Apr 17, 2012

Recipe: Make an Asian Chicken Salad Using Fresh Summer Produce

Providing my family with healthy, well-balanced, home-cooked meals is definitely a work in progress.

I'll tackle meringue, or cake balls, but cooking is a bit more intimidating...

Every Sunday I create a meal plan for the week. Most meals are not at all fancy and use basic ingredients (or are frozen!). But this week I wanted to capitalize on the spring/summer's yummy produce, so I opted for some recipes outside my comfort zone.

Starting with Asian Chicken Salad, which I made today:
Recipe source: Taste of Home: Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

This was a hit for Story, Shawn and I. Wilder resorted to pizza. He's not as daring in the food department (but you should see him on his trike!) I didn't have to spend hours in the kitchen (this is all about chopping/dicing, and mixing up some dressing), and I loved the fresh, crispy veggies. I also didn't feel sluggish after the meal.
Thank goodness for patient shoppers who can stand not only one grocery trip, but TWO
(Aldi's doesn't always have everything).Here's what we are eating the rest of the week:

Wednesday-Grilled cheese/ low fat soup
Thursday-Orange chicken with veggies/brown rice
Saturday-ham and cheese roll-ups
Sunday-beef veggie soup/toast
Monday-leftovers of any of the above!

So, what's for dinner at your house?


weza said...

Mindy I love that your trying some new recipes. Alas I have no idea what ginger something something is? Im guessing its like a mayonnaise? haha.
Tonight I am make chicken laksa for my tribe. Hopefully they will scoff it back hungrily.

Krista Hutton said...

Good for you for trying out some new things! I used to be so intimidated by cooking....Brian still makes fun of me because when we first got married, if I made something that wasn't frozen, I measured every little thing out like the ingredients called for.....now I just guess and throw some stuff in:) Still all turns out delicious. We should trade recipe ideas sometime! I have a ton of recipes that are delicious and require very little time in the kitchen (because what mamma with small kids really has the time or energy to put hours into a good home cooked meal!) This week on the menu:
Monday- chicken salad sandwiches
Tues- leftovers (Brian had a game and wasn't home)
Wed- Ranch chicken
Fri- leftovers again (another soccer game for the hubs)
Saturday-Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup
Sunday- anything you can find in the fridge:)

Gma Kathy said...

Mindy - this looks delicious!! Way to go on a beautiful plate and healthy to boot! We had leftover meatloaf Monday, leftover green chili enchiladas on Tuesday and tonight we fed our small group Jambalaya...yum. Someone brought cornbread, angel-food cake, strawberries and whipped cream...it was all yummy! Oh yeah, and brownies :)

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

Love the 31 things. I am a consultant,so I know the fabric! stopping by from the wieglands

Jana said...

Hi; another Wichita blogger here...

This looks yummy; I'll have to give it a try. I have a salad dressing on my website that's kinda similar: http://www.ohthatstasty.com/2012/03/ginger-peanut-dressing.html

I think you're lucky ONE of your kids would eat it! I'm neither of mine would have, at that age!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

um, i need to try this. it looks amazing!