A Week of Healthy Meals: May 7-11
Monday: Grilled Chile-Lime Flank Steak
Tuesday: Basil-Ricotta Ravioli with Spinach
Wonton wrappers are the secret to these seemingly from-scratch pasta pillows. Skip the fancy folds; just make sure to seal the ravioli well. The ravioli fare better with a delicate sauce—here, just a drizzle of olive oil and lemon.
Wednesday: Shredded Chicken Tacos with Mango Salsa
Look for crema, the Mexican version of sour cream, in Mexican markets or the international aisle of most supermarkets. You could also thin sour cream with 1/2 teaspoon lime juice to make it at home.
Fast, zingy Mexican flavors run bold in these quick shredded chicken tacos. Don't be fooled by the fruity salsa. The jalapeño packs a real punch of heat. It's easy to cut back though. We call for a tablespoon, so reduce it if you don't like the spicy salsa to leave your tongue tingling. Removing all the seeds before you mince the pepper will help reduce the kick, too.
Thursday: Chicken-and-Mushroom Dumplings with Bok Choy
We keep these dumplings weeknight-doable by using easy-to-find wonton wrappers (look for them near the tofu) and the simplest folding method. To make this a communal meal, set out the steamer baskets on a towel so your family can help themselves. If your bok choy is larger than what we call for, cut it into quarters so it will fit in the baskets.
Friday: 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas
We hacked this Mexican favorite to get it to the table with lightning speed. One richly spiced sauce doubles as the filling and the topper to save time. And since every element is already cooked, the dish needs just three minutes under the broiler to melt the cheese.
Big Batch Breakfast: Frozen Parfait Pops
What's not to love about these Frozen Breakfast Parfait Pops? They're kid-friendly, delicious, and easy to grab-and-go. Satisfying as a breakfast, these cool treats also double as a snack or dessert. Bonus? Each one has 16 grams of protein.
Treat Yourself: Grapefruit Beergaritas
In one of the great culinary mash-ups of the year, this beer cocktail falls somewhere between a shandy, a margarita, and a radler.