This week I went for versatile recipes. Getting back from vacation, we always feel like we need to cut back a little bit since we have been eating our way around New Jersey. After having lived there for a year, it is hard to cram in all of our favorites within a week! Most of the recipes this week can use chicken, beef, or pork and have less than 500 calories. Keep in mind, that is for a 4 oz. serving size (about the size of a deck of cards). The Lemon Chicken is a “go-to” in our house. It is easy enough to throw together during the week, and it is nice enough to serve to your family for Sunday dinner. I am also a HUGE fan of the Balsamic Barbecue Sauce (Giada De Laurentiis). You can pretty much put it on anything, or just eat it with a spoon like Greg does. Just make sure to keep an eye on it when reducing it; it can thicken too much and then you have to start over. I speak from experience. The tacos are also great for flank steak (a lean cut of steak), but you can also use chicken, pork, or brisket. I will definitely be trying brisket soon!
Enjoy the week and feel free to give any feedback (positive or negative) on any of the recipes!