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7-Day Meal Plan: Shortcut Dinners for a Busy Week

Cooking from scratch is a great way to eat healthy, but it's not always the most realistic with a busy schedule. Venturing down the frozen food aisle for some staples can save you serious time and energy in the evenings. And while the frozen food section often gets a bad rap, it is possible to find healthier options. This week's meal plan combines carefully curated convenience foods with fresh ingredients to make delicious, easy dinners everyone will love. Be sure to check out the shopping tips which will help guide you to the healthier items.

7-Day Meal Plan: Easy One-Dish Dinners

What's better than a simple, delicious dinner? Only having a few dishes to wash afterwards! This week's meal plan features no-fuss dinners that are quick and easy to prep, and are made using only one pot, pan or dish, so the clean up is just as simple. You'll have dinner on the table in no time and can get to relaxing for the evening soon after you're done your meal.

Day 1: Quick Paella with Shrimp & Mussels

14-Day Clean-Eating Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Eating clean is a simple and healthy approach to eating. In this clean-eating meal plan you'll find plenty of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats. To clean up your diet, you'll want to limit the amount of refined grains, salt, alcohol and added sugars you eat. For this weekly meal plan, we used whole grains, didn't include alcohol, chose recipes and ingredients with less sodium, and eliminated added sugar.

Healthy High-Fiber Meal Plan

We know fiber is good for us, yet 95% of Americans still don't get enough in their diets. People who eat a fiber rich diet—at least 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams for men—are more likely to lose weight (and keep it off), have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, and have a healthier and more regular digestive tract. This 7-day meal plan makes it easier to get your fill of fiber with delicious, satisfying dinners that provide at least 8 grams of fiber per serving.

7-Day Vegetarian Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health. A vegetarian diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Whether you already follow a vegetarian diet or are just looking to go meatless sometimes, this 7-day, 2,000-calorie vegetarian meal plan makes it easy to eat your veggies!

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