What to Cook (Aug 19-23): Power Summer Protein Dinners

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Here’s What to Cook This Week: Power Summer Protein Dinners

Weekly Dinner Meal Plan: Aug 19-23, 2019

Summer Protein Dinners: A weeknight dinner meal plan with quick, high protein dinners. From salads to bowl food, salmon, burgers, and slow cooker tacos. It’s going to be a delicious week!

Summer days are filled with activity. Keeping a balanced diet with plenty of protein helps keeps you going, having fun… and satisfied until the next meal.

This week we’re upping the power element with summer protein dinners that are quick and healthy. It’s what’s for dinner this week.

Have a great week everyone!

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Power Summer Protein Dinners Week at a Glance: 

Monday: Summer Grilled Power Salad
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos
Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Avocado Power Bowl
Thursday: Easy Salmon Piccata
Friday: Bruschetta Burgers
Treat: Lemon Poppyseed Protein Cookies


Monday: Summer Grilled Chicken Power Salad

Photo Credit: whatsgabycooking.com

"This salad is many things but most importantly it’s LOADED with flavor. That all starts with some crisped bacon. If you’re not feeling the bacon, just omit that step and use some olive oil to cook the chicken. However if you’re digging the bacon, you not only use the crispy bacon IN the salad, you use a little bit of the rendered fat to cook the herb crusted chicken. Talk about something being loaded with flavor. Once those 2 proteins are taking care of, you can get into all the farmers market veggies. The bed of this salad is some gorgeous baby romaine lettuce I snagged from my farmers market, topped with raw corn (you guys know how I roll), plenty of blueberries, goat cheese and avocado. Done and done."

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Tuesday: Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos

"Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef is fall-apart-tender, braised in a somewhat spicy tomato-chipotle sauce, that makes amazing tacos. Or whatever else your heart desires." Serve with street size or 8-inch tortillas, chopped tomatoes, onions, and greens!

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Wednesday: Blackened Chicken Avocado Power Bowls

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"Blackened Chicken Avocado Power Bowls have the best spiced rubbed blackenend chicken with so many power foods!  Avocado, chickpeas, red cabbage and roasted veggies come together in this healthy and flavorful bowl!"

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Thursday: Easy Salmon Piccata

Photo Credit: cafedelites.com

"Anything Piccata sounds so refined and way too complicated to cook, but this Salmon Piccata recipe is easy, gourmet cooking in minutes!" Lightened up, healthy, and ready in 20 minutes. Serve with a fresh summer salad.

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Friday: Bruschetta Burgers

Photo Credit: www.myrecipes.com

It's Friday and summer -- and grill season. Here's an easy one! "Heat up your grill, because this summertime favorite with fresh tomatoes and basil has 29g of muscle building protein."

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Treat: Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies

Photo Credit: amyshealthybaking.com

"Chewy cookies bursting with sunshiny lemon flavor! They’re gluten-free, lower carb, and packed with protein… But you’d never guess that with how sweet they taste!"

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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