7-Day Menu Planner For Dummies

7-Day Menu Planner For Dummies

Susan Nicholson

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0470878576

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Flavorful, nutritious meals that can be prepared quickly, easily, and economically

7-Day Menu Planner For Dummies is the perfect book for any family looking for a structured, nutritional approach to daily meal planning. It contains over a year’s worth of weekly dinner ideas and recipes that take an average of thirty minutes to prepare, contain an average of thirty percent calories from fat, and use common ingredients to save time and money.

  • Features budget-friendly family meals that are both quick and healthy
  • Dinner for each week of the night is associated with a theme—for example: Family Sunday, Kids Monday, Express Tuesday, Budget Wednesday, Heat and Eat Thursday, Meatless Friday, and Easy Entertaining Saturday

In this time of budget, time, and health consciousness, 7-Day Menu Planner For Dummies gives families just what they need to easily plan the right meals!

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healthy meal ▶ Figuring out what’s in your food ▶ Using healthful cooking strategies W e’ve all been told over and over and over to eat healthy, exercise often, and help little ol’ ladies across the street. This is all good advice, but how do we manage to accomplish these goals and still live the way we want to? I’m skipping the exercise and little ol’ lady parts, and concentrating on the food you put in your mouth — what it is and how much of it is in your best interest. The 7-Day Menu Planner

typical serving size for most people. If you drink more than that, you have to multiply “up” to get the correct amount of sodium, calories, and so on. Companies are doing a better job of correcting this so that consumers don’t have to do the math in the grocery aisle. Some soft drink labels now show the number of calories per bottle, rather than per 8 ounces. The number of servings per container is listed on the next line of the label. ✓ Calories: In this line, total calories for one serving are

momentum going, so don’t forget to bring your enthusiasm along with everything else. And tell the family to bring their thinking caps, too. Setting aside time to get started Give everyone over the age of 6 a few days’ notice about when your menuplanning meeting is going to happen. Tell them it will only take about 30 minutes. 08_878576-ch04.indd 49 9/10/10 2:58 PM 50 Part I: The Path to Quick, Healthy, Budget-Friendly Meals When the meeting time comes, turn off the TV, cellphones, music,

with Cabbage won’t let you down. Cook 3⁄4 pound lean ground beef on medium about 6 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Reduce heat to low; stir in 1 10- to 16-ounce package angel-hair coleslaw mix and 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seeds. Cover and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Stir in 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar, and heat through. (Adapted from The 15-Minute Chef, by Patricia Mack [HP Books].) Serve with parsley buttered potatoes and pumpernickel bread. Plums

FAMILY Prep time: About 15 min, plus marinating time • Cook time: About 10 min • Yield: 4 servings Ingredients ⁄4 cup cider vinegar 1 Directions 1 In a shallow dish, pour vinegar over sliced onions. Marinate 10 minutes or until ready to serve. 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high. Season pork with salt and pepper on both sides. Add to skillet and cook, turning once, 7 or 8 minutes or until browned and cooked through. 3 While pork cooks, mix sour cream,

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