It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From burgers for Meatless Monday to a great dish to grill out over the weekend, we’ve got five dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.
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At top: Spicy Chickpea and Black Bean Burgers | Cupful of Kale
Greek Pasta Salad | Bake Eat Repeat
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If you’re looking for some Meatless Monday inspiration, this Spicy Chickpea and Black Bean Burger recipe at Cupful of Kale will do it. Savory and packed with flavor, these patties will hold up on a bun or also taste great with some spicy mayo and avocado slices over a salad.
It does not get easier than this 5-ingredient Slow Cooker Carnitas recipe at The Seasoned Mom. Dump it all in the slow cooker and forget about until you start to smell those amazing Mexican flavors wafting though your kitchen. Pack your tacos full of your favorite toppings, and enjoy Taco Tuesday like a pro.
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I love how this Whole 30 Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad recipe from Paleo Gluten Free Eats makes it so easy to prep dinner for toddlers (or picky kids of any age) at home. Because you can serve the kids the individual ingredients in bite sizes for an easy, complaint-free dinner for them, then pile it all together into one delicious salad yourself. So good!
We eat Greek Pasta Salad once a week around our house, and this recipe at Bake Eat Repeat is one you can easily prep ahead of time, then pull it out when it’s time to eat. You can also grill some chicken or salmon to go with it on the side, or even pick up a rotisserie chicken at the market to shred and mix into the pasta salad. Easy.
Kebabs on the grill is the perfect Friday meal for me, because it’s so simple but still a guaranteed crowd-pleaser if we invite friends over last minute. But kebabs don’t have to be bland, especially if you use the amazing, sticky, flavorful sesame glaze in this recipe for Grilled Sesame Steak Skewers at Simply Scratch.