Dinner Plans

Dinner Plans

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When it comes to figuring out what's for dinner, weekly meal plans and ideas from EatingWell's food and nutrition experts make meal prep and cooking easier.

 

 
7-Day Meal Plan: Quick 20-Minute Meals

Dinner Tonight, Lunch Tomorrow

7-days of delicious dinners, plus ideas for turning leftovers into easy lunches for the work week.

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7-Day Meal Plan: Our Best Budget Dinners to Save You $130 This Week

Cooking more meals at home is a sure way eat healthy and cut down on total food costs to save you big bucks over the course of the year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family spends upwards of $7,000 on food annually, with 43 percent of that total (or roughly $3,000) going toward restaurant and takeout meals. And with a dinner out costing anywhere between $12 and $30 per person (or an average of $21), it doesn't take long for the bill to add up.

7-Day Budget Meal Plan & Shopping List

Submitted by admin on Wed, 12/27/2017 - 09:00

When you're trying to stick to a budget, meal planning and cooking at home can help you save some serious cash. In this 7-day meal plan, recipes use cheap and easy-to-find ingredients to create delicious dinners for less than $3 per serving. With Americans spending, on average, $7,023 (or 12.5 percent of income) to feed a family of four annually, making more budget-friendly meals is key to cutting down on total food costs.

5 Secrets to Getting Dinner on the Table No Matter How Busy You Are

Get out of your weeknight dinner rut with these essential meal-planning strategies from The Dinner Plan cookbook.


My family is busy. Really busy. And I bet you can relate. No two nights are the same: Ice hockey practice, choir rehearsals, board-of-ed meetings, a friend's birthday dinner, math tutor, guitar lessons, a dog that needs to go to the vet. It's a miracle that the kid doesn't end up getting checked for fleas while the dog strums "Blackbird." Add making dinner to the mix and you've got a recipe for extreme frustration.

Essential Ingredients You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen for Taco Night

I've never met a taco I didn't like. I LOVE tacos. There are so many different ways to enjoy tacos: bean tacos with cheese, shrimp tacos with creamy cilantro sauce, steak tacos with guacamole, fish tacos with cabbage slaw. Tacos on a crispy shell, tacos on a flour tortilla, tacos on a corn tortilla, even wrapped in lettuce!

Tacos are amazing

Do you feel the same way too?

30-Minute Dinner Solutions: The Ingredient Staples You Should Always Have on Hand

It's no surprise that making a healthy dinner is a whole lot easier when you have a plan in place. Taking the time over the weekend to take inventory of what you already have on hand, write out a menu and grocery shop can make dinnertime much easier. But the reality is, things don't always go as planned and some nights you're left standing in your kitchen at 5 o'clock scratching your head trying to figure out what to make. It's nights like these when you can rely on pantry staples to make healthy, affordable and fast dinners at home.

7-Day Diabetes Diet Dinner Plan

Balanced eating is key to staying healthy if you have diabetes. In this 7-day diabetes meal plan, we include recipes with a healthy balance of complex carbohydrates, lean protein, heart-healthy fats and plenty of veggies. What you won't see is refined carbohydrates (think white bread and white rice), added sugars, saturated fats and sodium in large amounts—things that can negatively impact your health if you eat too much, especially if you have diabetes.

7-Day Meal Plan: Light & Easy 500-Calorie Dinners

When schedules get busy, healthy eating is one of the first things to fall by the wayside. Hit the reset button this week and get back to eating healthy with help from this 7-day dinner plan. The 500-calorie dinners in this meal plan will keep you feeling full and satisfied on fewer calories.

Day 1: Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas