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What To Eat This Week [6/2]

June 2, 2024
Amelia [Writer]

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Check out our "What To Eat This Week" series for some easy, mouthwatering meal ideas perfect for quick dinners, breakfasts, snacks + drinks. They're family-friendly, great for meal prep, and leave you with delicious leftovers!

What To Eat This Week [6/2]

Ready for another week of delicious eats? Let's spice up your meal routine with some fresh ideas in my "What To Eat This Week" series. Summer is almost here and we're shaking up your meal routine with a mix of classics + exciting new dishes. From comforting favorites to bold flavors, I've got your weekly menu sorted. Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Vegan Options

Collage of recipes from What To Eat this week.

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, 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!

Baked lobster mac and cheese in a yellow skillet on a brown wood table.

BAKED LOBSTER MAC + CHEESE

It's fancy but easy, loaded with three kinds of cheese, tender lobster, and topped with a spicy Cajun breadcrumb crust! Gluten-free + Dairy-free Option.

Up close shot of wedge salads on a white platter.

THE BEST CHICKEN WEDGE SALAD

It's all about that perfect crunch you can only get from a wedge salad, complemented by tender shredded chicken, tangy blue cheese crumbles, and roasted chickpeas. It's so easy to make and utterly delicious—you'll find yourself making it on repeat! Totally Gluten-free + Meatless Option.

MEATLESS MONDAY:

Get ready for some wholesome satisfying plant-based goodness!

Pasta in a low white bowl with a fork and drink on the side.

CREAMY JAMAICAN RASTA PASTA

A one-skillet dinner with spicy jerk flavors and a rich, silky sauce without the meat. Dairy-free, Vegan, and Gluten-free options.

Several Vegan Jamaican Beef Patties

VEGAN JAMAICAN BEEF PATTIES

Wrapped in nicely buttery, curry + herb-infused, flaky crust, and stuffed entirely with a 'meaty' filling that consists of quinoa, carrots, chickpeas, and more; these patties will leave you forgetting that it's totally meat-less and convinced that vegan patties are the new 'foodie' favorite!

TASTY TUESDAY:

Because it would be a crime to pass up on beautiful bold flavors.

Up close shot of spicy chicken ramen in a black plate.

SPICY CHILI GARLIC RAMEN WITH CHICKEN + VEGGIES

A healthy + easy dish that is perfect for weeknight dinners, featuring tender chicken, crisp veggies, and hearty ramen noodles all swimming in a spicy chili garlic broth. Vegan + Gluten-free Option.

Up close shot of mocktails.

PAPAYA MINT JULEP MOCKTAIL

It's a tropical twist on the classic mint julep, sans the alcohol. Refreshing papaya meets cool mint for a delightful sip that's perfect for any occasion!

WEEKNIGHT WEDNESDAY:

Where delicious easy dinners make midweek magic.

Stuffed shells scooped with two spoons in a skillet.

WEEKNIGHT JERK CHICKEN + BROCCOLI STUFFED SHELLS

Baked until perfectly crispy and oozing with golden bubbly cheesy goodness --- infused with jammy tomato + savory jerk flavors. Gluten-free option.

SIMPLE THURSDAY:

Because sometimes, a straightforward weeknight meal is all you need.

Chicken pasta salad on a serving platter.

CHICKEN CAESAR PASTA SALAD 

Forget your regular chicken Caesar Salad—try a chicken Caesar PASTA salad instead! Picture all the classic Caesar Salad goodness, but tossed with pasta. Totally delicious and perfect for lunch or dinner! Gluten-free, Meatless, Vegan + Make-ahead Options.

Up close shot of guava lemonade.

PINEAPPLE GUAVA KOMBUCHA LEMONADE

Whip up this fizzy concoction with guava nectar, pineapple juice + bubbly kombucha for a refreshing sip that screams summer fun!

FISHY FRIDAY:

Making Fridays a little more special.

Seafood boil on a baking sheet with a side of mac and cheese, drink, and cornbread.

MY FAVORITE CAJUN SEAFOOD BOIL

Loaded with fresh shellfish, sausage + veggies. All cooked to perfection and smothered in a spicy Cajun buttery sauce. It's messy, finger-licking good, and downright delicious! Dairy-free Option.

Up close shot of shrimp and grits with a spoon and fork.

TUSCAN ‘MARRY ME’ SHRIMP + GRITS 

A mouthwatering blend of succulent shrimp, creamy grits, and Tuscan-inspired flavors. It's a dish that'll make your taste buds fall in love at first bite! Vegan + Dairy-free Option.

BREAKFAST/BRUNCH SATURDAY:

Because breakfast on the weekends simply hits different.

French toast on a plate with strawberries, whipped cream, and two forks.

MY CHILDHOOD CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH FRENCH TOAST

This recipe marries two breakfast favorites—Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal + French toast—for a deliciously nostalgic treat. With its crispy, cinnamon-sugar coating and fluffy texture, each bite is downright delicious!

Strawberry milk in a jar with a straw and fresh strawberries.

EASY + QUICK STRAWBERRY MILK 

A dairy-free delight bursting with fresh strawberries + creamy almond milk—all blended to perfection in just 5 minutes! Completely Dairy-freeNut-free + Different Milk Options.

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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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