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7-Day 5-Ingredient Meal Plan

This 5-ingredient easy menu plan is just the ticket for no-fuss meals all week long. Breakfast, lunch or dinner—we've got you covered.

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Day 1 Breakfast: Berry Smoothie Bowl

We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped with even more fresh fruit and a few toasted almonds for a little crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Day 1 Lunch: Asian Ramen Shrimp Soup	Taste of Home

Day 1 Lunch: Asian Ramen Shrimp Soup

This ramen noodle recipe makes a quick dinner with shrimp and carrots. This is delicious and so quick to fix. —Donna Hellinger, Lorain, Ohio

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Day 1 Dinner: Ravioli LasagnaTaste of Home

Day 1 Dinner: Ravioli Lasagna

When you taste this casserole, you'll think it came from a complicated, from-scratch recipe. Really, though, it starts with frozen ravioli and has only three other ingredients. —Patricia Smith, Asheboro, North Carolina

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Day 2 Breakfast: Rise and Shine ParfaitTaste of Home

Day 2 Breakfast: Rise and Shine Parfait

Start your day with a smile. This fruit, yogurt and granola parfait is so easy to make. If you like, use whatever favorite fresh fruits are in season and are looking best at the supermarket. —Diana Laskaris, Chicago, Illinois

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Day 2 Lunch: Super Fast Mexican SoupTaste of Home

Day 2 Lunch: Super Fast Mexican Soup

We take this spicy soup to rodeos on cool nights or sip it by a campfire. For toppings, try onions, avocado, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and salsa. —Gloria Huse, Simpsonville, South Carolina

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Day 2 Dinner: Country Ham and PotatoesTaste of Home

Day 2 Dinner: Country Ham and Potatoes

Browned potatoes are a simple but perfect side for country ham. Not only do the potatoes pick up the flavor of the ham, but they look beautiful! Just add veggies or a salad and dinner’s done. —Helen Bridges, Washington, Virginia

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Day 3 Breakfast: Breakfast Skewers	Taste of Home

Day 3 Breakfast: Breakfast Skewers

These kabobs are fun, different and delicious, plus they go well with any egg dish. —Bobi Raab, St. Paul, Minnesota

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Day 3 Lunch: Spicy Chicken Nuggets

We devour these golden brown chicken nuggets at least once a week. If you want to tone down the heat, skip the chipotle pepper. —Cheryl Cook, Palmyra, Virginia

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Day 3 Dinner: Honey-Pecan Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 3 Dinner: Honey-Pecan Pork Chops

This one is a family favorite! —Linda Bounds, Cedar Hill, Texas

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Day 4 Breakfast: Eggs & Chorizo WrapsTaste of Home

Day 4 Breakfast: Eggs & Chorizo Wraps

My husband grew up in Southern California and loves chorizo. We use the spicy sausage in these chorizo and egg wraps that our children call Daddy's Eggs.—April Nissen, Yankton, South Dakota

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Day 4 Lunch: Sausage Pepper SandwichesTaste of Home

Day 4 Lunch: Sausage Pepper Sandwiches

Peppers and onions add a fresh taste to this zippy sausage filling for sandwiches. It's simple to assemble, and it's gobbled up quickly. —Suzette Gessel, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Day 4 Dinner: Chicken Enchilada BakeTaste of Home

Day 4 Dinner: Chicken Enchilada Bake

Your family is going to gobble up this cheesy, southwestern and easy chicken enchilada casserole…and will ask for it again and again. It’s real comfort food! —Melanie Burns, Pueblo West, Colorado

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Day 5 Breakfast: Farmers Breakfast	Taste of Home

Day 5 Breakfast: Farmers Breakfast

Start off your day on a hearty note! This one-dish wonder will easily keep your family satisfied until lunch. —Jeannette Westphal, Gettysburg, South Dakota

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Day 5 Lunch: Tomato & Avocado Sandwiches

I'm a vegetarian, and this is a tasty, quick and healthy lunch I could eat for every meal. At my house, we call these sandwiches HATS: hummus, avocado, tomato and shallots. These are ingredients I almost always have on hand. —Sarah Jaraha, Moorestown, New Jersey

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Day 5 Dinner: Shrimp Fried RiceTaste of Home

Day 5 Dinner: Shrimp Fried Rice

This delectable shrimp fried rice is filled with color and taste that makes it vanish fast. Our family of four can't get enough of it. Bacon adds crispness and a hint of heartiness. Consider it when you need a different main dish or brunch item. —Sandra Thompson, White Hall, Arkansas

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Day 6 Breakfast: Fresh Corn Omelet

I throw in homegrown corn and from-scratch salsa when I make this super omelet. Sprinkle on onions, mushrooms, peppers and breakfast meat to customize it. —William Stone, Robson, West Virginia

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Day 6 Lunch: Waffle Iron Pizzas

Day 6 Lunch: Waffle Iron Pizzas

These little pizza pockets are a fun mashup using the waffle iron. Try your favorite toppings or even breakfast fillings like ham and eggs on this waffle pizza. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Day 6 Dinner: Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli OrzoTaste of Home

Day 6 Dinner: Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo

Broccoli and rice casserole tops my family's comfort food list, but when we need something fast, this is the stuff. Chicken and veggie orzo cooked on the stovetop speeds everything up. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

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Day 7 Breakfast: Peanut Butter-Banana Yogurt Parfaits

Day 7 Breakfast: Peanut Butter-Banana Yogurt Parfaits

For a lightning-fast breakfast, I layer vanilla yogurt with bananas, peanuts and multigrain cereal. It’s crunchy, easy and perfect for kids.—Teresa Miller, Hamilton, Indiana

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Day 7 Lunch: Bean & Cheese Quesadillas

My son doesn't eat meat, so I created this recipe as a way for me to cook one meal for the family instead of two. It's so easy, my toddler grandson helps me make it! —Tina McMullen, Salina, Kansas

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Day 7 Dinner: BBQ Mini Meat Loaf Minis

Day 7 Dinner: BBQ Mini Meat Loaf Minis

Kids can have fun helping to prepare these mini meat loaves in muffin cups. For extra spice, we sometimes add 2 teaspoons chili powder and 1 cup of salsa. —Linda Call, Falun, Kansas

Sue Stetzel
Sue has been part of the Taste of Home family for over 16 years. Her collection of magazines dates back to the premier issue in 1993. When she isn’t writing, she’s answering your burning cooking questions and working with our team of Volunteer Field Editors.