New week, same story: You start off strong, cooking up a delicious meal or two for dinner at home. And then Wednesday rolls around, and you’re stressed and tired and out of groceries, and suddenly you’re eating crackers and string cheese for dinner. (We’ve been there.) Grab our shopping list, make a quick trip to the store and you’ll be ready to make seven easy meals to get you through the week.
8 garlic cloves
1 small onion
1 medium red onion
1 pound asparagus
1 head cauliflower
1 large red bell pepper
1 head radicchio
1 bunch arugula
3 cups shiitake mushrooms
5 ounces baby spinach
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1 bunch carrots
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh thyme leaves
1-inch piece fresh ginger
1 jalapeño pepper
2½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
1¼ pounds thin pork cutlets
1½ pounds thin chicken breasts
2 sticks butter
1¼ cups heavy cream
¾ cup whole milk
2 pints buttermilk
½ cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese
2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
4 slices Provolone cheese
8 ounces fresh mozzarella
8 ounces shredded white cheddar
8 ounces cheddar cheese
1 pound farfalle pasta
4 large naan flatbreads or pre-baked individual pizza crusts
2 cups brown rice
Canned and Packaged Goods
1 jar capers
¼ cup gochujang
Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, extra-virgin olive oil, ground cumin, ground turmeric, garam masala, freshly ground black pepper, fine Himalayan pink salt, Dijon mustard, all-purpose flour, honey, red-pepper flakes, dried oregano, vegetable oil, whole nutmeg, hot sauce, baking powder, cayenne pepper, rice vinegar, tamari, sesame oil, black and white sesame seeds.
MONDAY: CHEESY KALE FARFALLE PASTA
It’s the busiest day of the week, and you’d better believe that means we’re having a huge bowl of pasta. (Or two.) Lucky for us, this dish has only six ingredients and takes about half an hour to whip up.
TUESDAY: INSTANT POT KETO INDIAN BUTTER CHICKEN
This dish is light on carbs but tastes like a takeout favorite. And the best part of all? It’s made in the Instant Pot.
WEDNESDAY: PORK SCALLOPINI WITH LEMON, CAPERS AND RADICCHIO
A low-maintenance meal that comes together in 20 minutes—and if you already have pantry staples on hand, you’ll need only five more ingredients to make it.
THURSDAY: HONEY-MUSTARD CHICKEN BAKE
Savory and sweet, this ridiculously easy main is ready in an hour (but don’t worry, most of that is hands-off cooking time).
FRIDAY: CHEATER’S WHITE PIZZA WITH BÉCHAMEL SAUCE
Some nights we want a healthy salad. This is not one of those nights. Store-bought naan is slathered with an easy-to-make sauce, then topped with four different types of cheese and toasted garlic.
SATURDAY: CHICKEN AND WAFFLE SANDWICHES
Ta-da, the meal you’ve been waiting all damn week to eat. We won’t tell if you have seconds.
SUNDAY: CLEAN-EATING BIBIMBAP BOWLS
Spicy, crunchy and satisfying, these healthy bowls are super easy to whip up on a whim. (And did we mention they’re vegan and gluten-free?) Pass the tamari.