This week, we start distance swim team for my two older girls. They’re excited and I am too … it’s one thing that feels sort of normal. It’s funny when I look at our dinner plan for this week, it’s starting to look more like fall dinners even though it’s still hot here.
Here’s what we’re having for dinners this week. I hope you find some dinner inspiration here!
Tuesday: Red Bean Quinoa Chili from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe over roasted sweet potatoes (even though it will be 100 degrees here!) The older girls have swim practice around when I start prepping dinner, so I wanted a quick throw-together dinner. My favorite way to roast sweet potatoes is this way from Live Simply. I don’t like my sweet potatoes too mushy, and these turn out perfect, always. I love topping this with plain Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream), a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and sliced avocado.
Wednesday: Sausage Pepper and Rice Skillet from Cook Plus. I love making a batch of brown jasmine rice for the week and using it for dinners during the week. It makes dinners come together so quickly. This is a delicious one-pan dinner that reminds me of jambalaya.
Thursday: Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon from Cucina De Yung. This is full of flavor and easy because it’s one-pan.
Friday: TBD. Dinner with friends. (I typically leave 1-2 nights open for dinner with friends, takeout, leftovers, anything that comes up.)
Sunday: Soup Sundays! Vegan Corn Chowder with Quinoa from Hummusapian. This sounds delicious and I’m looking forward to trying it.
I hope you find these weekly healthy real food dinner meal ideas helpful for dinner meal planning for your family. You can check out past weekly dinner plans HERE. (I typically plan for 5 dinners a week, with room for leftovers, takeout, other plans, etc.)