Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan #7

We’re into week seven of our healthy weeknight meal plans already!  I love hearing about your successes and new organizational skills.   Isn’t it surprising how much time and worry it saves us?  And don’t forget you can easily change it up with recipes from past weeks if you need to accommodate your family’s preferences.

Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan #7 | Simply Fresh Dinners

This week I’ve got a special treat for you on Friday that you’re going to love.  Plus you’ll be hugging your slow-cooker with thanks for a great meal and time saver.  Let’s go!

Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan #7 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast  |  Living Lou

Louisa made this beautiful turkey breast in her slow cooker!  We all love our turkey for holidays but do we ever think to have it at other times of the year?  I wonder why we deny ourselves such a healthy, scrumptious meal.  This recipe requires only 10 minutes of prep and stuffing fresh sage beneath the skin is a brilliant idea for fabulous flavors.

Keep the leftovers for Wednesday’s dinner and don’t forget to save the bones for nutritious, homemade turkey broth.

TUESDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan #7 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Tuscan Kale, Carrot and Parsnip Soup  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

Thirty minutes will put this colorful bowl of healthiness on your table and if you have a lot of turkey leftover from Monday, you can toss it in here as well.  This has enough  ooompphh that it doesn’t need it though.  Steaming the kale, basil and chives before adding them at the end gives this soup an element of extra deliciousness.

WEDNESDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan #7 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Turkey Pasta Skillet  |  An Italian in my Kitchen

This kind of meal is what I crave during the week – comfort food with old world flavors. You can make this recipe your own by adding your favorite veggies or picking up a rotisserie chicken if you don’t have turkey.  This requires only 20 minutes of prep so I know that this will make my regular meal rotation.

You can use whole wheat, quinoa pasta or gluten-free pasta for this if you prefer.  Don’t you love that there are so many great choices out there?

THURSDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan #7 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Baked Tilapia with Quinoa and Garlicky Green Beans  |  A Family Feast

I was sold on this meal at first sight because of it’s bright colors and interesting textures.  I like tilapia but it needs a little extra something and Martha has spiced it up beautifully.  This dish has it all and the vegetable topping is something I’m going to incorporate into my recipes.  Another meal that requires only 20 minutes of prep time.  A Family Feast is a beautiful site chock full of kitchen inspiration!

FRIDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan #7 | Simply Fresh Dinners

One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet  |  Sweet c’s Designs

Wow – Courtney sure knows how to serve up a delicious Friday dinner. This is low-carb, veggie packed and easy on the budget.  Everyone is going to enjoy this fun meal and the low calorie count.  From start to finish this meal is on the table in 20 minutes!


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    Anita Rivera
    February 18, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    The week is set! You work so hard, my friend. Thank you for these ideas!!! Anita

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    February 19, 2016 at 6:24 am

    That taco skillet!!! I need…

    Another great round-up, Robyn!
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      February 19, 2016 at 8:40 am

      LOL, I know! I’m obsessing over it, Blair. I’m on my way to check out those scrumptious egg rolls!
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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

    That Tilapia looks amazing!! The entire meal! I’ve been craving Tilapia but my gocery has only had really bad farm raised scary stuff the past few months :/
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      February 20, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Isn’t it fabulous, Rebecca! We definitely have to pay attention to what’s behind the fish counter these days and ask questions. If they can’t answer them – I’m out of there!
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    February 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Robyn, never thought to slow cook a turkey breast, looks perfectly cooked. Great meals, love your weekly line-ups!
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    February 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I love your healthy weekday selection. It’s always good for some inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing
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    February 20, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Robyn, all these dishes look delicious- especially the pasta! I’d like to reach into the photo and take a bite! Thanks for sharing!

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