Weekly Meal Plan: October 2-8

If you are looking for some inspiration to cook healthy and tasty meals for yourself and your family, look no further than this weekly meal plan. We have selected some of the best recipes from PureWow, a lifestyle website that covers food, fashion, beauty, and more. These recipes are easy to make, use seasonal ingredients, and will satisfy your cravings for comfort food.

Saturday: Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Crispy Sage

Start your weekend with a cozy and creamy pasta dish that features pumpkin, sage, and Parmesan cheese. This recipe is ready in 30 minutes and uses canned pumpkin puree, which makes it convenient and budget-friendly. You can use any kind of pasta you like, but we recommend penne or rigatoni for this sauce. Top it with some crispy fried sage leaves for extra flavor and crunch.

Weekly Meal Plan: October 2-8
Weekly Meal Plan: October 2-8

Sunday: Sheet-Pan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Cauliflower

For a simple and satisfying Sunday dinner, try this sheet-pan chicken recipe that roasts everything in one pan. You will need chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, rosemary, and lemon. The chicken skin gets crispy and golden, while the vegetables become tender and caramelized. Serve it with some bread or salad for a complete meal.

Monday: Roasted Vegetable and Hummus Tartines

Start your week with a light and fresh lunch that is easy to make and pack. These tartines are basically open-faced sandwiches that are topped with roasted vegetables and hummus. You can use any kind of bread you like, but we suggest whole-wheat or sourdough for more fiber and flavor. You can also customize the toppings with your favorite vegetables and hummus flavors.

Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken Stew

Let your slow cooker do the work for you with this hearty and flavorful Moroccan chicken stew. You will need chicken breasts, onion, garlic, ginger, spices, tomatoes, chickpeas, dried apricots, and cilantro. The chicken becomes tender and juicy, while the sauce is rich and aromatic. Serve it over couscous or rice for a satisfying dinner.

Wednesday: Kale Caesar Salad with Cornbread Croutons

Give your classic Caesar salad a twist with this kale version that features cornbread croutons. Kale is a superfood that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also holds up well in salads and does not wilt easily. To make the cornbread croutons, you will need cornbread mix, butter, eggs, milk, cheese, and herbs. Bake them until golden and crisp, then toss them with the kale and dressing.

Thursday: Skillet Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

For a cozy and comforting dinner that is also vegetarian-friendly, try this skillet lasagna recipe that uses butternut squash and kale as the main ingredients. You will need no-boil lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, nutmeg, salt, pepper, olive oil, onion, garlic, butternut squash puree (or canned pumpkin), vegetable broth, kale, and sage. Layer everything in a large skillet and bake until bubbly and cheesy.

Friday: Apple Cider Doughnuts

Treat yourself to some homemade apple cider doughnuts on Friday. These doughnuts are soft and fluffy on the inside, crispy and sugary on the outside. They are flavored with apple cider (or juice), cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and brown sugar. You will need a doughnut pan or a muffin tin to bake them in the oven. Enjoy them with some coffee or tea for a sweet end to your week.

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