Arugula pesto pizza, steak salad, and butternut squash and chickpea stew all come together with the help of this easy grocery list and delicious recipe collection.
Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel

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.

Grocery List

  • 2 (5-oz.) pkg. arugula
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 (2-lb.) butternut squash
  • 1 lemon
  • Capers
  • Walnuts
  • 1 (12-in.) prebaked thin whole-grain pizza crust
  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted chickpeas
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • Unsalted tomato paste
  • 2 (8-oz.) pkg. precooked quinoa (such as Simply Balanced)
  • 1 (32-oz.) container unsalted chicken stock
  • 11/2 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 (7-oz.) container plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 (8-oz.) sirloin steak

Dinner One: Arugula Pesto Pizza

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Wide ribbons of fresh butternut squash become tender while the pizza bakes, a colorful and faintly sweet contrast to the peppery arugula pesto.

Dinner Two: Steak Salad with Salsa Verde Vinaigrette

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Italian salsa verde, a classic red meat pairing, turns into a quick vinaigrette for this entrée salad. One 8-ounce sirloin steak, thinly sliced, is all you need.

Dinner Three: Moroccan Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew

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A well-stocked spice cabinet is key for this stew. Each serving packs nearly half of your daily fiber, essential for better digestion and weight control.