Friday, September 21, 2012

Healthy Meal Plan Friday: Tomatillos!

No tomatillos on the menu this week, but a tomatillo miracle, right in my backyard...that I just had to share real quick...

I bought one tomatillo plant this spring and while it had hundreds of flowers, no ripening fruit as of August.  I did some research and it turns out that tomatillos are one of the only "self-infertile" vegetable plants, ie, it can't produce offspring without a partner plant.

Just as I was about to rip out the tomatillo plant in August, I discovered what seemed to be a small tomatillo ripening and look what I harvested this week...

Somewhere in our neighborhood there must be someone growing tomatillos, or perhaps I've witnessed a tomatillo miracle.  If you love tomatillos, you'll love this amazing Tomatillo Dip, which is great for a new tailgate dish, or as a dip with some grilled shrimp.

Tomorrow Autumn is here, so how about some healthy meals inspired by the cooler weather?

Next Week's Healthy Meal Plan:

Meatless Monday:  Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili, Tortilla Chips, Apple Slices

Pizza Margherita , Mixed Greens Salad, Plums

Five Spice BBQ Pork Tenderloin,  Napa Asian Slaw, Fresh Mango
Taco Lasagna with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce, Fresh Pineapple, Brown Rice
Chicken and Orzo Soup, Perfectly Simple, Oranges Sprinkled with Coconut


Chicken Sausages, Sauerkrat, Store-bought Pierogies, Green Beans

Bonus Idea:  Pumpkin Spice Dip

Have a great weekend!

Life is sweet,

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