My dinner planner this week needs to be Passover-friendly, at least until Saturday night at sundown when Passover ends.  Thats when my husband likes to carb-out like he’s been on “Survivor” and hasn’t seen a piece of bread or a grain in months.  It’s only 8 days without these, but psychologically he feels super deprived and all he can think about is pizza, pasta and bread on that last night.  It’s a cheat meal like no other!  Hope you all have a great week. xo

Here’s the dinner planner for this week:

Meatless Monday:  Caldo Tlapeno soup and green salad with Everyday Salad Dressing #2

Tuesday:  Swiss chard and potato gratin, simple roast chicken breasts (take bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts and rub with olive oil or melted butter, season generously with salt and pepper, although I prefer to salt the chicken when I bring it home from the market, roast at 375 for 35-40 minutes and broil for 30 seconds. Take temp of chicken with a meat thermometer and make sure it’s at 165 degrees.

Wednesday: Matzoh lasagne (feel free to add browned ground meat in between layers,) roasted asparagus

Thursday:  Ina’s Asian salmon, sesame spinach salad, roasted radishes

Friday:  Turkey meatloaf from It’s All Easy Cookbook (i’m going to try this with matzoh meal instead of oats), cauli-mashed potatoes, garlic broccoli

Saturday:  Pizza night to end Passover!

Sunday:  Chickpea burgers with pita and avocado and kale salad with creamy lemon dressing


Here’s what you can do ahead if you want:


Make stock for soup (veggie recipe, chicken recipe)

Make all salad dressings and refrigerate

Make marinara sauce for lasagne and pizzas

Salt chicken for Tuesday

Make marinade for salmon and refrigerate

Wash Swiss chard and salad greens


Assemble Swiss chard gratin and refrigerate

Prep (wash, dry and trim) asparagus and radishes


Wash, dry and de-stem kale

Prep cauliflower for cauli-mash

Prep broccoli


Here’s where you can find all previous dinner planners.

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  1. I absolutely love your recipes ; thanks for your focus on healthy ingredients. I wonder if you have ever posted your favorite “top 5” cookbooks in the past. I don’t think you have published one yet but it would be a huge success. Thank you, Pamela Wilson RN Holistic Health Educator Bend, Or.

  2. My mom and I love your weekly meal plans – I feel like you’ve done the hard work for us! I’m having trouble with the link to the sesame spinach salad…is it just me?

    • Thank you, Catherine! I appreciate your letting me know about the broken link. Just fixed it! 🙂

  3. I was at Costco yesterday and was looking at Gwyneth’s new cookbook. It is photographed beautifully! Well, I made the turkey meatloaf tonight with your cauli-mashed potatoes and garlic broccoli. Oh my goodness – it was amazing! I am not the biggest fan of meatloaf but my family is so I decided to try it. Wow! It was good. I have been putting leftovers in my kid’s lunches and every night after we are done eating, Camden, my 7 year old son tells me whether he wants what we had for dinner in his lunch. As soon as the last bite was in his mouth, he asked me to make sure I put “the meat and potatoes” in his lunch tomorrow. Yay for me! It was actually a really easy recipe too. Thanks for passing it on. 🙂

    • SO funny, I’m not a meatloaf person either, but my son said recently, “I think I might like to try meatloaf.” And since he can be a little picky about new foods, I am jumping at the chance!

      • The meatloaf was good, huh? 🙂 I am so glad you liked it too. My mom and sister are coming over this Saturday and I think I am going to make it for them.

        • Yep! I don’t even like meat/poultry and I liked it a lot!

  4. I want to really thank you for these dinner plans! I actually fell down a staircase in Paris at the beginning of April, broke both bones in my left lower leg, and have been in a wheelchair for weeks (plus international travel and surgery!). Your timetables to be incredibly helpful! When someone stops by to help me I can say “we are doing/shopping for this today” and it is really nice. You’ve helped my family continue to have nutritious meals on the table nearly every night. Thank you very much!!

    • GOOD HEAVENS!!! I am so sorry you have had to go through all this. I wish I lived closer to you — I would make extra of my dinners to bring some to you!

  5. So many great ideas! Don’t think I can wait until Sunday to try those chickpea burgers! They sound amazing ! Have a great week Pamela!

    • You’ll love them!

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