Meatless Monday: Black Bean Burgers
I didn’t get a picture–but we had a very simple meatless monday meal last night: Morning Star Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers on a toasted bun with vintage white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles. These delicious “burger” patties are my favorite among the many veg options available because they do not pretend to taste like meat at all and are spicy and flavorful. Just make sure you follow the skillet directions rather than the microwave for best texture.
I’m still having a bit of trouble getting into the swing of meal planning….it will likely take a few weeks for the habit to form.
Monday: Black Bean burgers with tator tots, mixed greens
Tuesday: VN Chicken Soup, rice
Wednesday: Cuban Chicken with Yellow Rice–I know that I have posted the ingredients for this one before but just cannot find it. It was an old favorite when I spent 3 years in Guantanamo Bay working for the American Red Cross. Basically sauteed chicken with onions, carrots, green olives, garlic, and a bit of white wine with yellow rice (packaged). I top all of this with cilantro and it is AWESOME.
Thursday: Lowfat Meatloaf from the 1000 Lowfat Recipes Cookbook, Mashed potatoes, steamed veggies. Sometimes I will prepare this with turkey–however, there are several varieties of lean ground beef available that are better in most cases than ground turkey as I do not care for the taste of ground white meat turkey which is the only true lowfat version.
Saturday: Taco Night (Tacos with fixins, refried beans)
A bit heavy on ground beef for the week but toddler and Jeremy friendly! I am also working two days this week and the meals are fast to assemble.