The Dietitian’s Meal Plan for the Week of December 6, 2021

Meal One

Slow Cooker Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Soup served with Crackers

You can use the 3 minute boil on the peas as a head start if you forget to soak overnight. Use turkey sausage instead of kielbasa or andouille to decrease the fat content. Omit the sausage for a vegetarian version.

Meal Two

Slow Cooker Pot Roast served with Mashed Potatoes and Salad

I usually add extra carrots to the pot roast. Mashed potatoes work well with the sauce. Pick up prepared mashed potatoes to cut down on last minute cooking time.

Meal Three

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Celery and Carrot Sticks

A great recipe to double! Serve open faced on a whole grain bun for a slightly healthier version. Use whatever raw veggies you have on hand and serve with Ranch dressing.

Meal Four

Slow Cooker Jambalaya served with Brown Rice and Salad

Use turkey sausage instead of andouille to decrease the fat content. The recipe calls for cooked shrimp but uncooked shrimp works fine as well.

Meal Five

Slow Cooker Chicken served with Steamed Broccoli and Sweet Potatoes

I usually buy rotisserie chickens but this slow cooker chicken recipe is very easy. For more flavor, add poultry seasoning, garlic powder and/or Mrs. Dash to the chicken.

About the dietitian

Eric Berrios

Engagement Health Group