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We’ve created three stunning winter meals so you can plan ahead to save time and money on dinner this week. Golden raisins elevate a kale salad, sweet tender carrots shine in a simple white bean soup, and shiitake mushrooms add a savory note to a cream sauce for pork.

November 27, 2017
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Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Forget complicated recipes and mile-long shopping lists. We’re streamlining meal prep and cutting your grocery bill with healthy dinners designed with fresh produce and easy-to-find ingredients you can share across recipes each week. Shop this list to feed four for three nights, all for about $30. Read the recipes first to be sure you have the staples on hand.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of curly kale
  • 10 oz. shiitake mushroom caps
  • 1 (6-oz.) bunch Broccolini
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 whole-wheat baguette
  • Golden raisins
  • Whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 (32-oz.) container unsalted chicken stock
  • Sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 (8.8-oz.) pkg. precooked brown rice
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans unsalted cannellini beans
  • Whole milk
  • Eggs
  • 2 (1-lb.) pork tenderloins

Dinner 1: White Bean Soup with Garlicky Croutons

Credit: Caitlin Bensel

A little whole milk enriches this simple soup without making it as heavy as a classic chowder. The golden color of the broth comes from the sautéed onion and carrot; keep an eye on the mixture as it cooks to make sure it doesn't overbrown.

 

 

Dinner 2: Mushroom and Pork Meatballs with Broccolini Rice

Credit: Caitlin Bensel

A quick spin in the food processor turns pork tenderloin into lean ground pork—perfect for rich, tender meatballs. Broccolini, a cousin of broccoli, have long stalks and small florets; they'll add plenty of texture to the rice once chopped and sautéed.

Dinner 3: Pork Milanese with Kale Salad

Credit: Caitlin Bensel

Milanese is an Italian way of preparing meat by breading and sautéing until golden—an easy way to dress up pork tenderloin. Golden raisins elevate everything they touch; here they brighten up earthy kale. Try sprinkling them over rice pilaf or roasted vegetables.