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February 4, 2024
Amanda [Writer]

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Explore a week's worth of delicious, mouthwatering, and easy dinner ideas in our 'What to Eat This Week' series. Perfect for quick weeknight dinners, family-friendly, meal prep-friendly, and ideal for leftovers.

What to Eat This Week [2/4]

What to eat this week may be the most frequently asked question for moms and all the family chefs out there. It can be a hard question to answer! But I can help.

I am a big planner. I like to make lists, stay organized and prepare for my always busy days ahead. I'm know sure a lot of people out there are the same! That is why I wanted to create weekly meal plans that anyone can follow and make. You will never wonder what to eat this week ever again!

From soul-soothing comfort food recipes to exciting new dinner ideas (like Jamaican-inspired dishes and Southern dinner ideas), your easy weeknight dinners will delight everyone in your family. All of my recipes are easy to follow, guaranteeing you success in the kitchen. I want you and your family to enjoy delicious, homemade dinners every night without any worry or fuss. I have it all planned out for you!

Two plates of Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits

So grab a pencil and some paper and get ready to make your weekly grocery list so you can whip up these delicious dinner recipes all week long. And don't forget to check back every Sunday when I post the next week's dinner ideas. You will never have to wonder what to make for dinner ever again!

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SOUL FOOD SUNDAY:

Soul Food Sunday is for dishes that warm our hearts and nourish our souls, bringing comfort and joy to the table!

Up close shot of baked mac and cheese in a skillet with a spoon.

Baked White Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Indulge in the ultimate comfort with our Baked White Mac + Cheese with Bacon--- Perfect as a main dish or a standout side on any table! Creamy, dreamy, and loaded with irresistible flavors, it's a cheesy delight you won't want to miss!

Baked banana pudding in a baking dish topped with whipped cream and a spoon on a white table.

Baked Southern Banana Pudding

Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply looking for a comforting treat, this Southern banana pudding recipe is sure to impress. Plus, it's always best after the first day once chilled completely in the fridge. Banana-free, No-Bake, + Vegan options.

MEATLESS MONDAY:

Get ready for some wholesome satisfying + hearty plant-based goodness!

Pan of Vegan Meatball Subs

Vegan Meatball Subs

Indulge in the magic of this Vegan Meatball Subs recipe--- A delightful twist on the classic New York Marinara Sub. Bursting with savory, spicy, and sweet notes, these veggie-packed 'meatball subs' boast tender and flavorful bites. Nestled in a brioche hot dog bun and loaded with vegan meatballs, dairy-free cheese shreds, and succulent umami roasted herb tomatoes. 

Glass of Hot Honey Lemon Mocktail

Hot Honey Lemon Mocktail

This Fancy Hot Honey Lemon Mocktail has a tart finish from the lemon flavors and just the right amount of sweetness + heat from the hot honey, and fizz. This mocktail is sure to be the next big thing during any occasion and makes for a really celebratory experience for the entire family! Vegan option.

TACO TUESDAY:

Because it would be a crime to pass up on taco goodness every Tuesday.

Baked tacos on a white plate with chipotle sauce, lime wedges, red napkin, and herbs.

Baked Vegan Black Bean Tacos

These are the best fully loaded Baked Vegan Black Bean Tacos you'll ever have! Made with a delicious homemade dairy-free chipotle sauce, well seasoned sautéed black beans, red onions, and dairy-free mozzarella cheese shreds. Perfect for taco Tuesday or any night rather---for the entire family.

Glass of Mango Lemonade Kombucha Mocktail

Mango Lemonade Kombucha Mocktail

This Mango Lemonade Kombucha Mocktail is a simple delicious mocktail that comes rich in bold mango + lemon flavors with hints of blueberry. Made with mango-flavored Kombucha, organic mango juice,  freshly-squeezed lemon juice, fresh blueberries and topped with a high-quality alcohol alternative or your favorite bubbly, this mocktail is the best addition to any occasion or holiday! 

WEEKNIGHT WEDNESDAY:

Where delicious easy dinners make midweek magic.

Closeup of a pan of Creamy Salmon Alfredo Pasta

Creamy Salmon Alfredo Pasta

This Creamy Salmon Alfredo Pasta recipe is a real special dish for any season! The perfect easy weeknight meal on any given day for the entire family that comes based with a delicious creamy Alfredo sauce and paired with semi-thick pasta and chunks of roasted salmon meat, which all work together so deliciously. Truly a comforting recipe with every bite. 

Up close shot of baked cookies on baking sheet with parchment paper.

These Bakery-Style Biscoff Cookie Butter Cookies are the perfect sweet to indulge in right after dinner or as a pick-me-up in the mornings with your favorite cup of coffee or tea or as a slam dunk in your favorite glass of milk. They're the ultimate crowd-pleaser, loved by kids and adults alike, thanks to their rich Biscoff, caramelized goodness and the delightful crunch + gooey combo.

SIMPLE THURSDAY:

Because sometimes, a straightforward meal is all you need.

Spoon stirring a skillet of Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits

Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits

Discover the ultimate comfort food with this Easy Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Herb Biscuits recipe. Experience the timeless childhood favorite of a classic chicken pot pie with a twist! This delectable dish boasts shredded chicken, mixed veggies, and white beans, all nestled in a creamy extra cheesy filling. But the real magic lies in the flaky cheddar herb biscuits on top, offering a perfect blend of flakiness and cheesy goodness.

Roasted Apple Pear Mocktail in a small glass on a white table

Roasted Apple Pear Mocktail

Celebrate the joys of the season with this Roasted Apple Pear Mocktail recipe! This delightful concoction is bursting with rich, jammy seasonal fruity flavors that perfectly complement your weeknight meal. Plus, it's a family-friendly crowd-pleaser, making it the ideal choice for those heartwarming gatherings where everyone feels at home!

TAKEOUT FRIDAY:

Bringing the joy of homemade "takeout" that's equally delicious and healthier.

Cooked Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Buffalo Chickpea Pizza with a few slices cut

Chickpea + Veggie Gluten Free Pizza

This Chickpea + Veggie Gluten-Free Pesto Pizza is sure staple for any gluten-free kitchen. This recipe is an easy, no-knead pizza recipe that comes with bold flavors and heavily topped with roasted chickpeas, tomatoes, and broccoli. Perfect for the entire family for weeknights or weekends.

Salted Caramel Chunky Milkshake topped with chocolate with caramel dripping down the side

Dairy Free Salted Caramel Chunky Milkshake

Homemade shakes are incredibly easy, yet have such amazing flavor payoff. Make your next milkshake at home with this Dairy-Free Salted Caramel Chunky Milkshake, made with plant-based ingredients! This shake is chocolatey, creamy, and has just the right amount of homemade caramel sauce drizzled over the top.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH SATURDAY:

Because breakfast on the weekends simply hits differently.

Closeup of a bowl of Breakfast Apple Crumble Oatmeal

Healthy Breakfast Apple Crumble Oatmeal Bowl

Get ready to fall in love with breakfast all over again! Our Healthy Apple Crumble Oatmeal Bowl is the ultimate morning treat—think the comforting vibes of apple pie but without the dairy. It's a cozy + comforting blend of hearty oats and sweet apple crumble that turns your breakfast into a dessert-like delight--- Making your morning breakfast taste like a warm hug.

Closeup of a dairy-free Iced Mocha Latte

Dairy Free Iced Mocha Latte

Learn how to make the best Dairy-free Iced Mocha Latte at home with cocoa powder, vanilla, and your favorite cold brew! This recipe is for you if you're sick of blowing your budget on your weekly, er, everyday coffee indulgence! You only need basic ingredients and a few good shakes to make a wonderful and significantly less expensive mocha no need to go to the coffee shop!

Tip of the Week

Adding Detox Juices To Your Daily Routine

I love starting my day off with a healthy detox juice. It is a great way to enjoy something really favorful, get energized and feel like you are making great food choices right from the beginning of the day.

But what are detox drinks?

Two glasses of Celery Pineapple Detox Mocktail

Detox drinks are usually made with water, fruits vegetables, herbs and other natural ingredients. They are tyrpically unsweetened or sweetened slightly with natural sweetners like honey, stevia or syrup. The ingredients in detox drink are known to boost your bodies ability to elminate toxins from your system. Essentially, they promote good health and give you beneficial nutrients that your body needs.

Adding detox drinks to your morning routine can do you so much good. I like to make big batches early in the week so I can simply wake up, pour and enjoy! Take a look at a few of my favorite detox drinks that you can add to your healthy living routine today!

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That's a wrap, folks! Until next week, I hope you enjoyed my 'What To Eat This Week' ideas. Please share your thoughts in the comments and give me some love on Instagram @Orchidsnsweettea_. Be sure to tag me in your culinary creations—I love seeing what you whip up in the kitchen!"

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