Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners - June 5 - June 9
Monday: Minestrone Verde
Brothy and light, this is a perfect summer soup. A quick and easy pesto adorns each bowl for a burst of herbal freshness. In a pinch, you can use purchased pesto.
Tuesday: Juicy Grass-Fed Beef Burgers
In addition to the mayo mixed into the patties, we also stir in caramelized onions to help with juiciness and offer a flavor boost. Without a lot of fat to insulate them, grass-fed ground beef patties cook quicker than grain-fed burgers.
Wednesday: Corn Cakes with Bacon and Turmeric Yogurt
Serve these sweet-savory cakes as a lighter entrée with a veggie-heavy side like Green Bean and Radish Sauté.
Thursday: Shishito and Shrimp Skewers with Chimichurri
Ridged shishito peppers are usually pleasantly bitter with mild to medium heat, but watch out: Every so often, you'll get one that packs a fiery punch.
Friday: Chicken Chowder
Dessert Bonus: Blackberry-Peach Slow Cooker Crumble
Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt, this simple summer dessert is a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth while reaping the nutritional benefits of summer fruit. Keep the peach slices no less than 1/2 inch thick; any smaller, and they may lose their shape when cooked.