Your Real Food Meal Plan is here for you! A week's worth of healthy, weeknight meals.
Real Food Meal Plans are made up of five quick, easy, healthy recipes that can be made on busy weeknights. They're perfect if you're looking to get quick, healthy dinners on the table or if you're trying to eliminate gluten and dairy from your diet. All the recipes can be made in 30-minutes or less, with 10-ingredients or fewer, in one-pan, or in a slow cooker. Now let's get meal planning!
vg: vegan | v: vegetarian | gf: gluten-free | df: dairy-free | p: paleo | ff: freezer-friendly
1 | Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Cider Chili (vg, v, gf, df, ff)
A friend of mine, barre3 Fayetteville owner Meg Hurley, messaged me the other day to say how much her family is loving this quick, easy, and nourishing slow cooker meal. It's easy to know why they love this one; It's easy to prepare by just chopping and dropping everything in the slow cooker and it's delicious. The addition of apple cider lends a little natural sweetness, making this a real crowd pleaser. Serve it with all the fixins, and a batch of warm One-Bowls Apple Cornmeal Muffins. Yum!
2 | 5-Ingredient Garlic Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breasts (gf, df, ff, p, ff)
This simple roast chicken is so easy you'll want to add it into your regular dinner rotation. Depending on the thickness of your chicken you'll need between 30-60 minutes, so plan accordingly. I like to make this on a Sunday night and then use the leftover shredded chicken in quick meals throughout the week. Throw some chopped sweet or regular potatoes drizzled with olive oil, salt, and pepper in the oven while the chicken is roasting for a no-brainer side. Then dress some greens with a little lemon on olive oil and dinner is done!
Serve with One-Pan Autumn Quinoa
3 | Easy Southwest Quinoa Bowls (vg, gf, df)
These super easy and flavorful quinoa bowls are very customizable. Use whatever raw or roasted veggies you have on hand, and feel free to add grilled or broiled chicken or shrimp if you like. I serve this bowl "deconstructed" to Elle, with each part served separately on her plate.
4 | Weeknight Mushroom and Beef Ragout (gf, df, ff, p)
You won't believe how quickly and easily this sauce comes together, and it's sure to please the meat lovers in your life. You can actually skip the meat altogether and double the mushrooms for a vegan alternative, or swap in ground turkey if you like. Serve over whole wheat or gluten-free pasta, or over roasted spaghetti squash.
5 | Nourishing No-Noodle Turmeric Chicken Soup (df, gf, p, ff)
You guys, this photo. It's just really bad. I should really go back and retake it. But anyway, the recipe is actually really good, so I'm including it in this week's plan anyway. This nourishing soup takes just a few minutes to prep, and then a few more to simmer away on the stove. Feel free to add some noodles during the last 5-10 minutes of the cooking time (depending on the type of noodle you're using) if you want to turn this into chicken noodle soup.
Bonus Make-Ahead Breakfast: One-Bowl Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies
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