These Paleo-friendly meal plans are for six dinner recipes and a dessert thrown in for fun! All of these recipes are paleo friendly, seasonal, and most can be easily adapted to be Keto/Low-Carb or Whole30 friendly.
I love when the seasons begin to change. It doesn’t matter which season, either!
Despite being pretty cold (and snowing this week) I have some crocuses starting to pop up in my flower beds.
My body can feel the change, too. I’m starting to crave fresher, lighter food. And SALAD. Mmm…. salads.
Julia and I like to keep these meal plans seasonal, so we’re still giving you cozy soups and slow cooked meats mixed with some fresh produce. Pretty soon we’ll be busting out the spring produce recipes. Get excited, friends.
SHREDDED RED CURRY CHICKEN & SLAW — This pot full of tender shredded chicken with an EASY curry sauce is delicious over Thai-inspired cabbage slaw! It’s great for meal prepping at the beginning of the week, too.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo & Whole30 compliant (watch ingredients lists on curry paste & chili paste)
Prep Ahead: Slaw can be made 3-4 days in advance.
Substitutions: Recipe can be made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.
MEDITERRANEAN SALMON IN PARCHMENT – Mediterranean-inspired salmon in parchment paper with sun-dried tomatoes, dill, capers, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and pesto sauce is a mouth-watering experience for a lovely evening in.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo, keto, and whole30. Just be sure to use homemade basil pesto without parmesan cheese to keep it whole30 and paleo..or omit the pesto altogether.
Prep Ahead: No advance prep needed.
Substitutions: Use homemade or store-bought pesto sauce.
INSTANT POT ZUPPA TOSCANA – A healthy take on an Olive Garden favorite can be made in an Instant Pot, a slow cooker, or on the stove top!
Special Diet Note: Recipe is primal. Paleo & Whole30 if you use coconut milk and omit Parmesan garnish.
Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead.
Substitutions: Recipe can be made in an Instant Pot, slow cooker, & stove top. (See notes in the recipe.)
SPAGHETTI SQUASH BOLOGNESE — Easy, comforting Spaghetti Squash Bolognese made with straight-forward, simple ingredients. This gem of a dinner is perfect for meal prepping and also easy to throw together any night of the week
Special Diet Note: Recipe is Paleo, whole30, and low-carb.
Prep Ahead: Spaghetti squash can be roasted up to 4 days in advance, and the bolognese sauce can also be made up to 4 days in advance.
Substitutions: Swap ground turkey, chicken, or pork for the ground beef. Use your favorite store-bought red sauce instead of making your own.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SOUP WITH CARROT & GINGER — A light and easy soup that’s also cozy and comforting — a vegetarian favorite!
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo, Whole30, & Vegetarian.
Prep Ahead: Butternut squash can be roasted 3-5 days early.
Substitutions: Feel free to add some protein — leftover shredded curry chicken would be delicious in this!
BALSAMIC BAKED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD — The best Chicken Caesar Salad with balsamic baked chicken and homemade lemony caesar salad dressing.
Special Diet Note: Balsamic vinegar isn’t technically paleo, but you can swap it for cider vinegar if you’re stricly paleo. Doing so will also make the recipe Whole30. Omit the pure maple syrup in the dressing to make the recipe keto.
Prep Ahead: The Caesar dressing can be made up to 1 week ahead of time, and the chicken can be baked up to 4 days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator
Substitutions: Use your favorite store-bought or homemade Caesar dressing. Serve the salad with baked salmon instead of chicken, or use store-bought rotisserie chicken.
PALEO STRAWBERRY SOUFFLE — Souffles are easy to make and these fluffy pink ones are like strawberry clouds!
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo.
Prep Ahead: Strawberries should be thawed ahead of time.
Substitutions: Try swapping out the berries for a different flavor!
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