Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan #4

We’re rounding the corner and heading into the last week of our first month of healthy weeknight meal planning.  I’m loving your emails about how much this is helping your time management!  Remember that you can mix it up if there is a dish you don’t like.  Just visit this page for all your healthy weeknight meal plans to find something that works for your family’s taste preferences.Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #4 | Simply Fresh Dinners

All these dinners are only 30 minutes so this week will be a breeze.  I have four dishes because I’m suggesting you double up on Thursday’s diner  so you can kick back and serve leftovers on Friday night.  Easy!

MONDAYHealthy Weekly Meal Plan #4 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Autumn Harvest Salad  |  Thyme To Eat

I featured this scrumptious salad in my post,  Top Ten Main-Course Salads,  and you’re going to find this to be the perfect way to start off your week.  If you’re cooking a chicken for Sunday dinner, use the leftovers or if you have a big family, toss in another chicken in the oven and you’ll be set for Monday’s dinner as well as some school lunches.  (Or go for the easy rotisserie option)  Apple, feta, roasted squash, chicken – wow – every bite will be delicious!

TUESDAYHealthy Weekly Meal Plan #4 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Easy Tomato Florentine Soup Recipe  |  Good Life Eats

Katie calls this a pantry meal and you gotta love those.  Just when you’re scratching your head as you look in the fridge you realize you have all the ingredients to this bowl of heaven.  Most days you’re going to have everything you need for this and now that you’re a super planner (yes, I know you are!),  this will be a snap.  This is comfort food at it’s best and you don’t even need a salad because you’re including spinach in the soup.  Katie has so many tempting, time saving recipes on her blog – you’re going to love it!

WEDNESDAYHealthy Weekly Meal Plan #4 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Simply Fresh Salmon  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

Someone mentioned to me the other day that they love my salmon recipes and that’s when I realized I’ve cooked quite a few salmon dishes for the blog.  I can assure you, there is no end in sight for these because there are a million ways to cook this super healthy fish and I love ’em all!  Buy a whole frozen side of salmon and it will feed your family of four.  It costs about $14-16 in Canada so I’m sure it’s much cheaper in the US.  Some quinoa and a green salad will make you the queen of healthy dishes this week!


Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #4 | Simply Fresh Dinners

No frills Turkey Chili  |  No Gojis No Glory

Who doesn’t love chili?  And who doesn’t love a quick and easy chili with tons of flavor?   Christine has this delicious recipe that contains turkey so you’re saving on fat and calories as well.  You will likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry for this one as well so you should be saving a bundle at the market this week.  I’m suggesting a double batch of this so won’t have to cook on Friday.

Every year on our birthday as kids we got to pick our favorite food and mine was always chili.  It’s still one of my favorite.  What’s yours?  Did you get to pick your dinner on your birthday?

Do you cook on Fridays or is that the day you order in or go out to a restaurant?  Let me know in the comments so I can find the absolute easiest dish for Fridays to make your week easier.    Cheers!


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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    January 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

    That tomato soup looks fantastic!!
    (P.S. Happy birthday my dear friend!!)
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    January 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    All of these look delicious but I gotta say I’ll always take the salmon if I have a choice. Wish wild salmon wasn’t so pricey.
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    Fida | Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
    January 29, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    These all look wonderful, thanks for giving me some healthy meal ideas and inspiration!
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    January 29, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Yes, we got to choose dinner on our birthdays. I loved my Mom’s tuna casserole – it has a little bit of tomato sauce in it so it’s different but delicious. She also made me a beautiful pink cherry nut cake every year, until I was about 13 or 14 when I started asking for carrot and potato pudding with warm pudding sauce. Fridays is hit and miss at our house for dinner now days. In summer we might make a pizza on the grill or a quick salad. Winter we always have homemade soup in the freezer.

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    January 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Hi Robyn, we usually eat in on Fridays, so nice to relax at home and cook after a big week, love your salmon recipes, always looking for more. Happy week-end!

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    January 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    More great choices!
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    February 2, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Oh I love this meal plan Robyn! These recipes are so beautiful, and surprisingly easy to cook! It’s time for bed now, but I’m feeling hungry again. lol
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    February 2, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Robyn, your recipes sound scrumptious, and your photos are divine! Visiting from The Enchanting Rose. Love, Mimi xxx

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