Welcome to the Weekly Meal Planner! Whether you work all day and are out of steam when the dinner hour hits, or are fresh out of ideas and in a cooking rut, we are here to make your life easier.
Eating at home shouldn’t break the bank, so this week we have focused on delicious family-friendly meals with affordable ingredients like ground turkey, chicken, veggies and beans.
We’re also revisiting the Friday night at-home fish dinner again this week. You’ll love this new recipe – it’s a tasty crowd pleaser!
Lunch: Seven ingredients plus salt and pepper come together in a hearty vegetarian salad: Farro with Asparagus.
Dinner: Healthy and delicious High Protein Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Roasted Cauliflower will quickly become a Meatless Monday go-to. If you have any anchovy-averse family members, just omit them. Note: This recipe is easily halved if you are cooking for 2 or 3.
Dessert: No-Bake Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies is a fun after-school activity. Customize with the mix-in ingredients of your choice like chopped nuts and dried fruit.
Lunch: Everything Cream Cheese BLTs on Everything Bagels is a delicious at-home or packed lunch. It’s so good you’ll want to bake a double-batch of bacon and enjoy this sandwich again later in the week.
Dinner: Take it easy for dinner tonight and serve Smoky “Chowda” with Fire-Roasted Corn that you make over the weekend for a simple weeknight dinner. A green salad and crusty bread round out this meal.
Snack: Snack: Swiss Chard au Gratin French Bread Pizzas are the perfect movie night snack.
Lunch: Embrace eggs for lunch when you enjoy this elegant but easy to make Souffle Frittata with Leeks.
Dinner: Pilaf with Saffron is another flavorful one-pot weeknight wonder with chicken, rice, citrus and warm spices. If you are in a pinch, you can use a store-bought rotisserie chicken, but Rachael gives easy instructions to poach your own. Give it a try!
Snack: Use the roasted squash of your choice or even canned pumpkin in this Healthy Squash Bread. Slice leftovers and freeze for future noshing.
Lunch: Chicken Satay Noodle Soup packs well in a thermos for brown baggers. Pack the crunchy toppers separately and sprinkle on the soup when you are ready to eat!
Dinner: Enjoy these guilt-free but delish Broccoli and Cheese Turkey Burgers tonight. It’s a meal in a sandwich! You’ll want to make the avocado ranch dressing to serve as a dip or sandwich spread again and again.
Dessert: Chocolate Toffee Squares are perfect for bake sales or school lunch table swapping. You can omit the nuts if there are allergy concerns, they’ll be just as delicious!
Lunch: The store-bought giardiniera salad relish makes these Grilled Portobello Muffuletta Pizzas something special.
Dinner: It’s at-home Fish Fry Night! Use cod or any fish you like with this light and family-friendly Oven Fish Fry on a Bed of Not-So-Mushy Peas.
Snack: Take advantage of artichoke season and whip up a batch of Baby Artichoke Crostini.
Brunch: Pound cake waffles (no worries – Rachael makes it easy!), strawberries, and whipped cream. What’s not to love? No one will be able to resist Strawberry Shortcake Waffles.
Dinner: Impress your guests with this riff on classic French Onion Soup: Bacon, Beer and Worcestershire Onion Soup with Blue-tons. The blue cheese toasts put this soup over the top.
Cocktail: Scotch stands in for bourbon in this classic cocktail with a twist. Enjoy a Scotch Sour!
Brunch: Cinnamon-Apple Strata is a sure-fire hit. Use the sliced breads of your choice like banana bread, cinnamon bread, or even English muffins.
Dinner: Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles is sure to please. This classic appetizer is served over a bed of egg noodles.
Dessert: Chocolate Fudge has just a few ingredients so try to make ‘em high-quality if you can. Bonus: no baking required!