Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners - November 27 - December 1
Monday: Vegetable “Meat” Loaf
This umami-rich recipe received our Test Kitchen’s highest rating and gets rave reviews from both vegetarians and meat lovers. Be sure to tightly pack the mushroom mixture into the pan so the slices hold their shape after baking.
Tuesday: Autumn Glow Salad
This plant-powered salad delivers over 50% of your daily fiber and one-third of your daily potassium goal. Butternut squash is an excellent source of eye-healthy vitamin A and a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C and blood pressure–supporting potassium.
Wednesday: Turmeric-Roasted Chicken with Farro
The spiced yogurt coating keeps the chicken juicy and tender while it cooks.
Thursday: Hamburger Steak with Onion Gravy
These smothered burger patties are a unanimous family favorite—easy, filling, and fun. Serve with speedy sides like frozen mashed potatoes and microwave-in-bag haricots verts (slender green beans).
Friday: Chicken Potpie Skillet Pizza
The genius of this recipe is the skillet-seared crust, which gives you a pizzeria-quality pie in less than half the bake time. The potpie-style topper is a fun twist on a white pizza and a great way to pack extra veggies onto each slice.
Bonus Dessert: Ginger Coins
Three kinds of ginger define this zippy cookie, which cookbook author and culinary instructor Andrea Nguyen has been baking and tweaking since the mid-1990s from Barbara Tropp’s China Moon Cookbook. For good results, have the butter at moderate room temperature (64°F to 68°F), not melting in the wrapper. If you don’t have crystallized ginger, they’ll still be tasty.