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, enjoy some quick and casual grilled sandwiches for dinner, along with all-in-one weekend suppers that are sure to please. As always, our lunch picks are perfect for at-home or brown bag noshing. Be sure to check out the veggie fries recipe that is a great healthy alternative to potato fries – even the pickiest kids will find them irresistible!
Lunch: Ciabatta bread slathered with a roasted garlic paste and layered with three cheeses makes a delicious White French Bread Pizza . Top with fresh arugula for a complete lunch.
Dinner: Take a break from the grill and make a crowd-pleasing baked pasta tonight. Unstuffed Shells - a trio of Italian cheeses with spinach and pasta shells - will become a new favorite.
Snack: Spicy Hummus: Quick Chickpea Spread is a great dip or sandwich condiment.
Lunch: Enjoy a throw-back lunch today! Tuna Salad Stuffed Tomatoes is a classic recipe for a reason.
Dinner: The whole family will love Pierogi-wich with Kielbasa, an”inside-out” pierogi sammie featuring the flavors of caramelized onion mashed potatoes, melted cheese, and grilled kielbasa. Yum-o!
Snack: Serve your family a new irresistible way to serve pickles with Fried Pickle Chips with Ranch Dipper! Pro tip: The homemade dip is also great for veggies, pita chips, or crackers.
Lunch: Prepare this Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad the night before for a better-than-take-out brown bag lunch. Pro tip: Be sure to pack the vinaigrette separately and dress and toss just prior to eating to prevent a soggy salad!
Dinner: Pork Milanese comes together in a snap and panko breadcrumb provide a delicious crunch that kids will love. The orange and red onion salad makes this dish unique.
Dessert: Yogurt, fruit, honey, and crystallized ginger make a very delicious and aptly named Berry Easy Dessert.
Lunch: Chilled Greek-Style Tomato Stoup with Avocado-Feta Salad is a healthy and beautiful make-ahead meal.
Dinner: Turn your everyday chicken breast into one special sandwich when you make Grilled Honey Lime Sandwiches with Five Vegetable Slaw Salad. Pro tip: Going low-carb? You can always skip the roll, but keep the toppings, for a still-satisfying meal.
Snack: A tasty alternative to potato fries, Crispy Veggie Oven Fries are irresistible.
Lunch: Peanut butter sandwiches aren’t just for kids. Everyone will love PB&H Extreme, a wheat bread delight featuring peanut butter, banana, bacon, honey, and cinnamon.
Dinner: Turkey Cheeseburgers with Beer-B-Q Sauce on Pretzel Rolls have ground mustard, grated onion, and herbs and seasonings incorporated right into the burger. Top with extra-sharp cheddar and a homemade sauce, and then serve them on pretzel rolls to knock them out of the park!
Dessert: Indulge in Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies tonight (you deserve it!). These brownies are topped with a peanut butter layer and finished with chocolate ganache.
Brunch: Soul Pancakes are flapjacks with a spicy kick.
Dinner: Steak Au Poivre with Herbs de Provence Oven Fries is the perfect meal for Saturday night entertaining. A cognac butter sauce makes the steak extraordinary.
Appetizer: Serve a satisfying app when you swap out lettuce leaves for crackers in this light and lively Crab Salad Lettuce Cups.
Brunch: Treat the family to a classic anytime Spanish egg dish. Tortilla with Tomato Toast transforms a few simple ingredients into a fabulous meal.
Dinner: Grilled Corn Polenta with Sausages and Broccoli Rabe is one of our favorite all-in-one summertime meals! Cook’s note: Broccoli is a good swap for broccoli rabe.
Dessert: Oh Baby – Berry Cobbler Bars have layers of deliciousness, such as a shortbread crust topped with a sour cream and Greek yogurt custard, berries, and a crumble topping. You’re welcome!