It’s Friday, which means we’re here to help you start planning your meals for next week! From scrumptious breakfast sandwiches to Thai Baby Back Ribs, we’ve got five dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up on ingredients before the weekend’s over to make your weeknights that much easier.
And if it’s easier for you to do all that planning from your inbox, be sure to sign up for our weekly meal plan emails. You’ll love them, promise!
I got an email from our advertising director, Lisa, declaring this Southwest Quinoa Bake recipe from The Real Food Dietitians one of her family’s must-have dinners each week. And that’s saying something considering she has three hungry teens! With quinoa as the base, it’s hearty and filling without empty calories. Bonus: it’s easy to make it meatless if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, just by leaving out the chicken. Or, switch it to any other protein you love.
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Still, that doesn’t mean pancakes and waffles are your only choices. We love these Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Breakfast Sandwiches from Skinny Taste so much. I’d happily pile on all these toppings, but pickier eaters can DIY any way they’d like. Just don’t skip the avocado!
Need a really, really easy dinner in your meal planning rotation this week? Try this Potato Garlic & Herb Roasted Chicken from Munchkin Time. It’s one-pot simple, but is still impressive enough to cook when you’re having guests over. So go ahead, call your mother-in-law or your kid’s new coach and invite them to dinner. Or…don’t.
Up your ribs game with this delicious Thai Style Baby Back Ribs from What’s Gaby Cooking? It’s got that fresh, California-style flavor that we love about Gaby’s recipes, without being too much work for a weeknight. That said, these do need to bake for two hours, so make sure you get them started early in the day. With the kids back in school, we’re sure you’ve got plenty to do to fill that time!
Yummmm, these Rosemary Brown Sugar Pork Chops at Family Style Food look so delicious. And easy! Just a 15-minute brine, then they’re ready to cook. Friday night done right.