An easy solution to healthy weeknight eating on a budget, these Healthy Weekly Meal Plans are designed to nourish your body and tantalize your tastebuds!

Healthy weekly meal plan

If you’ve made cleaner eating during the week a goal, these meal plans make the process so easy!

Using all fresh, clean ingredients, we’re showcasing six straightforward and healthy dinner recipes with a cleaner dessert, because: balance.

This week, we have multiple main dishes, so either read the individual posts for the side dish suggestions, or whip up your favorite sides.

I always love rice and roasted vegetables for my sides.

If you haven’t tried my Nutty No-Bake Cookies yet, I highly recommend them for peanut butter and chocolate lovers! They have been a huge hit!

And now for this week’s meal plan! I hope you enjoy all these fresh and delicious meals!


Gyro Shredded Beef – This tender shredded beef features Middle Eastern flavors and goes perfectly with a cucumber-tomato salad, rice, and tzatziki. Guaranteed to be a family favorite!

Shredded gyro meat in a bowl with rice and salad.

Special Diet: This delicious shredded beef by itself is paleo, Whole30, low-carb, and keto friendly.

Prep Ahead: The recipe can be made up to 5 days in advance. Instant Pot & slow cooker instructions are included in the recipe.

Substitutions/Notes: Make a batch of Natalie’s Middle Eastern Seasoning (you probably have most of the ingredients already!) Use the beef to make tasty salads with veggies, feta, and tzatziki or wraps or cauliflower rice bowls.


Huli Huli Chicken – Hawaiian-style marinated chicken that is cooked to perfection over a grill. This recipe includes both baking and grilling instructions to offer an additional cooking method. Serve it with your favorite side dishes for a complete meal!

Baking dish with baked chicken thighs inside, drenched in marinade.

Special Diet Notes: This easy chicken recipe is gluten-free.

Prep Ahead: The chicken can be marinated up to 24 hours in advance.

Substitutions/Notes: Make it paleo-friendly by using unsweetened ketchup (I like Primal Kitchen brand). Serve it with Hawaiian Macaroni Salad or steamed rice or mashed potatoes and sauteed veggies.


Blackened Fish Tacos – The quickest, easiest, freshest, healthiest taco recipe! Serve them up with cabbage slaw and sliced avocado for a delicious meal.

Blackened fish tacos

Special Diet Notes: Fish tacos are gluten free using corn tortillas. Make it low-carb by using low-carb tortillas.

Prep Ahead: You can make the blackening seasoning ahead of time (recipe in the post!) — you probably have most of the ingredients on hand.

Substitutions/Notes: Make this a grain-free meal by making it into a salad instead of tacos or use grain-free tortillas. You can swap out the fish for chicken if you like.


Italian Salad – A Classic Italian Salad with tomatoes, parmesan cheese, olives, onion, pepperoncinis, and homemade Italian dressing. This extra crunchy salad is bursting with big bold flavors and makes the best side dish for big families!

Large bowl of Italian salad with a golden serving spoon, golden napkin, and bowl of cherry tomatoes to the side.

Special Diet Notes: This easy huge salad recipe is gluten-free and low-carb.

Prep Ahead: This recipe is best when served fresh, so no advance prep is necessary. If you’d like, you can make the dressing up to 6 days in advance.

Substitutions/Notes: Add your favorite salad veggies. Give it a bigger boost of protein by adding rotisserie chicken, leftover steak, or serving with salmon or shrimp.


Easy Grilled Chicken – An instant household staple, this easy grilled chicken recipe is perfect to enjoy all summer long. Make extra to use in salads or sandwiches for lunch!

grilled bbq chicken on a plate.

Special Diet Notes: Depending on the BBQ sauce you use, this chicken can be paleo, Whole30, and keto friendly. I have recipes for these types of BBQ sauces in the recipe post.

Prep Ahead: Chicken can marinated up to 24 hours in advance. If you’re extra pinched for time, just let the chicken sit in the marinade at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Substitutions/Notes: Serve this chicken with a salad or some roasted veggies or make it into a rice/grain bowl.


Crispy Bang Bang Salmon Bites Bowls – These delicious bowls feature incredible glazed crispy salmon bites, fresh vegetables, steamed rice, creamy avocado, and creamy bang bang sauce!

Bang bang salmon in a bowl with avocado, sauteed broccoli, and rice.

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is gluten-free and can easily be made low-carb.

Prep Ahead: These bowls are best when served fresh, so no advance prep is needed. You can cook the rice up to 5 days ahead of time or make the cucumber salad one day in advance.

Substitutions/Notes: Make it low-carb by serving with cauliflower rice instead of regular rice and use soy sauce for the salmon instead of coconut aminos.


Strawberry Frozen Greek Yogurt – This mouth-watering delicious fresh strawberry frozen yogurt is so easy to prepare! Just buzz up a handful of ingredients in a blender and freeze!

strawberry frozen yogurt in a bowl.

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is gluten free.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep needed. This comes together quickly! Just make sure your ice cream freezer cannister is frozen solid.

Substitutions/Notes: You can use honey sweetened or unsweetened yogurt if you prefer to sweeten it with something else. Try swapping out the strawberries for raspberries!


Click HERE to print this week’s grocery list!

Grocery list for meal plan

If you’re looking for more meal plans to keep your weekly meal prep game strong, here are more healthy meal plans from the past!

Previous Healthy Meal Plans:

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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