Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu – Week of November 8

The last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy between Halloween related shenanigans and Allana’s 14th birthday. To be completely honest, there was quite a bit of dining out and very little meal planning when I probably needed to meal plan the most. However this week, I’m back on track and back to plan our favorite healthy meals.

But first, my family and I enjoyed one last meal out on the town Saturday evening. With this unusual November heat wave and perfect beach weather, we planned an afternoon at Clearwater Beach and dinner at Frenchy’s Rockaway to watch the sunset. If the heat is here to stay, then we might as well enjoy the extra beach days until fall really arrives.

Last Sunday, my friend Raffi, tweeted me about her delicious golden Mojo roasted chicken which had me craving Mojo-Marinated Chicken. We haven’t eaten that meal in ages.

Raffi's Mojo Chicken tweet

Throw a pot of beans on early in the morning, marinade the chicken for a few hours and the results produce a perfect Sunday Supper healthy meal. A huge pot of black beans makes wonderful leftover such as black bean quesadillas or even a healthy hot lunch chockfull of protein for my little vegetarian.

Black Beans and Rice

With a little planning, I already feel better about this week’s dinner menu.

Here’s this week dinner menu:

Sunday – Mojo-Marinated Grilled Butterflied Chicken with Black Beans and 1967 Arugula Salad

Meatless Monday – Saag Aloo and Kachumber Salad

Taco Tuesday – Ground Turkey Tacos

Wednesday – Skinnytaste’s Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage, Baby Kale and Bell Pepper  (The Skinnytaste Cookbook but a similar recipe can be found here.

Thursday – Black Bean Pepper Jack Quesadillas

Friday – Pizza and a Mixed Greens Salad

Run DMT Pinning and Planning Dinner MenuWhat’s on your dinner menu this week? What healthy recipes are you pinning and planning? 

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Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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