I hope you are enjoying the last bits of summer!  I know some kids are already back in school and lots of kids are heading back to college.  So much transition is in the air! We had a lovely week on Long Island but now it’s time to bring Mr. Picky back to college.  It’s always a bittersweet time. Here’s your dinner planner for the week: 

Meatless Monday: Panzanella with chickpeas, tomato vinaigrette and parmesan croutons (this is a light meal which contains protein, but if you need more, you can add additional food like the zucchini-leek soup from QTQ or a snack board with olives, cheese and nuts.

Tuesday: Grilled fish tacos or chipotle cauliflower tacos, Mexican corn off the cob, cilantro-lime slaw

Wednesday: veggie stuffed grilled portobello mushrooms from QTQ

Thursday: Sheet pan chicken with a side of fresh greens tossed with my Everyday salad dressing 

Friday: Summer Squash and Basil Pasta from Healthyish (this would be great with shrimp!)

Saturday brunch: Green shakshuka with fresh bread, fresh fruit

Sunday: quinoa salad with cherries, almonds, celery and pecorino, with grilled chicken – use this method


Here’s what you can do ahead if it helps you: 


Make parmesan croutons and tomato dressing for panzanella

Measure seasoning for tacos

Measure seasoning for sheet pan chicken

Make everyday salad dressing


Grate cabbage and carrot for slaw


Make filling for portobello mushrooms


Cook quinoa

Chop vegetables for shakshuka



I have LOVED seeing all your creations of my recipes on Instagram. If you make any of my recipes, please tag me @pamelasalzman #pamelasalzman so I can check them out! I have a free Monday newsletter with my thoughts, new recipes, and things I’m loving lately. Subscribe here!

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