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Easy Weeknight Meal Plan

Getting dinner on the table in 30-minutes or less is a dream come true for most of us. I've created five simple and delicious dinners to get you through the "what should I make for dinner" blues. The recipes are jam-packed flavor bombs that will leave you proud of what you can accomplish in your kitchen with little time. These dinners serve a family of four. My family has two adults (me and my husband) and our 3.5 year old daughter, and I make the full recipe so that my husband and I have leftovers for lunch. With that said, if you're only cooking for two, you can easily halve the recipes, OR you can choose to cook three recipes and use leftovers two nights. And if you're feeding a family of four, but you don't want to cook five nights in a row, choose two or three recipes and bulk up the ingredients a bit so you have leftovers. You can follow this meal plan and still choose your own adventure! I've included a grocery list tailored to the family of four to make your life a little easier! Edit as needed - and as always. Reach out with questions. I'm here for you!

Yogurt Marinated Chicken

The menu is below, as is your grocery list. Get cooking!

Monday: Lemon Caper Cod with Garlicky Cauliflower and Artichoke Hearts

Tuesday: Asian Tuna Salad

Wednesday: Coconut Chicken Lime Soup

Thursday: Easy Cheesy Omelettes

Friday: Yogurt Marinated Chicken with Blistered Tomatoes, Zucchini and Burrata & Corn


Produce -

1 large head of cauliflower

14 oz can of artichokes

1 large shallot

1 head of garlic

1 bunch of cilantro (or cilantro paste, usually found in the produce section)

1 bell pepper, red or yellow

2 bunches green onions

1 bunch raddishes

2 whole tomatoes

Persian Cucumbers (you'll need 2, but sometimes they come in packages of 4 - don't George Banks yourself. Just buy the whole package. if you get that reference, I love you)

1 small head of purple cabbage (or 10oz bag of already cut purple cabbage)

1 bunch celery

10oz package of fresh spinach (for salads, don't buy frozen!)

2 avocados

1 large sweet onion

2 whole jalapeños

10oz box of mushrooms

3 medium sized zucchinis

16oz box of grape or cherry tomatoes

4 ears of corn fresh corn with husks

2 lemons

3 limes

Seafood -

4 cod fillets, about 6-8oz each

Meat -

1.5 lbs chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on

1.5lbs chicken drumsticks, bone-in, skon-on

Eggs & Dairy-

Unsalted butter

Eggs (you'll need 8 if you're making easy cheesy omelettes for 4 people)

8oz shredded cheddar cheese package

2% plain Greek yogurt (you'll need a total of 1 cup for our recipe, so don't buy a giant tub if you're only going to use it for the dinner meal plan)

Canned Goods/Pantry items/Spices-

15 oz full fat coconut milk (not coconut cream, but coconut milk!)

10 oz solid white Albacore tuna (2 5oz cans will do ya)

Jasmine rice

Chicken stock (you'll need a total of 4 cups for our recipes)

3oz can of capers

Olive oil

Sesame oil

Rice vinegar (unseasoned)

Green curry paste

Ginger paste (sometimes found in the produce section)

Brown sugar

Garlic powder

Onion powder


Smoked paprika

Crushed red pepper flakes


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