|Grilled Steak ... and onions ... and avocado ... and salsa|
People who have their lives together enough to plan the entire week's worth of meals impress me. I always imagine those people live in organized houses with clutter-free kitchens. Those people probably even have dogs that don't shed - or roll in dormant grass that gets stuck to their brown fur the day after, yes, the day after you just gave them a bath.
So in an attempt to be one of those people, I sat down this morning with a big cup of coffee and planned our dinners for the week. I'm happy to say I've got us eating a new meal almost every night this week. Who knows, maybe I'll even get around to cleaning up the pile of magazine pages I have sitting on the kitchen cart this week.
Sunday: Carne Asada
I found this recipe while scrolling through my South Beach Diet app. It's Phase 1 appropriate, according to the app, and has 13 g carbs per serving. Not bad. However, I still cut the amount of onion, avocado and salsa. I just couldn't help myself and lowered the number of carbs even more. Verdict: The husband and I both thought the steak came out quite well, although neither one of us really knew how we were supposed to eat the avocado, salsa and onions along with the steak. The recipe just said to serve them together. I ended up mixing mine all together, but the husband kept all of his dinner items separate. He thought it was all a bit odd. Next time we'll probably just use the steak marinade but skip the rest.
Monday: Shredded Chicken Sandwiches With White Barbecue Sauce
Tuesday: Fish With Citrus
Wednesday: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Thursday: Corned Beef Sandwiches
Friday: Sauerkraut Pancakes and Pork Chops
From the South Beach Diet app
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 pound flank steak
1/2 red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small avocado, chopped
1/2 cup salsa
Marinate the steak in the lime, garlic, pepper and salt marinade for 20 minutes, flipping once.
Heat a grill to medium-high and grill the steak to your your liking.
While the steak is cooking, heat the oil in a small skillet. Saute the onion in the oil until the steak is ready.
Slice the steak into thin slices across the grain and serve with the onion, avocado and salsa.