Meal planning is a critical step in healthy eating. As I have said, I buy fresh produce from the outdoor market and I design our meals around the fruits and vegetables by adding proteins like chicken, fish, legumes and lean beef. Here is a real weekly menu with references for recipes I have written or I am interested in making from the web. I will post my flips and flops as the weeks progress. I hope you enjoy seeing how La Gringa and El Gringo really eat on the Baja.
For more delicious recipes check on Fiesta Friday.
I paid approximately $25 US for this produce, a huge whole chicken and 2 kilograms of shrimp.
Tequila Lime Shrimp:
Chorizo Swiss Chard Soup: Loosely adapted from Zuppa Toscana I substitute Swiss chard for kale and chorizo for sausage. It is delicious but doesn’t photograph well.
Asian Red Snapper: Coming soon to WhatsforDinnerDoc.com
Lemon, Thyme and Rosemary Roasted Chicken Recipe:
Rub a fresh whole chicken with butter, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper, lemon juice and 2 gloves of garlic. Stuff with lemon and onion quarters. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 to 2 hours with cubed carrots, potatoes and leeks.
I’m so proud of myself for buying this chicken at the open air market. The feet were free! Yeah me.
Snacks and lunch ideas:
Cut up melon and pineapple.
Apple slices with peanut or almond butter
Hummus with carrot and jicama slices. There are no canned chickpeas in Loreto so I cook them from dried beans and store them in smaller portions for sales or hummus. I cook pinto beans every week for quick side dishes, salads, or re-fried beans.
Quesadillas with leftover chicken and salsa
Leftover cold shrimp over salad
Chicken salad with salsa and mayo