IDCO Weekly Meal Plan + Shopping List

After a weekend of sweets and food-filled celebration, I usually find myself completely over the idea of cooking or anxious to get back to my typical diet. We had a really happy Easter, despite social distancing and terrible storms that kept us glued to the news forecast for most of the day, but my first thought upon waking up this morning after a day full of carbs and desserts was a big, green salad. 

 

The other meals in this week’s line-up run the gamut from super simple to date-night worthy, but they all deserve a spot in your recipe box. 

 

 

Weeknight Favorites

 

 

For us, weeknight meal means ready in under an hour, not too indulgent, and really good. All of these check those boxes + make great lunch leftovers if you’re into that. 

 

recipe and image via The Kitchen Paper

 

Kale Chickpea Salad + Creamy Miso Dressing

What day-after-holiday salad dreams are made of. 

 

recipe and image via Pinch of Yum

 

The Best Chicken Tinga Tacos

I have made this recipe for so many friends and it’s a real winner. Super quick + simple, but tastes like you spent hours slow cooking the spicy chicken. 

 

recipe and image via Halfbaked Harvest

 

Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Dijon Chicken

We are spending so much time outside right now in this gorgeous spring weather, and it’s so nice to throw everything in the oven and walk away. 

 

recipe and image via Smitten Kitchen

 

Pasta + White Beans with Garlic Rosemary Oil

This is going on our menu for two reasons: by this point in the week I’m usually ready for something super simple and our rosemary bush is out. of. control.

 

recipe and image via Pinch of Yum

 

BBQ Salmon + Mango Salsa

Between having our second son in the Fall, holiday chaos, flu season, and now social distancing, my husband and I haven’t had a date night in… well, a very long time. I’m planning to create an at-home date night after the boys’ bedtime and I thought something like this might be fun. I wanted something we wouldn’t usually make and bowl-friendly so we can have our dinner with a movie! 

 

 

Brunch

 

 

These recipes are made for slow Saturday mornings + pairing well with a bloody mary (or mimosa!) is a requirement. 

 

recipe and image via Eye Swoon

 

Spinach + Goat Cheese Frittata

This food blog is new to me, and I’m finding so many inspiring dishes! It has been so long since I’ve made a frittata, so I’ll be trying this one with you this week. 

 

 

Something Sweet

 

 

recipe and image via She Wears Many Hats

 

Peanut Butter Bread

This bread has gone viral as a quarantine staple and for good reason. It is SO simple and quick. My husband made it Friday and we snacked on it all weekend. He threw in a handful of mini chocolate chips, because, why not? Even if you aren’t a baker, you can make this bread.

 

 

The Shopping List

 

 

PROTEIN

3 cups shredded cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works!)
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1–2 lbs. fresh salmon
12 large eggs

 

PRODUCE
1 small bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
2 lbs fingerling potatoes
6 cups torn kale
2 pears
1 leek
1 spring onion or scallion
3-4 medium russet potatoes
6-8 baby potatoes
4 lemons (or lemon juice)
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
2 cups baby spinach
2 limes
2 red onions
1 medium carrot
1 celery stalk
3 ripe avocados
13 cloves garlic
2 sweet onion
1 medium shallot, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon onion powder)
minced jalapeño (optional)
2 mangoes

 

HERBS
one bunch cilantro
2 cups fresh tender herbs, such as dill, basil, or parsley
3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary)
1 handful dill
1 handful chives

 

PACKAGED GOODS + CONDIMENTS
olive oil
honey
2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup uncooked chickpeas
1 cup peanut butter
3 1/4 cups Organic Mushroom Broth
1/2 cup pepitas (roasted pumpkin seeds)
1 Tbsp fennel seeds
1 pound short tube pasta (penne, ditalini, etc)
1/8 cup mirin
2 to 3 tablespoons tomato paste
3 Tbsp white miso paste
10 corn tortillas
3⁄4 cup canned crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
1⁄4 cup chicken stock
1–2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
3 1/2 cups cooked, drained beans (save cooking liquid for water in recipe, if desired) or 2 15-ounce cans small white beans (such as Great Northern or Cannelini), rinsed
1 tablespoon raw sesame seeds
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
long grain rice of choice
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour

 

SPICES
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

 

DAIRY
cotija
6 ounces feta cheese
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup crème fraîche
3 ounces goat cheese
1 cup fat-free milk (or whatever milk you have on hand)

 

We hope these menus make your life easier—and add a little fun—as you navigate work, home life, and social distancing. We can’t wait to see what you make this week!

 


 

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