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.
Spring has sprung, so this week we’ve featured some light and delicious meals featuring in-season produce like asparagus and sugar snap peas.
Plus, check out our picks for lunch recipes, which go way beyond your typical PB&J!
Lunch: Seven-Layer Burritos are bursting with layers of vegetarian flavor!
Dinner: Green Onions and Rings Soup with Mini White Pizzettes is a family-friendly two-for-one meal. Once you make the puff pastry pizzas, you’ll want to make them again and again. (Note: Swap chicken broth with veggie if you’re going vegetarian today!)
Snack: Watermelon Salsa is a healthy treat that is great with tortilla chips or on its own.
Lunch: Make a big batch of Napa Noodles to enjoy for lunch during the week. This versatile dish is fantastic served warm, at room temp, or chilled.
Dinner: Tuesday is Stir Fry Night with this quick and easy Asian Barbecued Chicken Stir Fry with Peanuts and Rice. If your kids don’t do spice, feel free to omit.
Snack: Cheese and Herb Gougeres are a delicious pre-dinner appetizer or post-dinner snack. Tip: Once you nail the method, you can customize these treats with the cheese and herbs of your choice.
Lunch: Go-Green Chicken Sammies are a fantastic at-home or brown bag lunch.
Dinner: Make the side the star of tonight’s dinner and serve It’s Not Easy Being Green Casserole with simple grilled or roasted chicken.
Dessert: Don’t throw away that almost-finished jar of fudge sauce! Make a quick and easy Peanut Butter Cup Sauce (right in the jar!) and serve over your favorite ice cream instead.
Lunch: Add some leftover chopped chicken, steak, or even canned tuna to this Bibb Lettuce Salad for a complete meal.
Dinner: Try a classic chicken favorite tonight with Chicken Piccata with Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus.
Snack: Crispy Cheese-Stuffed Bellas are a lighter version of the traditional stuffed mushroom. Freeze leftovers for future munching.
Lunch: Tabouleh Salad with Nuts is a super healthy and flexible lunch. Tip: If you’re feeling creative, swap in the raw veggies of your choice – chopped peppers and raw green beans would both be great options!
Dinner: Salmon Fillets with Dill Couscous and Spicy Kale is delicious and the perfect choice for your Friday fish dinner.
Snack: Another movie night popcorn snack with a twist, Lime and Chili Popcorn, will keep you reaching for more.
Brunch: Treat the family to an old-fashioned Cinnamon Ring this weekend. Note: Don’t forget to plan for the 2-hour rising time!
Dinner: Flank Tagliata with Black Pepper Sugar Snaps and Arugula Salad is a light – and affordable – spring meal that’s perfect for entertaining.
Cocktail: Celebrate spring with a refreshing Strawberry Lemonade, where vodka or light rum would make a great mix-in.
Brunch: Egg-Battered Asparagus, Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are another go-to, anytime meal.
Dinner: Treat the family to a fabulous and flavorful pasta dish – Lamb Ragu with Citrus, Saffron and Mint.
Dessert: It doesn’t have to be St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy this Irish Stout Cake Waffle.