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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: Shortcut Dinners for a Busy Week

7-Day Meal Plan: Shortcut Dinners for a Busy Week

Keep your freezer stocked with healthy convenience foods for quick and easy meals all week long.

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Veggie-Packed Clean-Eating Meal Plan

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:54

Healthy dinners are headed your way with this week's delicious clean-eating meal plan. The recipes in this plan feature wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich beans and legumes, lean protein, calcium-rich dairy, healthy fats and hearty whole grains and are overflowing with colorful, nourishing vegetables (each dinner has at least 1 1/2 cups of veggies per serving). These 7-days of satisfying dinners will hopefully energize your eating habits and encourage you to eat whole, clean foods for weeks to come.

7-Day Dinner Plan: 30-Minute 500-Calorie Dinners

In this 7-day meal plan, healthy 500-calorie dinners make their way to the table in 30 minutes or less. The key to these quick dinners is the combination of fast recipes and simple sides, and relying on healthy convenience items, like precooked grains and canned chickpeas, to cut down even more on cook time. Ringing in right around 500 calories, these balanced meals are a healthy choice for anyone looking for healthy dinner options, and can be especially helpful for those trying to lose weight since they have the calorie totals already tallied up.

A Delicious Holiday Dinner Menu & How to Turn Leftovers into an Easy Next-Day Brunch

Staying healthy during the holidays while still enjoying classic, delicious dishes is more possible than you may think. In this healthy holiday meal plan, we set you up with an impressive dinner menu plus a next-day brunch menu to keep the good times rolling. Dinner comes in under 800 calories (including dessert) and brunch clocks in right under 600 calories, which is pretty impressive given that the average American holiday meal adds up to be over 3,000 calories per serving—yikes!

7-Day Dinner Plan: Veggie-Swap Comfort Foods

Answer your comfort-food cravings with these healthy veggie-packed versions of your favorite meals. Here we take traditional comfort-food recipe—like mac and cheese, chicken Alfredo and cheesy lasagna—and lighten them up by swapping in veggie substitutes for typical carb-heavy ingredients. Cauliflower florets, spaghetti squash and roasted eggplant stand in for macaroni, spaghetti and lasagna noodles for a week of delicious veggie-heavy dinners that hit the spot without going overboard on calories and sodium.

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 Days of Easy 30-Minute Meals

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:06

This week's meal plan goes to show just how quick and easy it can be to create healthy and delicious dinners. Healthy convenience items, such as frozen hash browns and pretrimmed veggies help to get dinner on the table in a flash. These recipes come together in 30 minutes or less—seriously, 30 minutes or less from start to finish—and are simple to make, so even non-cooks can conquer in the kitchen.