Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 8)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 8)

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I enjoyed mine with family at my Moms house and have been enjoying the warm November weather we’re having.

This is week eight (8) of sharing my weekly dinner plans since launching The Skinnytaste Meal Planner. I’ve had such positive feedback from all of you that I will be doing this every Sunday.
I got an early Christmas present (an Instant Pot)
which I am excited to start using, first thing I plan on making is
Pressure Cooker Pozole which I added to my meal plan for next week. If
you have an Instant Pot I would love to hear what you make in yours!

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 8)

I also started doing a running streak which I do every year after Thanksgiving. Today is day 2 of my #runningstreak. I am committing myself to run at least 2 miles every day until 2016. Who’s with me?

And lastly, since this is the time of year when many of us pack on a few unwanted pounds, I wanted to let you know that Skinnytaste dietitian (and my close friend) Heather K. Jones will be releasing a free weight loss class on January 1st. Heather is dedicated to helping people succeed and she will help you transform your mindset about dieting to achieve weight loss freedom … no guilt, shame or self-hate required. Her loving approach is a game-changer in the world of weight loss. Go here to sign up for her free weight loss class, that way, once the holiday celebrations have ended, you can resolve to start the new year off right!

More about the dinner plan…

Breakfast is usually eggs and fruit, smoothies or avocado toast. I
try to do my food shopping on Sundays, but you can do what works
best for you. Leftovers are often eaten the next day if the meal is
large or packed up for everyone’s lunch. If you would like to see some of the previous weeks, here they are:

Dinner Plan Week 1
Dinner Plan Week 2
Dinner Plan Week 3
Dinner Plan Week 4
Dinner Plan Week 5
Dinner Plan Week 6    
Dinner Plan Week 7

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 8)

Monday:  Pasta Fagiole

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken

Thursday: Pressure Cooker Pozole (Pork and Hominy Stew)

Friday: Homemade Pizza Night with Quick Marinara Sauce

Saturday: Date Night

Sunday: Chicken Cordon Bleu with a house salad


PRODUCE

  • 2 Onions
  • Garlic, 11 cloves
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 medium scallions
  • Avocado
  • Limes 
  • Cilantro 
  • Basil

HERBS/SPICES

  • Bay leaf
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Chili powder

GROCERY

  • Olive oil
  • 1 (15oz can) cannellini beans
  • 1 (15oz can) tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15oz) cans hominy
  • 1 (28oz) can crushed tomatoes (I like Tutturoso)
  • 60 oz chicken broth
  • 6 oz Ditalini pasta (or other small pasta)
  • Low Sodium soy sauce or gluten free
  • 1/4c honey
  • tomato paste
  • rice wine vinegar
  • sesame oil
  • sriracha hot chili sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • sesame seeds
  • Pizza dough
  • Cooking spray
  • seasoned breadcrumbs

MEAT

  • 2lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/4 lb boneless pork shoulder
  • 12 thin sliced (36oz total) skinless boneless chicken breast, 3 oz each
  • 5 oz (6 slices) thinly sliced lean deli ham

DAIRY

  • Parmesan cheese (optional) plus more for optional topping
  • Part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Eggs
  • Reduced fat Swiss cheese