Sure, anyone can make a giant casserole and eat it for a week.
But we're going to make your life a lot more interesting than that. What if we told you you only had to do less than an hour and a half of cooking one afternoon per week—and you could eat a different delicious dinner every single weeknight?
That, in a nutshell, is the concept behind Food for a Month—four full weeks of amazing meals we've created to save you time and money.
And it couldn't be easier: Here's what you need to do to get with the program and create these yummy feasts ...
- Get your shopping list, plus a week's worth of recipes. (For this week's list, click the first slide below, and the recipes will follow. For the next month, look for a link in our Daily each Friday.)
- Devote Sunday afternoon to that week's meal prep: We promise it won't take more than an hour and a half.
- Eat a different healthy dinner every night of the week, with only ten or fewer minutes of simple cooking or reheating! (Serving sizes are for two people, but you can always tweak for your needs.)
This Week's Menu
Day 1: Roast pork with roasted vegetables
Day 2: Pork pitas with vegetables and dill hummus
Day 3: Pork-fried quinoa with dill and capers
Day 4: Black bean and pork sweet potato salad
Day 5: Roasted vegetable and black bean soup
Snack: Dill hummus with pita chips
Your Plan for Week 1
Sunday’s your prep day, so leave yourself just over an hour (about 65 minutes) to prepare the basics you’ll need throughout the week. All of the recipes build off of each other, so you'll be using the ingredients from these prep recipes many a time.
For this week, you'll need to roast pork, vegetables, garlic and potatoes. Feel free to use your own preferred recipe for roasting the meat and veggies, if you have one. While those are in the oven, clean the dill, radish greens and spinach. Store those greens in plastic containers topped with a damp paper towel to keep them fresh. Then, make the dill hummus.
Once your prep is done, each subsequent day there will be, on average, fewer than ten minutes of reheating or cooking. Bon appétit!
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Get the fourth week of recipes.