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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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.

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


These Slow-Cooker Freezer Meals Are Going to Save Your Weeknights

Pictured Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Meal-Prep Freezer Pack

The slow cooker is the reigning king of convenience. In the morning, you chop up some veggies, add a protein (or not), throw it all in your slow cooker and press start. And voilà! After a long, busy day, dinner is ready.

7-Day Meal Plan: Meal-Prep Dinner Plan to Not Cook This Week

Give yourself a break from cooking this week with an easy meal-prep dinner plan. With make-ahead steps you can do on Sunday and ingredient shortcuts that help cut down on prep during the week, you'll get dinner on the table each night with little to no cooking required. To keep things quick and simple, the recipes in this meal plan rely on preprepped or no-cook ingredients, like rotisserie chicken, prechopped veggies, canned beans and frozen edamame.

A Traditional Christmas Dinner Menu

Sticking to Christmas tradition, this classic dinner menu features holiday favorites like braised Brussels sprouts, juicy beef tenderloin, buttery-herbed potatoes and our healthier take on creamy eggnog. Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time, so you can spend your evening with family and friends rather than in the kitchen.

On the Menu:

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toasts

A Simple & Impressive Menu for Throwing the Perfect Stress-Free Dinner Party

We believe dinner parties should be spent relaxing alongside friends and family. This meal plan, including store-bought apps and a make-ahead dessert, is the key to a laid-back evening you'll actually enjoy. Stunning secretly-easy recipes, such as 5-ingredient sour cherry-glazed pork roast and big-batch grapefruit punch, are bound to elicit oohs and aahs from the crowd without requiring hours of work.

On the Menu:

Honey Buzz Cocktail

A Very Festive Hanukkah Dinner Menu for the Festival of Lights

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We've planned out your Hanukkah feast, filled with festive and delicious recipes, such as root vegetable latkes and pavlovas with cranberry-ginger sauce. This menu features two Hanukkah food traditions—latkes and salty cheese. Save yourself time the day of and make the gougères and pavlovas up to three days ahead.