Monday, November 09, 2015

this week's menu: healthy comfort food

it's getting colder here. the leaves are starting to change. i turned the heater on in the house, and i pulled my coat out from the back of the closet this weekend. we're all craving comfort food to warm us from the inside out. this week i'm putting my crockpot to work and making healthier versions of some new and favorite recipes.

here are our dinners this week with links to the recipes or ingredients:

chicken quinoa soup this is a new recipe i'm trying this week. it looks so warm and delicious, perfect for these chilly Fall days! i'll modify to make it 21DF by using natural seasonings instead of the dressing packet, and mixed veggies instead of corn because of allergies.

slow cooker pork BBQ pork goes hand in hand with Fall, like football games and pumpkin spice and boots and scarves. this recipe is new to me but when i saw it i thought it was ideal for this time of year. i'm making it healthy by subbing the soda for La Croix and a Tbsp of brown sugar, and using Annie's natural BBQ sauce. serving it without bread, with coleslaw.

chicken soft tacos i'll need to give a the crockpot a night off so we will have warm corn tortillas with grilled chicken and chopped peppers. corn tortilla chips and organic cantina salsa on the side. super simple but yummy. taco night is probably my favorite every week.

gluten-free lasagna we are having company over for dinner one night this week and lasagna is on the menu! i wanted a big, warm meal that everyone likes. i found gluten-free lasagna noodles! i'll make it with lean ground turkey, natural, no sugar added tomato sauce, and natural cheeses.

looking for more meal inspiration? i posted some of my all-time favorite Fall recipes HERE and all my menu planning monday posts are HERE.

happy cooking, kitchenistas!