Thursday, September 4, 2008

Meals for a week

Hey Everyone!!

Ok, so I know my posting has been sporadic! This transition to school is harder on me than Lagan! :) hehe

So I thought I would put together an entire week's worth of meals for you that only take one trip to the grocery store! So they not only save your time and money, but they are healthy and delicious.

Meals for a week-
Monday: Spaghetti with Zesty Bolognese
Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Mac
Wednesday: Easy Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Thursday: Skillet Chicken & Vegetables Parmesan
Friday: Digiorno Harvest Wheat Pizza
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Spaghetti with Zesty Bolognese
Grocery List:
1 small onion, chopped

1/4 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing
1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 Tbsp. PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese
12 oz. spaghetti, uncooked
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

How to make it:
COOK onions in dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Increase heat to medium-high. Add meat; cook, stirring frequently, until browned. Stir in tomato sauce and tomatoes. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 min. Remove from heat. Stir in Neufchatel cheese until well blended.

MEANWHILE, cook pasta as directed on package.
SPOON sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional Information:
390cal
8g fat
4g fiber
8 WW points
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Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Mac
Grocery List:
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables
1/4 cup fat-free milk
2 tsp. butter
1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder

How to make it:
COOK Macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package, adding the vegetables to the boiling water along with the macaroni. Drain; return to pan.

ADD Cheese Sauce Mix and remaining ingredients; mix well. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 to 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Information:
320cal
6g fat
4g fiber
6 WW points
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Easy Slow-Cooker Beef Stew
Grocery List:
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium beef broth

1/4 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing
1/4 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 lb. boneless beef chuck for stew, cut into 1-1/4-inch cubes
1 lb. red potatoes, quartered
4 large carrots, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 large onion, cut into chunks
2 slices Bacon, chopped
3 Tbsp. flour
3 Tbsp. water

How to make it:
MIX broth, dressing, barbecue sauce and oregano in slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients except flour and water; toss to coat. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours (or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours).

TRANSFER meat and vegetables to serving bowl with slotted spoon; cover with foil. Set aside.

MIX flour and water until well blended. Stir into juices in slow cooker; cover. Cook on HIGH for 15 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened. Spoon over meat and vegetables.

Nutritional Information:
420cal
16g fat
6g fiber
9 WW points

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Skillet Chicken & Vegetables Parmesan
Grocery List:
1/4 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing

2 cloves garlic, minced
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1 tsp. dried basil leaves, divided
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

How to make it:
MIX dressing and garlic in large skillet. Cook on medium heat 1 min. Add chicken; season with 3/4 tsp. of the basil and the pepper. Cook 4 to 5 min. on each side or until chicken is cooked through (165ºF).

ADD vegetables to skillet; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. basil. Cook 2 to 3 min. or until vegetables are heated through, stirring occasionally.

SPRINKLE with the cheese.

Nutritional Information:
200cal
4.5g fat
2g fiber
4 WW points

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DiGiorno Pizza. Just follow directions on box and serve with a large side salad!

3 comments:

Aimée said...

Hey, just popping over from BD foodies forum. Looks like I've joined the crew over there as another SAHM/professional chef.I'm looking forward to checking out you blog!
See you around.
Aimee

Lara said...

Those look delicious!

Meena said...

You blog is amazing - absolutely love it! And the pictures are awesome... do you take all of them yourself? Love the idea of a weekly menu plan with a grocery list - I do that do and find that it really help keep my sanity during dinner time!