Meal Plan #22: Five Convenient Meal Types For Dinner This Week

On Episode #22 of my podcast, Time Management Insider, I talk with Heather McCurdy from Real: The Kitchen and Beyond about using systems to organize our cooking lives. The meal plan for this week is inspired by our conversation and features five different dinner types that are all systems for streamlining your cooking. It’s a delicious meal plan that that your whole family will love.

Dinner images arranged into a heart-shaped collage with the words "Meal Plan Week #22 Love from TMI with Christine" on it.


To hear all of the info about this meal plan, listen to Time Management Insider: E22 – Systematizing Our Home Lives on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts.

Here is this week’s meal plan:

Day #1: 15-Minute Broccoli Cheese Soup with Croutons, Served with Raw Veggies

15-Minute Broccoli Cheese Soup with Croutons Recipe

Serve with raw sugar snap peas, sliced cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes.

Day #2: Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Polenta Dinner

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Polenta Dinner Recipe

Day #3: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Rice, Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp In The Air Fryer

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp In The Oven

Rice (Instant Pot instructions here). Make extra for Day #5. Note that instead of rice, you can use farro, quinoa, or cauliflower rice.

Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas: Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add 3 cups of sugar snap peas and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir to coat in oil and salt. Cook until heated through but still tender-crisp, about 4-6 minutes.

Day #4: One Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta with Broiled Zucchini

One Pot Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

Broiled Zucchini Recipe. Make extra to have on Day #5.

Day #5: Kielbasa Burrito Bowl

Warm up the leftover rice from Day #3. Slice a ring kielbasa into 1/2 inch slices and mix it with 1 and 1/2 cups of sauerkraut. Caraway seeds are a delightful thing to add here! Go with 1/4 teaspoon and see what you think. Heat the kielbasa mixture up in the microwave or brown it all lightly in a skillet on the stovetop.  Put the warmed rice into soup bowls. Top with the kielbasa mixture as well as with some sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and leftover chunks of broiled zucchini (warm or cold) from Day #3. You can also add sliced green bell peppers and mushrooms if you have some leftover from Day #4.

Grocery List For The Meal Plan

Click the yellow button for a printable grocery list.

Printable Grocery List - Click Here

I hope you love this meal plan. Have a great day!

Christine xo

P.S. Get more of my meal plans over here!

Meal Plan #22: Five Convenient Meal Types For Dinner This Week

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