
8 oz crescent dinner rolls (pillsbury refrigerated)
3 chicken breasts (cooked)
101/2 oz cream of chicken soup
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
1/2 cup milk
rice (yellow)

Method:
1 Unroll rolls to 4 squares.
2 Put chicken in one side of each square.
3 Fold end over and pinch together.
4 Put in buttered or sprayed dish.
5 Bake at 350 until browned.
6 While this is baking, boil soup, cheese and milk until cheese melts.
7 Pour this over chicken rolls and continue baking until bubble.
8 Serve over yellow rice.

Per Serving
Calories: 475

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475
Calories from Fat 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g
31%
Saturated Fat 9g
46%
Trans Fat
0%
Cholesterol 97mg
32%
Sodium 1g
45%
Total Carbohydrate 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 6g

Protein 35g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C 1mg
2%
Calcium 363mg
36%
Iron 3mg
18%
Potassium 526mg
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.