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5 Day Meal Plan

    Rose Turnbow
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Use one additional red bell pepper, but cut it into strips. Save these strips for Meal 3, Braised Cubed Steaks.

Rice: Make as much rice as your cooker will hold. You will use 1 1/2 cups today, and 1 1/2 cups for Meal 3. Divide and freeze the rest, if you have leftovers.

Suggested Sides

 Coconut Fruit Salad

DoveTailing Tips

Prepare a total of 7 jalapeno peppers today. When preparing the jalapeno peppers (be sure you have rubber gloves on), for Meal 2, dice 1 pepper to use in Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad. For Meal 4, you will use 4 1/2 large jalapeno peppers, sliced in half long ways and seeded to use in Grilled Okra and Jalapeños. For Meal 5, finely mince 1/2 of 1 pepper to use in the Orange Relish. Chop 1 pepper into small pieces to use in the Southwestern Black Bean Salad.

Suggested Sides

 Rainbow Swiss Chard

DoveTailing Tips

Pull out the red pepper strips you prepared during Meal 1 to use in the Braised Cubed Steak with Peppers and Olives.

When slicing the red onion, slice an additional 1/2 of an onion into 1" pieces. Save these pieces to use in the Steak Kabobs for Meal 5. Chop the other ½ onion and save for the Black Bean Salad for Meal 5. Finally, finely chop a small onion and save for the Oat Groats and Kale for Meal 4.

Use 1 1/2 cups of the brown rice you made for Meal 1. Heat and serve the Cube Steak over the rice.

DoveTailing Tips

Pull out the 4 1/2 Jalapeno Peppers you prepared during Meal 2. You have an extra 1/2 pepper to grill, so none went to waste during preparation.

For the Oat Groates and Kale - you chopped up the onion on Meal 3 to make this meal a little easier.

DoveTailing Tips

Pull out the chopped red bell pepper that you prepared during Meal 1 and the minced jalapeno pepper prepared during Meal 2 to make the Orange Relish.

Use the 1” pieces of red onion prepared during Meal 3 to thread on the Kabobs.

For the Southwestern Black Bean Salad, you chopped the red onion during Meal 3. Also grab the diced jalapeno pepper you prepared during Meal 2.

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