Menu Plan Monday 3/5 – Low Carb & Meatless Dinner Ideas

by Rachel on March 5, 2012

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Menu Plan Monday

I can’t wait to tell you guys about the spring vegetable, herb, and fruit gardens we planted this weekend! In the meantime, check out what I’m making for dinner this week. While my diet has eased up a bit, I’m still trying more meatless recipes and staying relatively low-carb. I found I had a lot of leftovers last week, so in an effort to reduce wastefulness, I’m only planning 4 meals:

Tasty lentil tacos & fresh guacamole: A New recipe to try! I will serve over lettuce to make more of a taco salad, rather than using taco shells, to reduce carbs

Turkey Burgers Made this recipe with some modifications recently, and my husband has already requested that I make it again.

Quick & Easy Pecan Crusted Salmon This is perfect for a Friday dinner during Lent.

Whole Wheat Pasta & Marinara Sauce

If you want to join in, you can post your menu plan on the Menu Plan Monday linky.

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Dianna Thomas March 5, 2012 at 5:29 am

Thanks for the ideas on the turkey burger– I’ve been wanting to try it but wasn’t sure what to do with it

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Rachel March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

You can use it to replace ground beef in most recipes. I made a white chili with it recently and that was good too!

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courtney b March 5, 2012 at 10:01 am

i love turkey burgers! so yummy!

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Rachel March 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

My husband actually said he preferred the ground turkey to ground beef! I’m glad we have found a healthier substitution that we actually prefer, instead of feeling like a sacrifice :)
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Angel Collins March 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I love those recipes, specially the Tasty lentil tacos, this will help me to less my carbs.
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ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] March 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I can’t wait to see your gardens!

We always have a lot of leftovers too. I usually plan 3-4 meals a week. It’s kind of nice not to have to make dinner half the week!
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Rachel March 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Well we are learning a lot as beginning gardeners. Wouldn’t you know that as soon as we planted everything (transplants from nursery, not seeds), we had a mild frost the next night! It had been in the 70s-80s recently so I thought the last one was past. Luckily it looks like everything survived except the peppers and basil. Then our dogs keep trying to sample everything, so we had to replant some of the berry bushes and build a fence.

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Sherry Lebow March 6, 2012 at 5:55 am

The quick and easy pecan crusted salmon sounds great. I can’t wait to try it

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Coupon Lizzi March 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Thanks! I want to try the Turkey Burgers!

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Aranda Gibbs March 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

Sounds yummy!! :)

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Gladys Parker March 7, 2012 at 2:21 am

I thought I was doing well in my search for healthier eating but I am beginning to realize I have a long way to go.
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Shirley March 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Always great to have new ideas about healthier meals. Thank you.

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Kerri March 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Thanks for the recipes! I want to try the turkey burgers!

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Krystal R March 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

This is my fave way to eat. Great recipes too! The Salmon sounds so good!

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Jeimy Calvo March 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm

These recipies sound delicious, I too am trying to go low on carbs so this will help me out. Thanks for sharing!

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Becca March 10, 2012 at 2:36 am

Great ideas! I really want to try a turkey burger in a lettuce wrap instead of with a bun. :)
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Tiffany C. March 11, 2012 at 3:54 am

Reading this made me hungry :P

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