This Paleo Meal Plan includes low and anti-inflammatory meals that are comprised of nothing but whole foods. These meals are easy to assemble, blasted with flavor, and will ignite your motivation to cook each week!
Be sure to print out the grocery list at the bottom of the post to make shopping for the week a breeze.
It’s Week 2 of our Paleo Meal Plans, and I couldn’t be more excited for this one!
We have a ton of variety as well as a couple tricks to make meal prepping easier for the week.
Natalie and I put a lot of thought into the meals we choose for these meal plans, because we want to help make meal prep extra easy, not at all stressful, and ultra tasty.
We want to be sure you’re getting all sorts of variety but at the same time are able to cross over ingredients from various recipes so that you won’t get sick of flavors, but also don’t have to buy a ton of different ingredients.
I think you’ll love this week! Everything requires very few ingredients and is super straightforward. Because we have a big holiday coming up and everyone will likely be doing a lot of cooking, this meal plan will be a nice break from difficult or overwhelming recipes, as everything is so quick and easy!
On this week’s menu, we have Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup, Mustard-Herb Pork Loin with Maple Butternut Mash, Mediterranean Salmon, Indian-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup, Tuscan Chicken, Wild Rice Salad with Pesto Sauce, and for dessert: Paleo 7-Layer Magic Bars!
If you’re looking for side dishes to serve alongside the main entrees, check out my Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower, Roasted Garlic and Kale Spaghetti Squash, or Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season and have fun meal prepping for the week!
Immunity-Boosting Turmeric Chicken Soup – This turmeric chicken soup includes carrots, parsnips, kale, bone broth, and more for an immunity-boosting powerhouse meal. It’s super quick and easy to make and is paleo, keto, AIP, and whole30.
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is whole30, paleo, and low-carb. You can make this soup Low-FODMAP by omitting the onion, garlic, and celery and adding 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar or lime juice (for flavor).
Prep Ahead: The soup comes together quickly, so no advance prep is needed
Substitutions: Use ground turkey or beef instead of chicken. Incorporate your favorite vegetables, such as cauliflower or broccoli
Mustard-Herb Pork Loin with Maple Butternut Mash – Perfectly seasoned, moist and tender pork loin with amazing butternut squash mash. The squash roasts in the pork drippings with all of that herb-y goodness, so you know it’s gotta be GREAT!
Special Diet Notes: This recipe is paleo on its own, but if you’d like to reduce the sugar content, you can reduce the maple syrup by half.
Advance Prep: You can prep the pork roast up to 12 hours ahead of time.
Substitutions: You can also use sweet potatoes in place of the butternut squash.
Mediterranean Salmon in Parchment Paper – Mediterranean-inspired salmon in parchment paper with sun-dried tomatoes, dill, capers, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and pesto sauce is a mouth-watering experience for a lovely evening in.
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo, whole30, and keto. Be sure to use homemade dairy-free pesto sauce to keep the recipe whole30 and paleo-compliant. The pesto sauce can also be omitted, as the salmon still has loads of flavor without it!
Advance Prep: Recipe comes together very quickly! You can make homemade pesto sauce up to 5 days in advance.
Indian-Inspired Butternut Squash Soup – This quick little soup has a hint of Indian spices, but what really makes this soup shine are the garnishes on top — sliced green onions, toasted coconut, and roasted cashews are a must!
Special Diet Notes: Recipe is paleo & Whole30 friendly
Advance Prep: Prep the butternut squash ahead of time or buy a 2 lb package of pre-cut cubes to save time. You can also roast the vegetables 2-3 days in advance.
Substitutions: To make it extra creamy, try adding a half of a can of coconut milk at the end!
One-Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken – Tuscan Chicken with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes in coconut milk sauce made in just one skillet! PLUS it has show-stopping flavor!
Special Diet Notes: This easy paleo-friendly recipe is dairy-free, low-carb, keto, and whole30 compliant.
Advance Prep: No advance prep necessary!
Substitutions: Add 1/2 yellow onion and/or 3 to 4 cloves of garlic if you love onions and garlic!
Wild Rice Salad with Cucumbers & Pesto – This salad only has FOUR ingredients. And it’s a great jumping off point for throw-together lunches. Add some leftover shredded chicken, tuna, or beans to round it out as a complete meal!
Special Diet Notes: If you don’t eat rice or want this to be Whole30/Keto friendly, use cooked cauliflower rice.
Advance Prep: You can use leftover pesto from the salmon earlier in the week and the rice and pesto can be made 2-3 days ahead of time. Don’t mix the cucumbers in until you’re ready to eat, though.
Substitutions: Use cauliflower rice if you want it to be completely grain-free. Use any leftover salmon, chicken, or pork from earlier in the week to add some protein if you like.
7-Layer Paleo Magic Bars – A grain-free vegan version of classic magic bars, these easy to assemble bars are great for entertaining guests any time of year, and are magnificent for holiday cookie exchanges.
Prep Ahead: You can make the crust and caramel ahead of time – up to 3 days recommended
Substitutions: Use hazelnut flour instead of almond flour, coconut oil instead of ghee, and/or 2 paleo chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips
Click HERE to print this week’s grocery list.
Saturday 19th of December 2020
I couldn't get the recipe for One-Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken . Can you please post it? thanks
Saturday 19th of December 2020
Thanks so much for catching that, Leslie! I fixed the link within the post, and here it is: https://www.theroastedroot.net/creamy-tuscan-chicken/