IDCO Weekly Meal Plan + Shopping List

Social distancing is still going strong. Most of us (who can) are laying low, our favorite restaurants are temporarily closed, and we are spending a lot more time at home while we try to stay healthy and keep others healthy, too. For me, that means spending a lot more time in the kitchen—trying new things, hanging out with little helpers, and getting out of my head by keeping my hands busy. In the midst of so much uncertainty and restlessness, cooking feels like something I can do and control. It’s a tangible, fulfilling way I can care for my family. 

I love the idea of our corner of the internet making these recipes—separate, but together—as we gather around the table with loved ones or curl up on the couch for another episode of Tiger King (are y’all watching?!) 

This week, I wanted to make happy food. I feel like I’ve passed the comfort food phase, and I’m ready to celebrate spring with lighter fare and bright flavors. One thing to note: for the next few weeks, we will be leaving off our “bake for a friend” pick in light of the shelter-in-place recommendations. We hope you’ll encourage your neighbors and friends in other ways like FaceTime check-ins and sending small gifts (shop small!).

 



 

 

 

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 Pinch of Yum

 

Salmon Burgers + Slaw

Anyone else just really want a burger? This lightened up version comes together quickly and is a frequent flyer at our house. 

 

recipe and image via Pinch of Yum

 

The Best Avocado + Egg Salad

Warmer temps and long days spent outside have me looking for recipes that don’t require me to turn on the stove. Dollop this creamy, filling salad on a toasted everything bagel and call it dinner. Bonus points if you spread a blanket and enjoy a backyard picnic. 

 

recipe and Image via Halfbaked Harvest

 

Crockpot Tuscan White Bean + Lemon Soup

Spring is underway, but I’m not ready to give up soup. Thankfully, this lemony soup isn’t too heavy, and it cooks in the crockpot. Need I say more?

 

 

recipe and Image via Skinny Taste

 

Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

If you’re missing your takeout fix, this is for you. 

 

recipe and Image via Halfbaked Harvest

 

Sundried Tomato Chicken + Avocado Cobb Salad

It wouldn’t be a spring menu without a really good salad. And, if you made our recipes from the previous weeks, this is the perfect use for that leftover tahini. 

 

 

Brunch

 

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

 

recipe and Image via Yoga of Cooking

 

Dutch Baby with Caramelized Peaches

Have you made a dutch baby yet? They are the perfect combination of easy, tasty, and very instagrammable. You really can’t go wrong with toppings, both savory and sweet. This recipe opts for caramelized peaches, and I’m for it.

 

 

Something Sweet

 

 

recipe and Image via Smitten Kitchen

 

Lemon Bars

This recipe is a go-to. It has a sweet cookie on bottom and sharp lemon on top, and the balance is perfect. It takes a little time and energy, but I have a little extra of both of those right now. 

 

 

The Shopping List

 

PROTEIN
2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
2-3 chicken breasts

 

PRODUCE
1 onion
4 celery stalks
1 or 2 large carrots
5-7 garlic cloves
2 heads kale or other greens
2 shallots
2 lemons (or lemon juice)
1 lime (or lime juice)
1 1/2 cup frozen mango
cucumber
1 banana (put in the freezer once home!)
3 cups fresh or frozen spinach

 

HERBS
a bunch of parsley
a bunch of cilantro

 

PACKAGED GOODS + CONDIMENTS
1/4 cup dry white or red wine (optional)
2 1/4 cups crushed tomatoes
2 cartons vegetable broth
large bag of long grain rice
2 cans coconut milk
1 can chickpeas
1 lb. white beans
unsweetened flaked coconut
8 oz. spaghetti
honey
red wine vinegar
dijon mustard
2 cups rolled oats
2-3 cups coconut water

 

SPICES
turmeric
red pepper flakes
ginger
raw sesame seeds
black pepper
garam masala
chili powder
garlic powder
cumin
cayenne pepper
oregano
thyme
curry powder
cinnamon

 

DAIRY
1/2 lb. mozzarella
1/3 cup grated parmesan
4 oz. pecorino romano
unsalted butter (sub coconut oil if you want!)
1 1/2 cups milk or almond milk

 


 

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