Dinners in 20 minutes or less, so you can enjoy the long summer evenings.

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I’ve hit the point in the summer where I’m feeling slightly panicked that it’s all going by too fast! So, I’m finding myself packing in as much activity as I can—going down to the lake after work, taking evening drives to go get ice cream and jamming in plan after plan on the weekends to get my fill. While it’s been fun, I’ve definitely been doing a little too much last-minute take-out and I’m feeling it (as is my wallet). This week’s dinners, ready in 20-minutes of less, are so easy that I can make them and fit in my evening fun—no pricey take-out needed.

Your Meal Plan

Scallops Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce

If Sunday’s Grilled Peach & Brie Smothered Chicken tastes even half as good as it looks, I’m sold! Paired with a simple salad with fresh Basil Vinaigrette, this sweet, savory and cheesy chicken feels like something I’ll be making for the rest of the summer. Tuesday’s brings the oh-so-simple but impressive Scallops & Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce, which is ready in 20-minutes flat, meaning there’s plenty of time for a pre-dinner bike ride, too. And what better way than to close out the week with 15-minute Build-Your-Own Grilled Cheese—I’m digging the pesto-Cheddar-tomato combination.

Sunday: Grilled Peach & Brie Smothered Chicken with mixed greens topped with Basil Vinaigrette

Tuesday: Scallops & Cherry Tomatoes with Caper-Butter Sauce over whole-wheat angel-hair pasta

See all the recipes here.

Meal-Prep Snack

Virgin Banana Piña Colada Pops

Who wouldn’t want to be transported to the tropics every afternoon? The fresh island flavors of these piña colada inspired pops sure make for one delicious treat, so you can find me whipping up a batch to enjoy as snacks this week. Be sure to reach for ripe bananas to get the perfect sweetness (without any added sugar!) for this clean-eating-friendly frozen treat. 

Treat Yourself

The Bee's Knees

We’re bringing back The Bee's Knees Cocktail for this week! This citrusy cocktail made with gin, honey and a little lemon is a simple yet delicious sipper that you can’t go wrong with.

Get the Recipe: The Bee's Knees Cocktail

I hope you all have a safe and happy week, and if you have any questions or requests for future newsletters, please let me know by emailing ThePrep@eatingwell.com

ThePrep | Week of 7/11/20 - 7/17/20