Weeknight Rescue//Spring 2024//Week 20

Shrimp Tacos with chipotle cream

For a lot of us (myself included), figuring out what to cook can be as challenging as finding the time to get meals on the table. That’s why I started Weeknight Rescue in the first place. I hope my meal plans are helpful and at the very least, a springboard for your own good ideas. Bon appétit.


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Apple Cabbage Slaw

healthier slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches

Pulled pork is typically done with the shoulder or butt. Delicious, yes, but not as lean as I like for everyday meals. Here, the recipe calls for the tenderloin, which is a lean cut of meat, cooks down into tender, pull-apart pork that’s excellent on a soft bun with a pile of crunchy slaw. Want more veggies: Assemble a big plate of crudité and add  this Ranch for a tasty dip. 

Vegetarian No-Noodle Lasagna

vegetarian no noodle lasagna

This is a lighter, vegetarian spin on lasagna. It’s made up of layers of tofu, zucchini, tomato sauce, and cheese and is always a hit in our house. Pair it with a simple arugula or green salad with this vinaigrette.

Shrimp Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema

Shrimp Tacos with chipotle cream

The star of this recipe is the Chipotle Lime Crema that gets spooned over cooked shrimp under a heap of crunchy slaw. You may want to warm up homemade or canned pinto or black beans and embellish with a big spoonful of Mexican salsa.

3-Ingredient Baked Everything Chicken

Everything seasoning chicken breasts on a cutting board

Everything Chicken is my quick fix for a chicken dinner. The options for how to serve it are endless…slice and tuck alongside a big salad with this Green Goodness Dressing, slice onto sandwiches, or serve with roasted potatoes and grilled veggies. Tip: make more than you need and use the extra for the chicken salad recipe below

Sweet Potato Black Bean Bowls

White bowl with sweet potato black beans avocado and a green sauce with a blue napkin

These nourishing bowls are a fan favorite in my house. Roasted sweet potatoes, brown rice, black beans, and avocado get dressed up with a tangy, slightly spicy cilantro sauce. Add pickled jalapeños, Cotija cheese, toasted pepitas or whatever else strikes your fancy.

Chicken Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Chicken salad gets a lightened up makeover thanks to a creamy yogurt dressing. Scoop it into lettuce cups (as pictured) or sandwich between toasted bread. Pick up a rotisserie chicken or cook up a few extra breasts when you make the Everything Chicken recipe featured above
(the seasoning will be tasty in this salad). .

Tahini Almond Butter Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Tahini Cookies

A totally crave-worthy cookie that takes minutes to make and can be done with or without the chocolate dip. Feel free to swap in peanut butter or another nut or seed butter for tahini.


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