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.
Grill season is in full swing, so this week we’re featuring some delicious burgers and a great grilled sammies perfect for Meatless Monday.
You also won’t want to miss the quintessential quick summertime meal: feta-stuffed chicken with fresh watermelon and tomato salad. Plus, don’t put away the slow cooker just because summer is here. Take it easy Tuesday with a crowd pleasing teriyaki chicken one-pot meal.
Lunch: Macho Gazpacho Vegetable Chunk Salad is a refreshing departure from the typical lettuce tossed salads – it travels well so it’s perfect for brown bagging or potlucks.
Dinner: Hearty grilled veggie sandwiches are on the Meatless Monday menu tonight. No one will be able to resist Grilled Pizza Planks a la Norma.
Snack: A healthy choice for a snack or breakfast, Morning Glory Muffins are packed with fiber. Perfect paired with a cup of tea or coffee, or a glass of milk!
Lunch: Homemade hummus dip is the star of Spicy Hummus Subs.
Dinner: [Note: Advanced prep required!] Take it easy tonight and pull out the slow cooker in the morning for a low-stress, delicious meal: Slow Cooker Meal: Teriyaki Chicken.
Snack: Apples and almonds add healthy crunch to a classic dip in this Apple and Almond Guacamole.
Lunch: Make a batch of Pasta Salad with Herb Pesto and Peas and enjoy it for lunch all week. Pro tip: Add some cooked chicken or turkey for a complete meal!
Dinner: Make Wednesday Night Sandwich Night and enjoy easy and healthy BLAST Burgers (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Salmon and Tomato Burgers with Sriracha Aioli). Cook’s Note: If you want to make this dish even lighter, skip the bun and serve the salmon patty with the sauce over a salad.
Snack: Even the littlest ones can make (and enjoy!) Salsa Verde Dip.
Lunch: Skip the PB&J today! Thai Chicken Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce are a go-to crowd pleaser. Cook’s note: If you’re in a pinch, you can use shredded rotisserie chicken.
Dinner: Feta-Stuffed Chicken with Tomato-Watermelon Salad is the perfect simple and healthy summertime meal!
Dessert: Waffle Brownies are a fun and delicious dessert. Plus, they couldn’t be easier -use your favorite brownie mix!
Lunch: A bagel with homemade veggie cream cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato sounds like a good lunch to us! Enjoy Everything Veggie Cream Cheese.
Dinner: Fire up the grill and celebrate the weekend with Bacon Burgers with Carmelized Onions and Gorgonzola. The caramelized onions sautéed in bacon fat put these burgers off the charts!
Dessert: Ginger-Poached Pears with Ice Cream and Blueberries is a dessert you can feel good about. Sweet and spicy poached pears are topped with ice cream and blueberries – yum! Cook’s note: Make this dessert your own and swap out the blueberries for any fresh berries you have on-hand and a sorbet, or even frozen yogurt, in place of the ice cream.
Brunch: Egg salad topped with sliced steak on hot, toasted English muffins or biscuits? Yes please. Steak and Eggwiches are are a delicious anytime meal.
Dinner: Grilled Paprika Shrimp is the perfect summer party food – no utensils required!
Cocktail: This Refreshing Mint and Lime Sparkler puts a fun spin on the classic mojito.
Brunch: Treat the family to a fabulous all-in-one meal featuring eggs, spinach, ham and melted cheese. Croque Monsieur with Fresh Spinach is sure to please.
Dinner: Nothing says Sunday supper like a steak dinner! Affordable London Broil is topped with a tasty onion sauce and served alongside mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli in London Broil with Smothered Onions and Crispy Smashed Potatoes.
Dessert: You won’t believe how easy it is to put together this irresistible Plum Cake. Ingredients from the pantry are elevated to a restaurant-worthy dessert when you top with fresh plums. And don’t forget the vanilla ice cream!