It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From the best Steak Kebabs to easy Pulled Pork Sliders, we’ve got five quick and easy weeknight meals that will get you through the week. 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: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders at What’s Gaby Cooking

Related: 6 family friendly foods you can easily cook in bulk, no extra work required.

 

On this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan: The easiest summer tart with tomatoes, zucchini, pesto and store-bought puff pastry. | One Hungry Mama

Puff pastry is one of the great shortcuts of all time. Thaw, unfold, top, and bake — a fancy looking dinner like this Zucchini, Tomato, and Pesto Tart from my own site, One Hungry Mama, is that easy. This is simple enough for a quick #MeatlessMonday meal, but a great recipe to have in your back pocket for summer entertaining.

 

We couldn't keep this Crispy Chicken with beets, artichokes and olives off of this week's Cool Mom Eats plan. So delicious! | So Let's Hang Out

I first tried this recipe when I was on the Whole30 diet, but it surely doesn’t feel like a diet meal. Hearty and full of flavor, this Crispy Chicken Skillet with Artichokes, Lemon, Beets and Olives at So… Let’s Hang Out is great if you’re on a special diet or just trying to lay off the carbs — and it’s also great with a side of orzo or rice, which is how I’m eating it these days.

 

Fire up the grill for these summery Steak Kabobs with Chimichurri on this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan | Skinny Taste

A perfectly cooked steak is always a good call (especially topped with a pat of compound butter — mmmm!), but these Steak Kebabs with Chimichurri at Skinny Taste (pictured), are perfect for summer with those grilled cherry tomatoes and fantastic chimichurri made with fresh herbs. My family and I can’t get enough of this recipe.

Related: 7 awesome dinners you can make with pantry basics.

 

On this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan: Easy Fish Taco Bowls. All the fixings on a big bowl of healthy quinoa | Pinch of Yum

Tacos are so last Tuesday. These days, we’re all about bowls and my kids love these Crispy Fish Taco Bowls at Pinch of Yum. The recipe calls for spicing the fish, but just skip the cayenne to keep this mild. And don’t worry: There will still be plenty of flavor with that tasty cabbage slaw.

 

On this week's Cool Mom Eats meal plan: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sliders. A perfect way to end the week... or start the weekend! | What's Gaby Cooking

Fridays should be fun, but also super easy, and what’s easier than putting your slow cooker to work. These Pulled Pork Sliders at What’s Gaby Cooking are the perfect way to kick off a summer weekend. Serve with a big salad, some craft beer for the grownups, and a homemade soda like this Red Currant Soda at my own site, One Hungry Mama, for the kids and let the weekend vibes take over.

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