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.
This week, we’re firing up the grill and featuring recipes that take dinner prep outside – from burgers to pork chops to steaks. Treat your family to a special Sunday dinner, and check out the Greek-inspired steak dinner, too!
Lunch: Who doesn’t love Caesar Salad? This classic is a great way to kick off the week. If you’re brown-bagging, just pack the salad and dressing separately and toss when you’re ready to dig in.
Dinner: You’ll never miss the meat with these totally satisfying Grilled Eggplant and Roasted Tomato Sliders with Spicy Tahini.
Snack: Super-Simple, Kid-Friendly Smoothies are the perfect healthy snack, breakfast or dessert. Use whatever fruit you have on-hand for an easy treat.
Lunch: Kids young and old will be happy campers at lunch today. Lunchtime DIY Pizza Kit, Part 1 is inexpensive, packs well, can be customized for even the pickiest eater.
Dinner: Pair this fresh and flavorful Quick Fennel Slaw with grilled turkey burgers or chicken breasts for a fast and easy weeknight meal.
Dessert: Small Strawberries with Lemon is a fresh and simple springtime dessert.
Breakfast: Think you don’t have time for a hot breakfast on a hectic weekday morning? Think again! These Five 5-Minute Weekday Egg Breakfasts leave cold cereal in the dust.
Snack: Homemade salsa verde is the star of Chicken Verde Nachos. Note: The salsa is a delicious sauce for burgers, grilled steaks and chops, too!
Lunch: Grilled Portobella Muffaletta Pizzas are a zesty lunch with a twist – beefy portobello mushrooms takes the place of the crust!
Dinner: Tingly Chicken and Greens Noodle Bowl is another super-tasty MYOTO (Make Your Own Take-Out). If you are in a pinch, you can use ground turkey or even pork in place of the chicken.
Snack: You’ll never buy granola bars again once you make these totally satisfying Simple No-Bake Oat Bites.
Lunch: Meatballs and Rice in Broth is a light and delicious take on the classic Italian Wedding Soup. The homemade pilaf makes this soup a standout.
Dinner: Fire up the grill because it’s burger night! Philly Burgers are the classic Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich in a burger – yum!
Dessert: BLCC: Berries, Lemon Curd Cakes are a fabulous no-bake dessert and a perfect way to kick off the weekend. Sponge cakes, lemon curd, berries and whipped cream transform into a restaurant-worthy dessert.
Brunch: Magnificent Croques Madames live up to their name, and fig jam and prosciutto make this dish extra special.
Dinner: Grilled Pork Chops with Scallions, Ginger and Herbs are perfect for entertaining. Serve with broccolini and some crusty bread, and you have a no-fuss company dinner.
Cocktail: Savory Spritzer Cocktails are the best wine spritzer you’ll ever have!
Brunch: Pecan Cinnamon Pancakes are special flapjacks with homemade apple cinnamon maple sauce.
Dinner: This Greek-inspired complete meal is perfect for Sunday supper. The whole family will love Spinach-Feta Rice Pilaf, Sliced Steak with Oregano Sauce, and Broiled Tomatoes with Parsley.
Dessert: Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Drizzle are a breeze to put together. Feel free to swap in your family’s favorite berries.