This is part of our Meal Plan initiative, where we curate five enticing, nutritious recipes to streamline your weeknight dinners. We provide prep tips, shopping lists that minimize waste, and ideas for leftovers. With sustainability in mind, we're featuring meatless Mondays.
Go bold and bright with Monday's Indonesian-inspired rice bowls. Then, since cooking is all about reinvention, create new forms of "pizza" and "tacos" on Tuesday and Wednesday. A little spicy but lighter than usual, Thursday's tortilla soup is the perfect dinner to get you to the end of the week. On Friday, you'll have spinach, broccoli, and sausage strata. Save a piece or two of the strata for brunch on Saturday.
Lunch plan: You'll have enough servings to bring leftovers on Tuesday and Thursday this week.
Buy in bulk: You'll use cucumber, onion, broccoli, sausage, and eggs multiple times this week.
Prep tips: Slice additional cucumber on Monday for the rice bowl, and then use it on Wednesday in the tacos. If you're okay with larger pieces, skip the julienning for the tacos and simply use the half-moons. When prepping onion for Thursday's soup, chop extra for Friday's strata.