Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#11)

Everyone ready for the weekend?  I sure am!  With this change to warmer weather comes a desire to throw open the windows, do some spring cleaning and get outside!

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This week’s menu reflects the changes too in that the meals will start to include fresh produce from your local farms.  Do you have asparagus in your markets now?  Don’t you think it’s one of the best things about this time of year?

MONDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#11) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Tuna Rigatoni with Sun-Dried Tomatoes  |  Eat Yourself Skinny

This dish from Kelly is only 330 calories and is super flavorful when you cook it all in  one pan.  Use whole wheat penne or quinoa pasta to keep it healthy.  I’ve heard from some of you that it’s tough to get your family to eat fish but it seems that most will go for tuna.  Be sure to buy it packed in water.  I have a feeling the kids will be asking for this again and again.

TUESDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#11) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Cranberry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin  |  Seasons & Suppers

Can you believe this gorgeous dish takes only 25 minutes to make?  Colorful and super tasty!  Jennifer reminds us that we can add delicious cranberries to our recipes year round which had me wondering why on earth we save them only for holidays?!  I am so excited to try this!  Regular readers will remember Jennifer from Tuesday Tidbits.  You’re going to love your visit to Seasons & Suppers – stunning photography and super creative dishes!


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Easy Greek Chicken Lemon Soup  |  Cooktoria

Lemon is an ingredient that I love to include in my Spring recipes so when I saw this beautiful soup from Tania I knew you’d want to try it too.   This can be on your table in 40 minutes!  A wonderful recipe as we transition from winter.

THURSDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#11) | Simply Fresh Dinners

 Quick and Easy Baked Salmon with Asparagus  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

Just 30 minutes for this super easy deliciousness.  Cut your potatoes smaller so they cook quickly.  Lemon, asparagus salmon – oh my!  Cook some extra salmon tonight and save yourself some time for Friday’s dinner.

FRIDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#11) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Salmon Asparagus Sweet Potato Nicoise  |  Two Purple Figs

Let’s throw out pizza night now that the warmer weather is here.  This dish comes together so easily and the kids will love the colors and textures in this beautiful bowl.  Mahy has been so creative in her choice of ingredients in this take on a traditional dish.   I’m crushing on these flavors and know I’ll be making this often.

What are your favorite Spring veggies? Let me know so we can include them in your next meal plans.  Cheers!


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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    March 18, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Great menu this week, Robyn and thanks so much for including my pork dish. I’m sure you will love it. It’s in regular rotation here 🙂
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    Chris Scheuer
    March 18, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Looks like a fantastic round up Robyn! It seems that everyone these days is looking for healthy, easy dinners.

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    March 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    What a great round up. Summer is coming before we know it. I am always looking to try new recipes.
    It would be great to sit back and let someone else cook. Lots of love to you sweet Robyn. From W.W. xo
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 18, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    These are the dinners I need on my table this week! Who says you can’t eat healthy and enjoy amazing food – thanks Robyn!
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    Anita Rivera
    March 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    WHOAH…that Greek Lemon Soup looks outstanding and easy to make! I think this is the weekend for this since she’s turning cold again with little snowflakes starting right now! Oh Spring, you wear many hats!

    Enjoy the weekend my friend.

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    March 18, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I’ll take a big bowl of that chicken soup with the carrot flowers <3
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    March 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Hi Robyn, what a wonderful menu, such variety. I am really enjoying these posts, always gives me some great ideas. Have a great week-end!
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    March 19, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I love your meal plans– a great way to see a week’s worth of beautiful meals. I have really been admiring your photography lately Robyn! It is getting so good! Beautiful herbs and vegetables–
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    Bam's Kitchen
    March 19, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Thank you for the great menu planning ideas. Always great to read your posts before I do the shopping. I love that baked salmon and asparagus dish of yours…Simple and delicious.
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    March 19, 2016 at 5:24 am

    I want your baked salmon! That looks like a great way to use some of the asparagus that I bought in bulk at Costco this week + get a meat-free meal on the table for Lent! Perfecto. 🙂
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    March 19, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Your menu looked and sounds amazing. We have been focusing on creating more flavorful and healthy menus at our house too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Diane (Created by Diane)
    March 19, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Oh it sure looks like one DELICIOUS week ahead with all these great recipes, I can’t wait to try the Salmon Asparagus Sweet Potato Nicoise, it’s gorgeous.
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    March 20, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Hi Robyn,
    Wow this looks like a great week to visit you but I can’t decide which days meal is the best. It a cross between Tuesday pork – Wednesday – chicken & Thursday – Salmon. They all look and sound so healthy and tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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    Mary Jacques
    March 20, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Oh my, I don’t know what to make first! And I must say, your blog is so gorgeous Robyn. I think I’ll surprise my hubby with the dreamy coconut and pineapple dessert, it looks so good. Thank you so much!

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    GiGi Eats
    March 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    HOPEFULLY you know what I am going to say about Thursday and Friday’s meals…. Um. But for real. WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO TO ME….. Make me rob Whole Food’s seafood department of all their salmon. THEN get arrested for doing so… And have to give it back and then go to JAIL where I will have to eat, well, um, NOTHING if it’s true that they serve inmates white bread! LOL!
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