Menu Plan Monday – April 29

cucumbers-graphicsfairysmbSpring finally feels like it has arrived in the Midwest! I am looking forward to warmer days and a week without appointments after school.  This week’s menu has a lot of vegetables…must be the spring weather!

Monday – Make your own big salad night with leftover Tandoori Grilled Chicken from Sunday as a topping choice.  I am trying a new home-made salad dressing – Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

Tuesday – Egg Fried Rice – giving the extra vegetables from the salad on Monday a home

Wednesday – The Amazing Broccoli Cheddar soup (less fat) from the cookbook Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen.  This is my favorite soup recipe.  Don’t skip the whole grain mustard in the soup – essential!  I love this cookbook!

Thursday – Frittata with roast potatoes and kale.  Yogurt fruit parfaits.  I loosely follow the recipe from Cook Yourself Thin but use whatever you like in terms of veg and meat.

Friday – planning to go out.  Husband has a birthday this month and we may take advantage of some of the birthday BOGOs that arrive.

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10 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday – April 29

  1. Mom

    Mmmm. Those menus are looking good. I like that you get the whole family involved when you plan a “make your own” night.

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      Thanks Precious! We plan to celebrate his bday several times!
      The salad dressing tonight turned out great. DH said the best dressing he ever had. I used a little less chipotle and used Canola oil. This dressing would be great on a salad too with leftover beef or pork tenderloin.

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  3. pubbler

    That tandoori chicken is making my mouth water. I haven’t had it in years. But oy on the spice prices. I normally stock up on Indian spices when I visited South Africa. I get it for a fraction of a price. A fellow SA friend in CA, told me about Penzeys before, but I just can’t see myself paying those high prices.

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      The Penzey’s catalog often has a coupon for a free spice (if you live near a shop). I get a free item every 2 months or so. They feature different things throughout the year. You can make your own Tandoori too – Penzey’s uses: coriander, cumin, sweet paprika, garlic, ginger, cardamom and saffron.

  4. pubbler

    Fantastic! Thanks for letting me know. I see there are stores in my state. I have to admit that I’m very picky about spices though, because I was raised with pure Indian spices so I won’t settle for less (not trying to be a snob). I also find that spices are extremely expensive here, and it’s not always the good quality things. I’m trying to learn more about Penzeys, but I don’t see anything about where they get their spices from. Thanks so much for the info. I have to try your Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette – it sounds delicious.

    1. healthfulsave Post author

      And those pure Indian spices must be so healthy for you too! I once read a great book “Healing Spices” Aggarwal, M.D. I believe is the last name. Really interesting about the healing qualities of things like turmeric and cumin and such.


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