These healthy meal plans are for six dinner recipes and a dessert thrown in for fun! All of these recipes are (mostly) paleo friendly, seasonal, and most can be easily adapted to be Keto/Low-Carb or Whole30 friendly.
This week’s meal plan features a couple of colorful & tasty salads, a to-die-for burger, and some fresh chicken recipes!
Plus a 10-minute treat inspired by one of my favorite Trader Joe’s snacks.
Julia and I always look forward to giving you seasonal, fresh recipes that are easy, accessible, and adaptable. We’d love to know if you try any of these delicious recipes! Leave a comment below or tag either one of us on social media @perrysplate @the.roasted.root so we can send you some love.
And if you have any requests for us, let me know!
SWEET CHIPOTLE SALMON WITH HOT HONEY GLAZE — This simple salmon has a triple punch of sweet, smoky, & spicy! The honey glaze is a MUST and is super easy to make — Hot Honey Cilantro Glaze. We love this salmon served over salad greens with a mexi-ranch style dressing.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo as written. Omit the coconut sugar and honey glaze to make it low-carb/keto friendly.
Prep Ahead: Honey glaze can be made several days in advance.
Substitutions: This recipe is also delicious with chicken! Serve it over some salad greens if you like with your favorite southwest/Mexican dressing.
EASY HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN — Serve this amazing sticky chicken with your choice of steamed rice, cauliflower rice, or fried rice for an outstanding meal the whole family can agree on!
Special Diet Note: The chicken itself is Paleo. Serve the chicken with your choice of side dishes, such as regular steamed rice, cauliflower rice, stir fry veggies, etc.
Prep Ahead: This recipe comes together speedy quick, so no advance prep is needed!
Substitutions: Use shrimp instead of chicken if you prefer.
SMASH BURGERS WITH CARAMELIZED ONION & JALAPENO — Caramelized onions and jalapenos are cooked with a smashed grass-feed beef patty and covered with chipotle mayo in whatever bun you like!
Special Diet Note: Using a lettuce bun and omitting the cheese makes these burgers paleo. Throw that cheese back on to make them low-carb/keto friendly
Prep Ahead: The onions and jalapeno can be sliced and the beef patties can be made a day or two ahead of time. You could even caramelized the onions and peppers ahead of time, too.
Substitutions: Try using ground turkey or chicken instead of beef. Serve with a fresh salad or some roasted vegetables.
MEDITERRANEAN BAKED TURKEY MEATBALLS — These meatballs are packed with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, feta, kalamata olives and fresh garlic are wildly flavorful and deceptively easy to make! Serve these baked meatballs with your favorite side dishes.
Special Diet Note: This recipe is low-carb, keto, and primal. Make it paleo or whole30 by omitting the feta cheese.
Prep Ahead: This recipe comes together quickly, so no advance prep is needed. If you’d like, you can mix up the meat mixture ahead of time and keep it in a sealed container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake the meatballs.
Substitutions: Serve the meatballs with your choice of rice, noodles, or roasted vegetables. You can serve them as pasta with your favorite pasta sauce!
CREAMY AVOCADO SPINACH PASTA — This pasta can be made with any kind of grain-free pasta you like or even with zucchini noodles. The lightning-quick sauce sauce is packed with lots of green goodness!
Special Diet Note: Use zucchini noodles or grain-free pasta to make this recipe grain-free.
Prep Ahead: No prep needed.
Substitutions: If you’re dairy-free, use dairy-free plain yogurt or cream cheese in place of the Greek yogurt.
THAI CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD — This salad is packed with crunchy cabbage, carrot, toasted cashews, and a delicious creamy sesame ginger peanut dressing. It’s a vibrant, feel-good meal that leaves you energized and happy.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo as written. Omit the pure maple syrup from the dressing to make the recipe Whole30 compliant.
Prep Ahead: The dressing can be made up to 5 days ahead of time. You’ll need already cooked chicken, so if you’re making the chicken (rather than using store-bought pre-cooked chicken), you can do so up to 5 days in advance.
Substitutions: Use your favorite protein for the salad in place of chicken. Add or subtract veggies to your personal taste.
10-MINUTE COCOA CHILE PECANS — This is a super easy stovetop recipe that will give you sweet, chocolatey pecans with a little hint of cayenne. (Or a big hint of cayenne, if you like.)
Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo. To make it low-carb/keto friendly, use monkfruit syrup and low-carb granulated sweetener.
Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed!
Substitutions: Try this with other nuts that you like!
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