The TODAY table is sponsored by Walmart. Our editors created these recipes independently. If you buy the ingredients through our links, we earn a commission. Learn more about Buy TODAY.
Are you on autopilot when it comes to shopping? We have all been there. It’s easy to get stuck in a kitchen rut, especially if you’re caught up in this endless cycle of buying the same ingredients week after week. Here’s the thing, though: Shaking up your grocery list doesn’t have to complicate things. Believe it or not, it’s possible to keep things fresh and interesting in the kitchen while keeping it simple.
If you don’t know what to buy and cook this week, here’s what we suggest: fresh products that you can mix and match in endless combinations. Grab a seasonal vegetable that you may have never added to your cart before (hello, ramps!). Make sure your canned food collection is locked and loaded to save you a one-time trip to the store. Add something sweet and use it in unexpected ways (like turning a store-bought cake into delicious cake pops).
Use these ingredients correctly and you’ll end up with a slew of family dinner ideas, simple vegetarian dishes, easy pasta recipestime saving 30 minute meal and simple desserts that will feel fresh and new every time.
Want to make things even easier? Remember that all these recipes are purchasable via Walmart at the touch of a button. There’s no need to go to the grocery store: just click “add ingredients to cart” and everything you need will appear at your doorstep. If you are a Walmart+ Memberorders of $35 or more are eligible for free shipping.
So if your grocery list hasn’t been replenished in a while, here’s a range that will change that.
What to cook this week
Salad of the day with ramp sauce by Yasmine Fahr
Make the most of the brief wild spring onion season by whipping up a big batch of this tasty ramp bulb dressing. Drizzle it over crisp romaine lettuce and top with grilled chicken, shrimp or fish to make a complete meal. Fair warning: if the name of this salad is any indication, you might be tempted to eat it every day.
Ziti with crispy cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and lemon by Casey Barbier
We don’t know which is the better selling point: the fact that this recipe only takes 30 minutes to prepare or that the ingredient list has only six items. Either way, we’re sold on this family-friendly vegetarian pasta dish, made with cauliflower, ziti, a carton of cherry tomatoes and lemon zest.
Fagioli pasta in one pot by Casey Barbier
One-pot pasta is a nifty kitchen magic trick to have up your sleeve. Not only will you be impressed by how easily this pasta pairs well with the sauce it cooks in, but you’ll also be amazed at how little dishes you’ll have to wash after dinner is over. Bonus: This comforting, one-pot pasta fagioli starts with a handful of pantry ingredients you probably already have on hand, including canned broth, baby pasta, canned white beans, and canned tomatoes. canned.
Easy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Breasts by Ali Rosen
Did you know the secret to perfectly tender chicken breasts lies in the breakfast aisle? It’s true. Plain yogurt mixed with savory spices makes an easy, customizable marinade that keeps the chicken from getting tough and chewy. Simply grill the marinated breasts until they reach an internal temperature of 155 degrees F and enjoy.
Cake Pops by Ali Rosen
Here’s a fun weekend activity: take store-bought cakes and frosting and turn them into personalized cake pops! Simply crumble the cake and mix well with the homemade cream cheese frosting until it has a paste-like consistency. Roll into balls and insert lollipop sticks so you can take them anywhere. Once the pops are assembled, pop them in the freezer and prepare a DIY cake pop decorating station full of fun toppings.