I hope you are enjoying these weekly meal plans. They should be making your life a little easier in the kitchen. I know the challenges of switching to Paleo. It can seem very overwhelming, at first. I try to pick out easy meals to make that are also favorable with kids.
The dinners I picked out this week should fit your budget and make your taste-buds very happy! You have the option of making the meal #1 in the crock pot and, also, I included a meal-on-the-fly in case you find yourself too busy to cook. Just prep them beforehand and grab them when running out the door!
The Paleo Mama Meal Plan #3
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Meal #1 (optional crock pot meal) : Thyme Roast Chicken with Roasted Root Veggies – This recipe is so simple yet so delish! Throw the chicken in the crock pot if you choose and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Meal #2 : Balsamic Chicken and Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts – I rave about this dish to everyone! It’s also *that* dish that I make to impress. It’s the most tasty chicken I have ever had!!! Don’t skip the brussel spouts because you don’t like them OR think your kids won’t eat them. Mine LOVE brussel sprouts! We call them Monster Eggs and pretend we need to eat them before the monster hatches!
Meal #3 : Butternut Squash Lasagna – I just love this dish and I also love that it has veggies already in the dish, so no extra side is needed!
Meal #4 : Salmon with Cherry Tomato Salsa and Asparagus – we make ourselves eat a seafood dish or two every week. It’s good to give kids a taste for fish early in life. Both my kids (4 and 1) devour fish. I will say, they do not like Ahi Tuna, but Salmon, Tilapia and Shrimp don’t last long in our house!
Meal #5: Dinner-on-the-Fly: Meat & Spinach Muffins with a Mason Jar Salad : These muffins have been a long-standing favorite among my family. They are easy to make and so delicious. These are great to eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
The Mason Jar Salad that my friend, Dusti, guest-posted about has been a LIFESAVER for me! It’s a genius way of making salads and they really do keep for up to a week! I included the ingredients in the shopping list to get your started on making your first mason jar salads! You can omit this if you do not want to make it and just throw a salad together for this meal instead.
Hope you enjoy this week of healthy, Paleo eating!
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