Christine M. Palumbo is a registered dietitian in private practice in Naperville. She is passionate about foods and nutrition and how they can influence health and energy levels. She can be reached at PalumboRD@aol.com.
1 New Year's Day Roast beef (sirloin tip roast) Mashed potatoes Gravy from fat free beef drippings Steamed broccoli with cheese sauce Ice cream 2 Baked chicken fingers Baked honey carrots Brown rice Pudding 3 Fajitas made with leftover beef, red and white onions, green and red bell peppers wrapped in whole wheat tortillas. Serve with reduced fat sour cream and guacamole 4 Grilled turkey panini sandwiches Tossed green salad Apple pie 5 Takeout mixed veggie pizza Tossed green salad 8 Beef and broccoli stir fry served with brown rice (Double recipe) Oatmeal cookies 9 Baked macaroni & cheese Peas Applesauce 10 Leftover beef and broccoli stir fry and rice Chocolate chip cookies 11 Baked fish with almonds Steamed spinach with garlic and olive oil Boiled parsley red potatoes Sorbet 12 Grilled ham & cheese sandwiches Steamed green beans Apple pie 15 Chicken noodle soup with whole wheat crackers Pudding 16 Chili con carne Corn bread Tossed green salad 17 Veggie stir fry (chicken or tofu) Grapefruit sections Ice cream
18 Chili mac (leftover chili with macaroni added) Leftover cornbread Raw sugar snap peas 19 Sloppy Joes Carrot and celery sticks Fruited gelatin 22 Salmon marinated in lemon juice and olive oil Parsley red potatoes Steamed broccoli with lemon wedge Applesauce 23 Meat loaf Baked sweet potato fries Steamed green beans Tossed green salad 24 Grecian roasted chicken (marinate in lemon juice, olive oil and oregano) Bulgur pilaf Roasted root vegetables 25 Meat loaf sandwiches on whole wheat bread Tossed green salad Carrot sticks 26 Spaghetti with marinara sauce Italian bread Tossed green salad Spumoni 29 Tortilla soup Oatmeal cookies 30 Frittata with onions and peppers Tossed green salad Cup up fresh fruit 31 Baked chicken Couscous Corn Tossed green salad
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