Prepare a MARINATED FLANK STEAK for the family using any packaged dry or prepared marinade and follow the directions on the package. Grill the (1- to 1 1/2-pound) steak 17 to 21 minutes on a medium grill. To serve, thinly slice across the grain.
On the side, serve SPICY CORN BAKE. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine 1 (16-ounce) can cream-style corn, 1 (16-ounce) can rinsed and drained no-salt-added corn kernels, 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, 1 (8 1/2-ounce) package corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy), 8 ounces reduced-fat sour cream and 1 lightly beaten egg; mix well. Spoon into baking dish; bake 30 minutes.
Serve with steamed FRESH ZUCCHINI. Add MIXED GREENS. Fat-free STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM is dessert.
Save enough steak and corn bake for Monday. Save enough ice cream for Wednesday.
flank steak, any packaged dry or prepared marinade for steak, cooking spray, canned cream-style corn, canned no-salt-added corn kernels, canned chopped green chiles, corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy), reduced-fat sour cream, egg, fresh zucchini, salad greens, fat-free strawberry ice cream.
Monday: Heat and Eat
Use the leftover beef in MEDITERRANEAN WRAPS. Add beef slices, drained (diced) roasted red peppers (from a 12-ounce jar) and 1/2 cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese to a bowl; stir to mix. Spread 1 side of 4 large fat-free whole-grain tortillas with 2 tablespoons refrigerated ranch dip. Top each tortilla (1 inch from the edge) with fresh baby spinach (from a 5-ounce bag), followed with the beef mixture. Starting at the edge nearest you, roll tightly. Cut in half diagonally and serve.
Heat the leftover SPICY CORN BAKE and add CUCUMBER STICKS. Enjoy fresh CHERRIES for dessert.
jar roasted red peppers, reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese, large fat-free whole-grain tortillas, refrigerated ranch dip, fresh baby spinach, cucumbers, fresh cherries.
BAKED POTATOES with ITALIAN STUFFING is a light dinner. Slash tops of 4 baked potatoes. Stir together 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 cup chopped baby spinach, 1/4 cup marinara sauce. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese, some dried oregano and dried basil. Heat in microwave 1 more minute or until heated through.
Serve with a ROMAINE SALAD and WHOLE-GRAIN BREAD. For dessert, FRESH PINEAPPLE with toasted coconut is easy.
potatoes to bake, cottage cheese, baby spinach, marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, dried oregano, dried basil, romaine, whole-grain bread, fresh pineapple, coconut.
We never mind saving money when CHICKEN CHILI is on the menu. Serve with a crisp LETTUCE WEDGE and CRUSTY ROLLS. Top leftover ICE CREAM with chocolate syrup for dessert.
canola oil, ground chicken breast, garlic, canned diced tomatoes with jalapeno peppers, cumin, chili powder, canned reduced-sodium kidney beans, canned reduced-sodium black beans, canned no-salt-added corn kernels, reduced-fat sour cream, 50 percent reduced-fat jalapeno cheese, baked tortilla chips, lettuce wedge, crusty rolls, chocolate syrup.
Calling all kids for MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH HAM. Add a deli CARROT SALAD and SOFT ROLLS. Show the children how to make instant BANANA PUDDING with 1 percent milk. Stir in sliced bananas.
elbow macaroni, butter, flour, 1 percent milk, coarse salt, 50 percent reduced-fat cheddar cheese, canned mild chopped green chiles, diced ham, deli carrot salad, soft rolls, instant banana pudding, bananas.
TUNA SALAD SANDWICHES (on whole-grain bread) from the deli along with GAZPACHO is a no-fuss dinner, especially when you add a packaged MIXED GREENS SALAD. After a hard week, bite into another sandwich for dessert, ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!
deli tuna sandwiches on whole-grain bread, gazpacho, packaged green salad, ice cream sandwiches.
Saturday: Easy Entertaining
Treat your guests to your GRILLED CHICKEN tonight. Serve it with ROMAN RICE-STUFFED TOMATOES WITH ROASTED POTATOES. Add a ROMAINE SALAD and BAGUETTES.
For dessert, BERRIES IN LIME SYRUP is perfect. Boil 1/3 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons water. Reduce heat to low; simmer until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup fresh lime juice. Refrigerate until cold. Refrigerate 6 cups halved strawberries. Pour syrup over berries, add lime zest (green part only) and toss to coat. Garnish with thin strips of lime peel if desired.
chicken to grill, arborio rice (or other short-grained rice), large ripe tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, pecorino-Romano cheese, fresh basil or parsley, coarse salt, freshly ground black pepper, yellow potatoes (such as Yukon Gold), romaine, baguettes, sugar, limes, strawberries.