It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a 15-minute stir fry to a chicken parm pasta skillet, 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: Sweet Chili Shrimp Stir Fry at Sweet Peas and Saffron | Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet at the Cookie Rookie

Related: 10 recipes you’d never guess can feed a family of 4 for under $10.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Aloo Anday aka Pakistani Egg and Potato Curry Curry at The Spice Spoon

Egg curry used to be one of my favorite go-to meals when I first had a baby because of how dead easy it is to make, especially if you keep hard boiled eggs on hand as I tend to do. This Aloo Anday — Pakistani Egg and Potato Curry — at The Spice Spoon has inspired me to bring my old favorite back. It’s a tiny bit more involved than the version I used to make, but also heartier and perfect for my bigger family. Trust me and garnish this with a bunch of fresh cilantro, and if you can’t find or don’t want to make raita, a dollop of plain Greek-style yogurt is just as delicious on top.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet at Eatwell 101

I don’t even know what to say about this Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet at Eatwell 101, because to be completely honest, I was 100% drawn in by the picture. I mean, could this look any more delicious? As it turns out, it cooks up quickly too. Just keep in mind that the recipe is written for 2-3 servings, so you may need to double (or triple!) the recipe for your family. Serve this with a big green salad and I bet you’ll find yourself with a keeper meal.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Coconut Black Bean Stew (in the Instant Pot!) at Sweet Potato Soul

Having recently returned from Costa Rica, I’m all about rice and beans for dinner and this Black Bean Coconut Stew at Sweet Potato Soul is calling my name. Even better? Jenné offers both stove top and Instant Pot directions so that my electric pressure cooker do most of the heavy lifting — because nothing kills the vacation vibes more than working hard over a hot stove.

Related: The one (and only!) trick for making restaurant-style steak at home.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: 15-minute Sweet Chili Shrimp Stir Fry at Sweet Peas and Saffron

Are you tired yet of having me remind you that frozen shrimp is the ultimate time-saving protein? I just want to make sure you always have some on hand, because it’s honestly so useful. Recipes like this gorgeously vibrant Sweet Chili Shrimp Stir Fry at Sweet Peas and Saffron — which takes just 15 minutes! — are the reason why I love shrimp so much. It cooks quickly, plus provides lean protein, absorbs tons of flavor, and works with so many veggies. Perfect for weeknight cooking.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet at The Cookie Rookie

We’ve kept it light all week, so I say that Friday calls for this fantastic — and decadent — looking Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet at the Cookie Rookie. Holy deliciousness! Making chicken parm is usually involved and time consuming, but this recipe takes all of 30 minutes. A lovely way to ring in the weekend, don’t you think?

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