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.
Since it’s still pretty warm and quasi-summery in most places, we have one more round of fresh, light recipes for warm weather.
I’m eyeing those peanut butter cookies though. They’ve got my name written all over them.
TERIYAKI CHICKEN AND CABBAGE BOWLS — This easy recipe features fresh vegetables, homemade teriyaki sauce, and tender chicken breasts.
Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo friendly when you use coconut aminos and is moderate-carb with lots of fiber.
Prep Ahead: There’s no need to prepare anything in advance because the recipe comes together quickly and you can prep as you go.
Substitutions: Swap out any of the veggies for your favorites. Broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini are all great options. Use ground beef or turkey instead of chicken.
COLD THAI PEANUT NOODLES WITH STEAK — Tender rice noodles are mixed with fresh shredded vegetables, tossed with an easy peanut sauce and topped with marinated steak.
Special Diet Note: This recipe is gluten and dairy free. You can make it grain-free and low carb by using zucchini noodles instead of rice noodles as well as a low carb sweetener.
Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead.
Substitutions: Shrimp or chicken would be great in place of steak. See the recipe notes for tips.
SOUTHWEST CHICKEN CHOPPED SALAD — This colorful meal with fresh vegetables, tender chicken and yummy cheese is an energizing and filling meal!
Special Diet Note: This recipe doesn’t follow a specific diet, but can be made low-carb by omitting the corn and beans or lowering the amount used.
Prep Ahead: The dressing can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. If you’re cooking chicken (rather than using pre-cooked store-bought chicken), the chicken can be made up to 5 days in advance.
Substitutions: Use any of your favorite homemade or store-bought salad dressings for the recipe. Mix in any additional vegetables like carrots, broccoli, bean sprouts, celery, etc. Omit the cheese and use a different dressing to make the recipe dairy-free.
AHI TUNA POKE BOWLS — These easy bowls are a quick dinner idea and are naturally gluten and soy-free! They can also be made to be paleo, keto, or Whole30 compliant. (See recipe notes.)
Special Diet Note: Using salad greens or cauliflower rice as a base, this recipe is paleo friendly and low carb.
Prep Ahead: You can make the spicy mayo ahead of time.
Substitutions: If you’re leery about using raw fish, try using a diced, seared tuna steak or some cooked shrimp.
VEGETABLE COCONUT CURRY SOUP — Make it using your favorite vegetables and/or add in some animal protein to change it up over and over!
Special Diet Note: Recipe is low-carb, paleo, and whole30 friendly.
Prep Ahead: This recipe saves well and can be made up to 7 days ahead of time, but no advance prep is needed.
Substitutions: Mix in your favorite soup veggies. You can add protein like chicken, ground turkey, or shrimp if you’d like.
EASY CAJUN SAUSAGE & RICE SKILLET — This easy sausage & rice skillet is one of my favorite ONE PAN meals. And bonus — it’s done in about 30 minutes!
Special Diet Note: This recipe is gluten and dairy free as is.
Prep Ahead: No prep ahead is needed.
Substitutions: Use any kind of pre-cooked sausage you like in this! You can also swap out the rice for quinoa if you like. I don’t suggest using brown or wild rice since it takes significantly longer to cook and will overcook the rest of the ingredients in the process.
FIVE-INGREDIENT NO-BAKE PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES — This easy no-bake peanut butter cookies recipe is made with all wholesome ingredients for a healthier treat.
Special Diet Note: This recipe doesn’t follow a specific diet. For a grain-free cookie recipe, make my Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed! This recipe comes together quickly.
Substitutions: Swap out the pure maple syrup for honey or use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
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