What to Cook (Oct 1-5): Quick Fall Dinners

Crispy Chickpea Rice Pilaf

Here’s What to Cook (Oct 1 – 5): Quick Fall Dinners

Quick Fall Dinners: From roasted chickpeas to butter chicken, an Instant Pot Mexican dish, pan-fried Halibut… and even a fun twist on cheeseburgers. It’s what’s for dinner this week!

Plus, as always, a treat that celebrates the fall season. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Granola. I’m making mine early so I can snack all week. 

For Tuesday’s Garlic Butter Chicken Salad dinner, we will roast a whole chicken. To save time, consider meal prepping by roasting the chicken over the weekend.

Be sure to do something fall-ish and fun this week. Like — a leaf-peeping trip. Plan your trip by consulting the 2019 Fall Foliage Map.

Have a great week everyone! 

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Quick Fall Dinners: Week at a Glance:

Monday: Crispy Chickpea Rice Pilaf
Tuesday: Garlic Butter Chicken Salad
Wednesday: Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowls
Thursday: Pan-Fried Halibut with Tomatoes
Friday: Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potatoes
Treat: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Granola


What to Cook (Oct 1-5): Quick Fall Dinners

This week's dinner meal plan is all about quick fall dinners that happen to be healthy and incredibly delicious too!

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Monday: Crispy Chickpea Rice Pilaf

A go-to, saving grace kind of dinner that happens to be budget friendly too. "I often like to borrow techniques from a few pilaf originators when making my own—this rice has paella’s smoked paprika, pulao and biryani’s legumes, adorned with nuts and dried fruit like javaher polow."

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Tuesday: Garlic Butter Chicken Salad recipe

"This bowl is full of GREEN GOODNESS topped with a garlic chicken breast (sectioned out from roasting a whole chicken – way more flavour!) and some rustic honey-mustard potatoes with grilled asparagus! Simple, light and tasty."

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Wednesday: Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowls

"Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl is a favorite healthy and delicious weeknight dinner — or even lunch. Easy to meal prep, a breeze to make, in 8 minutes, with personalized toppings for everyone! A go-to recipe you’re going to love!"

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Thursday: Pan-fried Halibut with Tomatoes and Basil

"Mild halibut is the perfect fish to pair with vibrant summer flavors such as tomatoes and basil. Use a nonstick pan to prevent the fish from sticking."

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Friday: Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe

"Skip the bun and serve all of your favorite cheeseburger ingredients—beef, cheese, tomatoes, red onions and lettuce—with baked potatoes for a hearty and easy dinner recipe that kids and adults will love. Feel free to swap out the ground beef for ground turkey or tofu crumbles."

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Treat: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Granola with Maple, Dates and Pecans

"Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Granola with Maple, Dates, and Pecans is a fall treat that not only satisfies those autumn flavor cravings but the redolent fall scents as well. It’s a feast of healthy goodness, and a cozy, hearty breakfast or snack on a blustery day."

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