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Healthy Meal Plan #35

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.

Julia and I love putting these free healthy meal plans together for you!

This month we’re featuring some easy sheet pan meals and a couple of cozy soups because March seems to think it’s still the dead of winter. Oof.

And, as always, a sweet treat for you — Julia’s Sweet Potato Brownies look super fudge and amazing.




GROUND BEEF AND CABBAGE SOUP — If you’re new to making soup, this one’s a great introduction, as it only requires 10 basic ingredients and zero fancy tricks.

Ground Beef & Cabbage Soup

Special Diet Note: This low-carb recipe is paleo, whole30 compliant, and keto friendly.

Prep Ahead: There’s no need to prepare anything in advance for this easy recipe.

Substitutions: Use ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef. Feel free to add your favorite veggies, like cauliflower, broccoli, or spinach. You can also add 1/2 cup of dry white rice if you aren’t following a low-carb or grain-free diet.


SWEET CHIPOTLE SALMON WITH HOT HONEY GLAZE — This simple chipotle salmon has a triple punch of sweet, smoky, & spicy! The hot honey glaze is a MUST and is super easy to make. Serve this salmon over a bed of rice with your favorite roasted veg or over salad greens.

Sweet Chipotle Salmon with Hot Honey Glaze

Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo as is.

Prep Ahead: If you make the Hot Honey, you can do this a day or two ahead of time.

Substitutions: I love making a batch of Hot Honey Cilantro Glaze on this! Serve it over some salad greens or grains with your favorite veg.


MEDITERRANEAN SHEET PAN CHICKEN — This delicious recipe with marinated chicken thighs, fresh vegetables, olives, and chunks of feta cheese makes for the freshest, most flavorful easy dinner recipe! 

Mediterranean Sheet Pan Chicken

Special Diet Note: This recipe is low-carb and keto friendly. It can be made paleo or whole30 by omitting the feta cheese.

Prep Ahead: Marinate the chicken up to 24 hours in advance.

Substitutions: Mix and match your favorite vegetables. Broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash are all great options.


HAWAIIAN BBQ CHICKEN SHEET PAN MEAL — This Hawaiian BBQ Chicken is coated with a yummy glaze made from BBQ sauce, pineapple juice, soy sauce, and ginger. Pair it with some pineapple chunks and your favorite quick-roasting vegetable for an easy meal over rice.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sheet Pan Meal

Special Diet Note: If you make your own BBQ sauce or find a paleo-friendly one, this recipe is easily made paleo friendly. It’s also gluten/grain/dairy free if served with cauli rice and salad greens.

Prep Ahead: If you’re using a fresh pineapple, prepping it ahead of time will save you a few minutes.

Substitutions: I recommend any of Primal Kitchen’s BBQ sauces since they’re naturally sweetened. If you want to make your own, here’s a good recipe: Honey Lime Ginger BBQ Sauce


CROCK POT MEXICAN SHREDDED BEEF — This easy shredded beef is simple to prepare and results in the most fall-apart tender, flavorful, delicious meat! Use it for tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, taco salads, nachos and more!

Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

Special Diet Note: The recipe itself is paleo friendly and can be made keto or whole30 by omitting the coconut sugar. Use the ground beef for tacos, burritos, or burrito bowls using any type of tortilas, rice, and toppigs you like.

Prep Ahead: The actual prep for this recipe doesn’t take much time, and no advance prep is needed.

Substitutions: Pick up any of your favorite toppings for tacos, burriots, or burrito bowls.


PALEO VEGETARIAN CHILI — This paleo vegetarian recipe for chili is a hearty, meatless meal that pleases everyone! The unique blend of spices pulls out the flavors from the sweet potato and squash so beautifully!

Paleo Vegetarian Chili

Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo, vegetarian, and Whole30 friendly.

Prep Ahead: You can chop the vegetables a day or two ahead of time.

Substitutions: If you need more protein in this recipe, add some of Julia’s leftover Mexican Shredded Beef from Thursday!


HEALTHY SWEET POTATO BROWNIES — This moist and rich fudge brownie recipe is made with wholesome ingredients for everyday eating and special events alike!

Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies

Special Diet Note: These brownies are grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and paleo friendly. You can make them lower in sugar (lower carb) by replacing the pure maple syrup with sugar-free syrup and use sugar-free chocolate chips.

Prep Ahead: Cook the sweet potato up to 3 days ahead of time.

Substitutions: You can replace the sweet potato with butternut squash or pumpkin. Use peanut butter if you prefer it over almond butter.

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