It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a 10-minute salmon to Taco Spaghetti, we’ve got five dinners that will get you through the busy 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: 10-Minute Maple Crusted Salmon at FoodieCrush | Taco Spaghetti at Whisk It Real Gud

Related: 5 genius ways frozen vegetables can save weeknight dinners.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup at Muy Delish

I know that we’ve had plenty of time to recover from Thanksgiving, but still… so much eating. Holiday parties, snacks to fortify us while holiday shopping, and all the rest. So we’re keeping it light for #MeatlessMonday. Grab a baguette, make a great big salad using a bag of healthy pre-washed greens, and whip up this Creamy Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup at Muy Delish.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Steak and Brie Sandwich at The Candid Appetite

This Steak and Brie Sandwich at The Candid Appetite manages to feel fancy and laid back, all at once, which is just my style. It’s quite adaptable: if you can’t find tomato jam, use leftover cranberry sauce if you you still have some or look for another savory jam at the market. Honestly, you can even skip it: steak, brie, and grainy mustard make a lovely trio with nothing else. Though cornichon are nice in that mix.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken at The recipe Critic

By Wednesday, it’s time to whip out the slow cooker, and I can think of nothing better to make in it than this Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken at The Recipe Critic. There are stovetop directions, too, and either way, this is the perfect way to keep it healthier than take out.

Related: 15 (truly) 30-minute meals to save dinner on hectic school nights.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: 10-Minute Maple Crusted Salmon at FoodieCrush

Maple-crusted anything sounds good, but 10-minute anything sounds even better. So this 10-Minute Maple Crusted Salmon at FoodieCrush wins across the board. Serve this with a side of our seven-minute green beans and quick-cooking couscous for a super fast, super healthy, super flavorful meal. Yes!

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Taco Spaghetti at Whisk It Real Gud

My kids are going to be totally obsessed with this: Taco Spaghetti! I love this fun idea by April at Whisk It Real Gud and it looks delicious, made with fresh tomatoes, adobo sauce, ground beef, beans, and more. I think it’s the perfect way to usher in the weekend, but you can always make it as a twist for #TacoTuesday if you prefer.

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