7 Days, 7 Dinners: Your Healthy Recipe Meal Planner for the Week
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples
Happy new year! Kick off 2018 (and your healthy eating resolutions) with a meal that's decadently easy. Ayesha Curry, who cooks this recipe for her family on busy weeknights, uses chili powder, cinnamon and a little maple syrup to create a low-calorie, smoky-sweet flavor. "When we eat this, there’s never any leftovers!" says Curry. Get the recipe HERE.
Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup
On cold, winter nights, cozy up with a big bowl of comfort. Giada De Laurentiis' turkey soup is packed with protein (24 grams), fiber (6 grams) and clocks in at only 361 calories a serving. “I absolutely love it,” says De Laurentiis. “It just makes me happy and is one of those dishes I crave when it is cool outside.” Get the recipe HERE.
Chicken Satay Skewers with Almond Butter Sauce
This recipe makes a great party appetizer any time of year but we think it doubles as the ideal mid-week dinner. To save time on a busy night, use chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts (no cutting required) and almond butter instead of peanut butter (it's just as creamy and delicious, and is better for you.) Serve it on skewers or piled on top of a big leafy salad, and you're set. Get the recipe HERE.
Foil-Packet Grilled Salmon
Got five minutes? Then you have time to cook dinner. Chef Michael Symon's super-quick salmon recipe has tons of flavor (thanks to a generous addition of garlic, lemon and rosemary) and cooks in its foil packet in only four minutes. “I love the flavor and ease of this dish,” he says, “There’s absolutely no clean-up, which is even better. Just ball up the foil and toss it in the trash when you’re done.” Get the recipe HERE.
Herbed Orzo with Lemon Chicken & Goat Cheese
This salad chock full of chicken and veggies keeps well in the fridge, so make it a day ahead so you can spend Friday night lazing on the couch. Fighting off temptations is easier when you have a delicious meal ready to go. Get the recipe HERE.
Lamb Chops with Roasted Grapes & Sweet Onions
Gail Simmons' showstopping dish proves that decadence and gluttony don't necessarily go hand-in-hand. This protein-packed dinner—which gets a burst of flavor from tart lemon juice, sweet red grapes and smoky paprika—is perfect for a casual weekend night with the family or for a fancier evening of entertaining. Get the recipe HERE.
Parmesan Dutch Baby with Creamed Mushrooms
“A dutch baby is like a pancake or a crepe, but there’s no high-stakes flipping technique,” Smitten Kitchen blogger Deb Perelman says of this vegetarian recipe featured in her new cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day. “The oven does all the work, and you get all the credit." But the best part? The entire meal comes together in fewer than 30 minutes. Get the recipe HERE.
Vegetable Pad Thai
Meatless Monday can be just as filling as it is delicious. You can now make your favorite order of takeout right at home. Get the recipe HERE.
Grilled Rosemary Shrimp & Red Bell Pepper Skewers
Still coming off of your weekend food coma? Fire up the grill and let this light dish at 165 calories per serving set you straight. Get the recipe HERE.
Blackened Roast Chicken
A dish perfect for casual entertaining. Impress your mother in town for the holidays with Top Chef alum Sam Talbot's take on a roasted bird. Get the recipe HERE.
Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchiladas
A chance at Mexican night with less calories, enough flavor, and loads of leftovers. Who says you can’t fit the bill on all accounts? Get the recipe HERE.
Slow-Cooked Salmon with Broccolini, Capers & Serrano Pepper
When it's the night before Christmas, and all eyes are on you to cook the Feast of the Seven Fishes, your blood pressure may be through the roof. But don't sweat it, Bobby Flay's easy recipe is ready in a little over an hour. Get the recipe HERE.
Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto
For when you're craving pasta but keeping things light, try out Top Chef judge Richard Blais' take on a perfect pesto. His recipe, which calls for shavings of fine green tips off of broccoli, has a delicious and unexpected texture. Get the recipe HERE.
Watermelon, Prosciutto & Burrata Salad
If a healthy dinner is what you're after, try out star chef David Burke's recipe, which was also served up at the 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It's perfect for tomorrow's lunch leftovers, too. Get the recipe HERE.
Breakfast Potato Hash
Because who doesn't love breakfast for dinner just before the weekend? One-skillet clean up also turns this into an immediate yes. Get the recipe HERE.
Shake Shack’s SmokeShack Burger
It's the weekend and company is arriving in an hour. Take out might be your easiest option but you're looking to impress. Thanks to the chain's CEO Randy Garutti & Culinary Director Mark Rosatis, you can whip up this delicious and famous Shake Shack recipe right from your kitchen—no questions asked. Get the recipe HERE.
Prosecco-Braised Chicken Thigh
With Monday hanging over your head, put on some music and jam out while cooking your dinner, because Sunday scaries have to be warded off somehow. While trying this Fabio Viviani recipe, drink a little wine, use a little wine and you'll forget all about what day it is. Can't say we don't love recipes that –call for– prosecco. Find the recipe HERE.
Linguine with Clams
This pasta from The Chew's Michael Symon is one of those rare gems that looks fancy, but is actually incredibly easy and affordable. Get the recipe HERE.
Fish Tacos with Miso Slaw
If you've been looking for the perfect fish taco recipe, look no further. This exotic take from Enrique Olvera's Manta restaurant in Los Cabos hits taste buds you didn't even know you had. Get the recipe HERE.
Bok Choy with Bacon
For when you want to eat mostly veggies, but also some bacon. Get the recipe HERE.
Rib-Eyes with Blue Cheese Butter
Jessica Seinfeld says this is one of her family's "special occasion meals." Making it through Thursday is a special occasion, right? Get the recipe HERE.
Taleggio Mac 'n' Cheese with Sausage
This dish calls for a super easy shortcut using evaporated milk instead of the typical bechamel sauce. Get the recipe HERE.
Herb Couscous with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
This recipe from Ladies of London's Marissa Hermer feeds a crowd, so it's perfect for a weekend gathering. And we're going to be using this tomato roasting method until the end of time. Get the recipe HERE.
Barbecue Peach Chicken
Peach preserves, horseradish and ginger may seem like an unlikely combo, but together they create a perfectly unique dish for a weekend cookout. Get the recipe HERE.
Chicken & Zucchini Scaloppine
Spring has sprung, which means it's time to shed your winter coat and fire up the grill. This vibrant, healthy dish is the perfect place to start. Get the recipe HERE.
Skillet Honey Garlic Shrimp
Throw everything in the pan and in mere minutes you've got dinner. Get the recipe HERE.
Stuffed Crust Pizza
Learn how to recreate the greatest pizza innovation ever right at home with a simple hack. Get the recipe HERE.
Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps
If you've never thought to put sweet potatoes in your lettuce wraps before, you've been missing out. Get the recipe HERE.