It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From easy Shrimp Lo Mein to a 15-minute Korean Beef Bowl, 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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One of my — and more importantly, my kids’ — favorite #MeatlessMonday meals are these Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas. Not only are they totally delicious, but they are so simple to make, as long as you have two roasted sweet potatoes on hand.
Since I work from home, I throw the potatoes into the oven in the morning, while packing school lunches. If that’s not an option for you, roast them the night before or over the weekend. It’s a totally hands-off task: Just wrap them in foil and bake in a 400 degree oven for as long as it takes for them to get soft all the way through (exact time will depend on their size).
It doesn’t get easier than this recipe for Honey Turmeric Skillet Chicken at The Seasoning Bottle, and I’m intrigued by this combination of flavors. I associate it with cold-busting and, funnily enough, using the combination to fight the flu was Briana’s original inspiration. She loved it so much that she wanted to find a way to cook with it. This recipe is the result, and paired with cilantro and crispy-skinned chicken, it totally makes sense. I can’t wait to give it a try.
Tempted by takeout? I get it. But when this Easy Shrimp Lo Mein at What To Cook Today takes just 30 minutes to cook and feels so much better, it’s easy to resist. Tastier, lighter, and healthier, you can feel good about slurping down noodles. And maybe this will get the kids to eat carrots, peppers, and snow peas too. Imagine that.
This budget- and schedule-friendly 15-Minute Low-Carb Korean Beef Bowl at Happy Body Formula is just what I need by Wednesday. Though I have to be honest that I’m not sure what makes it Korean, as opposed to just to just pan-Asian flavored, I’m still sold and think my kids will be too. I plan on serving this over cauliflower rice, but you can easily use regular rice.
If Friday doesn’t call for this Healthy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese at The Girl on Bloor, I don’t know what does. A one-pot, skinny version of mac and cheese that pretty much cooks on its own and has veggies included? Genius. Add a movie and, if you’re so inclined (I am), a glass of wine, and it’s pretty much the perfect way to the end the week.