This Pecan Dinner Plan is sponsored by my friends at the American Pecan Council.
You’ll love this list of five, delicious, gluten-free dinners to help you get through the week! So many flavorful and nutritious meals that the whole family will love.
Hands down, my favorite time of day is sitting in my dining room and eating dinner. It’s truly my happy place! The space and time where I connect with my husband and kids, and we just enjoy each other.
This isn’t a fancy meal (in fact, it’s mostly dinners I can get together in 20 minutes), but it’s definitely a dinner that I’ve had to plan for in advance. Even if I put laundry and regular housekeeping on the back burner, one thing I do is insure we have tasty and nutritious dinner recipes to get us through the week!
I’m sharing with you guys five different meals you can make this week for your family. All made in less than 30 minutes!
Pecans— the Original Supernut!
For your meal plan this week, I’ve included 5 recipes that require 1 bag of pecans: a nutritious, delicious, and versatile ingredient. Just one bag of pecans goes such a long way in creating more wholesome and flavorful meals that everyone will love!
Kids love the naturally sweet taste of pecans, and us parents love them because they are so nutrient dense! They add in plant protein, fiber, good fats, and essential minerals into every dish. I love the monounsaturated fat content that helps us to feel fuller longer.* The satisfying crunch also transforms gluten-free dishes by giving us that added crunch and texture!
Recipes to make this week!
We’ll start with Pecan Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon in Foil. Make this dinner on the grill or the oven, instructions for both! I like to serve alongside roasted veggies and salad.
Creamy Spiced Apple Pecan Chicken is a one pan meal that comes together in 20 minutes! You’ll love the creamy toasted pecan sauce.
Air-Fryer Pecan Crusted Pork Chops are also made in less than 20 minutes, and recreate that breaded pork taste using pecans as the star ingredient. Don’t have an air-fryer? Make the same recipe in a skillet! Instructions for both.
Roasted Veggie and Cauliflower Rice Buddha Bowls are a vegetarian option that also makes a delicious lunch! Topped with an amazing avocado cilantro sauce.
Finally, just in time for grilling season: Grilled Balsamic Chicken with Pecan Pesto! I love the addition of pecans in my pesto that gives that nutty and slightly sweet taste that pairs so well with basil. Another delicious dinner that works perfectly over a bed of greens.
Which one are you most excited to try??
*One serving (28g) of pecans contains 18g unsaturated fat and only 2g of saturated fat.