I am absolutely LOVING my eMeals Clean Eating Plan! I’m whipping up gourmet meals, sauces and all, in 45 minutes or less. Cooking dinner’s not as daunting as it’s been, and grocery shopping? Grocery shopping is breeze with a list made up and organized for me, I need only drive to the store and put the items in my cart!
I thought I’d share what’s on the dinner menu for this week. Again, I only choose 5 of the 7 meals on the plan to cook each week (the other two days are leftovers and maybe eating out). I start the meal plan each week on Friday, so we’re almost through this week’s menu (and the family is loving it so far). Without further adieu:
Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork w/ Broccoli Salad
Margarita Chicken Thighs w/ Citrus-Cilantro Brown Rice
Loaded Pork Nachos w/ Corn & Black Bean Saute
Grilled Chicken Sausages w/ Sweet & Sour Slaw
Coconut Fish w/ Citrus Salsa and Roasted Garlic-Sesame Broccoli
As you can see, there are some repeats of ingredients on this week’s menu. I really like the fact that the meal plan makes great use of all of the fresh ingredients purchased each week. Gone are the days where I buy beautiful vegetables…only to have to toss them because they’ve gone bad. With eMeals, most, if not all, of the fresh ingredients are used throughout the meals planned for the week — no waste!
Here’s the recipe for a dinner that was a hit with the family our first week. We’ll likely be eating it again in a couple of weeks when we head to the beach…this time with fresh clams that we’ve gathered!
Linguine w/ Clams
8 oz. whole-wheat linguine
2 Tbs. olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 cup dry white wine
3 (6.5 oz) can chopped clams, drained w/ juice reserved
2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
6 Tbs. shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook linguine according to package directions; keep warm. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add garlic and crushed red pepper. Saute 1 minute or until tender; add wine and 1 cup reserved clam juice. Cook 5 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1 1/2 cups. Add clams, parsley, basil, and pasta, tossing to coat. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.