Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steaks
Enjoy family day with Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steaks (see recipe). Serve your own scalloped potatoes along with broccoli, mixed greens and multigrain bread on the side. Buy a carrot cake for dessert.
Plan ahead: Prepare 2 extra steaks and save some potatoes and cake for Monday.
HEAT AND EAT MONDAY
Make Steak Salad by combining fresh spinach, crumbled feta cheese, tomato wedges and pitted kalamata olives; toss to mix. Top the salad with thinly sliced cooked (leftover) steak. Serve with reduced-fat peppercorn ranch dressing or your favorite dressing. Add the leftover potatoes and crusty rolls. For dessert, slice the leftover cake.
This Tarragon Chicken (see recipe) was a big hit at our house. Serve it over brown rice. Add a lettuce wedge and whole wheat rolls. Strawberries are good for dessert.
Make kid-friendly chili dogs tonight. Microwave canned vegetarian chili and reduced-fat hot dogs until hot. Serve the combo in toasted whole wheat buns. Add baked chips and carrot sticks. Munch on apple slices for dessert.
Make it quick tonight and buy frozen burritos for an easy meal. Serve them topped with salsa and fat-free sour cream. Add packaged Spanish rice on the side. Orange sections are a simple dessert.
Rigatoni With Spinach and Cannellini Bean Sauce
Rigatoni With Spinach and Cannellini Bean Sauce is an easy no-meat dinner. Cook rigatoni according to directions; drain. Meanwhile, heat a 16-ounce can rinsed cannellini beans with 2 cups no-salt-added or regular marinara sauce until hot. Stir in a 10-ounce package fresh spinach leaves; heat until spinach wilts. Serve over rigatoni. Add mixed greens and Italianbread. Scoop fat-free chocolate ice cream for dessert.
Plan ahead: Save enough ice cream for Saturday.
EASY ENTERTAINING SATURDAY
Walnut-Coated Fish Fillets With Corn Salsa
Invite some lucky friends to try Walnut-Coated Fish Fillets With Corn Salsa (see recipe). Serve it with couscous, green beans and baguettes. For a luscious dessert, spoon hot fudge sauce over leftover ice cream and add a dollop of light whipped cream.