This week, we have another round of weekly meal plan recommendations, with easy, low-stress meals your whole family will enjoy. We’ve tried to go a bit lighter this week, and we’re all still coming off the comfort-food binge of Christmas week. These five recipes will get you through this week ahead easily and deliciously.
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.
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For #MeatlessMonday, we’re loving this recipe for Chana Masala at Choosing Chia. (Say that 5 times fast!) If you haven’t tried it, know that chana masala is just chickpeas in a spicy tomato sauce. If your family prefers, you could use chicken in place of the chickpeas and still have a really tasty meal.
My family could eat spaghetti and meatballs every week, but oof the carbs! This recipe for savory meatballs at Primavera Kitchen is Whole 30, low-carb, paleo, and gluten free, thanks to the spaghetti squash used in place of the noodles. Of course, you could boil some regular spaghetti for the kids on the side if they don’t like the spaghetti squash, but we’d get them to at least try it!
Mmm, this chicken and gnocchi soup at Salt and Lavender is comfort food perfection. You can use rotisserie chicken to keep the prep simple, then let it simmer while you hang with your family. Serve with some take-and-bake baguettes for a perfect wintery night dinner.
These ultimate twice-baked potatoes at Sweet and Savory Meals can be served with soup or a DIY salad bar for a vegetarian meal that is really satisfying. Or, pull out the last of your Christmas leftovers and serve them with some ham or turkey on the side.
Maybe the best thing about these Chicken Verde Enchiladas at Evolving Table is that they can be fixed ahead, and she also includes tips for reheating your leftovers. That said, they look perfect for a casual family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration too!
I’ve got New Year’s Eve on the mind as I’ve been browsing dessert recipes this week, and this festive clock countdown cake at Pizzazzerie was my favorite! The recipe calls for champagne in the frosting — fun! — and Courtney shares some smart tips for getting the hours perfectly spaced with your icing. You can do this one, promise!