For the second week in a row, I can answer the question "What's for dinner?" without having to consult my Pinterest board, food blogs or giant binder of recipes. I'm using the 28-day meal planner instead, where the healthy meal planning, including sides, has already been done for me!
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Brisket sandwiches, African-spiced chicken stew, 20-minute Thai noodles, olive-spiked fish stew, vegetarian enchiladas and more are all on the menu with the convenient meal plan.
Here's what I'll make from the second week's menu:
Turn on your crock pot to slow-cook beef brisket with smoked paprika, garlic and onion this weekend. Serve on whole-wheat sandwich buns or use whole-wheat or corn tortillas for delicious brisket tacos. To round out the meal you can add some vinegary homemade coleslaw, or use a premade coleslaw mix-I won't tell!
This African-inspired, hearty chicken stew has a secret ingredient to make it rich and creamy: peanut butter! For a vegetarian version, you can skip the chicken and add a can of rinsed chickpeas.
Get out your rimmed baking sheets, here come mini meatloaves! This classic meat-and-potatoes dinner has the potatoes, green beans and meatloaves all roasting in a hot oven together while you relax. You can swap in sweet potatoes for the white potatoes, or broccoli for the green beans.
Peppers, caramelized onions and tomatoes come together to make a luscious sauce for the fun-shaped cartwheel pasta. The trick to making this pasta sauce taste special: peeling the peppers first!
Skip the rolling and filling of enchiladas and make a vegetarian casserole instead with this easy, weeknight-fast recipe. Using a spinach, tomato and cheese filling, you only need 20 minutes of active time to assemble this meal.
This special Italian fish stew is studded with olives, capers and potatoes. This gorgeous and delicious dish comes from a Sicilian olive story in the September/October 2014 issue of EatingWell magazine.
These crispy prosciutto-wrapped chicken thighs make a restaurant-worthy chicken Marsala but are ready in just 35 minutes. You're in for quite a treat!
Are you looking forward to cooking this week as much as I am? I hope so!