7-Day Meal Plan: Dinner with a Twist

Give your typical dinner routine an exciting twist with this week's mouthwatering meal plan. The fusion of flavors in recipes like the Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema and the Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Dressing will take your taste buds to a whole new level. Kiss boring dinners goodbye and embrace the surprises that are in store with this flavor-packed menu.

Day 1: Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema

Chicken Tacos with Tangerine-Lime Crema: This spicy chicken taco recipe gets a fresh kick of flavor with the addition of tangerine to the crema and crunchy slaw toppings. Serve the tacos with tortilla chips and ice-cold beer. Try making your own tortillas with the easy and delicious Chile-Lime Tortilla Chips recipe.

Day 2: Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango

Spiced Eggplant-Lentil Salad with Mango: Spiced eggplant, lentils, mangoes and spices combine to bring delicious depth to this Indian-inspired vegetarian salad. You can customize the spiciness of this dish by choosing mild, medium or hot versions of salsa, chili powders and curry powder. The flavor gets even better with time, so consider making the salad a few hours before you plan to eat.

Day 3: Salmon Cakes with Olives, Lemon & Dill

Salmon Cakes with Olives, Lemon & Dill: Studded with briny olives, bright lemon zest and a touch of dill, this easy salmon cakes recipe is a tasty and healthy alternative to your standard salmon dinner. Whether you serve the salmon cakes on a bun like a burger with lettuce and tomato or paired with a mixed green salad, try a dollop of reduced-fat mayo mixed with lemon juice on top.

Day 4: Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Dressing

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Dressing: A kick of wasabi powder takes your salad game to a whole new level in this delicious and healthy recipe. Ready in 40 minutes, thanks to pre-shredded carrots and coleslaw mix, you can get this tasty meal on the table quickly. If you want an even bigger flavor kick in the dressing, up the wasabi powder to 1 tablespoon.

Day 5: Curried Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Pineapple & Avocado Salad

Curried Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Pineapple & Avocado Salad: Tender-crisp Boston lettuce makes the perfect low-calorie stand-in for traditional wraps in this healthy, gluten-free recipe. If you can't find Boston lettuce, other types of greens, such as kale, cabbage or iceberg lettuce, will work too. Curry powder and fresh basil add layers of flavor, and crisp bell peppers and snow peas finish off the dish nicely. The tangy and refreshing Pineapple & Avocado Salad is the perfect accompaniment.

Day 6: Jalapeño Popper-Chicken Panini

Jalapeño Popper-Chicken Panini: In this delicious and zesty grilled cheese recipe, jalapeño popper flavors are stuffed into a toasty chicken sandwich. Serve the panini alongside a mixed green salad with vinaigrette. P.S. Don't toss the jalapeño pickling liquid: use the flavorful brine in place of vinegar in dressings.

Day 7: Gruyère, Asparagus & Pea Baked Pasta

Gruyère, Asparagus & Pea Baked Pasta: In this healthy casserole recipe, mustard powder, tarragon and creamy Gruyère cheese ramp up the flavor big time and tons of veggies and whole wheat pasta make this a satisfying dinner kids and adults will enjoy. Serve the pasta with a green salad with vinaigrette.

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