The Dietitian’s Meal Plan for the Week of September 13, 2021

Meal One

Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos, Broccoli

Omit or decrease the ground red pepper for a less spicy version. Add shredded cabbage for a little more crunch.

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Meal Two

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

One of my daughter’s favorite meals! For a slightly healthier version, substitute olive oil for half the butter. Cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave for a fast meal.

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Meal Three

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup, Salad

This vegan chili is loaded with flavor and vitamins, and everyone in the family will ask for a second bowl. It’s easy to prepare, takes just over a half hour to get on the table, and the best part? There’s only one pot to clean! Rinse the quinoa well before cooking it.

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Meal Four

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup, Salad

Pasta, beans, and hearty veggies mingle with a tasty Italian-seasoned broth for a simple and happy-making soup. Add cooked ground beef for the carnivores and they’re extra happy!

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Meal Five

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs, Salad

Cooking the squash first in the microwave and then in a skillet to cook off the extra moisture, gives the squash a more spaghetti-like texture.

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About the dietitian

Eric Berrios