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.
Time for some salads and fresh, colorful meals for summer!
I hope you like feta, too, because we use it in a few of the recipes this week. Have you ever grilled feta? You’re going to want to try that.
Julia comes in this week with a delicious vegetarian salad, a fun Mediterranean shrimp sheet pan meal, and some steak kabobs!
Enjoy the sunshine!
ZA’ATAR GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD — This easy grilled chicken salad! It’s filled with marinated za’atar grilled chicken, spiced grilled feta, lots of crisp veggies, and a simple lemon-herb dressing!
Special Diet Note: Salad is gluten free and low-carb friendly. Can be made dairy free & paleo friendly without the feta.
Prep Ahead: Chicken and feta can be grilled ahead of time. Veg can be chopped ahead of time, too. Just combine everything with the dressing immediately before serving.
Substitutions: Swap out the cucumbers and tomatoes for any small chopped vegetables you like. You can also use halloumi cheese instead of feta.
GRILLED STEAK KABOBS — This recipe includes instructions for grilled steak kabobs as well as baked steak kabobs for those without an outdoor grill.
Special Diet Note: This recipe is low-carb and can be made paleo by using coconut aminos instead of liquid aminos
Prep Ahead: You can marinate the steak up to 24 hours in advance.
Substitutions: Use your favorite grilling veggies, like zucchini, yellow squash, and/or cherry tomatoes.
BACON COBB LETTUCE WRAPS — Cobb salad meets BLT meets lettuce wrap — drizzled with a creamy mustard sauce.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo, low-carb, and Whole30 friendly with compliant bacon.
Prep Ahead: Bacon can be cooked and all the components can be made ahead of time.
Substitutions: If you don’t want to use bacon, you can use some grilled chicken or steak.
BLUEBERRY AVOCADO SUNFLOWER SEED CHOPPED SALAD — This Blueberry Avocado Sunflower Seed Chopped Salad with balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect side dish to any main entrée and is sure to impress!
Special Diet Note: Recipe can be made paleo-friendly by omitting the feta cheese or using a raw milk cheese.
Prep Ahead: If you’re making the balsamic vinaigrette, it can be made up to 1 week in advance. Aside from that, no advance prep is needed.
Substitutions: Add type of animal protein for a complete meal. I like grilled steak, rotisserie chicken or crispy broiled salmon. You can also mix up the vegetable selection by adding your favorite salad veggies such as carrots, celery, tomatoes, sprouts, etc.
SALMON & ASPARAGUS GREEN GODDESS BOWL — Roast some salmon and asparagus, buzz up some green goddess dip, and you’re well on your way to the springiest bowls you’ve ever eaten.
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.
MEDITERRANEAN SHEET PAN SHRIMP — This easy recipe features cherry tomatoes, red onion, zucchini, feta cheese, and kalamata olives.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is low-carb and can be made paleo by using raw milk cheese or omitting the cheese.
Prep Ahead: Marinate the shrimp up to 12 hours in advance if you’d like
Substitutions: Incorporate your favorite veggies for roasting, such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, yellow squash, etc. You can use crumbled feta cheese instead of block feta if you prefer.
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES — These delicious chocolate peanut butter brownies are FLOURLESS, naturally sweetened, and only have FIVE ingredients.
Special Diet Note: Recipe is gluten free and grain free. Use coconut oil and dairy-free chocolate to make it dairy free.
Prep Ahead: Prep ahead isn’t recommended since you’ll be whipping egg whites.
Substitutions: Swap out the peanut butter for another kind of nut butter if you like. Or another type of granulated sweetener for the coconut sugar.
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