What to Cook (Oct 28-Nov 1): Fall Family Favorites

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Here’s What to Cook (Oct 28 – Nov 1): Fall Family Favorites

It’s fall family favorites week of easy, quick, and healthy dinners everyone will love. From takeout favorites to easy slow cooker, lasagna, pizza, chili and even nachos. It’s going to be a delicious week!

If you read our weeknight dinner meal plans we post Saturday mornings, you know I like to come up with a weekly theme. For no other reason than — it’s kind of fun!

My view of healthy weeknight meals is a whole food, balanced approach to meal planning that brings texture, color, and variety to our diet. But it also takes into account foods that are family-friendly, budget-conscious, and generally liked by most.

That being said, as I was charting this week’s dinners, it became apparent they were all family favorites. Which is somehow appropriate for Halloween week.

Speaking of which, if you’re still looking for Halloween or Harvest ideas — you can see more recipes and posts on the “Celebrations” holiday tab in the navigation bar above. Or… just click here.

Have a great week everyone!

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Weeknight Dinners Week at a Glance:

Monday: 15 Minute Lo Mein
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna
Wednesday: Broccoli Bacon Skillet Pizza
Thursday: Halloween-Beef and Butternut Squash Chili
Friday: Instant Pot Pulled Pork Nachos
Treat: Last Minute Quick Halloween Treats

What to Cook (Oct 28-Nov 1): Fall Family Favorites

A week of fall family favorite weeknight dinners from takeout favorites to lasagna pizza chili nachos and more. The best part? Yes... they are quick and healthy!


Monday: 15 Minute Lo Mein

"Making Lo Mein is not a lengthy process – it’s going to come together in ONE PAN in something like 15 minutes, start to finish. JOY of JOYS."

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Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

"This vegetarian lasagna couldn't be easier, thanks to jarred pasta sauce and no-boil lasagna noodles. Prep it in the morning and let your crockpot do the work."

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Wednesday: Broccoli-Bacon Skillet Pizza

"Microwave-in-bag fresh vegetables help this meal come together lickety-split. A hot cast-iron skillet helps to crisp the bottom of the crust while the surface gets golden brown under the broiler--no baking required."

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Thursday Halloween: Butternut Squash Beef Chili with Black Beans

Beef and Butternut Squash Chili with Black Beans is an easy, weeknight chili recipe with healthy ingredients, addictive flavors that's comfortingly hearty. Serve with cornbread or corn muffins!

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Friday: Instant Pot Pulled Pork Nachos

"Crowd-pleasing, pulled pork nacho recipe with the most amazing melt-in-your-mouth, juicy shredded pork. So tender, so good!"

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Treat: Easy Halloween Treats to Make Now

It's Halloween week and these recipes and ideas are perfect for last-minute treats!

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