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Welcome to week three of The Pure Plate meal planning series! In case you’ve missed the past two weeks, catch up on all the fun here:
- Week One: Introduction to The Pure Plate and the meal structures
- Week Two: A guide to building the entree salad
This week is all about two of my favorite meal structures as we head into winter: the One Dish Wonder and the Rib-sticking Soup or Stew. Both are hearty, filling, nutritious, freezer-friendly, kid-approved, and really hard to mess up!
When you make the One Dish Wonder (or add extra liquid to turn it into the Rib-sticking Soup or Stew), you’re packing protein, vegetables, healthy fats, and lots of flavor into one cooking vessel…which makes doing dishes a breeze. There really is no perfect recipe for “skillet meals” as I often call them, as they can take on whatever vibe you want.
Included in this week’s *FREE* printable is a handy flavor guide (pictured above) to help you construct your One Dish Wonder (or soup/stew) from scratch using your favorite ingredients. Whether you’re a meat-eater or vegan, everyone can enjoy a one pot meal.
Download THE ONE DISH WONDER GUIDE right now! In addition to the flavor guide, it also provides step by step instructions for creating a One Dish Wonder and how to transform that wonder into a rib-sticking soup or stew.
I make One Dish Wonders more than once a week, often two or three times in the cooler months. If I’ve had a busy day and don’t feel like making a protein and a salad and another vegetable side dish, I just take a quick inventory of what’s in my fridge and pantry to pull together a tasty and belly-filling meal in less than 30 minutes (often less than 15).
I think you’ll love the flavor guide included in this week’s printable. But if you’re looking for more concrete recipes to follow, here are a few one pot meals that pack in some great nutrition:
- Crockpot Moroccan Chicken with Chickpeas, Dates & Raisins from Cara’s Cravings
- South Indian Rice with Lentils from Healthful Pursuit
- Chipotle Chicken & Chard Chili from The Balanced Platter
- Roasted Squash & White Bean Skillet from Daily Bites (pictured above)
Does your family have a favorite One Dish Wonder that you make again and again? I’d love to hear some of your ideas. Share in the comments.