The Dietitian’s Meal Plan for the Week of September 20, 2021

Meal One

Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Whole Grain Crackers, Salad

What a treat to come home from work and have this savory soup ready to eat. Feel free to use whatever vegetables that you have on hand.

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Meal Two

Italian Style Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Tasty enough for a toddler – and relatively easy for a meatloaf. I do some tweaks though – I use 1 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb ground pork. I also throw in a few large mushrooms that I dice finely, as well as a 1/2 of a red bell pepper.

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Meal Three

Tuscan White Bean Soup, Fruit Salad

There’s a lot of room for versatility in this recipe. I used chicken broth and substituted spinach thrown in at the very last minute in place of the escarole. Whatever changes you decide to make, don’t leave out the Parmigiano rind, it is a key ingredient.

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Meal Four

Baked Ziti with Sausage, Salad

Use turkey sausage, low fat cheeses and low sodium spaghetti sauce to make the dish healthier.

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Meal Five

Salmon Cakes with Dill Sauce, Baked Sweet Potatoes Fries, Broccoli

If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance.

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Healthy Dessert / Snack – Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

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About the dietitian

Jackie Warren is a registered dietitian and a nutrition and wellness consultant for Corporate Health Partners. She develops weekly dinner meal plans that are family-friendly to take the guesswork out of healthy eating. Jackie has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics (Magna Cum Laude) from Georgia State University; a BA in English Literature from Belmont University; an Informatics Certificate from Oregon Health & Science University; CPR certification; and several certifications from WELCOA, the national leader in workplace and corporate wellness programs. In her commitment to continuing education and leveraging the expertise and wisdom of others in her field, Jackie is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, WELCOA, and Atlanta Wellness Professionals.

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