I currently have a craving for vegetables that just won’t stop and that is the driving force behind meal planning for me. Bring all the green things! When it comes to mealtime, vegetables alone won’t satisfy my family. My weekly goal is a mix of high protein dinners (both meaty and plant-based) that are also high in vegetables. Everyone wins.
From a griddle of chicken and Brussels sprouts to a honey and garlic pan, here’s what I eat this week.
Monday: Moroccan-flavored chickpea shells
Between chickpeas, a poached egg, and Greek yogurt, these meat-free bowls fill up and are oh so satisfying. I plan to get a head start at dinner by preparing bulgur, chickpeas, sautéed kale, and sauce in advance. All I have to do is reheat the components, prepare the poached eggs, and reassemble the shells.
Get the Recipe: Moroccan spiced chickpea shells
Tuesday: Hot Honey Garlic Skillet Chicken
What drew me to this dinner first was the Brussels sprouts. Roasting is usually my favorite thing to do, so I look forward to this skillet-down meal that has them coated in rich chicken drops and hot honey. Best of all, dinner comes together with one pan, five ingredients and 30 minutes on the clock.
Get the Recipe: Hot Honey Garlic Griddle Chicken
Midweek calls for something cheesy and comforting. Instead of chickpeas, I plan to use a can of white beans that will linger in the pantry, along with some leftover kale from dinner on Monday.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy chickpea melt
Thursday: Warm Fajita Steak Salad
Instead of wrapped fajitas (I forgot to buy tortillas), I plan to turn a cumin steak, charred pepper, and onion into a warm salad. I plan to make the vinaigrette and slice the veggies during my weekend dinner prep session so that dinner comes together from start to finish in about 10 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Warm fajita steak salad
Friday: stir-fry the honey-garlic chicken
The stir fry is one of my favorite end of the week foods because it helps me use up whatever vegetables are in the crisper. Plus, it’s quick and easy, and this honey and garlic sauce is so good.
Get the Recipe: Fry the honey and garlic chicken while stirring
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