Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 No-Cook Dinners for the Week Ahead - Next Week's Meal Plan

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 No-Cook Dinners for the Week Ahead - Next Week's Meal Plan
From The Kitchn - July 9, 2017

Y'all, July is heating up to a swelter in Georgia right now following a rain-filled June. After a weekend of cooking in the heat, I am saying no more and planning a week of low-cook meals. There will be no turning on the oven and absolutely no grilling this week.

The key to successfully avoiding the stove this week is grabbing some precooked proteins at the grocery store (you could easily avoid the extra expense by doing a little meal prep over the weekend with the air conditioning cranked to 11). Here's what we eat when it's too damn hot to eat.

Welcome to This Week's Meal Plan

Planning my weekly meals is a habit I enjoy. Since I am frequently asked by friends and family what I am cooking for dinner each week, I thought it'd be useful to share my weekly meal plan here. Whether you are just learning to meal plan and looking for a real-life example of how this works or you are an old pro on the hunt for inspiration, here's a peek at how I am feeding my family this week.

Monday: Tomato Chickpea Salad

We have been loving this meatless Monday staple. For the kids, we will serve this in whole-wheat pita pockets with plain greek yogurt for dipping. Sheela's recipe calls for "toasting" the chickpeas, which can be skipped entirely if you want a truly no-cook dinner.

Tuesday: Chicken and Veggie Pesto Salad

Wednesday: Smoked Turkey Sandwich for a Crowd

Thursday: Make-Ahead Veggie Chopped Salad

Friday: BLT with Avocado and Basil Mayonnaise


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