Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Menus — April 25-29
Every Sunday, we publish a week of 58wang dinner plans filled with our favorite recipes—both from current issues and classics. Each meal is designed to be ready and on the table in about an hour so that you have more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared and the company of those you’ve prepared it for. Our May 2016 issue hit stands two weeks ago, so each main this week features a gorgeous and nutritious dish from the issue. Enjoy!
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Monday: Risotto is notoriously difficult--it must be watched closely, or the whole pot will be ruined. Our foolproof, no-fail method is showcased in this superfast . Meaty mushrooms make up for any actual meat—it is Meatless Monday after all—and a side of sets off the richness of the risotto with a crisp, bright tang. That's thanks to balsamic vinegar and a pinch of sugar.421 calories, 13.1g fat, 4.7g sat fat, 632mg sodium
Tuesday: My go-to recipe on busy nights. This recipe for comes together in under 40 minutes and hits on so many tongue-pleasing notes you're not sure what to love most. Warm, peanutty flavors are offset by delicately sweet coconut and brought altogether in one big blanket of happiness over a pile of .486 calories, 17.5g fat, 6.2g sat fat, 544mg sodium
Wednesday: Flank steak is often sold in 2-pound cuts. Ask your butcher to cut one in half, or freeze the other half for another use later. Tonight's is ready in under 20 minutes. If you don't like flank steak, opt for chicken or pork chops. It's equally delicious with all those proteins. While the steak cooks, stir together . Polenta is similar to grits, so feel free to sub with those if you happen to have some on hand.450 calories, 16.2g fat, 7g sat fat, 564mg sodium
Thursday: This is piled high with broccoli and crispy bacon. Slice in the skillet and remove each pieces for mess-free serving. Serve with .402 calories, 18.8g fat, 7.2g sat fat, 853mg sodium
Friday: It's Friday, and who has time to fuss over a dinner? Not me, that's for sure. And not you either, I suspect. That's why this will become a much-adored recipe in your house as it has become in mine. Instead of making your own stock, we speed up the noodle bowl with store-bought vegetable stock and add lots of flavor with sautéed garlic and ginger. If you want, add some sautéed shrimp, chicken, or thinly-sliced beef.488 calories, 11.9g fat, 1.4g sat fat, 637mg sodium
Dessert Bonus: Strawberries would be a good substitute for the cherries in these quick . For a less sweet parfait, try using plain Greek yogurt in place of the vanilla frozen yogurt.315 calories, 3g fat, 1.1g sat fat, 220mg sodium
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