What We're Eating

Thursday, February 24, 2011

So while we still subscribe to e-mealz, it's definitely been a different story in our kitchen since I've been pregnant. I love fresh foods and can't stand most pre-packaged goods, which seem to be worked with frequency into the Aldi meal plan. Due to this for the past few months, I've been winging it. Basically Tony and I agree to 2-3 meals and head out to the store. Unfortunately, even when meal planning, we are not seeing the same savings that we were when solely relying on e-mealz.

That said, I wanted to share some of the fantastic meals we've had recently. Almost all recipes were taken from SkinnyTaste.

Mexican Slow Cooked Carnitas
carnitas
I must say that I was incredibly nervous to take on this recipe, but it turned out amazing. I don't think that I trimmed enough fat, so I would definitely be more vigilant in that regard the next time I make it. It was so worth the effort!

Chicken Wild Rice Soup
chicken-and-wild-rice-soup
Our family doesn't do mushrooms, so while this technically is a Chicken Shiitake and Wild Rice Soup we'll never eat it that way! Don't worry though, this soup is amazing, even with a title ingredient omitted! Tony's parents both make great soups and I tried to forewarn him that this would not compare to his Mom's soup . . . until he tasted it and actually said that it did! It's a new family staple and skinny, so you don't have the guilt of eating this soup at a restaurant laden with fat and cream.

Turkey Zucchini Burgers

turkey-zucchini-burger
A variation of this burger has been eaten in our house for the past couple years, but if you're scared to try incorporating veggies into dinner items this is a great recipe to start with! I could eat this at least once a week.

Spinach Tortellini en Brodo
spinach-tortellini-soup
Surprisingly Tony looooved this soup. I thought it was great, but he raved about it and had no problem eating it for lunch in 5 consecutive days. This may be a testament to our marriage, but in years past I've had a hard time getting Tony to eat leftovers for 2 consecutive days, let alone 5!


The only non-SkinnyTaste recipe, this was a new one that we tried last night. It was the first time I'd made something from Budget Bytes, but it surely won't be the last!

Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Rasp Chipotle BBQ Chix above 2
Porkchops were much cheaper than chicken this week, so we decided to try out the above sauce over baked chops. And after enjoying them last night, I can only imagine what I will all slather up with this sauce! While there is a bit of prep work, 45 minutes of cooking into the sauce, it was definitely worth the wait!

10 comments:

Jeannie said...

I can't wait to try and make (and eat) the Chicken Wild Rice Soup! My last attempt at it was a HUGE fail, so with this recipe in hand, I should have no problem :)

Vee said...

OMG. OK I just spent a good 20 minutes at SkinnyTaste bookmarking recipes. Thank you! (Although now I'm super hungry...)

Leah said...

Vee: We've tried at least 20 or so in the last year and not a single one has been a disappointment! Enjoy!

Andrea said...

Aaaaannnnd, now I'm hungry :)

I've been reading Skinnytaste for a while but it's time I tackle some of those recipes. The turkey burgers have been salivating! Yum!

Sarah Louise said...

Reading this post at noon, when I am already hungry was not a good idea! I pretty much want to run out and get Chipotle right now...everything looks so delicious!

Lyr said...

I have got to try that last one. OH my word... my mouth is watering!

Mrs. Case said...

ohhhhhhhh great! you got me turned onto e-mealz and now you're sorta jumping ship? ;) i actually subscribe to e-mealz but havent used it for 4 months due to moving etc but i turned my dad onto it today. we anticipate going from $1,200+ a month on groceris to approximately $600. im sure you will concur that is a significant difference! i will try the other sites, too.

MelissaOklahoma said...

I follow that blog as well and have never tried anything from it even though everything she makes looks so delicious.

Maybe now, I will!

Melissa said...

Every single one of those looks AMAZING! I am absolutely going to give them a try. The pulled pork is first on my list. Thanks for sharing!!

Kelsey said...

Hello, I have been a fan of your blog for a while. I can't wait to try some of these, they look great!

 

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