A Week of Healthy Dinners

On Sundays,  Cooking Light publishes a week of healthy dinner plans filled with their recipes.  Some are from current issues and some are favorites from past issues.  Every meal is planned to be ready and on the table in 45 minutes or less leaving you with more time to enjoy the food you’ve prepared plus the family you have prepared it for. Included in the information below is a link to download free all the recipes for this week of dinners.

The Plan
Monday: Cheesy Meatloaf Minis with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Simple Salad
Tuesday: Sausage, Tomato, and Arugula Fettuccine with Garlic-Roasted Cauliflower
Wednesday: Creamy Lemon Chicken Skillet with white wine
Thursday: Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos with Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing and Spicy Black Beans
Friday: Caprese Pizza and light beer
Healthy Snack Bonus: Smashed Avocado on Toast

This week, instead of just dinners, we’re providing all of that plus a complete Shopping List all in one downloadable (and printer-friendly) PDF. Click here to download the full FREE one-week meal plan

Monday: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes? Yep. A day on the Cooking Light Diet means comfort foods are not off limits. We add white cheddar cheese to the meatloaf mix, making it seem more indulgent than it actually is at less than 300 calories per serving. Save leftover Lemon Dressing from tonight’s salad for Thursday.


Cheesy Meatloaf Minis with a simple Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing


Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday: Since you’ll be using arugula often this week, ensure that it lasts by storing it properly. You can keep it in the container you purchased it in for a few days, but we recommend moving it to a large plastic container lined with paper towels. Change out the paper towels daily and don’t wash your greens until you’re about to use them.


Sausage, Tomato, and Arugula Fettuccine. Serve with Garlic-Roasted Cauliflower

Wednesday: It doesn’t get much easier, or more satisfying: a complete dinner in one pan in half an hour. Enjoy with a glass of white wine.



Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner

For Thursday and Friday Meals Plus

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