Lots of fun this week, friends!  First of all, this is probably your last chance to take a bootcamp live with me!  This week I am repeating two fantastic bootcamps that you do not want to miss – Raising Healthy Eaters and Entertaining with Ease!

I am also excited to eat all the Mexican food I can handle on Cinco de Mayo and I am hoping Hubs and my son make me something delicious and healthy on Mother’s Day!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: Roasted bell peppers with Greek tomato salad p. 158 from QTQ, naan pizza

Tuesday: Mixed greens with green beans and cherry vinaigrette, grilled steak or chicken or poached chicken, or vegetarians can add cooked quinoa to the salad

Wednesday: smoky braised lentils with (or without) turkey sausage, sauteed greens or cabbage

Thursday is Cinco de Mayo: Here are just a few fun and delicious ideas for a cinco do mayo dinner:

Tacos: Chipotle cauliflower tacosSlow-cooker barbacoa-style beef tacosslow-cooker chicken tacosground turkey tacos (use tempeh for vegetarian), grilled fish tacossweet potato and black bean tacos, Asada mushroom tacos

Salads: Mexican cobb saladJicama slawCreamy cabbage slawMexican chopped saladcilantro-lime slawfiesta salad with salsa vinaigretteavocado, jicama, and mango saladdeconstructed guacamole salad, Market salad with chipotle vinaigrette

Enchiladas: Mexican lasagneChicken enchilada rojas (swap roasted veggies and beans for the chicken to make vegetarian), roasted vegetable enchiladas verdes (swap the veggies and beans for already cooked, shredded chicken if you want this with animal protein)

Beans: Mexican black beansdrunken pinto beans

Rice: Restaurant-style Mexican ricecilantro-lime cauliflower-ricegreen rice (arroz verde)

Veggie Sides: Chipotle brussels sproutsMexican sautéed greensgrilled Mexican cornchipotle sweet potato frieshomemade guacamole

Soup:  Tortilla soupCaldo Tlalpeno Soup

Cocktail:  Spicy Tequila Cocktail

Some ideas from Kitchen Matters: migas (for breakfast!), pineapple agua fresca, Mexican vegetable soup with rice and beans, burrito grain bowl, Mexican chopped salad with spicy cilantro dressing, chipotle shrimp tacos with pineapple slaw, Portobello and poblano tacos with charred corn, Mexican millet casserole

And from Quicker Than Quick:  Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Chipotle Dressing, Pinto Bean Tostadas, Instant Pot Chicken Tinga, Chipotle Tofu Tacos, Taco Salad, Chickpea Tacos, Mexi-Veggie Rice Stuffed Peppers, Salsa Rice

Friday: if you have Cinco de Mayo leftovers, chop them up and cover them with chicken or veggie stock and make a Mexican soup!

Saturday brunch: savory muffins with feta

Sunday (Mother’s Day): Grilled pineapple salad with avocado and mojito dressing, served with your favorite protein, cucumber cocktail

Here are some great options that would be perfect for breakfast-in-bed to all of those deserving moms!

Yogurt and Granola Parfait (try basic granola, dark chocolate granola, peanut butter granola or the grain-free granola from my cookbook)

Mushroom and leek quiche with sweet potato crust or Swiss chard frittata or Egg-free Frittata

Chia pudding: try vanilla, chocolatematcha or lemon-ginger

Grain-free lemon poppyseed muffins, Date-sweetened banana bread or Marbled Banana Bread

Blueberry Oatmeal Soufflé

Whole Grain Strawberry Scones

Pancakes: Grain-free sweet potato pancakes, fluffy whole grain lemon poppyseed ricotta pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, multigrain pancakes from my cookbook 

Whole grain buttermilk waffles

Honestly, there are too many good brunch-y recipes to mention including ones from my cookbooks like Grain-Free Apple-Blackberry Crisp (KM), Meyer Lemon-Olive Oil Cake (QTQ), Quinoa and Strawberry Tabbouleh (QTQ), 


Here’s what you can do if it helps you: 


Wash greens 

Make salad dressings

Make Greek tomato salad


Blanch green beans


There’s several things you can make ahead for cinco de mayo, such as cook beans, make enchiladas sauce, make stock, measure taco seasoning


Make pancake batter, chia pudding, and/or your baked goods for Mother’s Day 


I have LOVED seeing all your creations of my recipes on Instagram. If you make any of my recipes, please tag me @pamelasalzman #pamelasalzman so I can check them out!

My cookbook, Quicker Than Quick, is on sale for $14.99 on Amazon!  If you have 1 minute, would you mind leaving a review on amazon?  I would be so grateful, thank you! Take a peek at my first cookbook “Kitchen Matters”!

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