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New Year Beginnings

Weekly Dinner Meal Plan: Dec 31, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019

Happy New Year, 2019!

We’re wrapping up an incredible holiday season and welcoming a new year, a clean slate with healthy intentions and resolve… and endless possibilities.

But first, we’ll celebrate the old before welcoming the new.

Below are some scrumptious New Year’s Eve ideas that are easy yet still festive! Also, some New Year’s Day recipes that are both healthy, fun, and football friendly. We’ll round out the week with some favorite recipes from the year and a healthy treat to breakfast or snacking.

Have a great week everyone!

Be sure to print your dinner planner at the bottom of this post.

RELATED: More 31Daily Dinner Ideas


Week at a Glance

Monday: New Year’s Eve Seared Scallops and More
Tuesday: New Year’s Day Soup
Wednesday: Sausage and Leek Pasta
Thursday: Chicken and Pea Traybake
Friday: Easiest Chicken Enchiladas
Treat: Easy and Healthy Peanut Butter Granola


Monday: New Year’s Eve Seared Scallops and More

Meal Plan // Week 1: New Year Beginnings | 31Daily.com

New Year’s Eve — easy and delicious recipes to celebrate the last of 2018!
Seared Scallops with Brown Butter and Lemon Pan Sauce: “Juice lemons. Spoon out capers. Heat pan. Cook scallops. Make sauce in same pan. Serve.”

More New Year’s Eve Ideas:

Shrimp Scampi
German Krautstrudel: A Savory Cabbage Roll
Stuffed Mushrooms
Holiday Appetizers
More Appetizer Recipes and Ideas


Tuesday: New Year’s Day Soup Recipes

Meal Plan // Week 1: New Year Beginnings | 31Daily.com

Long a tradition in our house, New Year’s Day is all about football, resolutions — if we didn’t make them the night before, and soup. Usually Country Style Minestrone Soup, but here are some healthy and cozy New Year’s Day soup recipes to choose from. Of course, it’s almost a requirement to have a large crusty loaf of bread too! Whether you can stay out of the leftover Christmas cookies is debatable! Happy 2019 everyone!
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Wednesday: Sausage and Leek Pasta

Meal Plan // Week 1: New Year Beginnings | 31Daily.com

“It’s loaded with kale, tons of leeks which are literally my currently favorite vegetable, a bit of savory sausage, cheese, red pepper flakes, and more! I used my favorite little Orecchiette pasta because they look like little ears, but feel free to use whatever kind of pasta you prefer!”
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Thursday: Chicken and Peak Traybake

Meal Plan // Week 1: New Year Beginnings | 31Daily.com

One of our most popular dinners in 2018 was this easy traybake. It deserves a retake this week! “The most influential ingredient here is frozen peas—quite a lot of them, still completely frozen. As she explains, “The steam they produce as they bake makes the chicken beautifully tender, its skin crackly and crisp on top.” Important: Friday’s recipe depends on leftover chicken. Be sure to add additional chicken to the tray and set aside for tomorrow.
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Friday: Easiest Chicken Enchiladas

Easiest Chicken Enchiladas Ever with Leftover Chicken | 31Daily.com

“Sometimes you just need easy and quick. And sometimes you need a recipe to use up leftover chicken, beef, or pork. This is one of my go-to, use-up-the-leftovers recipes. And the family loves it. And I love it… because my fingers don’t even get messy.”
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Treat: Easy and Healthy Peanut Butter Granola

Easy Healthy Peanut Butter Granola | 31Daily.com

Mornings should be easy… right? This is my new favorite easy. This Healthy Peanut Butter Granola is incredibly simple to make ahead with only 6+ ingredients, and about 20 minutes oven time.
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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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