This healthy weekly meal plan features paleo options and keto options to accommodate all kinds of eaters and dietary restrictions. If you’re looking for clean, easy, nourishing meals, this meal plan is for you!

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It’s the first weekend of May, which means we have a brand new meal plan!

It also means Summer is right around the corner!

This week’s meal plan features a variety of flavors and proteins with some fresh produce to boot!

Because Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday, we have provided a few Mexican options, which can be made to celebrate the holiday in addition to meal prepping if you’d like.

If you’re looking for some healthy vegetable side dishes to enjoy with your meals this week, I recommend my Apple Broccoli Salad with Walnuts, Roasted Asparagus Salad, and my Carrot Coleslaw.

Also, if you didn’t catch my Vegan Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies earlier this week, they 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. xo


Crock Pot Birria Tacos – Birria Tacos are pan-fried shredded meat tacos in a corn tortilla with a rich mild red chili sauce. Beef is slow cooked in an amazing warmly-spiced sauce for an incredible explosion of flavor. 

Two plates of birria tacos sprinkled with cilantro

Special Diet: 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/Notes: Use your favorite melting cheese and favorite tortillas.


Grilled Balsamic Chicken – Natalie spent quality time perfecting this recipe and arrived at the absolute best balsamic chicken! Serve it up with your favorite sides.

Grilled Balsamic Chicken

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

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

Substitutions/Notes: There are endless 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 Ground Beef & Zucchini Skillet – This 30-Minute Mexican-Inspired Ground Beef and Zucchini Skillet is a delicious high-protein, low-carb meal! Packed with fresh veggies, this healthy meal takes taco night to a whole new level!

Skillet loaded with ground beef, vegetables and Mexican seasonings for a healthy dinner.

Special Diet Notes: 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/Notes: 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. I can attest to how delicious this recipe is as I’ve made it many times myself! Natalie knocked it out of the park with this one!

Creamy Garlic Dill Salmon

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

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

Substitutions/Notes: 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. Add your favorite protein source for a more substantial meal.

Big bowl of salad with fresh vegetables, almonds, avocado and lemon-parsley dressing. A purple napkin and fresh parsley to the side.

Special Diet Notes: This nutritious salad 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/Notes: Mix up the vegetable selection by using any of your favorites salad veggies. Tomatoes and celery are great additions too. Add chicken or salmon for a protein infused meal.


Crispy Chicken Tacos – These crispy pan-fried chicken tacos will become your go-to Taco Tuesday recipe! Quick, delicious and versatile, you’ll never make chicken tacos any other way after trying this easy recipe! Use roast chicken or leftovers!

Crispy chicken tacos on a plate

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is gluten free.

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

Substitutions/Notes: 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 easy Applesauce Oatmeal Cookie recipe is simple to prepare and lower in sugar and fat than regular cookies. Easy to customize to fit your personal tastes, these applesauce cookies are perfect for everyday enjoyment!

One white plate and one wooden plate with applesauce cookies and a golden napkin and fresh apples to the side.

Special Diet Notes: This healthier cookie 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/Notes: If you’re looking for grain-free healthier cookies, make my 3-Ingredient Nutty Banana Cookies.


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meal plan grocery list for week 47

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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,, etc.

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