New Series! Weekly Meal Planning
Since I began my sodium-restricted diet, I’ve been winging my meal planning. Learning how to eat with low-sodium hasn’t been easy. It’s coming up on three months now, so I feel like I am finally getting the hang of it. Cooking at home was only challenging for the first several weeks. Eating out is still rough, though I feel like I’m a little more confident now.
My goal for the blog is to start sharing my meal plans through a weekly series. I’m not sure how I will handle September because we will be gone for a few weeks. I may just share photos of our trips and some of our memorable meals? Anyway, even though this week has begun, I am going to start with this week.
This Week’s Meal Plan
Monday: Bison Rib Eye Steaks with Sliced Tomatoes and Smashed Red Potatoes. I have been wanting to try Bison steaks! I’ll post in the comments how they turn out.
Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas with Guacamole and Pinto Beans. This is such an easy meal. The fajitas will be grilled, I am making the guacamole from scratch, and I lucked out in finding no-salt beans. My secret ingredient for guacamole – wait for it – is Montreal Steak Seasoning and fresh lime juice.
Wednesday: Dinner out.
Thursday: Italian Meatball Casserole and Mixed Salad. This is a low-carb dish I found a while back. I’m going to make in lower-sodium.
Friday: Fish Tacos with Black Beans and Roasted Corn. Since my meals are low in sodium, I have been relying on roasting to beef up the taste of my meals. We have some leftover corn that I will have roasted on the grill, then toss with lime juice, cilantro, and black beans as a side dish. The fish will be blackened on the grill. I use shredded cabbage and green salsa on top.
Saturday: Chicken Thighs with Lime-Cilantro Rice and Green Beans. My husband made awesome grilled chicken for a family barbecue here last weekend. I am going to have him grill up more of it.
Sunday: Pork Chops with Roasted Red Potatoes and Ranch Salad. Costco was having a sale on pork chops last weekend, so this will be on the menu in the next several weeks. These are really thick pork chops. I am thinking of having my husband sear the chops on the grill, then I’ll finish them off in the steam oven. I might make an apple or peach relish to go on top.
Let me know what you think of this new blog series I’m planning!