A healthy weekly meal plan with six easy to prepare seasonal dinners and one healthier dessert! Print the grocery list at the end of this post to make shopping for the week a breeze.
For this week’s Healthy Weekly Meal Plan, we’re taking advantage of the remaining days of summer to bring you some grilled recipes and plenty of fresh summer produce.
Easing you into fall, we have one veggie-centric soup recipe that I just know you will love! It’s been a reader favorite on my site for years!
We also have a winter squash recipe – can you believe winter squash season is upon us??
Want to check out more healthy meal plans? Take a look through my archive and pick and choose which weeks look good to you!
One last thing: If you haven’t had a chance to try my Oatmeal Banana Zucchini Muffins or my Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies and you’re looking for a tasty treat this weekend, readers have been going off the rails about them!
As always, if there are any types of meals you love to make on a weekly basis for your meal prep, feel free to let us know by leaving a comment below or sliding into my DMs on Instagram.
Grilled Chicken with Herby Lime Marinade – An amazing grilled chicken marinade with fresh herbs and lime juice that makes for the BEST grilled chicken every time! Use any fresh herbs you have on hand for this!
Special Diet: Recipe is paleo, low-carb, & Whole30 friendly
Prep Ahead: Chicken can marinate for up to 48 hours.
Substitutions/Notes: Use lemon juice or rice vinegar instead of lime if you prefer. Use any combination of fresh herbs or use one whole bunch of cilantro to make cilantro-lime chicken. Serve with a salad or some garlic herb roasted vegetables or grilled vegetables.
Vegetable Coconut Curry Soup – A hearty vegetarian soup recipe with aromatic curry coconut milk broth for Thai flair that comes together in just over 30 minutes. Make it using your favorite vegetables and/or add in some animal protein to change it up over and over!
Special Diet Notes: This veggie soup recipe is vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and whole30.
Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed, as the soup comes together quickly!
Substitutions/Notes: Add chicken, beef, shrimp, or your favorite source of protein if you’d like.
Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa – Smoky grilled shrimp pairs up with sweet pineapple salsa in these delicious grilled shrimp tacos! They’re ready in under 30 minutes, too.
Special Diet Notes: Make it paleo by using grain-free tortillas and omitting the cheese. You can also use cauliflower tortillas or other low-carb tortillas to make the recipe low-carb.
Prep Ahead: The salsa can be made a day or two ahead. Just add the avocado immediately before serving so it doesn’t get brown.
Substitutions/Notes: Serve the shrimp and salsa over a bed of salad greens if you like.
Pesto Chicken Salad with Avocado – A quick and easy Pesto Avocado Chicken Salad recipe requires only 5 basic ingredients and is just so delicious! Enjoy it as is, or use it for sandwiches, wraps, or add it to a green salad. This chilled and refreshing chicken salad recipe is easy to customize!
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is low-carb and can be made paleo if using a dairy-free pesto sauce.
Prep Ahead: This simple recipe comes together quickly, especially if you use leftover cooked chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken and store-bought pesto sauce – no advance prep is needed.
Substitutions/Notes: Use four cans of canned salmon or canned tuna in place of chicken if desired. If making this several days ahead of time, wait until you eat the salad to add the avocado.
Garlic Butter Salmon Sheet Pan Meal – This easy, versatile garlic butter salmon is roasted on a sheet pan with any quick-cooking vegetables you like! Just 10 minutes under the broiler and dinner is on the table!
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo and dairy-free using ghee or avocado oil. It’s also low-carb and Whole30 friendly.
Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead. It comes together quickly.
Substitutions/Notes: Natalie recommends using vegetables that cook quickly under a broiler, such as green beans, cherry tomatoes, chopped cabbage, small broccoli florets, or asparagus. That way, everything is ready at the same time with perfect doneness.
Taco Stuffed Delicata Squash – Taco Stuffed Delicata Squash with chili-spiced ground beef, onion and cheese is the ultimate healthy comforting meal! Complete with protein, complex carbohydrates and Vitamins, this nourishing dinner recipe is big on flavor and easy to prepare.
Special Diet Notes: For dairy-free or paleo, omit the cheese or use your favorite non-dairy cheese. This recipe is moderate carb.
Prep Ahead: You can roast the delicata squash up to 4 days ahead of time.
Substitutions/Notes: Swap the ground beef for ground turkey, chicken, or pork. Finely chop any additional veggies, such as broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, cauliflower, etc. and cook them in with the ground meat if you’d like.
Peanut Butter Protein Bites – These soft & delicious peanut butter protein balls are a perfect, portable snack full of protein and healthy fats. Add some freeze-dried strawberries for a PB&J taste!
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is grain-free. It’s also dairy-free by using dairy-free protein powder.
Prep Ahead: No need to prep!
Substitutions/Notes: If you’re avoiding peanut products, replace the peanut butter protein with more of the vanilla or even chocolate protein and replace the peanut butter with almond butter or cashew butter.
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