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Healthy Meal Plan – Week 36

This week’s Healthy Meal Plan features six seasonal nourishing dinner recipes and one delicious, creamy dessert! You can print out the grocery list at the bottom of the post to snag all your groceries in one haul!

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan graphic for weekly meal plan 36

This week’s meal plan is all about easy comfort food! Trust me, you’re going to love the simplicity and the deliciousness of all these flavorful meals!

We’re in that interesting cusp between seasons where there’s a plethora of produce options at the grocery store.

I love these times because it means I get to enjoy a great deal of variety. This week’s healthy meal plan celebrates variety and is also versatile, so you can mix up your vegetable choices to your heart’s delight.

If you’re looking for side dish suggestions to pair with some of the main entrees, I’ve got you.

I love making my Big Batch Roasted Vegetables to go along with any meal throughout the week, and my Coconut Rice pairs beautifully with the Honey Walnut Shrimp, Quinoa Bowls, and the Feta Baked Salmon.

Some Air Fryer Green Beans and Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and Lemon are also quick and easy sides.

Looking for an easy baking project? My Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars have been a big hit!

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.



Italian Chicken Sausage Skillet – This easy skillet meal can be made with Italian chicken sausage or simply ground chicken or ground turkey with some extra seasonings! Add your favorite quick-cooking vegetables for a meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Italian Chicken Sausage Skillet with vegetables

Special Diet: Recipe is paleo & Whole30 if cheese is not used. It’s also keto/low-carb as is.

Prep Ahead: This comes together quickly, but you can always chop any vegetables ahead of time.

Substitutions/Notes: Use any quick-cooking vegetables you like here. They’ll need to be crisp tender in about 5 minutes of steaming.

The recipe is delicious as-is, but there are a few suggestions for sauces you could add in the post. Natalie’s favorite is this Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Sauce! She also uses it in Wednesday’s recipe, so be sure to whip it up.


Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Baked Salmon with Spinach – Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Baked Salmon with Spinach is packed with tangy, creamy flavors for a bold main entrée. Serve it up with your favorite side dishes for an unforgettable meal!

Freshly baked salmon cut into individual portions, ready to serve.

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is low-carb and keto friendly. Use a dairy-free pesto sauce (or omit the pesto) to make it paleo or whole30.

Prep Ahead: No need to prepare anything ahead of time, as the recipe comes together quickly and is best when served fresh. If you’re making homemade pesto sauce, feel free to do so up to 5 days in advance.

Substitutions/Notes: Feel free to add artichoke hearts, capers, or olives for even more flavor. Serve the salmon with roasted veggies, pasta, or rice for a delicious complete meal.


Quinoa Bowl with Garlic Roasted Chickpeas – This hearty quinoa bowl has roasted chickpeas, veggies, and the most delicious vegan red pepper sauce. It’s a great meatless meal prep recipe as well!

Quinoa Bowl with roasted chickpeas and veggies

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is vegetarian and vegan friendly depending on your choice of sauce. If you’re avoiding legumes, use some leftover salmon from Monday or some easily prepped protein.

Prep Ahead: Quinoa can be made ahead of time.

Substitutions/Notes: If you don’t want to use quinoa, try Roasted Cauliflower Rice!


Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken and Vegetables – Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken and Vegetables with zucchini, bell pepper, lemons, asparagus, carrots and onion. This easy one-pan meal is packed with nutrients for a healthy dinner! Use it as a meal prep recipe for busy weeknights!

Sheet pan with roasted vegetables and chicken thighs.

Special Diet Notes: This sheet pan meal is low-carb, keto, paleo, and whole30.

Prep Ahead: You can marinate the chicken up to 12 hours ahead of time. Aside from marinating the chicken, no advance prep is needed.

Substitutions/Notes: Use boneless chicken thighs, boneless skinless chicken breasts, or pork chops instead of bone-in chicken thighs. Mix it up with your favorite vegetables.


Creamy Paleo Mushroom Soup – You’re going to love this easy healthy mushroom soup made with simple ingredients! It’s a creamy, hearty soup full of mushroom flavor, but you’d never guess it was dairy-free. 

Creamy Paleo Mushroom Soup recipe

Special Diet Notes: Without the cheese crisps, this recipe is paleo friendly.

Prep Ahead: You can do the roasting a day or two ahead of time.

Substitutions/Notes: The cheese crisps are optional, but delicious! It’s also delicious with some basil pesto.


Honey Walnut Shrimp – A healthier copycat Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp recipe featuring crispy pan-fried shrimp, sweet candied walnuts and an incredible creamy sauce. Serve it with your choice of steamed rice, fried rice, or cauliflower rice!

Bowl of Honey Walnut Shrimp with green onions on top

Special Diet Notes: This recipe is grain-free and paleo.

Prep Ahead: You can make the sauce up to 3 days ahead of time. The rest of the recipe is very quick to prepare and is best when served fresh.

Substitutions/Notes: Serve the honey walnut shrimp with your choice of steamed white rice or brown rice or steamed or sauteed veggies.


Coconut Chia Pudding with Mango – This creamy coconut chia pudding is a delicious breakfast or snack topped with toasted coconut flakes and sweet mango! Prep a bunch ahead of time so it’s always ready when you need a bite.

Coconut Chia Pudding recipe

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo and can be made keto/low carb friendly if you use a low carb sweetener and berries instead of mangoes.

Prep Ahead: Chia pudding needs to set for a few hours before serving, so plan accordingly.

Substitutions/Notes: Use any kind of fruit you like with these! Also, if coconut milk is too rich for you, you can swap out half or all of it with any other type of milk.


Click HERE to print this week’s grocery list!

Grocery list for a healthy meal plan

Enjoy! xo

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