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What To Eat This Week [4/21]

April 21, 2024
Amelia [Writer]

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

What To Eat This Week [4/21]

Get set for another delicious week ahead with a spring twist in my "What To Eat This Week" series. From comforting classics to exciting new dishes, I've got your menu covered. Get ready for a week filled with mouthwatering meals that'll have you eagerly anticipating each bite! Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Options.

All ingredients in a bowl being mixed together.

What To Eat This Week

I've got your week covered with a breakdown for each day, and I've made sure to include plenty of variety. You'll find a delightful array of chicken + seafood dishes, some fantastic vegetarian + vegan options, and even a few deliciously good beverages. So, whether you're planning for Meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, or even a cozy Sunday brunch, I've got you covered.

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SOUL FOOD SUNDAY:

Soul food Sundays are for heartwarming, soul-nourishing dishes that bring comfort and joy to the table!

A food basket with chicken and biscuits.

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

Add the most coveted food to your meal with this Crispy Oven Fried Chicken recipe. No need for frying, yet it's well seasoned + extra crunchy, and works for the entire family! Completely dairy-free. Gluten-free, Air Fryer, + Make Ahead options.

Up close shot of biscuits on a baking sheet with parchment paper with garnish of herbs.

Garlic Herb Biscuits

Biscuits make for the best side dish that everyone will love! These Garlic Herb Biscuit Recipe are bold in flavor + super flaky----the perfect combo! Dairy-Free option.

Traditional Southern Iced Sweet Tea in tall glasses.

Traditional Southern Iced Sweet Tea

This Traditional Southern Iced Sweet Tea is the perfect marriage of refreshing coolness and delightful sweetness that brings a taste of tradition to every satisfying sip!

MEATLESS MONDAY:

Get ready for some wholesome satisfying plant-based goodness!

Bowl of Vegan Lasagna Soup with spoon

Delicious Vegan Lasagna Soup

This Delicious Vegan Lasagna Soup is sure to keep you satisfied. A great weeknight option or weekend addition, this soup boasts of it’s major flavor factor and comes loaded with tender lasagna noodles. Gluten-Free + Slow Cooker options.

Garlic bread on a baking sheet with parchment paper with garlic cloves + herbs.

Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread

Savor the cheesy golden goodness of Homemade Texas Toast Garlic Bread-- Where garlic-infused butter meets rich herbs atop thick, delicious brioche bread. A quick and comforting classic that's perfect for any meal. Air-fryer, Gluten-free + Vegan option.

TACO TUESDAY:

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

Overhead shot of several Gochujang Shrimp Tacos

Gochujang Shrimp Tacos

These Gochujang Shrimp Tacos offer major flavor, using all staple ingredients, and is the perfect balance between savory, sweet and spicy from the gochujang and toppings! Gluten-free + Make ahead options.

Long-stemmed glass of Frozen Peach Lime Margarita Mocktail

Frozen Peach + Lime Margarita Mocktails

These Frozen Peach and Lime Margarita Mocktails is the most refreshing way to celebrate without the booze! It's full of fresh fruit and whips up in five minutes!

WEEKNIGHT WEDNESDAY:

Where delicious easy dinners make midweek magic.

Up close shot of alfredo in two white plates with a drink, side of parmesan cheese, and three forks on a black table.

Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo

This Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo is a beautiful rendition of a classic-----including all of the savory flavors! Perfect for the entire family. Meatless, Dairy-free + Gluten-free options.

Ingredients in a bowl with ingredients and a spoon.

My Fave Quinoa Salad

Indulge in my go-to Quinoa Salad – a quick, simple, and versatile dish that's sure to please everyone at the table. Vibrant + refreshing, it's the perfect addition to any meal, no matter the occasion!

SIMPLE THURSDAY:

Because sometimes, a straightforward meal is all you need.

Fully seared steak in a skillet.

Pan Seared Steak

This Pan Seared Steak Recipe is an easy way to create Steakhouse quality steak at home with just a handful of ingredients, perfectly crusted, + a whole lot of flavor!

Asparagus on a platter with parmesan cheese and lemons.

Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus brings a burst of flavor and crispiness to any meal, making it the ultimate go-to side dish for every occasion. Completely Gluten-free. Dairy-free + Oven Option.

Knife cutting a slice from a Vegan Berry Galette.

Vegan Berry Galette

Indulge in Vegan Berry Galette, filled with the goodness of sweet, juicy berries, and wrapped in a heavenly combination of a crisp, buttery cinnamon crust with flaky layers. A delectable dessert that's sure to leave you craving for more! Gluten-free option.

TAKEOUT FRIDAY:

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

Up close shot of ramen.

Nourishing Homemade Chicken Ramen

Indulge in our Nourishing Homemade Chicken Ramen, where every slurp promises warmth and flavor, crafted to comfort your soul with each savory spoonful!

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH SATURDAY:

Because breakfast on the weekends simply hits different.

A pot full of ackee and saltfish with a wooden spoon.

Vegan Jamaican Ackee + Saltfish

Get set for a plant-based twist on the Jamaican classic, Vegan Jamaican Ackee + Saltfish! Picture tender jackfruit, seasoned just right to mimic saltfish, mixed with creamy ackee + aromatic spices. With each bite, you'll be hooked on its rich and satisfying flavor!

Fried dumpling on a black platter with a fork.

My Hubby's Favorite Jamaican Fried Dumplings

This Jamaican fried dumpling recipe promises crispy golden exteriors and soft, fluffy insides. With each bite, experience the tantalizing blend of crunch and comfort that keeps you coming back for more. Perfect as a side or snack!

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What To Eat This Week

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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