Weeknight Dinner Ideas: 5 Fresh & Filling Dishes

Need to whip up an easy-to-make dinner that’s quick and fresh? Try one (or all!) of our five picks below:

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Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Why We Love It: You could serve the same old burgers for Labor Day, but that's so...boring. Try this Italian classic on the grill instead.

Grocery List: Eggs, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, eggplant, grated cheese and basil

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Salsa Verde Chicken Bowls

Why We Love It: You know that Crock Pot that's been collecting dust all summer, the one that you got from your aunt at your bridal shower? Break it out -- and whip up this tasty dish!

Grocery List: Chicken, beans, chicken broth, bell pepper, onion, garlic, jalapeno, chili powder, cumin and lime

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Mexican Beef Tostadas

Why We Love It: You can enjoy a Mexican meal in (without blowing your budget); serve 'em with guac and 'ritas.

Grocery List: Flour tortillas, beans, ground beef, taco seasoning, lettuce, cheese, tomato and avocado

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Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup

Why we love it: This classic never gets old -- and it's even better with grilled cheese (bonus points if you add bacon).

Grocery List: Celery, carrots, onions, tomatoes, thyme, basil, chicken broth, parmesan, milk, butter and flour

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Israeli Couscous Salad with Grilled Chicken

Why We Love It: It's a great way to make the most of your end-of-summer tomatoes (you still have some left from your garden, right?) -- and it's super healthy.

Grocery List: Chicken breasts, lemon, garlic, red pepper flakes, couscous, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, olives and parsley

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