A whole food based healthy Paleo Weekly Meal Plan featuring six seasonal dinner recipes and one healthier dessert! Complete with a printable grocery list, these meal plans are designed to make life easy and nourishing!
Fall is in full swing here in the Reno/Tahoe area, and I am loving it! Our trees are changing color, there’s a chill in the air, and life just feels a little calmer.
In honor of October greeting us and the autumn weather, our meal plan this week is focused around fall and winter produce.
We have light yet satiating meals as well as healthy comfort foods! Plus, the dessert this week is probably my all-time favorite 😉
On this meal plan, we have a couple of main entrees that don’t have sides written in, so you can always serve them with your favorite side dishes.
Some of my favorites this time of year is my Brussel Sprout Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, Apple Cider Glazed Carrots, and Mushroom Risotto. My Easy Go-To Stir Fry Vegetables Recipe or my Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables are magnificent pairings to any entrée as well.
Also, if you didn’t catch my Spiced Apple Pumpkin Bread with Streusel Topping, it is the current rave in my household! (Note: I have a Chocolate Chip Paleo Pumpkin Bread for those of you who are grain-free)
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.
30-Minute Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken – Easy, quick dairy-free Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken is a miracle meal ready in 30 minutes! Loaded with creamy, zesty garlicky flavor, you’ll never look at bland chicken breast the same way!
Special Diet: Recipe is dairy-free, paleo, keto, and whole30.
Prep Ahead: This dish comes together very quickly! No advance prep is needed.
Substitutions/Notes: Serve with your favorite side dishes. I recommend my Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower for a grain-free option and my Lemon Garlic Rosemary Rice. Sautéed and roasted veggies are great pairings too!
Smoky BBQ Beef Chili – This hearty, smoky chili has become my go-to recipe for a weeknight chili. The extra flavor BBQ sauce addition levels up the chili to a whole new level!
Special Diet Notes: To make this recipe paleo, swap out the beans for another pound of ground beef. You can also use coconut aminos instead of Worcestershire and find a low-sugar BBQ sauce like Primal Kitchen.
Prep Ahead: No need to prep ahead! Although this chili (like most chili) is better the second day, so this recipe is ideal for a make-ahead meal!
Substitutions/Notes: I like to top my chili with avocados and sliced green onions. Use your favorite toppings!
Roasted Garlic Kale Spaghetti Squash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Spaghetti squash lovers, you’re going to go bonkers over this recipe! Roasted garlic, kale, sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts makes for a comforting, low-carb meal requiring only 5 main ingredients! Add any protein for a well-balanced meal.
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is vegan, paleo, whole30 and low-carb. Add your favorite protein such as leftover or rotisserie chicken or baked salmon for a more substantial meal!
Prep Ahead: The spaghetti squash can be roasted up to 5 days ahead of time.
Substitutions/Notes: Add kalamata olives, capers, artichoke hearts, and/or feta cheese if you’d like! Add protein of choice.
Mango Chicken Curry – This Mango Chicken Curry is an easy recipe! If you have someone who is new to Indian cuisine, this Indian-inspired recipe is a great one to start with. Feel free to use frozen mangoes, if you like.
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo & Whole30 friendly (if you serve it with cauli rice). My Jalapeno Ginger Cauliflower Rice or my Thai Cauliflower Fried Rice. If you do grains, my Coconut Rice is an amazing pairing!
Prep Ahead: No prep ahead needed. Although you could make the blended sauce 1-2 days ahead of time.
Substitutions/Notes: Serve with jasmine rice, cauliflower rice, or roasted vegetables.
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: Recipe is low-carb and keto-friendly. Make it paleo by using a raw milk cheddar or skipping the cheese.
Prep Ahead: The delicata squash can be roasted up to 4 days in advance, and the meat can be cooked up to 3 days ahead of time.
Substitutions/Notes: Use your favorite cheese in place of cheddar or skip the cheese to make it dairy-free.
Azteca Squash Soup with Chorizo – Silky, creamy winter squash soups are always so comforting! The chorizo adds a unique flavor and texture to keep the creamy soup vibe alive.
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is Paleo. Use Aidell’s Chicken-Apple Sausage or another compliant sausage to make this Whole30 friendly.
Prep Ahead: You can roast the squash ahead of time or buy pre-cut squash and roast the cubes.
Substitutions/Notes: You can use kabocha or a couple of acorn squashes for this soup, too.
The BEST Giant Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – Amazingly soft yet crispy and chewy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies made with almond flour. Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and delicious!
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo and there is a keto option within the recipe post.
Prep Ahead: The dough needs to be refrigerated for at least 2 hours before baking the cookies. You can prepare the dough up to 3 days in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Substitutions/Notes: Use coconut oil instead of butter to make the cookies dairy-free. You can also use a sugar-free sweetener and/or sugar-free chocolate chips to make these low-carb
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