Menu Planning Monday: My menu plan for the week of 10/13

This week I’m experimenting with cutting fat and calories from some of my family’s favorite recipes!

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SUNDAY:  Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Prego Hearty Healthy Low Sugar sauce  – My family has been very patient with my experimenting and “dieting” but every now and then, they want some “comfort food”  I made spaghetti but used whole wheat pasta, ground turkey, and low sugar sauce and it was still a hit!

MONDAY:  Taco Soup – It’s Texas and I’m still hopeful that it will start to feel like Fall one of these days!

1 1/2-2 lb. ground turkey
1 packet Ranch dressing seasoning mix
1 packet taco seasoning
1 can corn
1 can pinto beans
1 can Ranch style beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 can Rotel
1 can water

Brown the meat and then add combine the meat and other ingredients in a crock pot and to cook it on low all day. When we’re ready to eat, I will serve it with tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheese.

NOTES: With just one can of water, it will be very thick. Add more if you want it thinner. I drain the corn and pinto beans before adding them. I don’t drain the Ranch style beans because they are seasoned!


TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Steak Stroganoff – This is a family favorite and it’s super easy to throw together!


WEDNESDAY:  Melt in Your Mouth Meatloaf – My kids love this!


THURSDAY:  Italian Green Beans and Chicken Bake  – I love this recipe because it’s SO easy to throw together!  I skip the butter and use fat free Zesty Italian Dressing

FRIDAY: Slow Cooker Turkey Chili


SATURDAY:  Stacked Chicken Enchiladas

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