Menu Plan Monday – April 7


I love Spring, particularly because all of the trees, flowers and plants are in bloom! My neighborhood is definitely one of the prettiest around once all of the azaleas and dogwoods are in full bloom. And this year I am particularly excited because both of our Asian pear trees were covered in blooms. Maybe this year we will finally get some fruit.


I had a whirlwind trip out to Southern California to Pomona, California for the California Dietetic Association annual conference. I was speaking on a panel on behalf of the Corn Refiners Association titled, Sweeteners in Schools: Putting Science First in Controversial Discussions. It was a great conference. I was also pleasantly surprised to discover snow topped mountains surrounding the lush green and palm trees. I just love the mountains and this was definitely the best of both worlds.

Here is my menu plan for this week:

Meal 1:Beany Cheesy Zucchini Quesadillas with Fresh Pineapple

Meal 2: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan over Whole Wheat Noodles and Broccoli

Meal 3: Skinny Coconut Shrimp with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

Meal 4: Mini Greek-Style Meat Loaves with Arugula Salad

Have a wonderful week!