A Healthy Weekly Meal Plan featuring six nourishing dinner recipes and one healthier dessert that you can meal prep ahead of time to make weeknight eating a breeze! This meal plan comes with a printable grocery list so you can grab all your groceries for the week in one haul.

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Week 31 of our Healthy Weekly Meal Plan is diving deep into winter comfort foods! From a vegetarian salad to an otherworldly spaghetti squash recipe and an incredible easy pot roast, we’re serving up some healthy comfort food!

Do note we have a couple of main entrees that don’t include side dishes. Pick your favorite sides, or make some of my favorites! lately, I have been all about my Easy Sauteed Vegetables Recipe, Big Batch Roasted Vegetables, Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole and Slow Cooker Lentil Soup.

Also, if you didn’t catch my Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies, they have been a major hit! This also happens to be one of my all-time favorite brownie recipes.

And now for the food!

I hope you enjoy this week’s meal plan. As always, let me know if you have any questions or requests. xo


Pot Roast with Rosemary Gravy – This pot roast may be simple in ingredients, but it packs a lot of flavor and is easy to make! It comes together quickly and flawlessly for both a weeknight dinner and entertaining.

Rosemary Instant Pot Pot Roast

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

Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead, but plan a few hours for the roast to properly cook, whether you use an Instant Pot or a slow cooker. It can be done the day before as well.

Substitutions/Notes: Serve with Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, Cauliflower Puree, or roasted vegetables of your choice.


Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash – One of my most popular dinner recipes of all time, this easy healthy spaghetti squash recipe is a simple combination of juicy chicken thighs and delicious homemade pesto sauce. Change up the protein and pesto according to your personal taste!

Close up top down image of two bowls of chicken pesto spaghetti squash with basil leaves and red pepper flakes for garnish.

Special Diet Notes: This yummy chicken pesto spaghetti squash recipe is paleo, low-carb, whole30, and easy to customize to fit most diets.

Prep Ahead: The pesto sauce can be made up to 5 days in advance, and the spaghetti squash can be cooked up to 3 days ahead of time.

Substitutions/Notes: Mix in your favorite veggies and use your favorite homemade or store-bought pesto. You can also use ground turkey, shrimp, or ground beef instead of chicken.


Kale Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples – This is a lovely nutritious meatless meal that screams fall! You can also add some grilled chicken or steak to boost the protein content if you like.

Kale and Butternut Squash Salad

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo. Omit the honey/maple to make it Whole30 friendly.

Prep Ahead: Kale can be prepped ahead, but it’s easy to do when the vegetables are roasting.

Substitutions/Notes: Swap out the butternut for sweet potatoes if you like. If you prefer spinach or mixed greens, swap the kale for your favorite greens.


Ground Turkey Butternut Squash Skillet – A quick, nourishing meal ready in just about 30 minutes. This clean, filling recipe can be prepared any night of the week!

Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Skillet with Rainbow Chard and onions - a healthy, paleo, low-carb, whole30 recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net

Special Diet Notes: This ground turkey skillet is paleo and whole30. You can easily make it keto by swapping out the butternut squash for a low-carb vegetable like broccoli, cauliflower, or cabbage.

Prep Ahead: This simple recipe comes together in a flash! No advance prep is necessary.

Substitutions/Notes: Add in more vegetables, like broccoli, sweet potato, zucchini, etc. You can also use ground chicken or ground beef instead of ground turkey.


Caramelized Cabbage & Bacon – Who knew that cabbage caramelized in bacon drippings could be such a delicious and easy side dish?

Caramelized Cabbage & Bacon

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo, low-carb, and Whole30. (Check bacon ingredients for Whole30 compliant bacon).

Prep Ahead: Cabbage can be chopped ahead of time.

Substitutions/Notes: Serve with some roasted potatoes or other vegetable if you need to flesh it out a little more. For added protein, make my Broiled Salmon Recipe.


Chicken Yellow Curry Soup – This hearty, filling soup recipe boasts big Thai flavors and is easy to customize! Mix it up with your favorite veggies (and protein) for a delicious soup recipe you’ll want to put on repeat!

Two wooden bowls of yellow Thai curry soup with chicken and vegetables and gold spoons.

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is low-carb, paleo, and whole30

Prep Ahead: No need to prepare anything in advance for this recipe! It comes together quickly.

Substitutions/Notes: Add in your favorite vegetables or swap the chicken for ground turkey or beef.


Crustless Pumpkin Pie Cups – Yummy, easy to make healthier pumpkin pie cups that can be customized to use any sweetener depending on what you love!

Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Pots

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo friendly.

Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead, but cups can be made a few days in advance if you happen to make these for Thanksgiving. Make the marshmallow fluff right before serving.

Substitutions/Notes: Marshmallow fluff uses low-carb sweetener, but you can use another type of natural granulated sugar if you like.


Click HERE to print this week’s grocery list!

Healthy weekly meal plan grocery list

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Enjoy! xo

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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