Week 4 Healthy Meal Plan

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't happen overnight. Making one simple dietary change at a time can translate to big changes over the long haul. Use this week's dinner ideas to set yourself (and your family) up for success!

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This month we’re pleased to welcome Katie Morford and her meal plans as part of our January Reset Challenge! Katie is a San Francisco-based cookbook author and registered dietitian who writes the blog Mom’s Kitchen Handbook.

We’re heading into the final week of the Reset Challenge! Can you believe it? We’ve made some great meals, learned some new tips and even started food journaling!

This week, Katie hit it out of the park with a meal plan that’s doable and nourishing to help you feel inspired to cook at home. From Smoky Lentil Stew to Slow-Roasted Salmon, we look forward to cooking along with you this week!

Green Chicken Chili recipe made in the slow cooker

This is a lighter spin on standard chili that you can have on the table in minutes rather than hours. Serve in bowls with favorite toppings or spoon over small roasted sweet potatoes that are split in half.

Slow-Roasted Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze

Roasting salmon low and slow is a practically foolproof way to get it good and tender.  Here, it’s dressed up with a flavorful glaze and served on a generous bed of leafy greens. Add any favorite grain on the side, and dinner is done.

Baked Ranch Pork Chop Recipe

This unfussy sheet pan dinner includes an easy, from-scratch ranch marinade that makes the dish super flavorful. Plenty of veggies get baked right alongside the pork, so no need to worry about additional side dishes.

Vegan Stew Recipe

A stick-to-your-ribs lentil stew that gets its deep flavor from smoked salt and smoked paprika. It’s nourishing enough to stand on its own, but feel free to pair it with some crusty, whole-grain bread and a simple green salad.

Chopped chicken salad with oranges and miso dressing

When you’re ready to take a break from cold-weather comfort food, this salad is the ticket. Pan-seared chicken breasts get tossed with greens, avocado, and a bright, tangy miso dressing. Make a double batch of the dressing to use on salads all week long.

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Megan Gordon

Megan Gordon is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Simply Recipes. She's the author of Whole Grain Mornings and her blog, A Sweet Spoonful, focuses on healthy seasonal cooking and baking.

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  1. Bonnie

    Love the meal plans

  2. Bliss

    Hi Re-set Friends,
    I’m not one for posting, but I thought I’d share my enthusiasm. I have not followed the plan with fidelity, but I’m incorporating the big concepts – half a plate of greens, produce with protein for snacks. I fell off this last week with – you guessed it – an overly intense work week. However, this specific meal plan for the week is inspiring, and happens to fit my tastes exactly, so I’m shopping for those ingredients this weekend.

    Thank Simple Recipe and Katie Morford for your collaboration and wisdom!

Salmond on a bead of greens.Week 4 Healthy Meal Plan