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.
Lots of bold flavors in these paleo-ish meals for you this week! I love these meal plans because you can adapt almost any of them to be strictly paleo, Whole30 friendly, or low-carb.
If you’re looking for something easy to make for St. Patrick’s Day and aren’t up for tackling Home-Brined Instant Pot Corned Beef, try Julia’s Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew!
We included two recipes with pesto this week, too. No partially-filled pesto jars left behind!
And I included a quick little low-carb treat for you!
P.S. I’ve also got a Rainbow Salad Board if you want to go that route for St. Patrick’s Day. And if you’re a Pi Day observer, check out my Perfect Gluten-Free Pie Crust!
MOROCCAN PALEO TURKEY CHILI — This paleo turkey chili recipe has a Moroccan twist with a fun spice blend and a couple of unique ingredients! Make it on the stove top, in a Crock Pot slow cooker, or in an Instant Pot!
Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo. To make it low-carb, swap out the sweet potatoes for small cauliflower florets.
Prep Ahead: The vegetables can be chopped ahead of time.
Substitutions: Use ground chicken if you like.
ROASTED VEGETABLE RICE BOWL WITH JAMMY EGGS AND PESTO –These meatless bowls with pesto sauce and 6-minute jammy eggs make for an amazing lunch or dinner! These easy bowls are loaded with flavor and variety for a nutritious meal.
Special Diet Note: Use cauliflower rice instead of the brown rice to make the recipe grain-free.
Prep Ahead: The rice can be cooked and the veggies can be roasted up to 4 days ahead of time. If you’re making homemade pesto, be sure to make enough for Thursday’s meal as well!
Substitutions: Incorporate your favorite vegetables and add in your favorite animal protein such as rotisserie chicken or steak.
LAMB LOIN CHOPS WITH ROSEMARY & GARLIC — These marinated lamb loin chops are perfect for a fancy meal for two that doesn’t take much effort! Grill them or cook them in a skillet — they’re tender & delicious either way!
Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo, low-carb, and Whole30 friendly.
Prep Ahead: Marinate the chops the day before.
Substitutions: You can use this marinade for steaks or chicken breasts, too! Add a side salad, some roasted vegetables, or throw some veg in the skillet after you cook the chops for an easy side.
ORANGE BUTTER LEMON SALMON — Tangy, citrusy Orange Butter Lemon Salmon is easy to make and so big on flavor! This easy pan-cooked salmon recipe requires less than 30 minutes to prepare and is a delicious paleo, low-carb, keto main entrée.
Special Diet Note: Use ghee to keep the recipe lactose-free, Whole30, and paleo-friendly
Prep Ahead: This salmon comes together quickly and is best when served fresh off the skillet so no advance prep is needed.
Substitutions: Substitute other types of citrus such as lime juice and grapefruit juice for the lemon and orange juice. Serve with your choice of sauteed or roasted vegetables or your side dishes of choice.
BAKED PESTO CHICKEN AND VEGETABLES — This baked chicken pesto sheet pan meal is super versatile, too — swap out the veggies, use your favorite kind of pesto, or just make a big batch of pesto chicken only for some meal prepped protein!
Special Diet Note: This recipe is gluten-free. If you use dairy-free pesto and omit the Halloumi cheese, this recipe is paleo & Whole30 friendly. Use low-carb vegetables to make it keto-friendly.
Prep Ahead: The chicken and vegetables can be prepped and tossed in the pesto ahead of time. Just spread everything out on a sheet pan and roast when you’re ready.
Substitutions: Use any kind of pesto you like here! I have a dairy-free basil pesto, dill pesto, and cilantro pesto recipes on my site.
INSTANT POT IRISH BEEF STEW — A Paleo Irish Beef Stew recipe made quick and easy in your Instant Pot! Enjoy this comforting meal on St. Patrick’s Day!
Special Diet Note: Leave out the red wine or Guinness to make the recipe Paleo and whole30.
Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed! Recipe comes together quickly.
Substitutions: Use lamb stew meat and incorporate any other hearty vegetables you love. The recipe includes a slow cooker option too!
KETO CHOCOLATE NUGGETS — Are you in love with those Keto Nuggets from Costco, too? I’ve hacked them into a much simpler recipe you can make at home with any type of chocolate or sweetener you like!
Special Diet Note: This recipe is keto friendly and paleo.
Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead. This comes together quickly.
Substitutions: If you don’t need this to be keto, use regular maple syrup and extra dark chocolate. This recipe is nut-free, but you can add nuts if you like. I recommend sliced almonds to keep the texture consistent.
Click HERE to download a handy printable grocery list!
Kathy Boyd Gannon
Tuesday 8th of March 2022
Thank you so very much for this dinner plan. It helps a LOT and I'm anxious to give some of these delicious meals at home!
Wednesday 6th of April 2022
You're so welcome!