It’s here! We have another round of weekly meal plan recommendations, with easy, low-stress meals your whole family will enjoy. And since Daylight Savings has us feeling like springtime in a big way, we’re focusing on bright, fresh recipes that have all the veggies. We promise, these five recipes will get you through this week ahead easily and deliciously.
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At top: Korean BBQ jackfruit sliders at Killing Thyme
5 great recipes for the week ahead
If you’re getting a craving for Taco Bell for dinner, try these vegan crunchwrap supremes at Pinch of Yum instead. Of course, you could always add ground beef and real cheese for a non-vegan version, but this is a great recipe for anyone looking for a plant-based option.
We ate this Greek Israeli Couscous Salad at Chelsea’s Messy Apron at our house this week, and halfway through dinner I declared it was the best meal we’d had in a long time. We served it with grilled chicken for the kids and salmon for me, plus a spinach, strawberry, pecan and goat cheese green salad. So, so good.
This Sabih with spicy chickpeas recipe at Lazy Cat Kitchen looks really tempting to me! I love that my family, who all have different levels of adventure when it comes to food, can build theirs their own way. That said, I’d probably grab a rotisserie chicken for the kids to add to theirs for something a little more familiar.
We’re feeling all the spring veggies in this delicious Pasta Primavera at Cooking Classy. OMG, it’s loaded. If you want even more packed in there, you could add grilled shrimp or chicken to the pasta or on the side. Oh, man, I’m ready for spring.
We’ve become big fans of using jackfruit as an option for chicken or pork at our house. It’s super easy if you take the sauce recipe and just add it with the jackfruit in an Instant Pot. This Korean BBQ jackfruit sliders at Killing Thyme is great for a weekend dinner with friends. And, of course, if you would rather, you can just use pulled chicken or pork instead of the jackfruit.
Is it too early for icebox pie? I think that’s a resounding no. This lemon icebox pie at Vintage Kitty is one of my favorites, and it’s so easy to make. If you’re craving fresh fruit as much as I am, this pie will satisfy that sweet tooth.