I’ve gotten such great feedback since launching The Skinnytaste Meal Planner and sharing a sample of my weekly dinner plan for the week, this is now going to be a Sunday ritual. I do all my food shopping on Sundays, but you can do what works best for you. This is week four, while planning I realized I will be away a few days (on a photo shoot for my new cookbook!), so I am making some of the meals ahead for my family or keeping it really simple for them to make without me.
This is just a guideline, you can choose just a few dishes or make them all. I am always testing out new dishes for the blog which I cook during the day (you can follow along on Snapchat, username Skinnytaste) so that is usually what I eat for lunch, and leftovers never goes to waste because I either freeze them for the month, pack them for lunch, or share with family, neighbors and friends (come on over!)
Please leave me your comments and tell me if this is working for you, or suggestions on how I can improve it. And if you bought the Skinnytaste Meal Planner, please leave a review on Amazon, or share what you’re eating using hashtag #skinnytastemealplanner
Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 4)
Monday: Carrot Ginger Soup with baguette & salad (Meatless Monday!)
Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan w/ whole wheat spaghetti (we love Delallo pasta)
Wednesday: Easy Broccolini Flounder Bake (from The Skinnytaste Cookbook)
Thursday: Spiralized Shanghai Beef and Broccoli (Yum!!)
Friday: Pizza Night!
Saturday: Dinner Out with Friends
Weekly Grocery List (week 4)
- 2 large onions
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1 bunch broccolini (6oz)
- Pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 Lemon
- 2 (6 oz total) 2-inch thick broccoli stems
- Broccoli florets (2c)
- 2 1/4 lb brussels sprouts
- 1 head garlic
- Fresh chives
- Fresh ginger
- Low sodium vegetable broth, 3c
- Seasoned breadcrumbs, 3/4c
- Marinara sauce, 1c
- Cooking spray
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Hoisin sauce (1/4c)
- Fresh squeezed orange juice (1/4c)
- Soy sauce (reduced sodium) (2T)
- Aji sesame oil (1t)
- Pure maple syrup (1/4c)
- Balsamic vinegar (2T)
- Dijon mustard (1/4c)
- Spaghetti or pasta
- Whole wheat baguette
- Kosher salt & pepper
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- Fresh oregano
- Garlic salt
- 4 (approx 8 oz ea) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 flounder fillets (approx 4 oz ea)
- 2 (5oz) sirloin steaks, 1″ thick
- 8 skinless drumsticks
- Pancetta (2 oz, minced)
- Unsalted butter
- Fat free sour cream (1/4c)
- Parmesan cheese
- 3/4c part skim mozzarella cheese
16 comments on “Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 4)”
Just got your cookbooks, love them. One thing that would help, I am making Easy Broccolini Flounder Bake this week, at just 166 calories a serving, what would you add to this for a complete meal, a healthy carb? A salad? Or do you just leave that up to the reader? I understand the principal of 1/2 plate fruit and veggies, 1/4 good carb, 1/4 protein…so I am capable of adding to it, just wondered what you would add. I need to beef this up for my husband. Also, 166 calories won’t make a full meal for me either. I know sometimes you do put what you would serve with the recipe, I would find that helpful each time….in case you were wondering ???? Thnaks for sharing and cooking and experimenting for thousands of people you may never meet but who appreciate it!
We love making this with brown rice or farro as a side. I always make salad with dinner too. Hope that helps!
Yes, thanks! Sorry for all the typos above, that is what I get for replying on New Year’s morning without my glasses on! Happy New Year!
I love these meal plans, they help my planning so much!! Making the Maple drumsticks for Sunday night dinner!
I love the meal plan posts!
Finding your blog has been the best thing ever for my weight watchers journey. I love your weekly plans. Will you be adding a link to the side that will take readers to each week? Just a thought (I don't want to miss out) Thanks a bunch from Australia!! x
What's been your average grocery bills using your meal plans?
I absolutely love your meal planing!!
Thanks from a full-time intern and full-time college student!
I am really loving the weekly dinner plan! It is giving me a lot of great ideas as I am trying to change the way my family & I eat & meal planning is something I struggle with. Is this something you will be able to continue doing for a while?
Live the idea, just wish you had an app with recipes and a meal planner built in! 😉
I always love your weekly meal plans. It gives me great ideas for my week! I know you mentioned making things in advance – but how long do you typically make a meal in advance? I worry a lot about how long things will keep and I am curious on your thoughts on the matter.
It depends on the dish, the ones that are freezer friendly can be made ahead and frozen for the month, others would be ok 1 to 2 nights in the fridge.
I've been making a weekly menu for a few years. It's interesting to see what you plan for the week. This week I have two of your recipes on the menu. Shaved Brussels sprouts and Sofrito chicken. I haven't tried either of them yet but I haven't made any of your recipes that we didn't like yet.
Awesome, let me know what you think!
Hi Gina: I made your Chicken Parmesan yesterday. Delicious. Next up I will try the Beef and Broccoli. I have just recently discovered the use for those broccoli stalks as you suggest as well as steaming them. Typically I save them and other vegetable scraps in large ziplock in my freezer to to make hodge-podge veggie stock in crock pot once the bag is full. I enjoy your site and recipes. Some of my favorite recipes fall under your "soup recipes". Nancy
Love that idea Nancy, so happy you enjoyed the chicken Parmesan!