To say your life is busy is the understatement of the year. Ok, century. To take one thing off of your to-do list, we’ve planned your meals for Monday through Friday this week. From lightened up versions of classics to a Meatless Monday go-to, read on for five great recipes your kids will gobble up.

MONDAY: Mini Eggplant Pizzas
Make it a meatless Monday that packs a veggie-ful punch. The food blog, Kath Eats Real Food details a new recipe you should try that offers up perfectly portioned eats.
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TUESDAY: Skinny Clam Chowder
If you want the taste of the classic comfort food without the tubs of heavy cream, turn to this skinny clam chowder version from the blog, My Healthy Eating Habits. Bonus: it’s a slow cooker recipe! #FTW!
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WEDNESDAY: Zucchini with Pasta and Bacon
Pasta dishes can be the go-to for tasty, easy dinner fare, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring or repetitive. This little gem of a recipe adds some flare to a traditional Italian dish.
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THURSDAY: Salmon with Green Beans and Lemon Zest
We have a new way to cook salmon and you’re going to love it! The secret? parchment paper. Simply pack up your veggies, fish and seasonings and bake the package to perfection.
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FRIDAY: Orange Chicken
If you want Chinese takeout without actually ordering Chinese takeout, turn to this Orange Chicken recipe courtesy of the blog, Brown Thumb Mama. It’s delicious and tastes just like the real thing!
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What recipe do you think your kids will like the most? Got any meal planning tips to share with our community? Leave your comments below!

— Erin Lem