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Easy Meal Planner: 1 Shopping List, 5 Dinners

Save money and time with our healthy family dinner recipes. These 5 meals only require one trip to the grocery store.

By Melissa Lanz

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Prep Ahead

Invest a little time to select meals and make your shopping list. On Sunday, prep the basics—the payoff will last all week.

The Menu

Monday
Honey Lime Drumsticks with Watermelon Salad

Tuesday
Avocado Pesto Pasta

Wednesday
Chili Pork Kebabs with Pesto Corn and Watermelon

Thursday
Crab and Corn Chowder with Tomato Quinoa Salad

Friday
Caribbean Pork Salad

All recipes are from The Fresh 20:20 Ingredient Meal Plans for Health and Happiness 5 Nights a Week.

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The Shopping List

Meat/Seafood

Veggies/Fruits

Dairy

8 ounces lump crab meat
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
8 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds)

10 ears corn in the husk
3 avocados
4 medium tomatoes
2 red onions
1 head red leaf lettuce
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1 large bunch fresh basil
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
1 small watermelon
2 lemons
3 limes
2 ripe mangoes
1 serrano pepper (optional)

1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Bakery/Miscellaneous

From the Pantry

1 can (15 oz) can black beans
1 cup walnuts
1/4 cup pine nuts (optional)
1 1/2 cups quinoa (dry)

kosher salt
black pepper
sweet Hungarian paprika
cayenne pepper
chili powder
ground cumin
olive oil
grapeseed oil
rice wine vinegar
garlic cloves
honey
1/4 cup bottled vinaigrette salad dressing
whole wheat spaghetti
3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

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Monday's Meal: Honey Lime Drumsticks with Watermelon Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Marinate: 2 to 24 hours
Prep: 5 minutes
Grill: 15 minutes

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Tuesday's Meal: Avocado Pesto Pasta

Makes: 4 to 5 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Grill: 9 minutes

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Wednesday's Meal: Chili Pork Kebabs with Pesto Corn and Watermelon

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Grill: 15 minutes

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Thursday's Meal: Crab and Corn Chowder with Tomato Quinoa Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Grill: 23 minutes

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Friday's Meal: Caribbean Pork Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes

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