Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Week Worth of Healthy Meals!

I’ve found that I achieve the most success consistently eating healthy when I meal plan. Meal planning may not be the most fun thing to do (in my opinion) but it really does make life easier to me and shopping is a breeze. My meals are primarily seafood because I am a pescatarian and I want to be sure to meet my protein requirements. One of my favorite meals is a kale ceasar salad and if you didn’t know, kale packs a pretty good protein punch! I also add pan seared shrimp to my salad to make it a more hearty meal. 

I flavored the shrimp by cooking it in extra virgin olive oil and added some garlic salt while it cooked. This works well for me because my son isn’t a fan of salads but I can prepare the shrimp and serve it for him with the veggies that he likes (usually broccoli)!

All of the ingredients that I use for my kale salad are from Walmart which is appropriate because as a Walmart mom I was challenged to do meal planning! I was able to pick up some baby kale from Walmart for my salad. 

I generally use it for smoothies but in this instance it will be nice for my salad. It is washed and ready to go! I actually go to Walmart as often as possible for my fresh produce because the prices can’t be beat (price match ensures I get all the best prices), if I am not happy I can return or exchange it and I can find locally grown produce too.

This salad is simple and it takes less than 20 minutes to make. I think your family will enjoy it if you decide to add it to your dinner planning rotation. I think that I will be planning meals more often because I really want to change my eating habits. Do you have any recipes that you enjoy and are healthy and fairly quick to make? Please share them with me in the comments below.

Monday: Kale Cesar Salad with Shrimp (see recipe below)
Tuesday:  Oven Fried Talapia 
Wednesday: Salmon with Grilled pineapple salsa
Thursday: Quick & Easy Shrimp tacos
Friday: Leftover chili
Saturday: Smoked Salmon Nori rolls
Sunday:  Game Day Chili

Kale Cesar Salad
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  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan (1 ounce) 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 medium bunch kale, thick stems removed and leaves thinly sliced (about 5 cups) 
  • 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
  • 1/4 small red onion thinly sliced


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Parmesan, lemon juice, oil, mustard, Worcestershire, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Add the kale, eggs, and onion and toss to combine.

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