Five real food recipes, all weeknight friendly + gluten- and dairy-free.
vg: vegan | v: vegetarian | gf: gluten-free | df: dairy-free | p: paleo | ff: freezer-friendly
Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Skinny Taste (gf, df, p)
- This recipe does not use any seasoning for the brisket. If your corned beef brisket comes with a seasoning packet feel free to discard it.
- If you can't find parsnip consider substituting potato or celery root.
- Keep in mind that the cabbage is added at the end of cooking time, so plan accordingly.
Roasted Potato and Asparagus Lentil Salad with Tangy Mustard-Lemon Dressing from Oh She Glows (vg, v, gf, df)
- This salad is great for dinner and packs well for lunch the next day.
- If you can't find or don't have green lentils, brown lentils will work just as well.
- Feel free to add any roasted veggies you may have on hand--this recipe is very versatile.
Taco Salad from What Gaby's Cooking (gf, df)
- Many store-bought taco seasoning packets contain artificial ingredients and preservatives, so be sure to check your ingredients.
- For a vegetarian option skip the meat and double the black beans. Omit the cheese for a dairy-free option.
- Think your kids won't eat a salad for dinner? Serve all the parts separately on their plates and let them mix as they like.
Salmon Avocado and Arugula Salad with Lemon-Parsley Dressing from The Iron You (gf, df, p)
- This salad is simple, beautiful and easy!
- Grilling or broiling fresh wild salmon makes this salad extra special, but canned wild salmon will work if you're running short on time or don't feel like cooking.
- You may want to double or triple the dressing to have on hand for salad later in the week. It will keep in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for several days.
Paleo Thai Meatballs from Lexi's Clean Kitchen (gf, df, p, ff)
- Omit the chili paste if you're making these meatballs for someone sensitive to heat.
- These meatballs are great served with a side of roasted or steamed veggies, or on top of zoodles.
- Meatballs freeze well, so consider making a double batch and freezing leftovers for another night.