Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter wonderland menu's 1/30 - 2/5

Greetings from the frozen tundra formally know as the south - LOL Actually this unusual weather is a nice change and the kids made a new friend (literal), see pic at left : ) I crack myself up!

Any who, time to post this weeks leptin and lo-carb friendly menus. Here's a look at what my family is having for dinner:

Saturday: Spaghetti squash casserole w/ steamed cabbage

Sunday: Crock pot Swiss steak w/ mixed green beans

Monday: Tex-Mex fish w/broccoli and brown rice

Tuesday: Crock pot beef sirloin & beans casserole w/ Brussels sprouts

Wednesday: Dinner at Church w/bible study ~ this week the guys are grilling out!

Thursday: Baked chicken w/ green beans

Friday: Crock pot meatloaf w/ broccoli*

*Note: With the Leptin diet we eat predominately dark green veggies such as broccoli, green beans and Brussels sprouts. And remember, if eating rice count it as your carb and only eat about 1/4 cup!

I also wanted to share a recipe we tried last night and gave 5 stars, yes it's lo-carb : )

Shrimp and Broccoli Casserole

1lb. frozen broccoli
1lb. cooked shrimp
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
3 TBS. butter
3/4 c. half n' half
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. seasoning salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 TBS. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 TBS. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. protein powder
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1 c. jack cheese, shredded
1 TBS. butter

1. Zap broccoli in microwave for about 5 minutes, then set aside to cool.
2. Grease a large casserole dish with butter and add the shrimp.
3. In small saute pan cook onion and garlic in butter until golden.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine the remaining casserole ingredients. Stir in cooled onions and mix the sauce well. Pour over shrimp and add in broccoli to the baking dish. Mix well.
5. In a small dish, combine the protein and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the shrimp and broccoli. spread the jack cheese evenly oer the top of the casserole. Dot the top with the butter.
6. Bake for 30 minutes at 350, uncovered or until the top is beginning to golden brown and cheese is thoroughly melted. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving. YUMMY

Serves 6
5g. carbs. - 20g. protein

Blessings, Beth Ann

1 comment:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

never hjeard of crockpot meatloaf. sounds interesting.