It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From an easy, zesty sheet pan salmon dinner to a 20-minute skinny version of take-out Honey Lemon Chicken, we’ve got 5 easy weeknight meals that will get you through next week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.

Top: Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich at Our Life Tastes Good | Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon at Cafe Delites

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A perfect #MeatlessMonday summer meal: Cauliflower Pasta with Lemon-Almond Sauce at Naturally Ella - just one of this week's meal plan finds on Cool Mom Eats

This recipe for Cauliflower Pasta with Lemon-Almond Sauce at Naturally Ella sounds creamy and decadent and also healthy and bright, a particularly great combination for a #MeatlessMonday summer meal. The recipe is vegan, but feel free to sub in cow’s milk if that’s your preference.


On this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan: Easy & absolutely perfect Pork Milanese at In Jennie's Kitchen (you can easily sub in chicken too!)

Growing up in New Jersey, breaded cutlets were a staple in my house and I still find them to be the ultimate comfort food. It helps that my kids love them too, because what’s not to love. This recipe for Pork Milanese at In Jennie’s Kitchen does pork cutlets just right. You can swap in chicken if you prefer, but make the breading as Jennie does and you won’t be sorry. And with tomatoes and arugula on the side, you’ve got a complete meal.


On this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan, gyros made simple and fast: Mediterranean Gyros Meatball Sandwiches at Our Life Tastes So Good

I love how this Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich at Our Life Tastes Good turns the flavors of harder to make gyros into an easy and totally kid-friendly meatball recipe. So smart! Don’t let the long ingredients list fool you: This is a simple meatball recipe, paired with a quick-mix yogurt sauce and some fresh chopped veggies for the sandwich. Keep the meatballs small so that they cook fast and the whole meals comes together in about 30 minutes.

Related: Meal plan: 5 easy dinners from Turkey Zucchini Burgers to Quinoa Tacos.


This week on the Cool Mom Eats meal plan, a summer sheet pan meal for the win! Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon at Cafe Delites

We always love a good sheet pan dinner recipe, and this Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon at Cafe Delites is no exception. Packed with zesty fajita flavors and roasted with colorful peppers, this easy recipe is sure to become a family favorite. And don’t work about the “chili” part: The recipe is written in a way that makes it easy to adjust the heat level to whatever you want, from mild to spicy.


On this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan, Skinny Honey Lemon Chicken at Gimme Some Oven, a 20 minute alternative to take out that's way healthier... and fewer calories!

I love keeping Friday festive, especially in the summer, with pizza, cookouts, or easy homemade takes on takeout like this Skinny Honey Lemon Chicken recipe at Gimme Some Oven. The chicken cooks in all of 10 minutes, for a total cook time of 20-30 minutes, depending on how fast you’re moving. Either way, serve with a big bowl of steamed quinoa or rice and a salad for a delicious dinner that’s way more wholesome (and fewer calories) than delivery.