Each week, to help our readers with their meal planning, we invite an FBC member to put together a weekly meal plan based on recipes from their blog with a week’s worth of dinners from Sunday to Saturday. We include a printable shopping list so you can get everything you need and be ready to cook. And you’ll get introduced to some new recipes and meet some great new Canadian food blogs.

FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Today we meet Samantha from My Kitchen Love and she's got seven fast and fresh dinner ideas for a family meal plan that will gather everyone round the table (includes gluten-free and vegetarian options).

Fresh delicious meals on the table quickly? It’s possible and I’m hoping these 7 dinner ideas will make your week a breeze when it comes to meals the whole family will love. The first week back to school can be insane and the last thing anyone wants to be is loaded down with long ingredient lists and complicated recipes. Double down on any recipe to ensure you’ve got lunch covered the next day. Enjoy!


FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Harissa Chicken, Potatoes and Veg

** Gluten-free.   A one pan dish, with minimal prep, you can throw it into the oven to free up some valuable time and make Sunday Funday last a bit longer!


FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Hazelnuts  with a suggested dessert of No Churn Ice Cream (three ways!):  )

** Vegetarian.  Let’s make summer flavours linger for as long as we can with this meatless Monday dish. Let’s also highlight the point that all 3 ice cream recipes don’t require an ice cream maker and there’s a vegan option that just might blow your mind).


FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Chorizo Asparagus and Goat's Cheese Pizza

For a really quick and easy weeknight dinner, roll out some store-bought dough or use pitas for tasty topped pizzas.

Plus, it’s pizza. Enough said.


FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Canadian Bean Otto

** Gluten-free. All good things Canadian in a bowl: bacon, beans, beer and sharp cheddar cheese. Any excuse to consume the leftover beer that the recipe doesn’t use is a good one in my opinion.

RELATED:  The FBC Weekly Menu Plan With The Fig Tree Blog (Vegetarian)


FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Lime Chilli Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Hang on to summer just a wee bit longer with beachy goodness on your plate.


FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Grilled Chicken with Arugula and Warm Chickpeas.  Suggested Dessert: Vanilla and Earl Grey Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt.

**Gluten-free. I said dinner would be quick and fresh. This is it friends. And this Vanilla Earl Grey Chocolate Pudding with Sea Salt dessert is worth it on Friday night!


FBC Weekly Meal Plan | My Kitchen Love

Iraqi Eggs with Lamb and Tomatoes.  Suggested Side Salad: Spicy Greens with Vinaigrette

** Gluten-free.  This is probably my most popular recipe with all my friends to the point that it’s a staple in their households and makes for a comfort filled Saturday night!

Menu Plan Shopping List

Don’t forget to grab your downloadable shopping list (FBC Meal Plan - My Kitchen Love) that includes all your pantry staples as well as fresh foods and the more unique ingredients!

More Meal Planning Tips and Ideas

Want some great tips to help you plan your own weekly menus? Check out our helpful tips in Meal Planning 101.  And for menu planning inspiration, browse our entire meal plan archives.

I’m Samantha, Food Blogger over at My Kitchen Love. I’m the mom of twin toddlers and a newborn, and wife to a hungry husband. The food demands that surround me have pushed me to lead our food life more simply, nutritiously, and deliciously. Life’s big celebrations and humble everyday moments often revolve around food, and it brings me much joy to cook for these occasions. I may be covered in baby puree or unwinding with a glass of wine (or possibly both), but it’s a good day when food, family, and friends intersect.

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