Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (September 7 – 13) (PureWow)
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We’re always in serious need of some vegetables after a Labor Day weekend filled with burgers, dogs and all the barbecue. This week, we’re craving easy, quick meals full of lean protein and wholesome produce. Presenting, seven healthy dinners you’ll actually *want* to eat.

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Shopping List

8 garlic cloves
1 red bell pepper
8 ounces snap peas
1 head red cabbage
6 limes
6 Persian cucumbers
1 shallot
1 head broccoli
1 lemon
2 large heads romaine lettuce
2½ ounces spicy greens, like arugula or watercress
5 avocados
1 head Bibb lettuce
1½ ounces microgreens
1 small red onion
1 large white onion
2 English cucumbers
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch scallions
2 bunches fresh cilantro
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch mint

½ pound boneless skinless chicken breast
12 ounces bacon
1 pound ground turkey

2 sticks butter
1 cup ricotta
1 cup bite-size fresh mozzarella balls
1½ cups Greek yogurt
1⅓ cups shredded Asiago

6 small corn tortillas (or store-bought tostadas)
1 pound bite-sized pasta (we use penne)
3 thick bread slices (or 2 cups croutons)
1 baguette

Canned and packaged Goods
Sesame seeds
Panko bread crumbs
1 jar green peppercorns in brine
1 jar capers
Vegan mayo (regular mayo works too)
1⅓ cups unsalted, roasted cashews
Nutritional yeast (grated Parmesan is a good substitute)
One 32-ounce carton chicken broth
One 15-ounce can corn kernels
One 15-ounce can white beans
1 pound pizza dough
1 jar pepperoncini

Pantry Ingredients: vegetable oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha, apple cider vinegar, sugar, mayonnaise, smoked paprika, extra-virgin olive oil, brown mustard, malt vinegar, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, Dijon mustard, ground cumin, ground coriander, red wine vinegar, dried oregano

Monday: Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry

This 20-minute beauty is a great way to use up those sad-looking veggies in your crisper drawer before they go bad.

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Tuesday: Butter-Baked Cucumber Tostadas

Bet you never thought to roast cucumbers in butter and seasoning like potatoes, huh? They’re the perfect match for crispy tortillas and creamy cabbage slaw.

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Wednesday: Roasted Broccoli and Bacon Pasta Salad

Earthy, salty, buttery and oh so comforting.

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Thursday: Vegan Avocado Caesar Salad

Introducing the prettiest salad you’ll ever make. Finish it off with roasted chicken, baked salmon or tofu.

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Friday: White Turkey Chili with Avocado

Forget the kidney beans and ground beef. Corn, white beans and ground turkey give this classic a lean, delicious makeover.

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Saturday: Chopped Italian Salad Pizza

Psst: Summer may be unofficially over, but it’s not too late to grill a pie or two on the barbecue.

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Sunday: 15-Minute Cucumber Avocado Blender Soup

It’s the weekend, so minimize your time in the kitchen to maximize your chill. This cold, creamy soup can help with that.

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