Meal Plan: A Little Bit of Paleo & A Meatless Dish or Two

I miss Emily’s weekly meal plans! Don’t you? I have a few recipes that I wanted to shoot her way but I decided to whip up a blog post about it instead of interrupting her while she is undoubtedly making someone laugh. Or, pouring herself a glass of wine. Hi Em!

One of my good friends, Dr. Delaram Raisdana is an awesome acupuncturist and even better holistic nutritionist. She introduced me to the world of Paleo and I included a couple of Paleo friendly recipes in this week’s meal plan. I also like to do at least one meatless meal a week but this week you’re getting two!

So it’s been said that a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Here’s to meal planning, prepping for your week ahead and getting $hit done. You go girl! Or boy ­čÖé

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Photo Credit from Top Left and continue Clockwise: Paleo OMG, The Recipe Critic, Primavera Kitchen, The Food Network, A Head of Thyme

Recipe 1: Pan Seared Mahi Mahi over Sticky Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa via Paleo OMG.
Recipe 2: Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef via The Recipe Critic
Recipe 3: Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet via Primavera Kitchen
Recipe 4: Butternut Squash Soup via The Food Network
Recipe 5: Creamy Avocado Basil Pesto Spaghetti via A Head of Thyme
 Recipes featured from top left and continue clockwise.

My personal notes and tips for each recipe:

To cut time with the Pan Seared Mahi Mahi dish you can buy pre-made mango salsa. Trader Joe’s sells a yummy version. I also like their Pineapple Salsa with this recipe. You can also buy cauliflower that is already riced. I prefer the frozen riced cauliflower over the fresh riced cauliflower. For some reason the fresh riced cauliflower has more liquid. However, buying a head of cauliflower and ‘ricing’ it yourself taste the best.

I don’t use the cornstarch in the Mongolian Beef Recipe. I just throw all the ingredients, minus the carrots, into a large ziplock bag, mix together and then add to the crock pot. To save time you can use baby carrots. This recipe is so easy to make and is so yummy! This pairs well with brown rice. Auburn and Ronen love this meal.

The Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is a perfect one pan meal. Don’t substitute the yellow bell peppers for red or green. Yellow taste best with this recipe.

Butternut Squash is a pain in the butt to cut so I buy the pre-cut bags of butternut squash at Trader Joe’s. Serve with salad and bread for a complete meal.

Do not make this recipe in the baby bullet! (duh, right?) I broke ours while making this. But it was SO delicious. It is a great dip for cucumbers, bell peppers, anything! You can also buy gluten free spaghetti for this meal. It was SO easy and quick to make. This would be great with a grilled lemon chicken breast too.

Find the grocery list for this meal plan here: Meal Plan Paleo and Meatless