It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a tasty Shrimp Scampi Pasta to a slow cooker Ropa Vieja, we’ve got five dinners that will get you through the busy 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.

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Related: How I prep my family’s dinners for the week in under two hours.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Root Vegetable Coconut Curry at Faring Well

I’ve learned that if I’m going to pack my #MeatlessMonday meal with tons of veggies, a flavorful sauce is key for my kids. That, and lots of rice, which is why I already know that this Root Vegetable Coconut Curry at Faring Well is going to be a big hit in my house.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Roast Salmon with Citrus Ginger Aioli at Two Sisters and a Meal

It doesn’t get more simple than this beautiful Roast Salmon with Citrus-Ginger Aioli at Two Sisters and a Meal. This is simple home cooking at its best. Serve this with a big spinach or kale salad and a side of perfectly cooked quinoa or roasted potatoes and a super healthy, super easy dinner is on.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Crispy Honey Chicken Bowls at Butter Be Ready

After two uber healthy meals, it’s time for a little indulgence. But just a little, because these Crispy Honey Chicken Bowls at Butter Be Ready are still way better for you and more delicious than take out. So good!

Related: One make-ahead solution to the question: How do I get my kids to eat more protein?

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja at Immaculate Bites

Ropa Vieja is one of my favorites and even better when you use this recipe for Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja at Immaculate Bites. Not only is it packed with tons of flavor, but the slow cooker makes this Cuban classic meal a cinch. And here we go again with rice: Seriously, make a huge batch on Monday to have on hand for all three meals that call for it. Or if it’s too much rice for your family, serve this with just fried plantains (I like the sweet kind!) and a big salad.  Another option: turn this beef into burritos.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Shrimp Scampi Pasta at The Hungry Hutch

Friday night is all about comfort and pasta is a great way to serve it up, but I’m craving something fancy this week. Good thing this Shrimp Scampi Pasta at The Hungry Hutch serves up class without too much hard work. This fast-cooking meal is packed with garlic-lemony goodness and hits just the right spot — especially with a glass of white wine for the grown ups who want one.

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