Family Dinner Guide – Week 2

31 May

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 10.03.06 AMWe’d like to welcome back Belinda DiGiambattista!  

She’s checking in to see how preparing dinner last week went for you. Did you find it challenging, manageable, intimidating or fun? Share your stories with us!

Belinda has planned out another week of nutritious family dinners for you. Keep up that momentum, and have fun cooking!   

“What’s for dinner?” – Week 2

Welcome to week two of your new commitment to creating healthy, planned-ahead dinners for your family!

With all the effort you put into Sunday’s prep work, it had to be satisfying when you walked in the door every evening around 6pm to know the answer to the question, “what’s for dinner?” That said, Sunday was a lot of work. Last week’s secret was to not have to ‘think’ about dinner during the week, and this week’s secret is getting the prep done with a little extra support.

My secret weapon for getting all the prep done is my wonderful babysitter. She comes over once a week to finish up any prep that I was unable to get to. I provide her with the same instructions described in my blog post, and she arrives while the kids are still at school so that she can focus on preparing the food.

Getting help from time to time, whether it’s a babysitter, your family or friends, is certainly a life changing experience.

5472456147_e69e8c7f1bThis week, our menu is:

Monday:  Sole, steam julienned vegetables, kale salad, and brown rice (or wild rice)

Tuesday – Kids’ Choice Night:  Turkey tacos with pico de gallo

Wednesday:  Cheese frittata (optional: add spinach and/or ham), side of broccoli, side salad and an optional side of bacon or veggie bacon

Thursday – One Pot:  Black bean quinoa with red bell peppers

Friday: Whole wheat cheese ravioli with marinara sauce served with a salad and crudités

This week’s Grocery List for a family of four is right here. Plan to have these items in the house by Saturday evening and you are ready to go. Planning – check. Groceries – check. What’s for dinner? – check.

Here is your personal Sunday prep for the week as well as your Nightly Prep Guide that will take the guess work out of every night.

Have fun.

Good luck.

And enjoy homemade meals every night of the week!

Photo courtesy of LifeSupercharger

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