Meal planning is like doing a favor for your future self, letting you focus on the people surrounding a table adorned with delicious food. We gathered seven of our favorite recipes and spices for a week of seamless and scrumptious meals. These perfectly-seasoned recipes are ideal for serving 4-6 people, and all come together quite smoothly. Do you have a favorite recipe, ingredient, or spice for meal planning? Let us know in the comments below!
Italian Braised Beef
Featured Spice: Italian Steak Seasoning
Ease into the week with a slow simmering braised beef recipe that’s perfect for a cozy Sunday. Plus, you’ll have lunch leftovers for the next day or two. Serve it with your favorite crusty bread and Italian red wine. Looking for more hearty recipes for Sunday? Check our collection of soup and stew recipes.
Salmon en Papillote
Featured Spice: Lake Shore Drive Shallot & Herb Seasoning
Something simple, light, and scrumptious to start off the week. This dish feels fancy and elegant, but could not be any easier to prepare. The recipe is written for one, so simply multiply it for your number of diners. Check our seafood recipes to see more flavorful fish preparations.
Chili-Lime Shrimp Tacos
Featured Spice: Chili-Lime Shrimp ExactPack
Taco Tuesday should be carefree, fun, and flavorful. Our southwestern-inspired ExactPacks let you accomplish all three of those goals in 30 minutes or less. Get creative with your garnish and sauce game here when you pull together your taco assembly line.
Ethiopian-Spiced Lentil Soup
Featured Spice: Ethiopian-Spiced Lentil Soup ExactPack
Beat that mid-week slump with a soup that’s delicious and nourishing. ExactPacks make this recipe quick, easy, and customizable. This soup is naturally vegan, but you can include your favorite proteins for extra richness. With this recipe, you should be able to pack a lunch for work or school the next day. Shop all our ExactPacks for more soup recipes and other quick weeknight wins.
Epice Spice and Brown Sugar Skirt Steak
Featured Spice: Epice Powder
Add some sizzle to your Thursday evening with this sweet and spicy skirt steak. We love serving this dish in a rice bowl with some garlic chili sauce and our favorite sautéed veggies. Think burrito bowl, but inspired by Morimoto’s premium spice blends and playful cooking style.
Honey Ginger Chicken Wings
Friday evenings were meant for finger food. Sticky, savory, sweet, and spicy. These chicken wings are a perfect bookend to the week and start to the weekend. If you’re looking for more dishes for happy hour hankerings, explore our collection of appetizer and snack recipes.
Featured Spices: Merguez North African Seasoning
Saturdays are primed for a proper breakfast, or brunch if you want to sleep in. Shakshuka is a shareable one-pot dish that’s easy to make and incredibly delicious. Our Merguez Seasoning has the perfect flavor profile for a North African tomato sauce with its chiles, cumin, garlic, and lemon. For more brunch ideas, explore our collection of breakfast recipes.