This 5-day dinner meal plan and shopping list serves up five days of recipes for two – either recipes that serve two, or that only make enough extra for lunchtime leftovers the next day. Each featured recipe is between 350 and 450 calories, limits saturated fat, and is relatively quick to make. Add on your favorite side dishes and seasonable vegetables, and you’ll be ready for a full week’s worth of dinners for two! A shopping list is included for all featured recipes in this meal plan.
Pairing Suggestion: A warm roll and a Tex-Mex inspired salad of romaine, tomatoes, black olives, and black beans with light ranch dressing.
Pairing Suggestion: Steamed broccoli seasoned with a pinch of salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning blend.
290 calories, 8g saturated fat (40%DV), 50% calories from fat, 28g protein
Pairing Suggestion: Your favorite bread and carrots drizzled with maple syrup and roasted until tender.
Pairing Suggestion: Brown rice seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Arugula – 8 large leaves
Bell pepper, green – 1 small
Bell pepper, red – 1 small
Grains, Breads, Pastas
Meats, Fish and Poultry
You will also need these items from your pantry: Black pepper, chili powder, chili sauce, cooking spray, cornstarch, cumin, Dijon mustard, ketchup, lemon-pepper seasoning, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and Worcestershire sauce.