Your Healthy Weekly Meal Plan is here: 5 quick and easy weeknight meals, all naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.
You would think that since I write Healthy Weekly Meal Plans each week that I'm always ready and excited to cook dinner. I'm here to tell you, my friends, that's not always the case. I do plan our meals each week using the Healthy Weekly Meal Plan and select easy meals I know I'll be able to handle on a weeknight. Inevitably, though, mid-week rolls around and I get tired. Work and family life catches up with me and I don't actually feel like cooking.
This happened last night. I was tired, grouchy, and just did not want to deal with dinner. What I wanted was a margarita and a giant basket of chips and some guacamole. Truth. And while the margarita and chips dinner does have its place in life, a Wednesday night in the middle of the barre3 Challenge is probably not one of those times, at least not for me. Luckily I did have our meal plan on hand and groceries in the fridge, so I dragged myself into the kitchen for a few minutes and in no time we had dinner on the table. It's in those moments that I'm extra glad to have a meal plan in mind to keep me on track with our family's healthy eating goals.
I hope you'll be able to take a few moments in the next few days to do a little meal planning. It doesn't have to be elaborate. Just a simple game plan to keep you on track during the week. To help you out, I'm moving Healthy Weekly Meal Plans to Fridays to give you an extra day to plan. Here's to having a plan. Cheers!
vg: vegan | v: vegetarian | gf: gluten-free | df: dairy-free | p: paleo | ff: freezer-friendly
Slow Cooker Peach Chicken with Basil from Real Food Whole Life (gf, df, p, ff)
- With just a few minutes to prep this bright, fresh slow cooker meal will be ready and waiting come dinner time.
- This peach chicken is great served over a whole grain, cauliflower rice, or in lettuce wraps.
Chickpea Salad Nicoise from Kitchen Treaty (v, gf, df)
- This recipe is simple enough for a weeknight, but if you want to get a jump on prep consider boiling the eggs, green beans, and potatoes ahead of time. Then all you'll have to do is assemble everything the night you want to serve.
- Leftovers of this dish make a hearty, healthy lunch. Pack everything up, leaving the dressing on the side to keep everything fresh.
Beef and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps from Primal Paleo (gf, df, p)
- These lettuce wraps are a no-brainer weeknight dinner. Cook up a few simple ingredients and dinner is done. Love that!
- Ground turkey would work here in place of the beef if you prefer. If you have a resistant eater consider offering tortillas as a wrap alternative to lettuce.
Black Bean Tortilla Soup from Minimalist Baker (vg, v, gf, df, ff)
- Make this tasty soup on a night when you don't feel like cooking; it's super easy and you likely have most of the ingredients on hand in the pantry.
- Don't forget the toppings for this one. Rich avocado and tangy lime juice will make this soup seem extra special.
Thai Green Salad with Shrimp and Spicy Almond Dressing from Against All Grain (gf, df, p)
- The spicy almonds are a yummy addition to this salad, but if you don't have time simply use roasted, salted almonds.
- Layer this salad in a mason jar for a healthy lunch on-the-go!
You can download the Real Food Whole Life Meal Plan Printable for free by clicking here. Customize your plan, then share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #realfoodmealplan. I love to see what you're making!
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