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.

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.

10 Easy Dinners Kids Can Help Cook

Want your kids to eat more healthy dinners? We have a fun solution: get 'em cooking! Studies show that children who help with meal prep are more likely to make nutritious food choices. And there's plenty that even the littlest helpers can do to help make quick work of mealtime prep—from washing veggies and measuring ingredients, to assembling the final dish. Here, we've gathered some of our family dinner faves, along with suggestions for how kids can lend a hand putting them together.

7-Day Meal Plan: 30-Minute Dinners for Fall

As the season shifts to fall, we welcome the change from grilling to roasting, from summer squash to butternut squash and from fruity salads to warming soups. What doesn't change with the seasons is that we still want dinner to be just as simple and delicious as always. In this 7-day dinner plan, recipes feature favorite fall flavors and are ready in a quick 30 minutes or less. Enjoy hearty and satisfying salads, perfectly roasted winter vegetables and savory bowls of classic chicken soup in this week of easy fall dinners.


Hot Potato! 10 Healthy Baked Potato Toppings You Haven’t Tried

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:22

Lately I’m trying to appreciate and cultivate simple pleasures in my daily routine—little things that bring me joy (and reduce my stress levels). Things like: sitting at the table at mealtime, taking a walk with my family after work, having baked potatoes for dinner. Baked potatoes!

The ultimate comfort food—starchy and warm and filling—baked potatoes are the perfect antidote to a chilly autumn night. It’s amazing how something so wholesome, so available and inexpensive could be so delicious too. But it’s true.