Weeknight Rescue//Spring 2023//Week 17

White bowl with rigatoni pasta, asparagus, peas, with white wine and a half lemon

I heard more than once this week how the hardest part of meal prep is deciding what to cook. That’s why I started these meal plans in the first place. I hope they are helpful and at the very least, a springboard for your own good ideas. Bon appétit.


Salmon with Mango Salsa and Avocado

I love how sweet, juicy mango plays off the heat of jalapeño and richness of the salmon in this tasty recipe. It’s a dish loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients that can be ready in 30 minutes. The salmon gets crisp in a pan while you stir together a fresh, bright salsa.

Pasta with Asparagus, Peas, Lemon, and Crème Fraîche

White bowl with rigatoni pasta, asparagus, peas, with white wine and a half lemon

This is on the menu in my house tonight. I’ve been waiting for weeks to make it, since it’s all about spring vegetables (and one of my favorite dishes of the season). It’s packed with vegetables and just enough luscious crème fraîche to make you want seconds. Pair it with a simple arugula or green salad with this vinaigrette. For dessert?

Instant Pot Korean-Style Beef Tacos

This is a “treat yourself” kind of supper, since it’s so chin-dribblingly delicious. It’s Korean-style beef done in the Instant Pot, piled onto warm tortillas, and topped with crunchy slaw. I like to add a salad of sliced cucumbers and radishes with a splash of seasoned rice vinegar to serve on the side.

Chopped Salad with Chicken and Lemon Oregano Dressing

chopped salad with chicken on white plates with blue gingham napkin

If you’re looking for something light, bright, and crunchy, this salad is the ticket. It’s tossed with a lemony dressing seasoned with oregano and a little kick of heat. Make more chicken than you need to use for the chicken salad recipe below. Alternatively, make the salad vegetarian by swapping in one can of chickpeas or four hard boiled eggs for the chicken.

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 Chopped Salad recipe featured above

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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