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Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 2

Here's your meal plan for the second week of January! Here's what we have lined up this week: Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken, Hungarian Goulash, Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls, and more great recipes!

January Week 2 Meal Plan

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and Army wife!

I think I’m falling into the rhythm of 2019! One of the hardest things about the new year is feeling the need to keep all of my resolutions, but I know one that will be a breeze to stick to: this year, I’ve resolved to expose my family to more cultural meals and those with a wider variety of flavors and ingredients.

While I think I have always done a great job of exposing my family to exotic foods, you can never be too thorough. In this week’s meal plan, I’m taking them all over the map!

  • Sheet-Pan Harissa Chicken with Carrots and Cauliflower

    Sheet Pan Meal with Chicken
    Sheryl Julian

    Harissa is a North African paste that tastes like it was made for chicken. Throwing the ingredients for this Sheet-Pan Harissa Chicken with Carrots and Cauliflower onto a sheet pan and baking means less dishes after dinner. For greater ease, begin marinating the chicken the night before and dinner will be done in no time at all.

  • Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls with Tahini Sauce

    Mediterranean Chickpea Buddha Bowls
    Sabrina Modelle

    The fact that I can make all of the components for these Mediterranean Chickpea Bowls with Tahini Sauce ahead of time gets me irrationally excited. What can I say? I love efficiency. If you double the rice for these bowls, you can save some for Thursday’s meal and be even more efficient!

  • Weeknight Chicken Biryani

    Chicken Biryani
    Sheryl Julian

    Chicken and rice -- nothing can be more comforting to me. This Weeknight Chicken Biryani (based on traditional Indian biryani) is a spin on the chicken and rice I’m used to, and it’s also a welcomed change of pace for my family.

  • Beef Goulash with Dumplings

    Beef Goulash with Dumplings
    Elise Bauer

    I think I was Hungarian in a previous life because I have a thing for Beef Goulash. This version, made with airy dumplings, levels up the traditional goulash and makes it a one-pot meal.

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  • Singapore Noodles with Shrimp

    Singapore Rice Noodles Recipe with shrimp and cilantro in a skillet
    Sheryl Julian

    While not a truly Singaporean dish, these Singapore Noodles with Shrimp are so good, I don’t care if they’re not genuine. Family movie and game night is going to be as lively as this dinner is.