Family meal-planning can be frustrating and tedious. If you’re bored with your weekly menu and tired of brainstorming new ideas, here’s a solution. Themed dinners.
No one wants to eat stir fry for the fifth time in a month. Switch things up! Choose a theme for each day of the week, and let the creative juices flow.
You can get your whole family involved in the planning process. Tell them the theme and see what they come up with.
Want some help picking your dinner themes? No problem. Let these ideas give you a boost of creativity.
Classic Sunday Supper: Easy Chik Pot Pie by Atlantic Natural Foods
Gather your family for Sunday dinner and serve up this delicious, meatless meal. The Easy Chik Pot Pie is warm, creamy, and tastes like grandma’s chicken pot pie, minus the meat.
Instead, it uses Loma Linda’s Diced Chik and warm crescent rolls.
Sundays are meant for family time. Let this meal bring you together.
Other theme ideas: Salad Sunday, Spicy Sunday, Slow-Cooker Sunday
Meatless Monday: Easy Stuffed Peppers by Atlantic Natural Foods
Start your week off right with an easy, Meatless Monday theme. It honestly doesn’t get any simpler than this. You just need peppers, a Loma Linda Sloppy Joe packet, and a plant-based cheese of your choice. That’s it! Easy and delicious. Serve it up with a side of rice, and you have a full meal.
This is a fun, vegetarian recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen too. In fact, it’s so simple, let them make the whole thing! You deserve a night off from kitchen duty anyway. Meatless Mondays might just become your favorite day of the week.
Other theme ideas: Tex-Mex Monday, Meatloaf Monday, Meatball Monday
Taco Tuesday: Taco Crunch Wrap by Atlantic Natural Foods
Skip the drive-thru, and make your own taco wrap. This Taco Tuesday recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Fill up the tortillas with your favorite taco toppings like Loma Linda’s Taco Filling [https://shop.atlanticnaturalfoods.com/taco-filling-10-oz-p23.aspx], and you have a dinner everyone will love. It’s crunchy, cheesy, and delicious. This copy-cat recipe puts a vegan twist on the Taco Bell classic. Taco Tuesday just got healthier.
Other theme ideas: Try-It Tuesday, Tater Tot Tuesday, Tofu Tuesday
Around the World on Wednesday: Taco Stuffing Samosas by Atlantic Natural Foods
Sometimes, the best way to learn about a new culture is to experience its classic cuisine. With this “Around the World on Wednesday” theme, you get to experience a new region of the world each week.
Samosas are a triangle-shaped street food in India that are filled with savory flavors and fillings. They’re meant to be eaten on-the-go, but you can always sit down with the family and enjoy them together.
Other theme ideas: One-Pot Wednesday, Wacky Wednesday, Wild Rice Wednesday
Breakfast-for-Dinner Thursday: Vegan Chorizo Country Fries by Atlantic Natural Foods
Dinner for breakfast is always a hit. I’m not sure why. Put on your PJs after a long day of work, and enjoy these Vegan Chorizo Country Fries with your family. If there are any leftovers, save them for the next morning and actually serve them for breakfast too.
Other theme ideas: Pasta Thursdays, Tropical Thursday, Thanksgiving Thursday
Fish Friday: Tuno Cakes by Atlantic Natural Foods
Are you a fan of fish but trying to stick to a plant-based diet? This one’s for you! Tuno [https://shop.atlanticnaturalfoods.com/spring-water-tuno-5-oz-p21.aspx] has the flavor and texture of fish, but it’s plant-based and vegan-friendly.
These quick and easy-to-make Tuno cakes are a great option for a light dinner. Serve them with your favorite vegan sauces, and you’re all set. Enjoy!
Other theme ideas: Fried Rice Friday, Frozen Food Friday, Frittata Friday
Pizza Night Saturday: White Pizza by Atlantic Natural Foods
Skip the delivery this week, and make your own white pizza with cauliflower crust. There are some great benefits of swapping your usual pizza dough for a cauliflower crust. It’s naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. Neat Italian Mix is also gluten-free, high in plant-based protein, and low in saturated fat. Pizza nights are always a tasty way to end your week. Now, they’re healthy too.
Other theme ideas: Soups on Saturday, Saturday Salads, Sandwich Saturday
If you’re looking for more meatless, meal-planning inspiration, check out these recipes. There are lots dinner theme-night recipes to get you started.