So, anyways, here's what we Wilhelmsens have been eating lately.
I've started Asian night on Monday nights. One of my favorite foods is Chinese/Thai. But the spices are not always great for the girls. So, I have had to find a kid-friendly, mommy/daddy like, dinner. I have settled on Panda Expresses Orange Sauce. I found it at Costco! And let me just say we LOVE it! I lightly coat chicken pieces in flour and salt and pepper, spray them with Pam, and cook them in the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. And then I quick toss the chicken into a skillet, cover with about a cup of orange sauce and heat through. YUM-OH! It's like take out with WAY less calories. I serve the chicken with Jasmine Rice (my little secret weapon for authentic Chinese take-out.) And I throw in either Edamame or Broccoli with the chicken. It's delicious!
The other menu item that is a sure thing for our weekly menu plan is some sort of Pizza Night. I make my own pizza dough and use it either for pizza or calazones. For calazones I use cottage cheese rather than ricotta, and throw in any veggie and pepperoni I can find. And I serve it with the BEST pizza sauce as a dip.
I also like to throw in a Mexican night. I love Mexican food, but it has been somewhat challenging to find recipes that don't kill my calorie count. My favorite recipe is a Weight Watchers Taco Salad recipe with Ground Turkey.
Well, there is a bunch more so I'll just post a list of what a few things I've made in the last couple of weeks.
- Beef with Broccoli
- Chicken & Whole Wheat pasta with a Pesto Sauce
- Mexican Pizzas
- Lentil & Tomato Soup (Had this for lunch today-WONDERFUL!)