Meal Plan // Week 2: Healthy Skillet Dinners

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Healthy Skillet Dinners

Weekly Dinner Meal Plan: Jan 7 – 11, 2019

The first week of a new month, and a fresh start to a new year. It doesn’t get better than that in my book.

This week we’re easing back into regular schedules… and healthy eating.

I’ve chosen these dinner ideas because they’re simple, are made ready in 30 minutes or less… and are healthy.

Plus, I’m increasing our protein this week — as well as veggies. And these skillet dinners fit that objective perfectly.

And somehow… skillet dinners also seem fun and festive! Not quite ready to let go completely of last season’s fun.

It’s what’s for dinner this first full week of January!

Have a great week everyone!

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

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Week at a Glance

Monday: Pasta with Pecorino, Guanciale & Black Pepper (Mezze Maniche alla Gricia)
Tuesday: Maple Glazed Wild Salmon
Wednesday: Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Roasted Fennel and Tomatoes
Thursday: Sicilian-Style Chicken Thighs
Friday: Healthy Broccoli and Sausage Skillet Pizza
Treat: Healthy Skillet Peanut Butter Cookie


Monday: Pasta with Pecorino, Guanciale & Black Pepper (Mezze Maniche alla Gricia)

Meal Plan // Week 2: Healthy Skillet Dinners | 31Daily.com

“This classic Roman pasta sauce always features Pecorino Romano cheese, guanciale, and plenty of black pepper.” For simplicity sake… and a Monday, I’m switching out the guanciale (which is an Italian cured meat) for bacon. Here’s a bit more info on the difference. I’m also adding zucchini to the pasta to bump up the veggies and adding wilted greens (spinach or kale).
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Tuesday: Maple Glazed Wild Salmon

Maple Glazed Wild King Salmon | 31Daily.com

“The rich flavors of maple are enhanced with the savory additions of ginger, soy sauce, and garlic. I love to make this with Wild King Salmon, otherwise known as Chinook Salmon in my neck of the woods. But it is delicious with any variety.” Serve with spinach salad, cherry tomatoes and either steamed rice or baby red potatoes and maybe some crusty bread.
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Wednesday: Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Roasted Fennel and Tomatoes

Meal Plan // Week 2: Healthy Skillet Dinners | 31Daily.com

“One pan, a handful of ingredients, and 30 minutes are all you need to put this impressive pork chop skillet dinner on the table. This flavor-packed, single-skillet supper is an easy dinner for two that feels like something special. It’s also an ideal recipe for one, as the leftover chop and veggies reheat well for a next-day lunch worth looking forward to.”
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Thursday: Sicilian-Style Chicken Thighs

Meal Plan // Week 2: Healthy Skillet Dinners | 31Daily.com

“Bright-green Castelvetrano olives hail from Sicily and have a buttery flavor and meaty texture that pair perfectly with the Italian seasoning and salty capers in this one-skillet chicken dinner. Look for them on your supermarket olive bar or in jars with Italian ingredients.”
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Friday: Healthy Broccoli and Sausage Skillet Pizza

Meal Plan // Week 2: Healthy Skillet Dinners | 31Daily.com

Store-bought whole wheat pizza dough makes this recipe a breeze. Trader Joe’s always stocks it. “Using a cast-iron skillet for this healthy pizza recipe gives you deep-dish pizza results with extra-crispy sides, but you can make it free-form too. Stretch the dough into a 12-inch oval and place on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Top and bake at 450°F until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp, about 20 minutes.”
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Treat: Healthy Skillet Peanut Butter Cookie

Meal Plan // Week 2: Healthy Skillet Dinners | 31Daily.com

“This Healthy Skillet Peanut Butter Cookie is a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream come true. A slightly under-baked, gooey dessert bursting with peanut butter and chocolate and given a healthy makeover! Gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar free!”
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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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