It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From the ultimate breakfast for dinner meal to veggie powered sushi bowls, we’ve got five weeknight dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over. And if it’s easier for you to do that from your inbox, be sure to sign up for our weekly meal plan emails.
This week, I’m leveraging my kids’ love of sushi to serve up these nutrient-packed Veggie Sushi Bowls at Cookie + Kate for #MeatlessMonday. These are packed with their favorite veggies — most of which are served raw, as in barely any cooking required — and those pretty carrot ribbons make this bowl of goodness especially fun. I have a feeling this will go into heavy rotation at my house.
If you’ve never poached fish before, I predict that this Red Curry Soup with Poached Salmon will be a game changer for you. Despite being merely three steps, this recipe yields a moist and super flavorful fish that you’ll crave. If you have picky kids, don’t be worry too much about the curry. Simply serve the poached fish without broth next to steamed rice and veggies on the side.
Shakshouka, an Israeli dish of eggs poached in a flavored tomato sauce, is one of my all time favorites, which is why I love discovering new versions. This one at White On Rice Couple is very simple and straight-forward, with a focus on perfectly poached eggs — as it should be. Serve this with thick crusty bread that’s been brushed with good olive oil and toasted (on a grill, if possible) for pretty much the best ever breakfast-for-dinner.
I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m smitten with this very easy Sticky Sausage Traybake (which is British for sheet pan dinner) at Taming Twins. I mean, it can’t get any easier and the idea of using marmalade to glaze savory sausages is genius. Plus, Sarah pulls this off with frozen mixed veggies (which she calls Casserole mix). You can do the same, or just chop up a variety of what you have on hand.
Okay, if these Sweet & Smoky Pulled Pork Cornbread Waffle Sliders at A Simple Pantry aren’t a perfect Friday night dinner, I don’t know what is. The pork comes together in the slow cooker (and can be made ahead of time), and the simple waffle batter cooks up fast in an iron while you toss a bag of cole slaw with dressing. Oh, and with a meal like this, on a Friday night, I say that slaw is veggie enough. Because we all have to live a little.