Even though I work with and think about food all day as an assistant food editor at EatingWell, I often don’t get the chance to make a weeknight dinner plan and shopping list. And there are plenty of good reasons I should make the time—research shows that people who plan their meals eat healthier and spend less money on food. Who doesn’t want that? Luckily the EatingWell Test Kitchen has already done the work for me. They’ve chosen 5 dinner recipes—one for each weeknight—that all cost less than $3 per serving, cook in 45 minutes or less and offer a variety of flavors.
We’ll start with ravioli and work our way...read full post »
I'm sad that my month of planned dinners is ending next week, but we saved the best recipes for last. These healthy dinners will have your house smelling delicious and your plates full of comforting foods.
Starting with a creamy white chili, we'll then make our way through crispy pork, lamb chops with an orzo salad, quick shrimp risotto, French toast and end with a savory bread casserole. And don't forget the sides: easy vegetables, salads and proteins to round out your meals.
Here are the recipes for the week:
Sunday:...read full post »
Congrats! You’ve made it to Week 3 of the 28-day meal plan. With a hectic schedule lately, I’ve enjoyed having the question, “What should I make for dinner?” already decided for me. And if you’ve been following along with the plan, two of your dinners this week, salmon cakes and shrimp dumplings, are waiting for you in your freezer. All you have to do is reheat and add a quick side dish and voilà, dinner is done.
This week we are...read full post »
How did your first week of cooking along with EatingWell's 28-day healthy dinner plan go? Did you have a favorite meal? I tried to pick just one recipe but couldn't, so I'm picking three. I love the Chickpea...read full post »
What’s for dinner? I used to agonize over this question pretty much every night, not knowing how to balance what is already in my pantry with what everyone wants to eat. But this month, EatingWell’s Test Kitchen manager, Stacy Fraser, has solved this problem for me and you too! Stacy carefully crafted a 28-day dinner plan incorporating our favorite healthy recipes from the September/October 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine. The weeknights focus on quick, easy recipes that you can make on a busy night; on the weekends, you get to indulge your love of cooking a little more and prepare some meals that provide an extra dinner so one night later in the month you don’t have to cook at all, simply reheat!