ThePrep: 30-Minute Soup, Salad and Other Light Dinners
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After a very busy week, where there was quite a lot of takeout, my body's telling me I need some fresh meals with lots of veggies. Our bodies do a pretty good job of letting us know what we need, so this week I'm answering with soups, salads and other light—but satisfying—meals that are ready in 30 minutes or less.
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Soup's a great way to get in veggies in the colder months. You can practically add in anything and it's still cozy and delicious. I often end up tossing in extra veggies that I need to use up, and I'm always happy with the results. This week, I'm making Sunday's Vegan Minestrone Soup and Wednesday's Easy Butternut Squash Soup to satisfy my craving.
As for salads, the Quick Greek Chopped Chicken Salad with Chicken and Shrimp Cobb Salad with Dijon Dressing are loaded with yummy ingredients and can stand on their own as dinner. No getting hungry an hour after eating with these satisfying salads! The last two meals in the lineup—the Parmesan-Crusted Cod with Tartar Sauce and the Skillet Lemon Chicken with Spinach, plus sides—help to cap off this week of quick, easy and oh-so-delicious dinners on a high note. Enjoy!
Sunday: Vegan Minestrone Soup
Wednesday: Easy Butternut Squash Soup with cheese-topped toast
Thursday: Shrimp Cobb Salad with Dijon Dressing
Friday: Skillet Lemon Chicken with Spinach over cauliflower rice
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Big Batch Lunch
I love egg salad as an easy breakfast or lunch on toast, wrapped up in lettuce leaves or scooped up with celery sticks. Plus, I almost always have the necessary ingredients on hand to make a batch. This Avocado Egg Salad is a slightly jazzed-up take with—you guessed it—avocado, plus fresh lemon juice, chives and crunchy celery. Because avocado browns quickly, wait to mix it into the salad until you're ready to eat.
Get the Plan: Avocado Egg Salad
This no-sugar-added margarita is my go-to when I want something fruity, fresh and want to feel like I'm on a vacation in the sun somewhere! The combination of pineapple and orange juice is just sweet enough and so delicious, especially when you add in the freshly squeezed lime juice.
Get the Recipe: Skinny Pineapple Margaritas
ThePrep | Week of 1/16/21 - 1/22/21