Meal Plan Monday: Family Dinners Week of 3/29
Spring has definitely sprung over here in New England! The weather is alternating between bright and sunny and almost warm (we made it to the park last week-- YAY) and rainy. Typical, but we're embracing more sun and warmth with some brighter meals!
Here's what's on our meal plan, this week:
Meal 1: Mushroom Ravioli with Arugula + Sausage
This was a request from my oldest daughter- we use the Trader Joe's mushroom ravioli, cook up some crumbled chicken sausage on the side and toss with butter, arugula and parmesan right before serving. SO good (and easy!).
Meal 2: Spring Salmon Nicoise Salad
Nicoise salad has been a longtime favorite of mine- especially in the spring! Though traditionally made with tuna, I LOVE it with honey dijon salmon and a tangy shallot herb viniagrette. Stay tuned for this recipe!
My kids love this easy, 20-minute dinner! This week we have a bit of an asian theme going on, and I'm here for it! This dinner comes together in no time in the instant pot, and I prep some rice in the rice cooker or cauli rice on the stove on the side while the chicken is cooking for a full meal.
Make it: Instant Pot Chicken and Broccoli
Meal 4: Thai Green Chicken Curry
I'm all about using similar ingredients to save time and money in my meal plans- so if I'm buying chicken, I might as well double up- and if I already have green beans- this (pretty close to authentic) Thai Green Chicken Curry is where it's at!
Make it: Thai Green Chicken Curry
Meal 5: Asian-style Lettuce Cups
Come and join me to make this in my weekly Cook with Kris on Thursday at 2pm EST over on my Instagram!
This week's prep:
Prep broccoli for chicken and broccoli
Prep green beans for 2 dishes
Cook hard cooked eggs for nicoise + snacks
Make salted caramel energy balls for snacks