It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a healthier pasta classic to a one-pan steak dinner, 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: Tuna Puttanesca at Bell’alimento | One-Pan Steak and Veggies with Garlic Herb Butter at Damn Delicious

Related: 5 amazing recipes that use up leftover hard-boiled eggs. No egg salad, thank you very much.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: BBQ Chickpea Flatbread | Chocolate for Basil

I think that this BBQ Chickpea Flatbread at Chocolate for Basil is kind of genius. It’s basically an easy, vegetarian version of BBQ chicken pizza. You can make the flatbread from scratch, use store-bought, or even puff pastry. Can you think of a better way to get kids to try #MeatlessMonday? Jerrelle gives instructions to make this vegan, if you want, but regular shredded mozzarella works too. Either way, deliciousness awaits.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Tuna Puttanesca | Bell'alimento

I love the rich, umami flavors of pasta puttanesca and Paula takes it a step further with her recipe for Tuna Puttanesca at Bell’alimento. I love the layer of flavor — and nutrition — that tuna adds to this simple pasta dish. But remember: you can always leave it out if tuna isn’t your (or your kids’) thing.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: One-Pan Steak and Veggies with Garlic and Herb Spread | Damn Delicious

Leave it to Chungah at Damn Delicious to come up with a decadent dinner that comes together in one pan in just 30 minutes. Her One-Pan Steak and Veggies with Garlic Herb Butter looks like a special weekend dinner, but is something that you can totally throw together on Wednesday night. And be sure to do exactly that, with enough for leftovers, please, because we’re going to use those on Friday night. Look down and see…

Related: How to turn salad into a family-friendly dinner: 5 must-have tips.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Quick Chicken Korma by Mallika Basu for Jamie Oliver's FoodTube

Ready to order takeout? Put down the phone and whip up Mallika Basu’s Quick Chicken Korma instead! Don’t be afraid if you’ve never cooked Indian food before. This is a simple recipe and Mallika shares a video that she made for Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube so that you can see exactly how she makes it. Click on over to YouTube for the recipe link once you watch her work her magic.


Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Roasted Red Pepper, Steak, and Feta Quesadilla at My Life Runs on Food

I’m thrilled to have recently found My Life Runs on Food. Not only are Sanura’s recipes fantastic, but so is her honest writing. If you, too, love reading food writers who know how to weave their life, thoughts, and observations with their love for food rather than just getting to the recipes, you’re in for a treat.

And this week, you’re also in for a treat if you made some extra steak like I suggested above, because you can whip up her Roasted Red Pepper, Steak, and Feta Quesadillas with Roast Garlic Yogurt Sauce. If you didn’t make extra steak, maybe whip some up for this recipe? Chicken will also work well, or skip meat all together — these will be delicious any which way.