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Paleo Meal Plan #18

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.


Hey friends!

Hello, October! The best month, right?

This month’s Paleo Meal Plan is filled with seasonal produce (hello, squash!), cozy soups, and a fun grain-free dessert.

Enjoy all the coziness of the month!



30-MINUTE CREAMY LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN — Easy, quick 30-Minute Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken is a miracle meal! Loaded with creamy, zesty garlicky flavor, you’ll never look at bland chicken breast the same way!

30-Minute Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken is part of this week's paleo meal plan!

Special Diet Note: RRecipe is dairy-free, paleo, keto, and whole30.

Prep Ahead: This dish comes together very quickly! No advance prep is needed.

Substitutions: Serve with your favorite side dishes. Steamed brown rice and sauteed veggies are great!


SMOKY BBQ BEEF CHILI — This chili falls into the category of “Best Chili I Can Make in an Hour”. It’s fully of smoky spices in a rich sauce spiked with some BBQ sauce. The leftovers are delicious heated up over baked potatoes, too!

This Smoky BBQ Beef Chili is a tasty addition to our free meal plan this week!

Special Diet Note: To make this recipe paleo, swap out the beans for another pound of ground beef. You can also use coconut aminos instead of Worcestershire and find a low-sugar BBQ sauce like Primal Kitchen.

Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead! Although this chili (like most chili) gets better after chilling for a day or two.

Substitutions: I like to top my chili with avocados and sliced green onions. Use whatever toppings you prefer.l free to toss in your favorite vegetables.


ROASTED GARLIC KALE SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES — Spaghetti Squash with roasted garlic, kale, sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts makes for a comforting, low-carb meal requiring only 5 main ingredients! Plus the recipe is simple to prepare!

Roasted Garlic Kale Spaghetti Squash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Special Diet Note: Recipe is vegan, paleo, whole30 and low-carb. Add your favorite protein such as leftover or rotisserie chicken or baked salmon for a more substantial meal!

Prep Ahead: The spaghetti squash can be roasted up to 5 days ahead of time.

Substitutions: Add kalamata olives, capers, artichoke hearts, and/or feta cheese if you’d like! Add protein of choice.


MANGO CHICKEN CURRY — If you have someone who is new to Indian cuisine, this Indian-inspired recipe is a great one to start with. Feel free to use frozen mangoes, if you like.

Mango Chicken Curry

Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo & Whole30 friendly (if you serve it with cauli rice)

Prep Ahead: No prep ahead needed. Although you could make the blended sauce 1-2 days ahead of time.

Substitutions: Serve with jasmine rice, cauliflower rice, or roasted vegetables.


TACO-STUFFED DELICATA SQUASH — Taco Stuffed Delicata Squash with chili-spiced ground beef, onion and cheese is the ultimate healthy comforting meal!

Taco-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Special Diet Note: Recipe is low-carb and keto-friendly. Make it paleo by using a raw milk cheddar or skipping the cheese.

Prep Ahead: The delicata squash can be roasted up to 4 days in advance, and the meat can be cooked up to 3 days ahead of time.

Substitutions: Use your favorite cheese in place of cheddar or skip the cheese to make it dairy-free.


AZTECA SQUASH SOUP WITH CHORIZO — I love roasting the seeds from the butternut squash to use as a crunchy topping for the soup! This soup is also easily made meatless by omitting the chorizo.

Azteca Squash Soup with Chorizo

Special Diet Note: Recipe is Paleo. Use Aidell’s Chicken-Apple Sausage or another compliant sausage to make this Whole30 friendly.

Prep Ahead: You can roast the squash ahead of time or buy pre-cut squash and roast the cubes.

Substitutions: You can use kabocha or a couple of acorn squashes for this soup, too.


GIANT PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES — These Giant Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are incredibly chewy with the perfect crisp around the edges and are made with only 7 basic ingredients. This low-fuss cookie recipe tastes just like the real deal, yet it is grain-free and refined sugar-free.

Giant Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo and there is a keto option within the recipe post.

Substitutions: Use coconut oil instead of butter to make the cookies dairy-free. You can also use a sugar-free sweetener and/or sugar-free chocolate chips to make these low-carb

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