Vegetable-forward, nutrient-dense recipes to start the new year
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.
The recipes this week feature a variety of vegetables and proteins, setting the tone for the year ahead. Monday calls for a satisfying ratatouille, followed by roasted chicken salad with walnut pesto on Tuesday. Celebrate New Year's Eve with a brightly-hued beet-marinated salmon, and use the leftovers for salmon and lentil wraps on Thursday. Friday's salad features vitamin K-rich kale and cauliflower.
Lunch plan: You'll have enough leftovers for lunch on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.
Buy in bulk: You'll use garlic, basil, and avocado multiple times this week.
Prep tips: The flavors in Monday's ratatouille become more complex over time, so make a double batch and freeze extra portions.