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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 🙂

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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







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Week 11 Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan 11

Recipe 1: Honey-Lemon Chicken Broccoli Bowls via Damn Delicious
Recipe 2: Taco Salad (recipe below)
Recipe 3: Grilled Balsamic Chicken & Roasted Peppers via Short List Meals via text (recipe below)
Recipe 4: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers via Dear Crissy (I have made A LOT of stuffed peppers and these might be my favorite so far)
Recipe 5: Skillet Sazon Chicken via Skinnytaste

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Week 10 Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan 10

  1. Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken via Carlsbad Cravings
  2. TACO TUESDAY!! (Ideas here & here)
  3. Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets via Skinnytaste + Baked Sweet Potato
  4. Asian Lettuce Wrap Chopped Salad via Skinnytaste (I use ground turkey instead of ground chicken and that is reflected in the grocery list)
  5. Mushroom Asiago Chicken served over linguini via The Midnight Baker
  6. Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl via How Sweet Eats

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Week 8 Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan 8

  1. Garlic Lime Chicken Tenders & Quinoa via Eat Well 101 & MY FAVORITE BROCCOLI EVER via A Beautiful Plate
  2. Taco Tuesday (Ideas here & here but I don’t think anyone needs to tell you how to make your tacos…mmmmkay)
  3. Un-stuffed Cabbage Bowl via Skinnytaste
  4. Greek Turkey Burgers via Skinnytaste & Lemon Cous Cous via The Weart Chef
  5. Asian Inspired Flat Iron Steak via Savory Sweet Life & Sesame Noodles via Gimme Some Oven + Sliced Cucumber

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Week 8 Grocery List (viewable in iBooks)

Week 8 Grocery List



Taco Meat of your choice
2-4 chicken breasts (enough for 1 recipe – I will use 1 Costco pack for this week)
2 packs of ground turkey of your choice
1 lb ground beef (I used turkey instead)
2 flat iron steaks

2 lemons
1 lime
2 cucumbers
cherry tomatoes
18 cloves garlic
fresh ginger
2 broccoli crowns
1 medium head cabbage (I just bought a bag of pre-shredded cabbage)
1 white onion
1 red onion
1 zucchini
green onions
1 red bell pepper
carrot sticks
fresh oregano
fresh mint

ground coriander
Hungarian paprika
dried marjoram

sesame seeds
raw, sliced almonds

soy sauce
sesame oil
rice vinegar
white wine vinegar

seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
2 slices whole wheat bread (I skipped this)
1 pound (16 oz.) linguine or spaghetti
brown rice

8 ounce can tomato sauce
less sodium beef broth (I used chicken broth)
2 can chicken broth

1 large egg
freshly grated aged pecorino


Happy Earth Day everyone! Be kind!


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Week 7 Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan 7

  1. Lasagna Soup via Carlsbad Cravings
  2. Taco Tuesday (Ideas here & here but no one should tell you how to make your tacos damn it!)
  3. Coconut Chicken Tenders via Sally’s Baking Addiction & Cauliflower Rice via Iowa Girl Eats
  4. General Tso Chicken via Carlsbad Cravings
  5. Balsamic Chicken Salad with Lemon Quinoa  via Cafe Delites

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Week 7 Grocery List (viewable in iBooks)

Week 7 Grocery List


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