Sundays are cooking days for me. If I don’t have anything else planned, I take the day to food shop and meal plan for the rest of the week. This is essential for healthy living because it eliminates any opportunities for weak moments. If I get home absolutely ravenous, there is always something available in the fridge. It’s always healthy, it’s already prepared, and it is delicious!
This Sunday was no exceptions. On average, I make about 7 dishes. Some turn out better than others and I wanted to share them with you.
Among what I made this week was
- couscous crab cakes with a lite Cole Slaw,
- turkey ham stuffed chicken roulettes with sauteed mushrooms and onions
- succotash, and
- RPM fruit punch.
Couscous Crab Cakes
Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup (cooked) medium couscous
1 1/4 lb crab meat
salt & pepper (to taste)
Sweet Hungarian paprika
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F
- Spray a cooking sheet (or foil) with non-stick spray
- Shred the crab meat into the couscous and mix carefully.
- Fold the eggs into the mixture
- Add salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Roll the mixture into balls and place on the greased foil sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes
- Wait for them to cool and Enjoy!
1 cup shredded red cabbage
2 large shredded carrot (mine is spiralized)
1 large shredded Persian (or regular) cucumber
1/4 cup low fat yogurt
*Altius Spice House Tzatziki seasoning (to taste)
- Combine cabbage and carrots into a large bowl
- Gently squeeze until softened**
- Add Persian cucumbers
- In a separate bowl, mix together the yogurt, pepper, and the Tzatziki Seasoning
- Dress the vegetables with the yogurt mixture
*I discovered this seasoning hoping to make my own Tzatziki sauce, controlling the base thereby making it a bit healthier. Once I tasted it, I realized the tart and savory flavor worked on not just the sauce, but vegetables and even soups.
Please note: salt is an ingredient in this seasoning mix, which is why it’s not listed as an additional ingredient.
**I find this is a crucial step for enjoyable Cole Slaw. Without doing this, the slaw will remain taut and won’t be as soft. This is a personal preference, so feel free to skip this step.