Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 16)

 Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 16) 
Happy Saturday! I was away in Jamaica last week for a fun family vacation, but I’m back and happy to be in my kitchen again. This is week 16 of my weekly dinner plans. I use The Skinnytaste Meal Planner pictured below to plan my dinners for the week (you can of course use any meal planner).
Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 16)

A 52-week meal planner, food tracker and exercise tracker in one. I’ve included the Smart Points next to the recipes since I am currently on Weight Watchers. Also, if you have The Skinnytaste Cookbook, and currently on Weight Watchers, I have all the Smart Points listed here for your convenience.

Meal planning is a great way to get organized before heading to the supermarket to get ready for the week! My breakfast is usually something quick like eggs with fruit, a smoothie or avocado toast. We’re a family of four, so if a recipe serves more, it’s either packed up for everyone’s lunch or eaten the next day as leftovers. If you would like to see some of the previous week’s dinner plans, click here.

Monday: Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobellos (meatless monday)
7 Smart Points
Tuesday: Crock Pot Chicken alla Criolla with brown rice
10 Smart Points total (5 plus 5 for 3/4 cup rice)
Wednesday: Crock Pot Minestrone Soup (makes enough for leftovers!)
with crusty bread (1 oz 2SP)
4 Smart Points plus 2 for bread
Thursday: LEFTOVERS
4 Smart Points 
Saturday: Date night out!
10 Smart Points

Shopping List:

VEGGIE LASAGNA STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS:

  • Olive oil
  • Baby spinach
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Part skim ricotta
  • Grated parmesan
  • Large egg
  • Large basil leaves
  • 4 large portobello mushroom caps
  • Marinara sauce
  • Part skim shredded mozzarella

CROCK POT CHICKEN A LA CRIOLLA:

  • (10) skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Bell pepper
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Alcaparrado or pitted Spanish olives
  • Tomato sauce
  • Oregano
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Bay leaf
  • Cilantro

CROCK POT MINESTRONE SOUP:

  • White beans (cannellini or navy)
  • Reduced sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Petite diced tomatoes
  • Parmesan cheese rind (optional)
  • Fresh rosemary sprig
  • Bay leaves
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh Italian parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Fresh or frozen spinach
  • Small pasta (such as Ditalini or elbows)
  • Extra Parmesan cheese (optional)

FLOUNDER MILANESE WITH ARUGULA AND TOMATOES:

  • Skinless flounder filets
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Arugula
  • Vine ripe tomato
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Egg whites
  • Seasoned bread crumbs
  • Olive oil spray

PENNE WITH ITALIAN CHICKEN SAUSAGE, ESCAROLE AND BEANS:

  • Penne Pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Uncooked Italian chicken sausage removed from casing
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Cannellini beans
  • Escarole
  • Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Salt
  • Fresh pepper