Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 4 – 10)

Raise your hand if you could use a hug. Same, friend. We’d even settle for a fist bump. Sadly, we’re not getting much in-person connection these days, but this week, we’re bringing you something else to lift your spirits: healthy comfort food that’s packed with mood-boosting fruits and veggies. Below, everything you need to make a healing dinner every night for the next seven days.

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1 shallot
9 garlic cloves
1 red onion
2 bunches scallions
2 pounds asparagus
5 pints cherry tomatoes
3 bell peppers
4 stalks celery
2 large zucchini
3 ears of corn on the cob
1 European cucumber
1 jalapeño
6 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 bunch Swiss chard
2 large lemons
2 oranges
1 lime
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh rosemary
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 bunch fresh cilantro

7 large eggs
Four 6-ounce cod fillets
1½ pounds flank steak
1 rotisserie chicken

1 cup heavy cream
1 stick unsalted butter
8 ounces Greek yogurt
8 ounces fontina cheese
2 ounces Gruyère cheese
8 ounces Parmesan cheese
One 5-ounce log goat cheese

8 ounces dried orecchiette
1 pound lasagna noodles
1 store-bought 9-inch pie crust
One 14-ounce sheet frozen puff pastry (such as Dufour)
12 white corn tortillas

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 14-ounce can quartered artichoke hearts
1 jar capers

Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, garlic salt, freshly ground black pepper, crushed red-pepper flakes, extra-virgin olive oil, all-purpose flour, cayenne pepper, chile powder, garlic powder, dried coriander, dried cumin, Dijon mustard, seasoned rice vinegar.

Monday: Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus And Fontina Quiche

Breakfast for dinner? We’re always in. And if it’s in the form of a veggie-stuffed quiche by shiplap queen Joanna Gaines, even better. (If you can’t find Gruyère and Fontina, swap in whatever melty cheese you have on hand.)

Tuesday: Goat Cheese Pasta With Spinach And Artichokes

We know what you’re thinking. “Goat cheese is for salads. What the heck is it doing on this pasta?” But hear us out: it’s actually a killer secret ingredient that makes the pasta super creamy and tangy. Add a heaping portion of spinach and artichokes and Tuesday night is really shaping up.

Wednesday: Pan-fried Cod With Orange And Swiss Chard

Oranges are packed with mood-boosting folate, and Swiss chard will give you an instant boost of magnesium. This also happens to be the most foolproof fish dish on the planet, and it’ll be ready to eat in 30 minutes. Who could ask for anything more? (Well, maybe a glass of chenin blanc.)

Thursday: Cheater’s Skillet Lasagna With Corn And Cherry Tomatoes

You love lasagna, but the grating, layering and baking? Not so much. Try this shortcut recipe that’s made in one skillet and uses bright spring veggies instead of heavy tomato sauce. Does dinner in 35 minutes sound OK to you? We thought so.

Friday: Cherry Tomato Galette With Garlic And Herbs

Tonight, we’re having pie for dinner. (You heard us.) Use store-bought puff pastry so you can spend less time cooking and more time eating.

Saturday: Flank Steak Tacos With Cucumber Salsa

For rookies, the idea of cooking steak at home can be slightly terrifying. But we promise, it’s much, much easier than it looks. You’ve got this (and if you don’t, you can easily swap in grilled chicken).

Sunday: Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

Spend a little extra time on Sunday afternoon meal prepping these adorable little chicken salad boats, then eat the leftovers for lunch throughout the week. You multitasker, you.

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.