Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#19)

Coming up is a long weekend in Canada and wow, are we ever ready for it! People started doing the happy dance on Wednesday because the weather has finally turned warm and we are going to get into our gardens, start grilling and just enjoy the outdoors.

Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#19) | Simply Fresh Dinners

This is the second to last meal plan for now but I will have my ebook ready for you in mid-August so that you can start planning for the busy time of year.  I know, I know – you don’t want to hear about school starting up in September when the kids are just about to get out for the summer!  I don’t blame you.  I’ll just hush up and get on with our delicious recipes for the week!


Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#19) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Asian Style Grilled and Marinated Flank Steak  |  Girl and The Kitchen

Not only does Mila share a great recipe with us but her post is very informative on cooking steak as well as slicing it.  I had never heard of her method but I’m definitely going to try it.   I’m always setting my smoke alarm off when I cook steak but this way will put an end to that.   Flank steak is easy on the budget and this marinade will have it so tender you’ll wonder why you ever bought any other cut!


Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#19) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Thai Beef Salad  |  Simply Fresh Dinners

Cook a couple extra steaks on Monday night so that you can throw this dinner together quickly on Tuesday. You’re going to love the flavors in this salad and those fancy little ribbons?  Made with a potato peeler!  I am the least artistic person on the planet so if I can do it, you can.   You’ll be amazed and impressed with yourself!


Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#19) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Lemon Caper Artichoke Chicken Piccata  |  Two Purple Figs

Mahy has a zesty, easy meal that is ready in 20 minutes.  Lemon and Spring are synonymous to me and anytime I can include it in a meal, I do.  You just know the kids are going to gobble this up.  Serve with salad and brown rice and everyone is asking for seconds.  You’ll love Mahy’s blog. It’s full of family friendly recipes and beautiful, creative photographs!


Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#19) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Maple Mustard Poppyseed Baked Cod (Paleo)  |  Cotter Crunch

Preparation time for this is 5 minutes and bake time is 12 minutes!  You should have all the ingredients on hand and the flavors that Lindsay creates here are super tasty especially for those who need some persuasion when it comes to eating fish.  It’s important to include fish in your diet at least once a week as it is a good source of vitamins and minerals.


Healthy Weeknight Meal Plan (#19) | Simply Fresh Dinners

Miso-Roasted Tomatoes with Soba Noodles  |  Saving Room for Dessert

This is the perfect Friday night meal.  Toss the tomatoes in the oven to roast while you cook up the noodles and dinner is done!  Tricia has combined some delicious ingredients to create this easy recipe and she tells us that the cold leftovers the next day are delicious!

I’d love to hear from you on these meal plans:

  • Have you found them helpful?
  • Is there something more that you’d like to see included?
  • Would you like the calorie count for each meal?
  • I’m going to include grocery lists in the ebook. Will you find this helpful or would you rather make your own?

Let me know in the comments or send me an email with your opinions.  I LOVE getting your emails – thank you!

Enjoy the weekend and your week of happy, healthy eating. Cheers!


  • Reply
    May 20, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Lovely dishes Robyn….you make meal planning so easy and healthy. These photos are so delicious!
    Have to try the chicken Piccata, I have never made it. Thanks for sharing such delectable recipes. Lots of love from W.W.
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      May 21, 2016 at 6:14 am

      I haven’t made chicken picatta either, Linda, and I’m not sure why! It’s so fun putting a collection together each week from all my talented foodie friends. Glad you enjoy it! Absolutely loved the flower farm – beautiful!
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 20, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Have a great long weekend Robyn and thanks so much for including me in your meal plan! Sharing and pinning 🙂
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      May 21, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Thanks, Tricia, really going to kick back this weekend – or at least try! I love your dish and can’t wait to try it. The flavor combo sounds amazing and you can never have too many tomatoes in your life, right? !
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    May 20, 2016 at 10:26 am

    I can’t wait for the ebook, what a great idea, all your meal plans have been amazing!
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      May 21, 2016 at 6:20 am

      It’s fun putting it together, Sue, and I’m finally using a slow cooker, lol.
      Your spicy fruit salsa is amazing and we definitely have twin taste buds. I don’t like mushy in my salsa either! All about the texture 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!
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    May 20, 2016 at 11:25 am

    SO looking forward to the e-book! My hubby will enjoy the Thai beef salad and I am eyeing the soba noodle dish. Enjoy that long weekend friend and the lovely sunshine!
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      May 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks, Mindy! I’m having a heck of a time trying to pare it down because there’s so much I want to say, lol. I can’t wait to try the soba noodle dish as well. Love the flavors! I hope you’ve got nice weather, too!

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    May 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I love to read your weeknight meal plan post and hate to see it stop. But I’m looking forward to reading your ebook even more! I’m sure it’ll be a beautiful book!
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      May 21, 2016 at 6:10 am

      Thanks so much, Maggie. You’re going to be my proof reader so you’ll see it first, lol. Your Grilled Chicken Breast is epic! And the video makes me want to turn on my grill and start dancing – love it!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    May 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Another great round-up! Have a great long weekend, Robyn. The weather is going to be fantastic!!
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      May 21, 2016 at 6:09 am

      Thanks, Jennifer! Can you believe the warm weather is finally here. I’m headed out now and I’m not coming in till it’s dark! lol Have a good one!

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    May 21, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Robyn, I always find your meal plans helpful. They make me think and give me my own ideas to
    work in my home when I’m cooking and trying to make my husband happy with foods he likes.
    It’s true I like simple recipes because I can’t stand on my feet for long in the kitchen. Thank-you for all
    you do for us that are fans of yours. You do it so well! Susan

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      May 21, 2016 at 6:06 am

      Susan, I don’t know what I’d do without your kind words! I truly appreciate the time and thought you put into your comments. They make a difference and motivate me to work harder and deliver something worthwhile reading! So glad you find the plans helpful. Thank you!

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    Anita Rivera
    May 21, 2016 at 4:01 am

    My dear friend, I am also doing the happy dance because it’s Saturday, it’s going to be GORGEOUS out, I am going to do some gardening, next week is finals week, no more school in two more weeks and etc…..

    Your meals and the way you’ve organized and planned for your readers is such a great help. When school is out, I want to “play house” and actually cook more and do the things I love. HAPPY SATURDAY!

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      May 21, 2016 at 6:02 am

      LOL, Anita, isn’t it funny how we get so excited about the beautiful weather after being in the deep freeze for 6 months? I really need to move to a warmer climate! I’m going to have a very busy summer this year but I will find time to ‘play’ as well! Have a great weekend, friend!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    May 21, 2016 at 5:18 am

    How exciting! I can’t wait to read your ebook. I love your layout for meal planning. These are 5 more delicious healthy meals to try. Seriously my new need may be a week worths of meals that you can make using your hotel room bar utensils and other strange requests. LOL Sharing!
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      May 21, 2016 at 5:55 am

      LOL, I love a challenge, Bobbi, so I’m sure we can come up with something! I’m having fun with the ebook but the deadline is looming! I think meal plans are the key to sanity in this busy world! Hope your weekend is stress-free!

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    May 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Another great line-up Robyn, yes I would love a calorie count with each recipe. can’t wait to see your ebook. Have a great week-end!
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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    May 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Delicious round-up, as always!!!

    By the way, have you read the cookbook “At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen” by Amy Chapin? It’s new-to-me and as I was making one of the recipes this morning I thought of you — it’s definitely your type of cooking! 🙂 Check it out if you haven’t already!
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    GiGi Eats
    May 26, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    DAMMIT! I missed out on Last Nights deliciousness!!
    I went to Denny’s today. Got the salmon. Want to kill myself now.
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      May 27, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Oh no! Bad salmon is the worst thing on the planet, GiGi. Hope you’re feeling ok. I need to cook up a big seafood feast for you!

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