It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a five-ingredient Greek meatball recipe to sheet pan pork chops, 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.
If there was ever a zoodle that satisfies, it’s a sweet potato zoodle (because, can we just agree that noodles made out of zucchini don’t fill you up?). That’s why I can’t wait to give this Vegan Pad Thai with Sweet Potato Noodles at Well Vegan at try. The recipe cooks up quickly, though it requires 25 minutes of prep if you make the sweet potato noodles yourself. Good thing I’ve seen them pre-made at the market.
Recipes like this Pan Seared Salmon with Wild Rice in Coconut Curry Broth at Hapa Nom Nom make me happy because they seem fancy, but are actually very simple and easy to prepare. This one’s healthy and full of flavor too. It’s pretty much, a win, win, win, across the board. Try this once and you might end up putting it in regular rotation.
Traditional Greek meatballs — a personal favorite — are usually made with rice, tons of fresh aromatic herbs, lemon zest, and lots of chopped onion and garlic, all of which take a lot of time to prep. So, for weekday cooking, I developed this recipe for Five-Ingredient Greek-Style Meatballs that you can find at my YouTube channel so that you can get maximum authentic flavor with minimum ingredients and cook time. Because I’m tricky like that.
You know how we love a good sheet pan meal! This Sheet Pan Pork Chop Dinner at Nom Nom Paleo is perfect for the season, packed with apples, winter produce, and of course, delicious pork chops. If your family isn’t so into Brussels sprouts, feel free to substitute something else (butternut squash, a mix of bell peppers and red onion, cauliflower) — just be mindful that you may have to adjust cooking time for the veg.
We’ve included this One Pan Pizza Chicken at Damn Delicious on a meal plan before, but are doing so again because a) you don’t always have to reinvent the wheel and b) I can’t think of a more perfect Friday night meal. Delicious, easy, kid-friendly and, yes, carb-free if you skip pasta on the side. Although, it’s Friday… in February. Pasta may well be in order. Either way: this recipe will not disappoint.