Week of Healthy Meal Prep: December 10-14
Monday: Family-Style Chicken Spaghetti
A family favorite swaps jarred sauce for fresh, which requires just a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes.
Tuesday: Warm Bacon-Dijon Lentil Salad With Goat Cheese Crostini
Take advantage of quality shortcut ingredients for a satisfying meal with next to no prep. Precooked lentils reheat in a warm-sherry vinaigrette for an effortless French-inspired main.
Wednesday: King Ranch Chicken and Quinoa Casserole
This ain't your mama's chicken casserole. The comfort food classic gets a modern, nutrient-dense makeover with the addition of quinoa. Beyond being warm, cheesy, and generally delightful, this flavor-packed casserole is loaded with protein and is sure to become a new family favorite.
Thursday: Smoky Farro and Chickpea Soup
This hearty one-pot meal couldn't be easier, and it makes for simple cleanup. Look for pouches of precooked farro either on the grain aisle or in the frozen food section of your supermarket.
Friday: Mushroom and Charred Corn Tacos With Guacamole
This quick taco filling is perfect for weeknight dinners, Poblano chiles bring rich, earthy flavor but little to no heat. (Every once in a while you can get a hot one, though.) If you want to add a little spice, add some crushed red pepper when you sauté the mushrooms.
Treat Yourself: Pine Nut–Meyer Lemon Snowballs
If you can’t find Meyer lemons, use 1 teaspoon regular lemon zest. Take care not to underbake these cookies; they need to crisp up a bit in the oven.