It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From 15-minute tacos to a sheet pan dinner perfect for watching the Olympics, 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.

Top: Lentil Chili Tacos at Sweet Potato Soul | Pepper Steak Stir Fry at Little Spice Jar 

Related: The one store-bought item that makes four family dinners, no meal planning required.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Lentil Chili Tacos | Sweet Potato Soul

The Lentil Chili Tacos at Sweet Potato Soul (which, by the way, can be made with other types of beans) are part of a round up of damn good meals under 15-minutes, which is enough to get my attention. But if you need more convincing, know that Jenné is a vegan cooking whiz who has strut her stuff on the TODAY show and has a new vegan cookbook coming out. She knows what she’s doing and when she says that these are damn good, I say they are worth 15 minute of cooking to give a try.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce | Julia's Album

This recipes for Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce at Julia’s Album is my favorite kind of weekday fish recipe. First off, you can make it with nearly any kind of fillet — Julia specifically mentions salmon or arctic char as other great options — and from there, it’s just a simple combination of fresh, flavorful ingredients to make the sauce. If you have other fresh herbs on hand, throw them in too. It will just add to the deliciousness.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Healthier Butter Chicken | Carmy

Healthy Instant Pot Butter Chicken | Carmy

By Wednesday, it’s time to break out the slow cooker or Instant Pot! I’m loving the Healthy Instant Pot Butter Chicken that Caroline found at Carmmy while rounding up skinny Instant Pot recipes last month. While I’m not so sure that this is exactly skinny, it is surely skinnier without the heaps of butter and heavy cream called for by the traditional recipe. And, you know what? I’ll take that.

Related: 3 ideas for family-friendly Valentine’s Day dinners.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Garlic Lover's Pepper Steak Stir Fry | Little Spice Jar

I’m a garlic lover, so this Garlic Lover’s Pepper Steak Stir Fry at Little Spice Jar had me instantly intrigued. Don’t fear if you’re not a garlic lover, though: you can easily limit the amount of garlic you add. Either way, Marzia offers tips on how to make this a prep-ahead meal so that you can have this ready to grab-and-go, which is perfect for when you’re just absolutely done by Thursday night.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Sheet Pan Sausage and Pepper Hoagies | Destination Delish

 Sheet Pan Sausage and Pepper Hoagies | Destination Delish

We featured these Sheet Pan Sausage and Pepper Hoagies at Destination Delish in our round up of game day recipes that make a great family dinner, and with the Olympics starting up, we’re keeping the game day vibes going! These make a perfect Friday night dinner, especially while watching skating or skiing or bobsledding. Just be sure to serve up one of these cute Olympic snack recipes afterwards for a cute, festive dessert!

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