Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan #6

I’ve got so much healthy deliciousness this week and they all come together so easily.  You’re welcome!  There’s lots of color and healthy veggies in these dishes – so important in these colder months where we tend to less active and indoors more.  Healthy Weekly Meal Plan #6 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Let’s start the week out with everyone’s fav – burgers!  Have you ever heard anyone ever say – ‘I hate burgers’?


Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan #6 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Turkey & Veggie Burgers  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

There is spinach, carrots and zucchini packed into these tasty burgers and you’ll love the flavor.  I roasted the red pepper rings for a fun little garnish.

Turkey is a rich source of protein, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.  It also contains vitamin B6 and niacin which are both essential for the body’s  energy production.


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Green Curry Shrimp  |  Omnivore’s Cookbook

I’m a big fan of Maggie’s cooking and she shares lots of tips in preparing this recipe.  It can be as easy as you want or you can make it more complex.  She suggests serving this curry with quinoa, steamed rice or noodles.

One medium shrimp provides about 7 calories, which means a dozen add up to less than 85 calories—roughly 15 less than a 3-ounce chicken breast.   Didn’t know that, did you?  About time we had good news about calories!  I buy frozen shrimp every time I see it on sale because this healthy food is so versatile that you can throw a dinner together with it in no time.

Another piece of good news – three ounces of baked or broiled shrimp provides about 20 grams of protein.  Each jumbo shrimp provides about 3 grams, and contains very little fat and carbohydrate.   Do the happy dance while you prepare this super healthy meal for your family!


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One Pot Roasted Greek Chicken and Rice  |  Girl and The Kitchen

Mila’s enthusiasm for this recipe is contagious and as you read the post you’ll find yourself getting more and more excited about preparing it.  This one takes a little more time but it’s still an easy weeknight meal and you’ll love that it’s in one pot!  Isn’t it a beauty?!

We all know chicken is high in protein but did you know it’s a good source of iron and vitamin B6 as well?  This dish is even freezer friendly so now that you are a super planner, this can be made ahead of time.

THURSDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan #6 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Baked Halibut with Orange Sauce  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

The first time I made this dish I barely knew how to cook.  I was stunned that I produced such delicious flavors all by myself!  This super easy recipe comes together in 30 minutes.  If you can’t find halibut on sale and you’re not liking the look of the frozen variety try haddock – it’s just as delicious.

The soba noodles are a healthy addition that adds a little something different to the meal.  They are made from buckwheat flour and have a strong, nutty flavour.  They are high in Vitamins B1 and B2 and provide twice the amount of protein as rice.  Despite it’s name, buckwheat doesn’t contain wheat  and isn’t even a true grain.  It is made from the fruit of a leafy plant in the rhubarb family.  So if you buy the pure buckwheat noodles, they are gluten free.

FRIDAYHealthy Weeknight Meal Plan #6 | Simply Fresh Dinners

Spicy Tomato Mung Bean Soup  |  Bam’s Kitchen

I’ve saved this beautiful bowl of delicious soup for Friday because it takes only 15 minutes to make!  You can use up your extra veggies from the week and add in anything extra you think might be fun.   You can use pad Thai rice noodles or mung bean noodle threads if you prefer because, as Bobbi reminds us, it’s best to use what you have on hand.

Friday night is time to take a deep breath and relax and this bowl of healthiness is going to let you do that.  Cheers!


  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    February 11, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Good evening my dear, dear friend! I have SO missed you but here you are, inspiring me this evening. I just ate, but that doesn’t spoil a thing for me. You have given me even more ideas for the weekend. I hope you are well! Busy over here as usual, but trying to shoot as many photos as possible. I cannot thank you enough for encouraging me to go RAW!!!!

    Big hugs and have a super Valentine’s weekend! XOXOX

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    February 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks so much, Anita! I love that I have so many healthy blogger friends that create inspiring recipes.Your photos on IG are jaw-dropping, girl! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours oxxo
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    Debbie Harris
    February 11, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Aww Robyn…It’s dinner time right now and that turkey burger is calling me, oh oh oh yum! I will certainly make that when I’m back on meat.
    Do you by chance have a good veggie burger recipe?
    I thought I’d ask you first. 🙂
    By the way, I have made your tomato artichoke salad quite a number of times and even shared it with a few others, I love it!
    I did not know there was a white balsamic vinegar, and when I thought I was purchasing it come to find out when I got home from the grocery store I had picked up white balsamic vinegar reduction??
    I googled how to cook with it and got just a few recipes. I drizzle it on my salads with a touch of regular balsamic vinegar and olive oil, yum.
    May I ask, what do you do with it?

    It’s always good to visit you, and right now with the fast I am doing your recipes have really helped me along.

    Much love~~ Debbie

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      February 12, 2016 at 6:40 am

      Hiya Debbie,
      One of the best veggie burgers is on The View from Great Island – Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burger. You’ll love it!

      So glad to hear you’re enjoying the tomato salad. It’s so easy and so tasty! The flavors of the white balsamic and the dark balsamic are very similar, although the dark balsamic is slightly sweeter and tends to be a little more syrupy. The white has more of a clean aftertaste. The main reason I use white balsamic, rather than regular, is mostly aesthetic. It can be used with lighter colored foods, dressings, or sauces without any discoloring. If you’ve got all kinds of light colored veggies in a salad, for example, and then you put on a dark dressing it changes the look dramatically. I’m kind of fussy that way, lol.

      Sounds like you were very creative with it! I’m so thrilled that the recipes are helping, Debbie. If you look under the recipe index for Vegetarian recipes, you’ll find lots that fit into your fasting diet.

      Lots of love to you, friend. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your hubby. 🙂
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    February 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my recipe! Love reading your meal plan post. I want to make every single dish, but I’ll make that turkey burger first!
    Enjoy the rest of the week friend 🙂
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    Fida| Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
    February 11, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Another great meal plan, love all the recipes you put together, so many wonderful flavours to look forward to.
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      February 12, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Thanks so much, Fida. I’m having fun with these for sure. Oh, I see the word ‘chocolate’ so I’m off to check out your recipe!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    February 12, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Robyn I did not know that shrimp had that much protein. I guess if I have a shrimp question you are the shrimp guru…that will find out for me. Thanks so much for featuring our 15 minute special Spicy Tomato and mung bean soup in your healthy weekly meal plan. Enjoy your weekend.

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      February 12, 2016 at 7:12 am

      I didn’t know it had so few calories, Bobbi! I’m going to have to double up on my intake, lol. Your soups is simply superb! Have a wonderful Valentines with that sweet hubby of yours!
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    February 12, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Hi Robyn, beautiful week of deliciousness. All the dishes you present have so much flavor and color. Even my picky husband would love each and everyone of these. Have a great week-end!
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    February 12, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Hi Robyn,
    All the meals look yummy to me and healthy too. My favorite would probably have to be Wednesday – Greek Chicken and Rice – I am such a chicken lover. See you Wednesday! LOL! Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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    February 12, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    What a yummy week of deliciousness! My husband will love the turkey burger (much healthier for him than the typical beef and less expensive too!). I made a black bean burger for him last week that he actually liked – needed a little more spice for me. That halibut with a bit of sweet is surely calling my name…Thanks for all the inspiration!
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    Dani Jeanne
    February 16, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Those burgers. *drooling*

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