It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From the perfect Labor Day burger to a three-minute pasta sauce, we’ve got five easy weeknight dinners that will get you through the week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.

Top: Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburgers at Garlic and Zest | Tomato Basil Tart with White Bean Puree at Vegetarian Ventures

Related: Meal plan: 5 easy dinners from a healthy twist on burgers to a one-pot pasta dinner.

 

On our latest weekly Cool Mom Eats meal plan: The perfect Labor Day Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger at Garlic and Zest

 Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburgers | Garlic and Zest

This week, Labor Day trumps #MeatlessMonday and we’re cooking up these absolutely perfect Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburgers that we spied at Garlic and Zest. This is pure American goodness fit for the last weekend of summer.

 

These Easy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos at The Cookie Rookie might end up being on every Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan they're so good!

Make #TacoTuesday simple with these Easy Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos at The Cookie Rookie. Such a smart way to serve hard-shelled tacos without the fuss of filling each one individually—or having to clean up the big mess that comes with letting everyone do it themselves. Oh, and these aren’t very spicy if you just keep the seasoning light and use mild chiles.

 

There is no better time to make this elegant and super easy fresh Tomato Tart with White Bean Puree at Vegetarian Ventures | Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan

Since we skipped #MeatlessMonday, we’re serving this Tomato Basil Tart with White Bean Puree at Vegetarian Ventures mid-week. Not only is this easy meal totally elegant, but it’s perfect right now while summer tomatoes are at peak season. This just won’t be the same in a matter of two weeks.

Related: Meal plan: 5 easy dinners from easy Chicken Chow Mein to a Spanish Tortilla.

 

Every weekly meal plan at Cool Mom Eats needs a light and flavorful seafood meal and this week it's this super tasty Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice at Diethood. This is guaranteed to be a winner with the kids!

Everything is better with garlic and butter, right? This quick Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice at Diethood is proof that the super simple combination of ingredients can make even the simplest meal a total treat. Oh, and this cooks in 20 minutes, so there’s that too.

 

On the latest Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Pasta with a 3-minute Green Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto sauce that's as delicious as it is fast. | Momtastic

Fresh herbs are abundant right now, but I encourage you to put them down, for just this one meal, to try this mouthwatering Pasta with Green Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto that comes together in just three minutes. I shared the recipe, originally by Giada De Laurentiis, at Momtastic years ago, when it was first shared with me. It’s as much a revelation today as it was back then—a total keeper.

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