Weeknight Rescue Meal Plan 2022// Week 6

bowl of Udon Noodle Soup with Soft Egg

Welcome to the weekend, friends. I’ve got a vibrant line-up for you, right down to the crunchy turkey taco salad (a family favorite). Since this month’s One Good Thing is all about being good to your gut, I’ve included several recipes featuring fermented foods for inspiration. Also, for those who are already planning your Superbowl spread, check out these 10 Healthyish Recipes to eat while you watch (I’ve got my eye on that Cauliflower Artichoke Dip!).

FISH SLIDERS WITH CREAMY CAPER SAUCE

Fish sliders on pretzel buns with pickled jalapenos

Using store-bought breaded fish fillets is a huge time and energy saver for these fish sliders. Shredded cabbage and a simple creamy caper dressing add texture and flavor. If you want to get some fermented vegetables in here, pickled cabbage would be a tasty addition. As for an added side? Check out these crispy baked sweet potato “fries” (or just a plate of crunchy raw veggies). 

Udon Noodle Soup with Soft Egg and Collards

Overhead shot of a bowl of soup with thick udon noodles, greens, and half of a soft cooked egg

This tasty soup is full of  immune boosting goodness to keep cold season at bay. It’s flavored with garlic, ginger, a little chili, leafy greens, and chicken broth. It’s a healing brew, a one-pot meal, and delicious, too. Tuck a little kimchi on the side for a boost of flavor and fermented goodness.  

Turkey Taco Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

Close up of a chopped taco salad with avocado, ground meat, radishes, and limes

A satisfying, crunchy chopped salad tossed with old-school turkey taco meat. Top with crumbled tortilla chips and you’ve got a main dish meal on your hands. Finish with a plate of chilled citrus for dessert.

4-INGREDIENT SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS

Slice of Sweet Potato Enchilada

You can’t get much more simple than this recipe (with the exception of my 2-ingredient black bean soup). With just four ingredients, it’s a snap to make and even your veggie-phobic family members might give it a thumbs up. Serve it with this salad on the side if you want some crunch!

SLOW COOKER TURKEY MEATBALLS

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs will work with ground turkey, chicken, beef, pork, or “meatless meat”, such as Beyond Meat. You can also make them with a combination of different types of ground meat depending on what’s in your fridge or freezer.

Super Seed Salad with Miso Vinaigrette

Salad of apple and lettuce on a dark plate with a side of seeds

I was thrilled to hear my oldest daughter loves this salad so much, it’s in regular rotation in her apartment. Maybe you’ll like it, too. The miso in the dressing makes it extra crave-worthy (and add a dose of probiotics to every bite). Make this a lunch or dinner main by adding your protein of choice, such as rotisserie chicken, baked tofu, or lentils on the side.

BLUEBERRY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

I love this smoothie so much, I put a version of it in my cookbook, Rise & Shine. The secret ingredient here is avocado, which lends creaminess, fiber, and healthy fats without tasting like you’re eating a green vegetable. It’s made with either yogurt or kefir, yet another opportunity for your probiotic boost.

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