Meal Plan for September Week 3

Here's your meal plan for September Week 3! We've got Black Bean Burgers, Grilled Salmon with Peach Salsa, Chili Mac and Cheese, and more.

This month, please welcome Aaron Hutcherson and his September meal plans! Aaron is a regular contributor here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind The Hungry Hutch.

I went to a college friend’s engagement party over the weekend, so there’s a little extra dose of love coursing through my veins this week. I also have two weddings next month, which I guess means we’re entering the fall wedding season? I love love, so this is a good thing in my book.

Food-wise, that feeling of love translates into recipes that are either good for your body or for your soul—and sometimes both. And though some people know me for my love of stick-to-your-ribs kinds of meals, I also like to balance it with dishes that are satisfying but don’t leave me feeling like a sack of potatoes.

So this week I suggest a couple of vegetarian meals, grilled seafood, and some more nutritious carbs. Sound too “healthy” for you? Don’t worry—there’s one of my favorite comfort foods to provide some balance.

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I don't cook a lot of fish at home, but this recipe is good enough to change my habits. I love the spices that are used to flavor the seafood. I feel like a side of quinoa or cooked farro would be a nice complement here.

Easy Black Bean Burgers Recipe

I love a beef hamburger as much as anyone else. However, I truly do love a good black bean burger, too. The only thing missing is some fries, like these baked sweet potato beauties.

Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale Pesto

Though pesto is traditionally made with basil, you can use just about any other leafy green to make a version of the sauce. Toss it with some whole wheat pasta for a quick and satisfying meal.

baked bbq chicken cooling before serving

Cooking chicken in the oven is probably my favorite go-to, weeknight meal. It's so easy to assemble, and when you're using dark meat, incredibly forgiving. And while the oven is on, you can throw in some potatoes and/or vegetables to roast at the same time as the chicken.

Beef Chili Mac and Cheese

You've been good to your body all week, so now it's time to be good to your soul with a comforting bowl of chili mac and cheese. If you want some extra veggies, feel free to throw some sautéed bell peppers into the mix.

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Aaron Hutcherson

Aaron or “Hutch” is the blogger behind The Hungry Hutch, which features a delicious variety of savory and sweet recipes. He grew up in the Midwest, but has called New York City home for nearly a decade.

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  1. Leslie

    Yummy, I think I’m coming to your house for meals this week, hah. Everything looks delicious. I need that burger in my life.

  2. Gail

    These sound delicious and tasty and easy! Thanks!

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