Lunch: Artichoke or Cottage cheese veggie salad, Taco tidbits, Apples or Grapes
Dinner: Chow mein chicken, Broccoli or Rapini
Dessert: Banana popsicles
Artichoke Heart Salad
Drain a can of artichoke hearts and cut each heart into quarters. Drain a can of sliced ripe olives. Chop a green pepper. Thinly slice green onions. Combine artichokes, olives, 1/3 cup of green pepper, and 1/3 cup of green onions in a bowl. Add 3/4 cup of Italian salad dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Cottage Cheese Veggie Salad
Peel, pit, and chop a large, ripe avocado. Chop a tomato. Slice 1/4 cup of stuffed olives. Combine 3 cups of small-curd cottage cheese, avocado, tomato, and olives in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of sliced green onions.
Chow Mein Chicken
This recipe yields one batch, but I usually double the recipe anyway because it’s so good!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and cube two chicken breasts. Combine a can of cream of chicken soup, a can of chicken with rice soup, and a can of evaporated milk in a bowl. Stir in chicken. Transfer to a greased baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Stir. Sprinkle with a can of chow mein noodles. Bake 5-10 minutes. Add a drained can of sliced water chestnuts before baking for extra crunch, if you want.
Cut a ripe banana into wedges. Combine 1 cup of vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup of orange juice, and the banana in a blender. Cover and process until smooth. Pour into Popsicle trays or pour into small plastic disposable cups and insert Popsicle sticks. Freeze until firm, about 5 hours or overnight.
Place 6 Tbsp of butter in a glass dish. Cover and microwave for 60-70 seconds. Add 3 Tbsp of taco seasoning. Stir in 8 cups of Corn Chex until evenly coated.
Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Heat 1 – 1 1/2 minutes longer. Stir. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Heat 1 minute longer. Cool.
Eggs or egg whites
Cottage cheese (24 oz)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 cans of condensed cream of chicken soup (11 oz ea)
2 cans of condensed chicken with rice soup (10.5 oz ea)
2 cans of chow mein noodles (3 oz ea)
2 cans of evaporated milk (5 oz ea)
Can of sliced water chestnuts
Can of artichoke hearts (14 oz)
Can of sliced ripe olives (2 oz)
White rice flour
Cream of tartar
[Also needed: butter, sugar]