Fall 30 Minute Dinners: What to Cook (Sept 21)

This week’s healthy weeknight dinner meal plan features fall 30-minute dinners. Delicious flavors of the season, cooked quickly and easily. There’s something for everyone this week! 

Korean Meatball Rice Bowl forFall 30 Minute Dinners: What to Cook (Sept 21)

Fall begins Tuesday. Can you believe it? I’ve anticipated this season for so long that I can scarcly believe it’s officially… here! 

I love transitions from one season to the next. Especially when it comes to food. 

There are flavors that simply signify a changing of the guard. I love that.

When I think of fall vegetables, yellow squashes come to mind. From pumpkin to butternut, acorns, and even spaghetti squash. Everything is new and fresh once again. 

This week begins that transition into soups and warm, heartier foods that capture the season.

I’ll try to include much of these fall-inspired flavors, vegetables, and dishes we love during the season.

From chili to stews, slow-simmer meats, soups, and casseroles. Keeping it healthy and simple is always a top priority.

If there are foods you’d love to see on our weekly menus — please let me know! Several of you have mentioned gluten-free and I do my best to always include a few recipes just for you.

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Fall 30 Minute Dinners Week

This week, we’re making an Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup on Monday that can easily be converted to stovetop if you’d rather. Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll do double-duty with the pork chops, cooking an extra one of two for a simple stir-fry on Wednesday. Ginger Salmon is scheduled for Thursday and Friday is a clean-out-your-refrigerator Korean Meatball Rice Bowl.

And as always, we have a seasonal treat I’m totally looking forward to. A healthier caramel apple! Yay for fall!

This week I’m looking forward to (hopefully) a few long walks among early fall leaves. That is, if our wildfire smokes clears.

I’m beginning our Christmas planning list and have already begun to freeze Christmas cookies.

If the weather cooperates in your neck of the woods, make some warm green tea, take deep cleansing breaths, and get excited for fall. Look for market deals on canned pure pumpkin and all kinds of baking ingredients.

Have a great week everyone!

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Fall 30 Minute Dinners: What to Cook (Sept 21)

Monday: Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Tuesday: Turmeric Pork Chops with Salad
Wednesday: Simple Pork Stir Fry with Rice
Thursday: Ginger Salmon with Green Beans
Friday: Korean Meatball Rice Bowls
Treat: Caramel Apples


Fall 30 Minute Dinners: What to Cook (Sept 21)


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