This week’s Paleo Weekly Meal Plan features six seasonal dinner recipes and one dessert! Complete with a printable grocery list, these meal plans are designed to make life easy and nourishing!

Paleo Weekly Meal Plan - an easy whole food centric meal plan that incorporates seasonal produce and plenty of protein for balanced meals.

Well hello there!

How’s your holiday season going so far?

Our fall colors here in the Reno-Tahoe area have been popping the last few weeks. It’s been nice and sunny and the perfect temperature for walks and hikes outside.

Between baking all sorts of delicious desserts and comforting sharable side dishes, my holiday season is in full swing and has been remarkably tasty so far!

Do you plan your holiday menu well in advance, if so, keep your eyes peeled for all sorts of sharable recipes coming your way!

Let’s chat about this week’s meal plan!

This week is all about easy, healthy comfort food! I’m betting you’re going to love the simplicity and the deliciousness of all these flavorful meals!

If you’re looking for some extra side dishes, I typically go with my Easy Sautéed Vegetables Recipe or my Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables. You can also go with steamed or fried rice (I’m certifiably obsessed with fried rice) or keep it low-carb by going with cauliflower rice.

If you’re looking for some weekend baking projects, my Gluten-Free Apple Cobbler and my Maple Pecan Vegan Cinnamon Rolls, which I posted this week, are epic show-stoppers!

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.



Clam Chowder with Bacon – This clam chowder is based on my Natalie’s grandma’s recipe. She makes it gluten-free, dairy-free and adds bacon for her own unique twist. She has also included instructions for stove top, Instant Pot & slow cooker.

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Clam Chowder with Bacon

Special Diet: Recipe is paleo with dairy-free adaptations in recipe notes.

Prep Ahead: Cook the bacon ahead of time if you like, and reserve some of the bacon drippings for making the soup.

Substitutions/Notes: Feel free to substitute turnips or white sweet potatoes for the white potatoes if you’re avoiding nightshades.


Creamy Crock Pot Pork Chops with Potatoes and Mushrooms – Creamy Crock Pot Pork Chops with Potatoes and Mushrooms is hearty comfort food at its finest! Full of caramelized onion and garlic flavors with the most delightful creamy mushroom sauce, this amazing slow cooker pork chop recipe is one for the history books. 😉

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with creamy garlic sauce, potatoes, and mushrooms

Special Diet Notes: This recipe is paleo and whole30 compliant. Make it low-carb or keto by omitting the potatoes and subbing for a side of vegetables.

Prep Ahead: This is a make ahead meal, so no advance prep is necessary.

Substitutions/Notes: Use half & half instead of coconut milk if you do dairy.


Thai Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner – A sheet pan dinner is your best friend — especially on the weeknights. This sheet pan BFF has chicken & veggies that cook up in a super easy Thai-inspired marinade. You can serve it as is (Paleo/Keto/Whole30 friendly!) or with some freshly steamed Jasmine rice.

Thai Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo. It’s also Whole30 friendly if you use sugar-free fish sauce and compliant sriracha/sambal sauce.

Prep Ahead: You can trim the Brussels & make the cauliflower florets ahead of time if you like.

Substitutions/Notes: Use any quick roasting vegetables that you like here. Sweet potatoes, summer squash, or fresh green beans would also be good options.


Ground Beef and Cabbage Soup – Ground Beef and Cabbage Soup is an incredibly simple soup recipe, ideal for those looking for a belly-pleasing meal without much effort!

Ground Beef and Cabbage Soup - a simple yet satisfying healthy meal that's easy to prepare!

Special Diet Notes: This soup recipe is paleo, whole30 and low-carb/keto.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed, as the soup comes together quickly!

Substitutions/Notes: Add in your favorite veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, etc. Swap out the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken.


Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Mushrooms & Garlic Sauce – A simple yet wildly flavorful low-carb meal! Add your favorite animal protein for a balanced dinner.

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Mushrooms and Garlic

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo, Whole30 friendly, and meatless.

Prep Ahead: This goes quickly, so no need to prep ahead of time.

Substitutions/Notes: Add some leftover meat if you need to add more protein to this meal.


Creamy Pesto Chicken – Creamy Pesto Chicken with sun-dried tomatoes is a rich and flavorful meal keeping weeknight eating delicious and fun.  Dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, paleo and whole30! Serve it up with your choice of side dishes for a complete meal.

Paleo Creamy Pesto Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes - an easy healthy dinner recipe that is dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, and whole30

Special Diet Notes: This creamy chicken recipe is paleo, whole30, keto, dairy-free and gluten-free! Serve it up with your choice of side dishes, such as steamed rice and sautéed or roasted vegetables.

Prep Ahead: No advance prep is needed as the whole recipe takes right around 30 minutes to make.

Substitutions/Notes: Swap the coconut milk for half & half + a couple tablespoons of gluten-free flour for thickening if you do dairy. If you make the swap just be sure you don’t allow the mixture to come to a full boil.


Crustless Pumpkin Pie Cups for Instant Pot – The biggest setback in making a paleo, low-carb, or keto pumpkin pie is the crust. So, let’s ditch the crust and make some crustless pumpkin pie cups! The toasted marshmallow topping makes it extra special.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie made in the Instant Pot

Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo & low-carb if you use a low-carb sweetener.

Prep Ahead: The custard cups can be made a few days in advance and chilled until ready to top with the marshmallow cream.

Substitutions/Notes: If you use a different sweetener, make sure it’s a granulated sweetener. Liquid sweeteners will throw off the texture of the custard and the topping.


Click HERE to print this week’s grocery list!

Healthy meal plan grocery list to keep meal prep easy



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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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