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Healthy Meal Plan #47

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.


Yes, that would be two taco recipes this week. (Plus a Mexican-inspired skillet meal Julia threw in!) In case you need a little Cinco de Mayo inspo — we got you.

If you don’t? There are plenty of other delicious, healthy recipes in here to give you some new flavors to try this month!




CROCK POT BIRRIA TACOS — Birria Tacos are pan-fried shredded meat tacos in a corn tortilla with a rich chili sauce. Goat or beef is slow cooked in an amazing warmly-spiced sauce for an incredible explosion of flavor.

Special Diet Note: Recipe is gluten-free. You can make it paleo by omitting the cheese and using grain-free tortillas. Make it keto/low-carb by using low-carb tortillas.

Prep Ahead: The sauce can be made up to 5 days ahead of time.

Substitutions: Use your favorite melting cheese and favorite tortillas.


GRILLED BALSAMIC CHICKEN — It’s easy to prep with simple ingredients and with a few helpful tips you’ll have juicy, tangy balsamic chicken ready to use in a lot of ways!

Special Diet Note: Recipe is paleo. Omit honey to make it Whole30 friendly.

Prep Ahead: The chicken needs to be marinated for at least 2 hours.

Substitutions: There are lots of ways you can serve this balsamic grilled chicken! Throw some veggies on the grill or in the oven, make a side salad, or add it to a grain bowl with some balsamic glaze.


30-MINUTE MEXICAN-INSPIRED BEEF & ZUCCHINI SKILLET — This is a fun twist on taco night and is a delicious high-protein, low-carb meal!

Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo, whole30, and low-carb (not quite keto)

Prep Ahead: Because this recipe comes together in 30 minutes or less, there is no need to do any advance prep.

Substitutions: Switch out any of the veggies for your favorites. Broccoli, cauliflower, and baby spinach are great additions.


SALMON WITH CREAMY DILL SAUCE — If you’re looking for a no-fail salmon recipe that you can prep in 10 minutes and have on the table in under 30, this is it. And the fact that it’s beyond delicious is just icing on top!

Special Diet Note: This recipe is paleo, whole30, and low carb.

Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead. This recipe comes together really quickly..

Substitutions: Serve this with a light salad or toss some veggies in the oven when you roast the salmon.


CRUNCHY DETOX SALAD — This Detox Salad recipe with Lemon-Parsley Dressing is a clean and nutritious light meal that is packed with Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.

Special Diet Note: Recipe is vegan, paleo, and can be made whole30 by omitting the pure maple syrup from the dressing.

Prep Ahead: You can make the dressing up to 4 days in advance.

Substitutions: Mix up the veggie selection by using any of your favorites. Tomatoes and celery are great additions too.


CRISPY CHICKEN TACOS — Quick, delicious and versatile, you’ll never make chicken tacos any other way after trying this easy recipe! Use roast chicken or leftovers!

Special Diet Note: Recipe is gluten free.

Prep Ahead: Make sure to use pre-cooked and shredded chicken to save lots of time.

Substitutions: Swap out the protein if you like or use some slow cooked shredded taco meat that’s already seasoned. (Omit the seasoning in the taco recipe if you do that.)


5-INGREDIENT OATMEAL APPLESAUCE COOKIES — This cookie recipe is simple to prepare and lower in sugar and fat than regular cookies.

Special Diet Note: Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. It is also low in sugar and fat relative to standard cookie recipes.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed! These cookies come together in a flash!

Substitutions: If you’re looking for grain-free healthier cookies, make my 3-Ingredient Nutty Banana Cookies

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