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.
Time for some cozy, comforting food that won’t leave you feeling blah.
Julia and I are craving all the veggies, so we have some colorful, seasonal recipes for you.
I threw my favorite chili recipe in this week. It’s not a quick 10-minute prep kind of recipe, but one batch will feed two people a couple of times with leftovers to freeze. My favorite way to cook!
Enjoy the new year and the new month, however that looks for you. Are you a goal-setter?
THE BEST STEAK CHILI — This is absolutely my favorite chili of all time. And apparently many of you feel the same way! It’s a winner in our house as well as many chili cook-offs around the country. Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo without the masa harina.
Prep Ahead: Since this chili is a little more labor intensive and tastes better the second day, I recommend making it over the weekend. It makes a lot of chili which can be used for leftovers (see Thursday!) or frozen for meals later on.
Substitutions: Leave out the squash if it’s not your thing.
BAKED GARLIC ROSEMARY CHICKEN — A simple, unpretentious recipe that exudes a fancy vibe while requiring minimal effort, Baked Garlic Lemon Rosemary Chicken has incredible flavor and turns out fall-off-the-bone exquisite!
Special Diet Note: This baked chicken recipe is paleo, keto, and whole30
Prep Ahead: The chicken can be marinated for up to 24 hours in advance.
Substitutions: Serve this rosemary baked chicken with your choice of roasted or sauteed vegetables, or any side dishes you love!
GARLIC-ALMOND SOUP WITH PESTO — Garlic seems like an extreme main ingredient for a soup, but trust me — an entire bulb of garlic is not too much for this! I love how creamy and rich this soup is, but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy. The pesto is a MUST, too, and really makes this soup suitable for company.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo and meatless. Use alternative butter to make it vegan.
Prep Ahead: If you’re using homemade pesto, make it 2-3 days ahead of time.
Substitutions: To make this recipe low-carb, swap out the potatoes for a 1/2 head of cauliflower.
PALEO BEEF STROGANOFF — Paleo Beef Stroganoff made dairy-free, quickly, and easily. A delicious staple to add to your weeknight meal plan!
Special Diet Note: This beef stroganoff recipe is paleo, keto, and whole30
Prep Ahead: Recipe comes together quickly, so no advance prep is needed.
Substitutions: Serve beef stroganoff with your choice of cauliflower rice (or regular rice if you aren’t grain-free) and roasted or sauteed vegetables.
LEFTOVER STEAK CHILI WITH MASHED ORANGE SWEET POTATOES — You’ve probably got some of that steak chili leftover! Heat it up this week and if you’ve got some extra time, these mashed sweet potatoes would be DELICIOUS with that chili. They whip up fast in an Instant Pot and have a unique chili-orange butter mixed in!
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo. Use a butter alternative to make it vegan.
Prep Ahead: No prep needed ahead of time.
Substitutions: This recipe has just a touch of heat, but if you’re worried about it, leave out the pepper flakes.
TERIYAKI GROUND TURKEY SKILLET WITH VEGETABLES — Quick and easy teriyaki ground turkey and vegetable skillet made in under 45 minutes. This simple yet complete meal is low-carb and paleo.
Special Diet Note: Paleo and low-carb! Make it keto by using a keto-friendly teriyaki sauce.
Prep Ahead: This easy one-skillet meal comes together quickly, so no preparation in advance is needed.
Substitutions: Use ground beef or chicken instead of turkey if you’d like.
BLACKBERRY BACON BARK BITES — These mini chocolate bark bites have juicy blackberries and bits of salty bacon and make a great low-carb/keto friendly treat.
Special Diet Note: Recipe paleo with extra dark chocolate. Make it keto with low-carb friendly chocolate like Lily’s.
Prep Ahead: Bacon can be cooked 2-3 days ahead of time.
Substitutions: Swap out the blackberries for strawberries or blueberries if you like.
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