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.
Using the same proteins throughout the week's meals can be monotonous, so this lineup features a range of options. Toasted peanuts and nut butter add depth to Monday's vegetarian pad Thai. On Tuesday, a comforting chicken soup swaps zucchini in for ramen noodles. Warming spices shine in Wednesday's paprika pork tenderloin and Thursday's roasted shrimp dish with mustard and turmeric. Round out the week on a lighter note with glazed chicken thighs on Friday.
Lunch plan: You'll have enough servings to bring leftovers every day this week.
Buy in bulk: You'll use zucchini, garlic, cilantro, and scallions multiple times this week.
Prep tips: Make extra zucchini noodles on Monday night to use in Tuesday's soup. Every recipe, with the exception of Wednesday's, uses minced garlic. Prep several cloves at the beginning of the week and store in an airtight container.