I’m really excited to try out a couple new recipes this week and also enjoy some of my favorite brownies for Valentine’s Day. One of my favorite Valentine’s Day traditions has been to enjoy a delicious homemade dessert with my family to celebrate.
Here’s what’s for dinner this week:
Monday: Italian Butter Bean Bake from Nutritionist Kelly LeVeque. I’m going to add some zucchini slices in there to get more veggies.
Tuesday: Black Bean Fajitas. Super simple and delicious. Rinse a can of black beans and heat them up with about 1t avocado oil, 1/4t garlic powder and salt & pepper. Slice up 2-3 bell peppers (any color) and half a yellow onion and saute with 1-2T avocado oil until your desired crispiness. Add sauted veggies and warmed beans to a tortilla and top with your favorite goodies. We like a little cheddar cheese, avocado or guacamole, nonfat Greek yogurt and salsa.
Wednesday: Fish (either salmon or sea bass) + roasted broccoli and brussel sprouts. We have this simple dish once a week because it’s quick, healthy, and I can change up the veggies if we want.
Thursday: Quinoa Red Bean Chili from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, served over sweet potatoes.
Friday: South of the Border Pizza from the Cooking with Trader Joe’s Vegetarian cookbook, and Tahini Brownies from Ambitious Kitchen. This pizza is different but so good: salsa, pinto beans, cheese and topped with guacamole and cilantro. The girls LOVE this pizza. We’re also making brownies for dessert since it’s Valentine’s Day — one of my favorite brownie recipes. They are so gooey and delicious.
Sunday: TBD. I typically leave one meal a week TBD to give us flexibility to eat leftovers, order takeout, have friends over, etc.
Hopefully you find these dinner meal plans helpful! Let me know if you try any of these recipes and how you like them 🙂