This mini menu is based on some of my weekly staples. These meals are delicious; provide leftovers (Who has time to cook every night? Not this new mama), budget friendly, and will please both the kids and adults in your family. You can always take advantage of our Paleo meal plans, we do the hard work for you including recipe testing and creating the weekly shopping lists!
Each week we’ll be highlighting some of the best Paleo recipes from around the web in mini menus like this so you can try new things.
OOEY GOOEY CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN BARS – paleOMG
Some may consider these to be a dessert, but I can’t get enough of them for breakfast. I love grabbing a bar, 2 hard-boiled eggs, and some fruit for a delicious, quick breakfast. No cook breakfasts are right up my alley lately.
*I use coconut oil for these bars, and store them in the refrigerator. The cold helps keep the coconut oil in check and not make the bars too greasy.
THE BEST EVER PALEO PANCAKES – The Spunky Coconut
We have deemed Friday’s “Pancake Friday” at my house. And I can vouch for these pancakes; they truly are the best! Add dairy-free chocolate chips for me, please. I see nothing wrong with a little chocolate in the morning.
*Pantry tip: Keeping coconut flour, almond meal, almond flour, tapioca starch, dairy-free chocolate chips, and coconut oil on hand make Paleo baking a cinch. It is an investment to initially stock up on these flours, but replenishing the supply is much cheaper when you’re not purchasing all of them at once.
COBB SALAD WITH BASIL VINIAGRETTE – Against All Grain
I love a good, hearty salad for lunch. This Paleo take on a Cobb salad looks like the perfect meal. I like to prepare all my salad ingredients for the week on Sunday afternoons. I find that prepping the veggies, cooking eggs, chicken, bacon etc. and storing all the ingredients in separate dishes makes lunchtime during the week much easier. I also love making salad dressings in mason jars to store in the fridge. A quick shake and the dressing is ready to go at any time. What’s your favorite lunch or dinner salad?
TURKEY-CUCUMBER ROLL UPS – Ali Went Paleo
Lunch doesn’t have to be complicated. These turkey roll ups could be prepped on Sunday afternoon and then enjoyed for the next few days. I’d swap the Paleo mayo for spicy mustard personally. Grab some carrots, nuts and/or fruit to add in your lunchbox and you’re good to go. These are perfect for kids and adults alike.
ZESTY PALEO MEATLOAF RECIPE – Paleo Newbie
This meatloaf is my husband’s absolute favorite. He practically begs for it. And Paleo Newbie’s tangy BBQ sauce is one of the best that I’ve found. It’s so delicious on this meatloaf, but it also pulls double duty by being just as delicious slathered on burger patties or grilled chicken thighs later in the week. Serve with easy cauliflower mash.
*Meatloaf tip: make meatloaf muffin cups! These are hits with the kids, will cook so much faster, and look really cute to boot. Just divide the meatloaf mixture into greased muffin cups and add sauce to each individual muffin.
TURKEY PUMPKIN CHILI (Modified) – Whole Foods
This turkey pumpkin chili is so delicious and Paleo with a few simple modifications. Ditch the kidney beans and skip the sour cream garnish for the Paleo version of this recipe.
*I usually make this in the crockpot. I simply dice up all the veggies (sauté them on the stove if I have time), dump them in the crockpot with all the other ingredients and set to high for 4 hours if I’m eating this for lunch or low for 8 hours for dinner. Easy and delicious.
LIGHTENED FRIED CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH CHICKEN – A Zesty Bite
My husband is half Korean, so white rice was a staple in his house growing up. With recipes like this one, we’ve found a way to incorporate the flavors he’s used to, but in a lightened up, Paleo fashion. Replace the soy sauce with coconut aminos for a tasty Paleo treat.
COCONUT MILK FUDGESICLES – The Creekside Cook
These fudgesicles are easy to make, only require a few ingredients, and taste delicious. Even though summer has come and gone, I still love to wind down a long day with a yummy ice cream treat.