Menu Plan Monday: Week of July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

Summer desserts Pinterest board, #MomRDChat Twitter chat, #LinkLove, and this week’s Menu Plan Monday!

This week's summer menu includes Tex-Mex Migas @lclivingston, Roasted Corn & Summer Tomato Salad @SweetCayenne5, Ginger Teriyaki Steak @lkellynutrition, and Farro Pilaf with Balsamic Cherries @NYTFood

Happy Monday everyone! Things are getting a little back to normal here – at least until the craziness of August arrives. Speaking of which, I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of July. Why does the summer always go by so fast?! I don’t get it! There’s always so much I want to do over the summer months and it’s nearly impossible to make it all happen. For example, I have been collecting recipes for summer desserts and sweet treats and have only made popsicles once! That needs to change – especially since this week it’s almost 100 degrees in NY!

On the bright side, last week I managed to share with you all my Fresh Salmon Ceviche with Cucumbers and Radishes and it received some great feedback. Thanks to everyone who commented and shared it across social media. In case you missed it, I also posted my recipe from the July issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine: Summer Chicken Kebabs with Herb Sauce. With herbs in full bloom, now is a great time to make this recipe.

Before we get to this week’s great list of reads and recipes, I want to let you know about a Twitter chat I’m co-hosting tomorrow at 12 pm ET with my colleague and friend Laura Cipullo from Mom Dishes It Out. Laura and I met years ago when I was still working in private practice and counseling patients with eating disorders. Laura is a fabulous RD, Certified Diabetes Educator, and author of Healthy Habits, which is filled with kid-friendly nutrition lessons for parents and educators. Please join us for a #MomRDChat Lunch n’ Learn about kids nutrition. Make sure you’re following Laura @MomDishesItOut and me @JLevinsonRD!

#MomRDChat Twitter Chat with Laura Cipullo @momdishesitout and Jessica Levinson @JlevinsonRD

Now for some Link Love!


Vacation Fitness @ Nourished Simply

How to Eat Healthy at Family Events @ Avocado a Day Nutrition

Dietitians Eat “Bad” Foods Too @ Zen and Spice (please help spread the word that foods shouldn’t be classified as “good” and “bad”)

Are Health Foods Making You Fat? @ US News Health

How to Make Whole grain Salads @ Teaspoon of Spice

The Trouble with Concession Stands in Youth Sports by Jill Castle @ Real Mom Nutrition


Grilled Peach Caprese @ Eating Made Easy

The Easiest Chickpea Salad Sandwich @ Happy Healthy RD

Strawberry, Peach & Avocado Feta Bruschetta @ The Nutritious Kitchen

Grilled Cantaloupe Salad with Blueberry Ginger Vinaigrette @ Make Healthy Easy

Chocolate Covered Cherries @ The Pretty Bee

Lightened Up Frozen Chocolate Pie @ Chocolate Slopes

Blackberries and Cream Popsicles @ The Pretty Bee

menu plan monday

Week of July 20, 2015

Monday: Tex-Mex Migas with Spicy Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans and Radish Snap Pea Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

Tuesday:  Chipotle Beef Tacos with Guacamole and Watermelon Salsa

Wednesday: Lemon Ricotta Ravioli with Balsamic Strawberries

Thursday: Leftovers (if there are any!) or take out

Friday: Ginger Teriyaki Steak with Roasted Corn and Summer Tomato Salad and Farro Pilaf with Balsamic Cherries

What’s on your summer to-do list?

Tweet me @JLevinsonRD with #DinnerTonight

Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

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  1. The sound of Lemon Ricotta Ravioli makes my mouth water. I’m also excited to make the Roasted Corn and summer tomato salad. My boyfriend loves corn and I love tomatoes, so this recipe is a win win in our house.

    1. Thanks Mary! The ravioli dish is based on a creation my 3 1/2 year old came up with in her play kitchen! I can’t wait to develop the recipe and share it and the story! Hope you enjoy the corn tomato salad – it’s such a great summer combo!