Your weeknights are busy enough. Get a jump start on one thing you can take control of: your meal planning. Start with these five ideas that span from pasta to proteins. Got a recipe to share with our community? Leave us a comment below!

MONDAY: Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce
This easy chicken satay is a great go-to meal when you need dinner on the table stat. Courtesy of Susan of Our Family Eats, this recipe features very little prep work and just a few ingredients.
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TUESDAY: Chicken Pizza Pasta Bake
Combine your kids two favorite food groups (pasta + pizza) into one delicious dish. Add some healthy chicken to create a tasty, simple single-dish meal like this one from Abbe’s Cooking Antics
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photo credit: Abbe's Cooking Antics




WEDNESDAY: Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce
Conquer the dinnertime food wars with this delicious recipe from Chef Mommy. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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THURSDAY: Flank Steak Tostadas
Even if flank steak isn’t your normal go-to meat for during-the-week meals, Jo of Jo Cooks promises that it works with this dish, transforming a simple mix of veggies and flatbread into a quick and delicious meal that’s way better than restaurant quality.
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FRIDAY: Sweet Pepper Linguine
Add sweet peppers to this delicious linguine dish and your kids won’t even notice.
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Tell us what you plan to cook this week? Will you abide by our meal planning or go your own route? Leave us a comment below!

— Erin Lem