Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners — December 5-9
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The PlanMonday: and Tuesday: and Wednesday: and Thursday: and Friday: and Dessert Bonus:
Monday: The last thing anyone wants after a long work day is a complicated dinner, so let's just not. Instead, make a batch of and serve with to sop up any last drips. The chili is meatless--Meatless Monday after all--but super filling. The herbed breadsticks use up some leftover pizza dough you'll have after Wednesday's pizza recipe. Thinking ahead, folks.Total: 345 calories, 7.9g fat, 0.8g sat fat, 778mg sodium
Tuesday: If there's any dish that signifies home cooking for me, it's beef stroganoff. We've lightened it up and sped it up in this recipe. It's creamy, chewy, and oh-so-filling. Serve with to round out the dish. You'll like the tart mustard kick from the sprouts with the creamy stroganoff.Total: 424 calories, 14.4g fat, 6.6g sat fat, 600mg sodium
Wednesday: I'm not saying this pizza will make you a dinnertime hero, but I'm not saying it won't. Use up the remaining 12 ounces of pizza dough from Monday night with this recipe. All you cheesesteak fans, find everything you love here in the famous sandwich: sautéed onions and peppers, thin-sliced steak, and even cheese sauce! Serve with to get a little more green on the plate and finish off the dish.Total: 469 calories, 11.2g fat, 3.8g sat fat, 762mg sodium
Thursday: Sliders are adorable. They're fun to make and fun to eat, so let's have a little fun tonight with these . You'll use rotisserie chicken meat to speed it up, but the barbecue sauce is all you, starting with a ketchup base and building from there. Serve with for a crunchy and cool side. If you're into it, put a little on top of your chicken in the slider for an all-in-one experience. Use whole-wheat slider buns if you can find them, too.Total: 492 calories, 8.4g fat, 2.7g sat fat, 735mg sodium
Friday: Rarely do you think "country gravy" and "light" in the same sentence, but we managed to do it. Our have just 252 calories per serving, and you'll get plenty of creamy country gravy goodness. Make our quick to get both your potato fix and your pickle power. The onions' pickled kick will go with the potatoes and country gravy beautifully. Be prepared to have a new favorite dish.Total: 396 calories, 13.8g fat, 4.9g sat fat, 894mg sodium
Dessert Bonus: Finish the week on a sweet note with these fast . Start the cinnamon crisps, and then scoop the sundaes. They'll be ready just in time to serve. Swap in walnuts if you have them, or almonds even. You can't go wrong with the nut choice here. They'll all be delicious.Total: 303 calories, 6.7g fat, 1.5g sat fat, 203mg sodium
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