meal planning monday

monday - kids are having hot pockets (at their request) and i'm making myself a smart one...LOVE easy nights like this

tuesday - grilled chicken and bacon mac and cheese...sounds delish huh...recipe listed below

wednesday - leftovers  =)

thursday - sloppy maple-bbq turkey joes and sweet potato fries baked in the oven...i know, sounds delish right?  recipe below...

friday - subway

saturday - out to dinner with the fam

sunday - something super quick as i have an all afternoon photoshoot...we'll probably run and get something to eat when i'm done...

grilled chicken and bacon mac and cheese

6 slices turkey bacon
1 lb whole wheat pasta
2 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 large onion
2 tbs butter
2 tbs flour
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 cups skim milk
1 1/2 cup 2% cheddar cheese
8 oz. weight watchers cream cheese

preheat oven to 375.  cook bacon until crisp, drain well.  bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to direcitons.  drain and return to the pot.

drizzle the chicken breast with olive oil to lightly coat then season evenly with paprika, salt and pepper.  grill the chicken for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally.  when done, thinly slice.

melt the butter in a saucepan.  add the onion and cook until light golden and soft, 15 - 20 min.  sprinkle in the flour and stir for 1 minute.  whisk in the chicken stock and then the milk.  bring to a boil and cook, whisking, until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, 3 - 4 minutes.  stir in cheeses until melted.  add the chicken, bacon and sauce to the pasta and transfer to a casserole dish.  broil until bubbling and browned.

this casserole makes 10 servings at 9 points per serving

sloppy maple-bbq turkey joes

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 tbs poultry seasoning
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs cider vinegar
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs dijon mustard
8 whole wheat hamburger buns

in a large skillet brown the turkey and season with poultry seasoning.  cook until browned, then stir in the pepper, onion and garlic and cook until the veggies are tender.  in a bowl stir together the tomato sauce, syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and mustard.  pour the sauce over the meat and simmer over medium-low heat for a few minutes to combine the flavors.  service the sloppy turkey joes on the rolls.

this recipe is 4 points for each sammy, that includes the rolls

out for now