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.
Lots of fun flavors and colorful meals for you this month!
I’m dying to try Julia’s crispy salmon salad! Her carne asada tacos would make a delicious spread with my Fiesta Chicken Nuggets.
And popsicles are always welcome for warm weather. Love the bright purple color!
CRISPY SALMON SALAD WITH CABBAGE & PEANUT DRESSING — This salad is packed with cabbage, carrots, cashews, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and an amazing peanut dressing to tie it all together.
Special Diet Note: This recipe can be made paleo-friendly by using almond butter instead of peanut butter for the dressing.
Prep Ahead: Marinate the salmon up to 24 hours ahead of time if you’d like.To save time, buy pre-shredded green cabbage and red cabbage. You can make the dressing up to 5 days ahead of time if you’d like. The salad is best when served fresh so I recommend making it the same day or the 2 days before you intend to eat it.
Substitutions: Subsitute any of your favorite veggies or nuts/seeds. You can use a store-bought dressing to save time, or use any homemade dressing you prefer. The quickest way of preparing this recipe is purchasing pre-shredded cabbage.
FIESTA CHICKEN NUGGETS — These tasty gluten free chicken nuggets are also grain free and have a tex-mex twist! They’re a perfect pairing with my Chipotle Vegan Queso dip!
Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo as is.
Prep Ahead: You can make the Chipotle Vegan Queso ahead of time.
Substitutions: If you’d like to make these classically seasoned chicken nuggets, replace the taco seasoning with any kind of low salt or salt-free basic seasoning you like. You could also dip these in guacamole instead of the cashew queso sauce, too.
CARNE ASADA TACOS — Authentic Carne Asada Tacos are easier to make than you’d think! Steak gets marinated to perfection in a delicious zesty marinade, then cooked to your desired doneness on the grill or stove top.
Special Diet Note: Make the recipe paleo or Whole30 by using grain-free tortillas. For a low-carb option, use low-carb tortillas
Prep Ahead: The carne asada can be marinated up to 2 days ahead of time. You can also cook the carne asada in advance and reheat it when you’re ready to make the tacos.
Substitutions: Pick up any of your favorite taco toppings! Traditional carne asadas are just meat, chopped onions and fresh cilantro, but you can add any salsa, cheese, guacamole, etc.
GREEK STEAK KABOBS — These steak kebabs are beyond fabulous and only need about 30 minutes of marinating! There’s also a dairy-free variation for the tzatziki, so check the recipe notes.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is low carb and can be made dairy free by using dairy free yogurt.
Prep Ahead: The components can be made a day ahead of time — marinating the steak, cucumber yogurt salad, and tzatziki. So al you need to do is assemble the kabobs and grill them.
Substitutions: You can use chicken for this recipe as well! Here’s a great recipe for Greek Seasoning if you need one.
CHICKEN AND SPINACH BREAKFAST CASSEROLE — This flavor packed bake makes for a delicious high-protein breakfast! Make it for breakfast, brunch, or meal prep!
Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo, whole30, and low-carb.
Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed, but this casserole saves very well so you can make the whole thing 1 week ahead of time.
Substitutions: Add in any of your favorite veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, or cherry tomatoes. You can also add goodies like chopped artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and roasted bell peppers for even more flavor.
AVOCADO BACON PARMESAN SALAD — Avocado + bacon + Parmesan might be my all-time favorite combination. The tangy avocado dressing pulls everything together. The lettuce? Merely a vehicle for greatness.
Special Diet Note: This recipe is gluten-free and low carb.
Prep Ahead: You can make the bacon in advance if you like.
Substitutions: Serve this with any extra protein from earlier in the week if you need it to be a more substantial meal.
3-INGREDIENT BLUEBERRY POPSICLES — These easy treats only require 5 minutes of prep! The hardest part is waiting for the popsicles to freeze. Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan, these creamy blueberry popsicles taste like an absolute treat but are a little more health-conscious than the store-bought popsicle counterpart.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo. Make it low-carb or keto by swapping out the pure maple syrup for your favorite sugar-free powdered sweetener or granulated sweetener.
Prep Ahead: The blueberry mixture takes only a split second to prepare in your blender, so no advance prep is needed
Substitutions: Swap out the blueberries for your favorite fruit. Strawberries, raspberries and peaches are all great options.
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