DIY Blackboard Menu

The stylish, old-school way to get your weekly dinner plan done.

DIY Blackboard Menu
Hanging a chalkboard in your kitchen or pantry might be all it takes to help lift you out of the "what's for dinner?" doldrums and get your menu-planning on track. Set aside a little time on the weekend to plan dinners for the coming week, write your menu on the board and make a shopping list before heading out to the market. Then, when you come home each night, everyone will know what's for dinner—you included—and all the ingredients will be ready. Take a look at this week's delicious meal plan and shopping list.

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Chicken Ramen with Bok Choy & Soy Eggs

Chicken Ramen with Bok Choy & Soy Eggs: Ditch the seasoning packet! Homemade ramen may take more time but it's worth it for the deep, impressive flavor. This healthy ramen recipe features tons of vegetables and soy eggs, which are hard not to eat just on their own.

Spicy Tamarind Stewed Fish Stew & Okra

Spicy Tamarind Stewed Fish Stew & Okra: This healthy fish curry recipe showcases the complex flavors of Singapore. Soak up the sauce with basmati rice. For eco-friendly fish choices, visit seafoodwatch.org. Serve the stew with basmati rice.

Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms

Sweet Potato Carbonara with Spinach & Mushrooms: Loaded with veggies, this spiralized sweet potato vegetable noodles recipe—our healthy take on a traditional carbonara recipe—achieves superfood status with the addition of spinach and mushrooms. Look for large, straight sweet potatoes to make the longest veggie noodles. Pair dinner with a green salad with vinaigrette.

BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato-Avocado Sandwiches)

BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato-Avocado Sandwiches): In this healthy BLT recipe, we use a creamy avocado spread flavored with garlic and basil, and add sprouts. Look for sprouted-wheat bread in the frozen section or with other specialty breads at your grocery store. Serve with a side of roasted asparagus.

Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema

Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema: This spicy chicken taco recipe gets fresh orange flavor from both the crema and crunchy slaw toppings. Serve the tacos with tortilla chips and ice-cold beer.

Friday: Takeout pizza night with Pea Shoot & Snap Pea Salad

Pea Shoot & Snap Pea Salad

Pea Shoot & Snap Pea Salad: Grassy, sweet pea shoots add another layer of pea flavor to this light spring salad recipe. Look for them near other sprouts or at Asian markets and farmers' markets. Serve this beautiful salad alongside your favorite takeout pizza.

Pork Picadillo

Pork Picadillo: Picadillo, with its lively sweet-and-sour taste, is a classic Cuban dish that almost every family has a version of. It's traditionally made with ground beef, but because beef is expensive and in very short supply, Cubans use pork instead in this easy recipe. Picadillo is a great party dish, since it reheats well. Serve with Cuban Polenta and Pineapple-Avocado Salad.

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