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Menu: Plant-Strong Summer Challenge Week 1

Here's the menu for week 1 of the new plant-strong option for the summer Cook for Good Challenge. Make these meals in just 20 minutes a day using the Starter Plan and recipes from Wildly Affordable Organic and those available on the site or to Challenge subscribers. Complete the meals with your own favorites. Here's a shopping list for this week.

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Chocolate Coldocado

Notice how cooking just a few minutes a day adds up! If you continue cooking just 20 minutes a day, you'll be making about 60% of your food from scratch by the third week. For the second week of the Cook for Good Challenge, though, you'll be making all of your food from scratch.

day meal menu
1 dinner Chocolate Coldocado Pudding
2 dinner whole-wheat rotini with Tomato Sauce with Peppers and Onions and one tablespoon nooch (nutritional yeast), hot green beans with Vinaigrette, chopped peach, Chocolate Coldocado Pudding or Sorbet
3 dinner Bean and Tomato Stew with Black Beans, Rice, Grilled Summer Squash Two Ways (hot)
4 dinner whole-wheat rotini with Tomato Sauce with Peppers and Onions and one tablespoon nooch (nutritional yeast), chilled green beans with Vinaigrette
5 snack bell pepper sticks
dinner Bean Salad with Fresh Corn, Peppers, and Tomatoes with black beans, Grilled Summer Squash Two Ways (chilled), Baked Pears with Cinnamon Cashew Cream
6 breakfast baked sweet potatoes with Cinnamon Cashew Cream
lunch Good Whisk Bread (perhaps as part of a sandwich), bell pepper sticks
snack walnuts and raisins
dinner Lighter Basil Pesto with whole-wheat rotini and green beans
7 breakfast toasted Good Whisk Bread with peanut butter
lunch carrot sticks
snack walnuts and raisins
dinner Cuban Black Beans, Rice, Ginger-Glazed Carrot Cake

Reader Comments (1)

Tried the Chocolate Coldacado Pudding. Since I am trying to eliminate processed sugar from my diet I replaced it with 1/3 c pure maple syrup and elimated the cipolte. It was YUMMY! I don't have an ice cream maker to try it as sorbet-but I am on the look out for one. I am not sure the pudding would last long enough to make the sorbet even if I had one!!

Jul 16, 2012 | Registered Commentermamacheese
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