a weekly plan  Where is June

In the Kitchen-A Weekly Plan is one of my favorite series to write.  We all have to put dinner on the table.  I find when I have a plan my family eats better, I am calm(er), and meal time is less of a chore.  I primarily search for recipes that are healthy, quick and easy, use basic (whole) ingredients, and are gluten free.  If you are like me, you dove into the holidays head first and are now ready to return to the land of healthier eating.  Our meals this week had a theme: comforting.  Blame it on the weather and the time of year.  Kale was in two recipes this week and we sort of love it!

I hope you find at least one meal to add to your weekly menu.  Have a lovely weekend!

1.  Spiced Pumpkin Seed and Cashew Crunch

Not a meal unto itself, but this crunch was super in late afternoon.  If you are able to enjoy yogurt, it would be awesome to throw a handful of the crunch with some fruit on top in the morning.

2.  Quinoa with Mushrooms, Kale, and Sweet Potatoes 

I served this delicious hardy side with broiled salmon. We had left overs and it was great for lunch the next day.  Tons of “great for you” ingredients in this dish.

3.  Tomato-Basil Soup

I have featured this soup before.  A great tomato soup and entirely dairy free as well.  We all need a  super easy dinner.  Serve this with grilled cheese and call it good.

4.  Slow Cooker Cuban Braised Beef and Peppers

I like to use my slow cooker once a week.  Fix it and forget it!   Serve with warmed corn tortillas and avocado. My kids gobbled up the steak served without the tomatoes and peppers.

5.  Bean and Chicken Sausage Stew

A hearty stew cooked on your cook top.  Using fully-cooked sausages, this stew took less than 30 minutes.  There is that kale again.

6.  Pan-Steamed Chicken and Broccoli

From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop: Warming Winter Detox menu, this was dinner super yummy.  Little Man devoured the chicken {but took a pass on the broccoli}.  Using gluten free soy-sauce and chicken broth-this recipe was naturally gluten free.  No need to adjust ingredients on this one!

I hope you eat well next week and you have at least one enjoyable family dinner together.


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