Sunday, October 5, 2008

Dinner Diva Menu week of 10/5

While I try to incorporate a variety of protein sources into our weekly menus, I also try to include fish at least twice a week. Fish, especially fatty fish (which I don't have this week!), are a natural source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Omega 3s are considered essential fatty acids, since the body is unable to produce them by iteself and must obtain them from food. Flax oil is another natural source of Omega 3s. Flax oil can't be cooked, so I try to sneak it in in other ways, by adding small amounts to smoothies and vinaigrette salad dressings (I just add it to commercial vinaigrettes; its flavor is imperceptible in small amounts.)

Sunday: Out to eat (We're going to my brother's house!)

Monday: Crispy Crusted Red Snapper, steamed sugar snap peas, biscuits
Crispy Crusted Red Snapper:
4 red snapper fillets (6 oz each)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup plain potato chips, crushed
1/2 t. paprika
1/4 t. cayenne
2 T. melted butter
1 T. green onion, thinly sliced
lemon wedges, optional

Preheat oven to 450. Arrange fillets on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Combine crumbs and next 4 ingredients; toss with melted butter. Divide crumb mixture evenly over each fillet, pressing into the fish. Bake 20 minutes or until fillets flake easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle with green onion and serve with lemon wedges.

Tuesday: Taco Salad

Wednesday: Shrimp Stir Fry (,1845,152172-249198,00.html), rice, commercial egg rolls

Thursday: grilled chicken sliced and fanned out over spaghetti, salad, french or garlic bread

Friday: hamburgers (try ground bison meat for a change!), commercial sweet potato fries

Saturday: pizza, raw veggies with dip

1 comment:

Brittany said...

if you like to use your crockpot.....

I have made a ton of her recipes and they are pretty good. Now that I am in school I can't crockpot as much but I still keep up on her site.