Repeat after us: I can make and stick to a meal plan. Now, get started with this easy 5-night meal plan featuring 5 nights’ worth of healthy and delicious family-friendly recipes. With easy-to-follow instructions, only 4 to 7 ingredients each and the whole grocery list coming in under $100, it’s a plan you’ll enjoy sticking to!
This easy spiced up dinner is great to serve up to your busy family!
Prep: 10 min Cook: 35 min Serves: 4 to 6
Pierce chicken pieces all over with fork. Toss with jerk sauce and place on parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Roast in preheated 400°F oven for 15 minutes.
Toss sweet potato fries, onion and thyme with 1 tbsp Longo’s 100% Pure Canola Oil and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Add to baking sheet and roast for another 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and fries are tender.
Get-ahead tip: Marinate chicken in a resealable bag and refrigerate overnight for additional flavour.
Per serving (1/4 recipe): 640 calories; 43 g protein; 38 g fat; 28 g carbohydrate; 3 g fibre; 11 g sugars; 580 mg sodium.
Tex-Mex Tofu Salad
A vegetarian twist using well-seasoned tofu makes this a tasty dinner and makes sure leftovers are packed for lunch.
Prep: 10 min Cook: 8 min Serves: 4
Toss together beans, avocado, corn, green onions, salad dressing and pinch each of salt and pepper; set aside.
Coat tofu with 2 tbsp Longo’s 100% Pure Canola Oil and Cajun spice.
Heat 1 tbsp Longo’s 100% Pure Canola Oil over medium-high heat. Brown tofu for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally,
until golden brown. Add to salad and toss gently to combine.
Get-ahead tip: Toss tofu with oil and Cajun spice and refrigerate overnight for a bigger flavour.
Per serving: 440 calories; 17 g protein; 24 g fat; 42 g carbohydrate; 11 g fibre; 5 g sugars; 720 mg sodium.
Moo Shu Pork
To add more colour, use up crisper veggies like carrots, peppers or zucchini in this mixture too.
Prep: 5 min Cook: 20 min Serves: 4
Heat 1 tbsp Longo’s 100% Pure Canola Oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook pork, garlic and ginger for about 8 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Add coleslaw mix, hoisin, soy sauce and vinegar; stir to combine and cook for about 2 minutes or until coleslaw wilts slightly.
Serve with lettuce cups.
Per serving: 240 calories; 25 g protein; 9 g fat; 15 g carbohydrate; 3 g fibre; 9 g sugars; 550 mg sodium.
Pesto Pasta and Shrimp
This classic can always benefit from more garlic if your family are true garlic lovers! Change up this easy meal and use scallops when you can.
Prep: 5 min Cook: 10 min Serves: 4 to 6
Heat 3 tbsp Longo’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and garlic; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or
until shrimp are pink and cooked through. Reduce heat to low and stir in pesto sauce to warm through; set aside.
Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water for about 5 minutes or until tender but firm; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water. Add pasta to shrimp mixture and enough of the pasta water to coat and create sauce; toss well to coat.
Get-ahead tip: Cook pasta the night before, drain well and chill with cold water. Toss with oil and pack in a resealable bag. Add directly to the sauce to heat through.
Per serving: 510 calories; 37 g protein; 19 g fat; 45 g carbohydrate; 1 g fibre; 4 g sugars; 1510 mg sodium.
Beef Tortellini Soup
Hearty and filling, this soup truly eats like a stew filled with plump beef tortellini.
Prep: 5 min Cook: 25 min Serves: 4 to 6
Boil tortellini in pot of boiling salted water for 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain well and set aside.
Heat 1 tbsp Longo’s 100% Pure Canola Oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef, mushrooms, garlic and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper, stirring often, for about 10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and mushrooms are softened. Add tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and broth; bring to a simmer. Add tortellini and heat through before serving.
Get-ahead tip: Cook tortellini the night before, drain well and chill with cold water. Toss with oil and pack in a resealable bag. Add directly to the soup to heat through.
Per serving (1/6th recipe): 370 calories; 23 g protein; 13 g fat; 50 g carbohydrate; 4 g fibre; 7 g sugars; 960 mg sodium.