This Week’s Meal Plan: 5 Recipes to Get Your Green On!


    For this week’s meal plan, thanks to our contributor, Rachel Knecht. Rachel is a recipe tester here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.

    It’s finally here! Spring Equinox and St. Patrick’s Day arrive all in the same week. I don’t know about you but green beer and the arrival of Spring are bright spots in what has been a stressful couple of weeks.

    The Coronavirus and social distancing measures may have changed the way we celebrate this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun.

    I’m going to make the most of the arrival of green grass, leaves on the trees and St. Patrick’s Day by eating green all week long even if it’s just for my family of four.

    St. Patrick’s Day has me thinking about the color green and all the different ways it shows up on our plates. Fresh herbs, spices and a plethora of vegetables add a lovely hue to a broad spectrum of dishes. All the healthy stuff is great, but I feel like a little dessert is in order too. I’ll definitely be noshing on some Grasshopper Pie.

    This week’s recipes explore all different types of emerald dinner ideas, such as Thai Green Curry with Chicken and Green Chile Mac and Cheese while Kale with Sausage and White Beans brings the dark leafy greens to the table. I love the unconventional use of avocado and zucchini in Pan-Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade and Turkey Zucchini Burger with Garlic Mayo.

    I’m always up for a heaping plate of Corned Beef and Cabbage but thought this year I’d extend the St. Patrick’s Day fun to the whole week! Let’s take this opportunity and explore all different ways to incorporate various shades of green to our meals.

    I’m excited to bring all these flavors (and hues!) to our table and I hope you enjoy them as well.

    One last thing: We wanted to highlight the ultimate way to save time in your week: having your groceries delivered right to your door. Click on the red “Add to Shopping List” button at the bottom of any recipe (or meal plan) and check it out! We call this feature “Relish” and we’re into it because, really, dinner can be simpler.

    • New to Meal Planning? Start here! 10 Things to Know If You’re a First-Time Meal Planner
    • Looking for Last Weeks Meal Plan? Here you go! (Plus, all past meal plans!)

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