Before I was a mom, my job was stressful and I did not often meal plan. There was a Harris Teeter on my way home, so I often swung by the grocery store on my way home from work and picked up food for dinner. Not the most efficient way to do meals, but I was young, busy and distracted.
So distracted in fact, that one year, I brought home a roast chicken for dinner the week before Thanksgiving. I had been so wrapped up with work and life that I had forgotten that we’d be having a similar big meal the next week. Not the end of the world, for sure, but it did make the roast turkey on Thanksgiving a little less special and tasty.
Chicken seems to be the most popular dinner item, so do you need a little inspiration for your meals in the next week so you avoid eating poultry, or for that matter, sweet potatoes, stuffing or apple pie too?
Here’s a list of a few dinner entrees that are not only poultry-free, they are quick and easy, leaving you plenty of time for your holiday preparations!
Naan Pizza; Take baked naan bread (an Indian flat bread you can find in many groceries--Trader Joe’s, Giant Eagle, etc) and spread with some marinara, vegetables and cheese. Voila! Easy Naan Pizza:
Brinner, aka, Breakfast for Dinner: We love breakfast tacos and burritos, using canned black beans, scrambled eggs, and toppings like avocado, shredded cheese and salsa. Easy to make:
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna: Healthy, vegetarian lasagna. Click here for the recipe.
Gnocchi with Alfredo and Vegetables:
Buy pre-made gnocchi and add jarred alfredo and vegetables. An instant dinner that everyone will love:
Hope these non-poultry dishes cleanse your palate for the big turkey day!