Weeknight Meal Planner: Week of 4/24/17
This veggie-packed, brothy bowl hits the perfect balance of comforting and refreshing, and it's a delicious place to put your weekend farmers' market bounty to good use. To make this vibrant soup completely vegetarian, simply swap in vegetable stock for the chicken stock called for. Serve with crusty bread and a simple side salad, if you like.
Give common pork tenderloin a delicious, Asian-inspired twist by cooking it in an incredible sweet and spicy sauce. Serve with sushi rice and green peas for a complete plate (and soaking up all of that delicious sauce).
This elegant fish entree could not be simpler. Transform frozen green peas into a bright and flavorful relish for pan-seared cod and enjoy. This lovely spring dish would be delicious served with roasted potatoes.
A bright, springtime salad that comes together in a cinch thanks to the use of a few quality convenience items. Hearty cheese tortellini, shredded rotisserie chicken, and peppery arugula join forces to create a light, yet filling, salad with plenty of texture and substance. Zippy lemon dressing adds welcomed vibrancy while shaved Parmesan adds a hit of salty, full-bodied flavor. Prepare the dressing and pasta ahead of time to make the final assembly even faster. For a gluten-free option, substitute the tortellini for brown rice pasta or quinoa. With minimal effort and maximum results, this simple salad will fit right into your weekday lunch or dinner lineup.
Topping a cheesy slice of pizza with a loaded handful of salad is the perfect compromise when you’re trying to eat healthier, but still need a hearty dose of flavor in your life. In this epic carb and veggie union, your traditional cobb salad joins forces with a garlicky slice of cheese pizza. Skip the fussiness of homemade dough and head straight to your local supermarket’s deli for pre-made pizza dough.
When you're home alone and craving a home-baked dessert, the mug cake is your friend. Dense, moist, and warm, like a steamed pudding, the single-serving dessert cooks in just a couple of minutes in the microwave. This one is loaded with citrus and a touch of dark chocolate. For best results, use a small orange; otherwise, the cake gets soggy.