It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a one-pan salmon bake to a flavorful za’atar stir-fry, 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: Rosemary Citrus One Pan Salmon at Cotter Crunch | Za’atar Stir Fry at Climbing Grier Mountain

Related: Easy, on-the-go dinners for when you’re going to/from after school activities.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Weeknight Huevos Rancheros at The Other Side of the Tortilla

One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos rancheros, so one of my favorite breakfast-for-dinner meals is huevos rancheros. How perfect, then, to have this recipe for Weekday Huevos Rancheros at The Other Side of the Tortilla. It doesn’t get any better or easier, especially for #MeatlessMonday. (You can even keep this vegan and the family will have no idea!)

Pro tip: The salsa verde at Trader Joe’s is a delicious shortcut!

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Za'atar Short Rib Stir Fry at Climbing Grier Mountain

If you’re not familiar with za’atar, a delicious middle-eastern spice mix that’s becoming increasingly popular, this Za’atar Short Rib Stir Fry at Climbing Grier Mountain the perfect introduction. I love the stuff and put it on everything from plain Greek-style yogurt (with a drizzle of olive oil) to avocado toast, so I can’t wait to try this. My mouth is already watering!

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Rosemary Orange One Pan Baked Salmon at Cotter Crunch

The recipe for this Rosemary Citrus One Pan Baked Salmon at Cotter Crunch had me at 20-minutes, but I’d be willing to put more time in given the delicious combination of flavors. The recipe calls for you to roast the fish over asparagus (yay for being a truly one-pan meal with veggies and protein), but if you can’t find any that look good at the market right now, consider green beans.

Related: The only 6 easy chicken dinner recipes you need this fall.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Mediterranean Chicken Packets at Real Food by Dad

Have you read this fantastic tutorial on how to cook en papillote? Once you do, you’ll be hooked on the fast, easy, healthy method of cooking, because it’s super versatile, too, and perfect for family-friendly weeknight cooking. Case in point: the Mediterranean Chicken Packets at Real Food by Dad. Everything cooked in packets for the win!

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Pimento Cheese Burgers at Cooking and Beer

Are you kidding with these thin, stacked Pimento Cheeseburgers at Cooking and Beer? Holy moly they look fantastic! Homemade, fast-food style burgers made with a quick homemade pimento cheese spread sounds like an absolutely perfect way to ring in the weekend.

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