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What To Eat This Week [4/28]

April 28, 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 [4/28]

Get set for another week of deliciousness! In my "What To Eat This Week" series, I've lined up a bunch of tasty recipes to jazz up your meals. From comforting favorites to exciting new dishes, I've got your weekly menu sorted. Dive into a world of yumminess that'll have you counting down the hours till mealtime. These recipes are simple to whip up but packed with flavor. Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Options.

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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 + beef 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!

Closeup of Creamy Stovetop Southern Mac and Cheese

Stovetop Southern Mac + Cheese

This ultra-creamy, cheesy Stovetop Southern Mac and Cheese is simple, yet bold and makes for the ultimate comfort food dinner. Vegan + Gluten-Free options.

Cake slices on a stack of white plates with strawberries.

Strawberry Birthday Sheet Cake with Sprinkles

What screams soul food more than cake? Right? Celebrate in style with our luscious Strawberry Birthday Sheet Cake recipe -- topped with a rainbow of sprinkles! Gluten-free, Vegan + Cupcake Option.

MEATLESS MONDAY:

Get ready for some wholesome satisfying plant-based goodness!

Bowl of lasagna soup with a spoon.

Comforting Vegetarian Lasagna Soup

Say hello to our Comforting Vegetarian Lasagna Soup! This vegetarian twist uses savory plant-based beef, rich marinara + creamy ricotta. Plus, thick, perfectly tender broken lasagna sheets for an extra layer of coziness. Gluten-free + Vegan Option.

Overhead shot of Summer barbeque Chopped Kale Salad

Ultimate BBQ Chopped Kale Salad

The Ultimate BBQ Chopped Kale Salad is a vibrant medley that adds a burst of flavor to any feast. Refreshing + nutritious, this crowd-pleaser is the ideal choice as a main dish or side, making it the perfect addition to your summertime gatherings or weeknight meals.

TACO TUESDAY:

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

Stacked burritos on a platter with drinks and dips.

Ribeye Steak Burrito

It's a tortilla with yummy fillings so I'm voting it okay for it to fall under the Taco Tuesday banner. Haha. This Ribeye Steak Burrito --- loaded with all the best fillings alongside perfectly seasoned ribeye steak wrapped snugly in a warm tortilla.

Spicy Watermelon Mojito Mocktail with mint

Spicy Watermelon Mojito Mocktail

This Spicy Watermelon Mojito Mocktail has a spicy + sweet finish from the watermelon and jalapeño flavors and just the right amount of sweetness and fizz married together with hints of lime

WEEKNIGHT WEDNESDAY:

Where delicious easy dinners make midweek magic.

Creamy Garlic Butter Pasta with Roasted cauliflower on a wooden plate

Creamy Garlic Butter Pasta w/ Roasted Cauliflower

Pasta is the perfect quick meal, and my Creamy Garlic Butter Pasta w/ Roasted Cauliflower is done in less than an hour! The perfect weeknight dinner option.

Overhead shot of wedge salads with ingredients on a brown wood table.

The Best Chicken Wedge Salad

The Best Chicken Wedge Salad --- It's all about that perfect crunch you can only get from a wedge salad—you'll find yourself making it on repeat!

SIMPLE THURSDAY:

Because sometimes, a straightforward meal is all you need.

Up close shot of sandwich with honey mustard and chips.

Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich

Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich -- Perfect for backyard barbecues or a satisfying lunch, this impressive Southern Chicken Sandwich is a sure crowd-pleaser! Gluten-free option.

Up close shot of Yucca fries stacked on a white plates with a side of dip, drink, and hot sauce.

Air Fryer Garlic Herb Yucca

Get ready for a flavor-packed snack or side dish with our Air Fryer Garlic Herb Yucca Fries! They guarantee that satisfying crunch --- It's a must-try recipe for anyone craving a delicious twist on traditional fries!

TAKEOUT FRIDAY:

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

Two plates on Orange chicken with forks.

Takeout Orange Chicken

Bring the taste of your favorite Chinese restaurant home with our delicious Takeout Orange Chicken recipe! Tender chicken pieces are coated in a sticky, tangy orange sauce bursting with flavor. The perfect weeknight dinner option. Gluten-free Option.

Rice in a bowl with a spoon and cilantro.

Fluffy Coconut Rice

Get ready for the fluffiest, creamiest coconut rice you've ever tasted --- Whip up this quick Fluffy Coconut Rice recipe in under 25 minutes. It's so easy and delicious, you'll want to make it again and again! Totally Gluten-free + Vegan.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH SATURDAY:

Because breakfast on the weekends simply hits different.

Cinnamon rolls on a stack of plates with a glass of milk, jam, and blueberries.

My Hubby's Fave Blueberry Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Introducing My Hubby's Fave Blueberry Pie Cinnamon Rolls! These fluffy and soft delights are like two desserts in one! Bursting with blueberry pie goodness and comforting cinnamon, sure to be adored by all. Gluten-free, Vegan + Overnight Option.

Overhead shot of Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread

Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread

Make this rich, soft Vegan Chia Seed Maple Banana Bread that's incredibly moist and flavorful for your next breakfast or brunch.

Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte topped with sprinkles with a straw

Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte

This creamy and perfectly sweetened homemade Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Latte [Starbucks Copycat] is a delicious way to kick-start your mornings! Serve hot or cold. Dairy-free option.

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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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