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Paleo Meal Plan – Week 2

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!

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season and have fun meal prepping for the week!



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Paleo Meal Plan – Week 1

A Paleo Meal Plan complete with six dinner recipes and one dessert PLUS a printable grocery list to make meal prep easy for the week. This meal plan features seasonal ingredients and includes whole30 and low-carb / keto options.


If you’ve followed along for a while, you know I’ve been posting Vegetarian Meal Plans every Saturday for quite a long time. 

Well, I’m so psyched to introduce you to a brand new meal plan that has been a long-time coming!

Why Paleo?

After giving it much thought, I decided I wanted to stick to meal plans that are closer to the way I actually eat.

I have a great deal of vegetarian and vegan followers, but the reality is, I am nowhere near plant-based. I wanted to provide a valuable resource for that sector of my audience, and I’m so happy I could for so long.

While I absolutely eat a ton of vegetables (like 6 lbs per day) and sometimes meatless meals, the majority of what I eat includes animal protein and is closer to a paleolithic diet.

Put simply, meat, vegetables, and rice is where I thrive, and because the majority of my recipes reflect that, I can only assume the majority of my audience eats similarly to me.

Authenticity and transparency are very important to me, so while I loved those plant-based meal plans, I felt the right thing to do was to stick with my own style of eating.

If you loved the Vegetarian Meal Plans, you can still access old ones in my archives (I’m certainly not deleting them! You have PLENTY to choose from). The other ladies I made the meal plans with are still doing them, so you can still get new veggie meal plans if you go to their blogs.

About These Paleo Meal Plans:

I’m collaborating with my friend Natalie Perry, who writes the blog, Perry’s Plate, to make these plans. You may recognize Natalie’s site and name, as I’ve spoken about her a number of times on this site throughout the years. She’s my bud!

Natalie is a two-time cookbook author, mother of four, lives in Idaho with her husband and kids, and creates AMAZING whole food-centric recipes. We share the same food philosophy and lean toward all-natural whole food meals.

Each meal plan will consist of six dinner recipes and one dessert. We will provide a printable grocery list so that you can easily shop for your meals for the week. We’ll be posting a meal plan every other Saturday, and it will be up at midnight pacific time.

If you use Sunday as your meal prep day, simply print out the grocery list on Saturday for your run to the store, and get to prepping for the week!

Additional Notes:

For each recipe, we include prep ahead suggestions (if applicable) as well as call out the special diets it fits, and any possible substitutions. 

Because Natalie and I both believe in the importance of eating seasonally, every meal plan will include seasonally-appropriate meals. 

Our goal is to make these weekly meal plans as simple and useful to you as possible. Feel free to give us suggestions on what would make your experience better! We are here to provide value to your life and ideally make nourishing your body easier.

That’s it! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Natalie or I! I hope you love these plans!

Without further adieu, here is week 1’s meal plan!


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Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.29.2020

This week’s meal plan is made up of quick and easy meals that will nourish and satisfy that bodacious bod. Be sure to print out the grocery list to make shopping easy peasy!

How was your Thanksgiving?

My partner and I had a very low-key Thanksgiving just the two of us this year. We’re still rich in leftovers, which is my favorite part about these holiday feasts. 

If you aren’t teaming with leftovers, we’ve got you! Sticking with a routine is important to me, and the simple act of preparing the week’s meals in advance can make the week go so smoothly. This to say, we’re still here, meal planning it up!

On the menu this week: Roasted Squash Salad, Black Bean Soup, Moroccan Chickpea and Butternut Squash, Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta, Crispy Baked Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos, and Creamy Tahini Spaghetti Squash.

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!


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Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.22.2020

This week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan (for the week of November 22, 2020) is full of easy-to-prepare, nourishing recipes! Be sure to print out the grocery list to make your shopping experience super easy.


How are we feeling?

This week is going to be an interesting one for all of us. It will mean a lot of changes for what I’m guessing is the majority of individuals, myself included. We’re all doing the best we can to stay connected, but with that comes some restrictions.

Wherever you are, I hope Thanksgiving week is as stress-free and fun as it possibly can be. Let’s make a casual agreement to make the best of it, and to form new traditions if need be.

Whatever your holiday season is shaping up to look like, remember we are all in this together. It’s best to celebrate our commonalities and give ourselves and each other some grace. 

If you’re like me, this week is going to look remarkably similar to most other weeks. If you’re in that boat and are keeping to your routine, we’ve got you – here’s your weekly meal plan to keep meal making easy and to keep that body of yours well-nourished!

On this week’s Vegetarian Meal Plan: Vegan Broccoli Tacos, Lentil Quinoa Meatballs, Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup, Vegetarian Tortilla Soup, Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowls, and Chickpea Salad Sandwiches.

Much love to you and yours!


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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.15.2020

This week’s meal plan is packed full of cozy healthy comfort food! With plenty of variety and all sorts of flavor, you’ll LOVE the menu this week! Print the grocery list at the bottom of the post to make grocery shopping easy for the week

Oh hey there! 

What are you up to this weekend? It’s storming here, so I’m using my quality indoor time to sweat it out at the gym and get ready for Thanksgiving. I find sticking with the same tried and true dishes is always the best bet for keeping folks satisfied.

If you’re in need of some holiday side dishes, be sure to check out my Gluten-Free Cornbread (it’s also dairy-free), Mediterranean Scalloped Potatoes, and Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole…they’ll be the talk of the celebration!

On this week’s meal plan: Weeknight Linguini with Chickpeas and Zucchini, Portabella Boats with Rosemary and Lentil Crumble, 30-Minute Gnocchi Lasagna Bake, Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Vegan Pumpkin Lentil Soup, and Quinoa Taco Skillet.


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Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.08.2020

How are you this weekend?!

Are you getting excited for the upcoming holiday season? Feeling worried and overwhelmed, or perhaps jubilant and thrilled? 

Emotions are high right now, and while I can’t pretend to contribute to anyone’s personal solution, the one thing I will say is this: I truly believe we are in charge of our own destiny. 

Regardless of where you come from, your thoughts or feelings, you are the one who’s calling the shots.

And guess what? You’re already one step ahead on the week for clicking on this blog post and putting energy toward the future! So let’s keep at it – whether we’re charging or crawling, we’re all in life together, and life is beautiful

Food this week!

On the menu this week: Autumn Arugula Salad, Cauliflower Parmesan, Vegan Pumpkin Curry, Warm Haloumi Salad with Apples and Pecans, Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili, and Tuscan White Bean Kale and Farro Stew.



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Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.01.2020

A healthy vegetarian meal plan for the week of November 1, 2020. This nutrient-dense plant-based meal plan includes options for vegan and gluten-free eaters.

Happy Halloween!

What are you up to? Me? I’m having a small gathering of individuals over for a potluck…it’s a bring-your-own-burrito (or burrito bowl) ingredients sort of thing. With costumes. And adult games. Gotta do what you gotta do to keep life interesting these days, am I right?

In case you’re looking for a last-minute healthy dessert for Halloween, check out my Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! They have all the trappings of fall, are ultra gooey, yet are a better-for-you option 😉

On the menu this week: Vegan Pumpkin Curry, Rustic Minestrone Soup with Rice and Kale, Quick and Easy Vegan Pho, Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Chipotle Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Enchilada Casserole, and Israeli Power Salad.



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Vegetarian Meal Plan 10.25.2020

A healthy vegetarian meal plan for the week of October 25, 2020. Print the grocery list and get a head start on meal prep for the week!


How was your week?

We’ve been ramping up for the holidays, whipping up all the side dishes and desserts! In fact, we just had our first Friendsgiving last night! 

Oh, and in case you missed it, I posted a tutorial on How to Make Chocolate Bars AND a Keto Mug Cookie this week. One’s a super fun project, the other is a quick, delicious fix!

On this week’s healthy meal plan: Roasted Vegetable Stacked Enchiladas, Butternut Squash Leek Soup, Instant Pot Minestrone Soup, Slow Cooker Black Bean Ragout on Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Kale Salad, and Easy Sesame Noodles.


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Vegetarian Meal Plan 10.18.2020

A healthy plant-based meal plan for the week of October 17, 2020. Whip up these delicious and nutritious dinner recipes to make meal prep for the week easy peasy!

Halfway through October and where has all the time gone?!

As we dive deeper into fall and holiday season, I would LOVE to know the types of recipes you all are looking for.

I assume healthy side dishes, luscious desserts, Instant Pot/slow cooker recipes? Feel free to drop a comment and let me know anything you would like! Feel free to be as specific as you want.

Those Healthy Apple Muffins I posted last week have been a HUGE hit! If you haven’t had a chance to bake a batch yet, I suggest it! They’re basically ALL THE FALL in one love muff 😉

For meal prep this week: Vegan Meatballs, Creamy Vegan Tortilla Soup, Black Bean Enchiladas, Thai Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower Pumpkin Fettucini Alfredo, and Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette.



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Vegetarian Meal Plan 10.11.2020

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan with fall-inspired plant-based meals for the week of October 11, 2020. Print out the grocery list to get a head start on meal prep for the week!

Happy Weekend to ya!

If you’re handling the current social, political and economic climate like me, the last few weeks (slash months) have been ultra stressful. One of the things I try to do when I’m more stressed than usual is keep everything in life as basic as possible. 

I say no to things I know will be more stressful than they’re worth.

I spend time with the people who make me feel relaxed rather than ramped up.

I honor my emotions but also zoom out enough to see the situation in a logical light so that I’m still valuing the way I feel without over-feeling.

And I try to stay organized with my priorities, get enough exercise, and keep my meals simple, nourishing and delicious.

This is where meal prep becomes ultra useful. While many of us feel we never have enough time for meal prepping, making it a priority lifts a huge burden off my shoulders. I don’t have to think about what I’m going to make for dinner because it’s already made, and I don’t have to make multiple trips to the store throughout the week.

That said, I hope you find these meal plans equally beneficial and can use them as a way to simplify and de-stress.

Oh, and when all else fails, baking a batch of Healthy Apple Muffins never ceases to soothe the soul.

On this week’s meal plan: Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Avocado and Jammy Egg, Lentil Sandwiches with Herbed Ricotta, Roasted Cauliflower and Farro Salad, Immunity Boosting Soup, Peanut Noodles and Broccoli, and The Best Vegan Chili.

Hope you enjoy!

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Vegetarian Meal Plan 09.27.2020

A nutritious weekly meal plan that is vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options. Meal plan includes a grocery list for ease of meal prep

Howdy, folks!

How is autumn treating you so far?

Thankfully, the fires have calmed in the Western U.S., and our skies here in Reno have gone back to a beautiful blue. Thanks for sending your good thoughts our way 🙂 xo

On this week’s meal plan: Crock Pot Vegan Pumpkin Chili, Roasted Buffalo Chickpea Salad, Butternut Squash and Lentil Bolognese, Vegan Broccoli Tacos, Vegan Stuffed Shells, Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers.

Be sure to print our grocery list for easy shopping!

And if you’re looking for a delicious fall-inspired breakfast (or snack), be sure to check out my Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. 😉

Enjoy! xo

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Vegetarian Meal Plan 09.20.2020

For all you meal prep fanatics of the world, we’re making it easy peasy with this nutrient-dense plant-based meal plan. Each recipe can be made gluten-free, vegan, or animal protein-infused depending on your personal tastes! Print the grocery list at the end of the post and get cooking! Yesterday the winds picked up in our …

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