A nourishing weekly meal plan featuring six healthy dinner recipes! Print out the grocery list to grab all your groceries in one haul!

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We’re diving deep into the wonderful world of fall recipes in this week’s healthy meal plan!

Featuring plenty of fall produce, we’re covering all your nutritional bases with six healthy dinner recipes and one fall-inspired healthy dessert.

If you’re looking for some side dishes to go along with your meals this week, whip up my Mexican Rice, Garlic Herb Roasted Vegetables, or my Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash.

Also, if you didn’t catch my Healthy Sweet Potato Cake, it’s my latest favorite hunk of chocolatey goodness!

You can also jump start pumpkin season with my grain-free Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars! They’re SO much easier to make than regular pumpkin pie, but they taste just like the traditional version.

And now for this week’s Healthy Meal Plan!

As always, let me know if you have any questions or requests. Happy cooking!


Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Mushroom & Garlic Sauce – A fabulous way to use spaghetti squash, this simple recipe features delicious garlicky mushrooms for a swoon-worthy meal. Add your favorite animal protein for a filling dinner!

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Mushrooms and Garlic

Special Diet: Recipe is paleo, low-carb, and Whole30 friendly.

Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead

Substitutions/Notes: If you don’t want to use dried mushrooms, omit it from the recipe and use twice as many fresh mushrooms. If you aren’t dairy free, using some heavy cream and parmesan in place of the coconut cream is great in this recipe!


Crock Pot Thai Chicken Curry with Vegetables – Crock Pot Thai Chicken Curry with Vegetables is a goof-proof method for preparing Thai curry. This simple dump and go slow cooker meal is perfect for weekly meal prep and just as tasty as the authentic version.

Slow cooker full of chicken curry with vegetables.

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo and low-carb as written. You can make it whole30 by omitting the pure maple syrup. To keep the recipe paleo, low-carb, or whole30, serve the curry with cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles instead of regular rice.

Prep Ahead: The prep for this recipe doesn’t require very much time so no advance prep is needed. The whole recipe saves very well, so feel free to make the whole thing up to 5 days in advance.

Substitutions/Notes: Use your favorite curry paste (yellow, green, or red) to make your favorite type of curry. You can also mix up the vegetables or leave the vegetables out.


Creamy Garlic & Dill Roasted Salmon – The creamy dill topping for this delicious salmon recipe adds incredible flavor. This is my favorite way of preparing sockeye salmon!

Creamy Garlic & Dill Salmon

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo, low-carb, and Whole30 friendly.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed!

Substitutions/Notes: Serve this with some roasted vegetables. Just add another pan to your oven and roast them alongside the salmon or serve with a fresh salad.


Cabbage Roll Soup – A healthy, hearty soup featuring ground beef, vegetables and a rich tomato broth. Dreamy comfort food for the fall and winter months. This hearty soup recipe is easy to prepare and takes the edge off of chilly weather.

Big wooden bowl of unstuffed cabbage soup with a blue napkin to the side and dried herbs.

Special Diet Notes: This soup recipe can be made paleo or low-carb by omitting the rice.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed for this simple soup recipe!

Substitutions/Notes: Use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef. You can add various veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, etc.


Easy Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork – The easiest pulled pork recipe with the added benefit of being swaddled in delicious barbecue sauce! Prepare it in the slow cooker if you don’t have an Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Pulled Pork + BBQ Sauces

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo depending on the type of BBQ sauce you use.

Prep Ahead: This pulled pork can be made a few days in advance and easily warmed up for an easy meal later. Freezes well, too!

Substitutions/Notes: Serve with your favorite vegetables or salad. Primal Kitchen makes great naturally-sweetened BBQ sauces, but if you’re looking for a homemade one to control the sugar content, make my Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.


Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables – Hearty ground turkey soup with vegetables is a clean and comforting meal perfect for soothing the belly and soul. This feel-good soup is so cozy during fall and winter!

Top down photo of a big bowl of hearty ground turkey soup with grey striped napkin and fresh garlic to the side

Special Diet Notes: This recipe is paleo, whole30 and can be made low-carb by omitting the potatoes or substituting them for cauliflower.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed for this soup as it comes together rather quickly

Substitutions/Notes: Mix it up with your favorite in-season vegetables. You can also swap out the meat for ground pork or ground beef.


Gluten Free Apple Cookies with Maple Glaze – These soft, Gluten Free Apple Cookies are topped with a maple glaze and are perfect for fall! They are reminiscent of small apple cakes with bits of tart green apple.

GF Apple Cookies with Maple Glaze

Special Diet Notes: This recipe is gluten free and naturally sweetened.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep needed. These cookies are best eaten within 2-3 days.

Substitutions/Notes: I recommend Namaste Gluten-Free flour because it works well in cookies. If you have a different gluten-free flour blend you like to use in cookies, feel free to swap it out.


Click HERE to print this week’s grocery list!

Meal plan grocery list

Enjoy! xo

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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living, Brit.co, etc.

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