It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a fresh take on fajitas to a 20-minute pasta, we’ve got five weeknight dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over. And if it’s easier for you to do that from your inbox, be sure to sign up for our weekly meal plan emails.

Top: Fajita Style Veggie Empanadas at Hungry Food Love | Chicken Shwarma Stuffed Pitas at What’s Gaby Cooking | Beef and Ginger Fried Rice at Hip Foodie Mom

Related: 12 healthy dinner ideas for your picky eater.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Fajita Style Veggie Empanadas at Hungry Food Love

I love fajitas and my kids love any meal that’s hand-held. Bring the two together and you get these Fajita Style Veggie Empanadas at Hungry Food Love. If you’re looking for a way to make #MeatlessMonday more fun, you just hit the jackpot.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Grilled Salmon Tzatziki Bowls at Feasting at Home

If you ask me, putting tzatziki on nearly anything makes it a delicious meal. These Grilled Salmon Tzatziki Bowls at Feasting at Home are no different. This is the way all super healthy meals should look and taste. Plus, we can get clever and save time: Make extra tzatziki for Friday night’s meal below.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: 20-Minute Cheesy Pesto Pasta at Oh, Sweet Basil

This 20-Minute Cheesy Pesto Pasta at Oh, Sweet Basil is a sure thing with the kids. Okay, and with you, too, family cook. Because anytime it takes only 20 minutes to make a meal the kids will gobble up, it’s a #parentwin.

Related: 5 brilliant cooking shortcuts every home cook should know.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Beef and Ginger Fried Rice at Hip Foodie Mom

By Thursday, a quick one-bowl meal is exactly what’s needed. This Beef and Ginger Fried Rice at Hip Foodie Mom has it all: carbs, veggies, meat, and big flavor. Also, it only takes 10 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook. Perfect.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Chicken Shwarma Stuffed Pitas at What's Gaby Cooking

Remember that extra tzatziki you made earlier in the week? It’s time to use it for these Chicken Shwarma Stuffed Pitas at What’s Gaby Cooking. Plan ahead since the chicken needs to marinate for anywhere from 1 to 12 hours, but then, especially with the tzatziki already made, this comes together in a snap. What more can you ask for from a Friday night meal?

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