After last week's diet of bread and cheese, it was time to take care of my family and actually cook something healthy. Somehow while stalking other bloggers I stumbled upon Danielle Walker's blog. http://againstallgrain.com. The Leftover Roast Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables was amazing!!! I even served it Friday evening to guests and they loved it!. The irony here of course is that it is a Paleo recipe but I served it with good old Gluten-ful bread rolls.
The Roast Chicken & Vegetable Soup didn't last long. So on Sunday I made Pasta e Fagioli. This is a recipe I downloaded from www.drweil.com. It has 22 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. I substitute canned white beans instead of dried beans that have to sit overnight - I don't have that sort of foresight in my meal planning. I also switch out chicken broth for the vegetable broth because I find it more flavorful. I freeze this soup in serving size containers so The Athlete and I can have it for lunch/snacks thru the week.
The finishing touch of the weekend was Beef Stroganoff Stir Fry. It needed a bit more seasoning but it was easy and delicious. I splurged and bought really good egg noodles then ignored the calorie count on the package - though I was pleasantly surprised to see that these noodles have 9 grams of protein. Every one went back for seconds and said this recipe is a keeper. We eat a lot of chicken but I try to serve beef once a week (or two) for the iron. It seems to perk up the girls when they may be a little anemic. (wink wink)
Next up in my culinary escapades is Spaghetti Squash! Roasting one tonight! I'm also gonna boil some thin spaghetti for the hungry yet non-adventurous people in my house. I'm gonna used jarred sauce BUT this week I'm tossing in gourmet frozen chicken meatballs instead of the regular frozen balls I normally buy.