Meal Plan Monday: Family Dinners Week of 5/16
The summer is certainly on the horizon as you can see our meal plans becoming more and more casual! Only four more weeks of (home)school for us and we are done for the summer-- I'm also planning on taking a much-needed social media/podcast break-- and our meal plan reflects moving towards a more relaxed season! LOTS of easy bowls, meals on the grill with family + close friends and simple meals- because eating delicious + balanced meals doesn't need to be complicated! Here's what's on our meal plan, this week:
Meal 1: Grilling with the fam!
I'm recording a podcast episode with my sister, so we decided it was time to fire up my dad's grill and make a nice pasta salad on the side-- YUM.
Meal 2: Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
Make it: Teriyaki Chicken Marinade
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Meal 3: Burgers with sweet potato fries (with friends!)
Our good family friends are back from a monthlong trip and so now that we can (safely) finally all hang out-- we are grilling as much as we can! On the menu this week- burgers with sweet potato fries. I love these Copycat Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burgers (put some foil down if you're cooking them on the grill though, they do stick!)
Get the recipe: Copycat Trader Joe's Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
Meal 4: Heat of the Summer bowl
Meal 5: Lemon Basil Salmon Burgers + salad
Of course Thursday is Cook with Kris over on Instagram! Our second to last before our summer break features one of my longtime favorite personal chef recipes- lemon basil salmon burgers. Join me on Thursday at 2pm EST over on my Instagram to see how easy they are to make!
This week's easy prep (we were out most of the day on Sunday, so kept it simple!)
Defrost/cook teriyaki chicken
Marinate chicken tenders