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Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan

Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan | Paleo Parents

This week’s menu is a great one filled with lots of simple, summer-inspired meals! We’ve been grilling, breaking out bright flavors, and making all-around fun meals loaded with lots of veggies and health-promoting ingredients!

All of the recipes in this week’s meal plan can be found on the internet, or in our cookbook Real Life Paleo!

Want even more Paleo dinner inspiration? You’ll find an entire archive of past meal plans HERE – we hope to help you incorporate balanced meals into your weekly planning.

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Here’s what we ate for dinner this week:

Sunday: Meatza and Salad
—> Meatza recipe from Real Life Paleo
—> Salad is whatever veg we have in the fridge, but you can find inspiration —> here!

Meatza is a fun Paleo-spin on pizza night, as everybody loves to put their own toppings on their individual meat-crust pizza pies! This dinner is a regular on our table because everyone loves it, and it’s incredibly simple and easy to whip up! We almost always serve this with a simple salad of whatever veggies we have on hand.

Paleo Pizza Meatza, Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan | Paleo Parents

Monday: Molasses Horseradish Mustard Ribs, Ambrosia Salad, and Creamy Ranch Coleslaw
—> Molasses Horseradish Mustard Ribs from our blog
—> Ambrosia Salad recipe from our blog
—> Steamed Green Beans

On Memorial day we had a big cookout with lots of meat, some of our favorite summertime side dishes, and delicious fresh strawberries! It was a great day spent with family- enjoying each other’s company, the lovely weather, and our freedoms.

Molasses Horseradish Mustard No Fork Needed Ribs by PaleoParents

Tuesday: Banzai Burgers and Roasted Potatoes
—> Banzai Burgers recipe from our blog
—> Potatoes simply peeled, tossed with Chosen Foods Avocado Oil and baked until golden

Can’t… stop… grilling! We love it because the clean up is easy (no pans to wash!) and anything grilled is automatically more delicious. These burgers topped with grilled pineapple and teriyaki glaze (a Red Robin re-creation) are always a big hit!

Banzai burgers Paleo, Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan | Paleo Parents

Wednesday: Huli-Huli Chicken Wings and Pineapple Fried Cauli-Rice
—> Huli-Huli Chicken Wings recipe from The Domestic Man
—> Pineapple Fried Cauli-Rice recipe from Get Inspired Everyday and similar recipe in Real Life Paleo

Using up what we have- the leftover pineapple from yesterday’s burgers went into this incredible fried cauli-rice. And these sweet and spicy marinated grilled wings totally hit the spot!

Huli chicken wings and pineapple fried rice Paleo, Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan | Paleo Parents

Thursday: Shrimp and Avocado Miso Salad
—> Shrimp and Avocado Miso Salad recipe from Pinch of Yum

Yep, we grilled the shrimp too! We love trying new salads, and this one was loaded with tons of different flavors and textures, which made it a totally satisfying main-dish salad. When trying new recipes, if we aren’t totally sure that all of the boys are going to love it, we plan it for a night when there will surely be leftovers… just in case.

Shrimp miso salad Paleo, Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan | Paleo Parents

Friday: FRIED FRIDAY! Fish & Chips
—> Fish battered with our Chicken Fingers recipe from Real Life Paleo
—> Chips were potatoes cut thinly on a mandolin, soaked in water, towel-dried, and then fried

We’ve started a new tradition that we’re pretty excited about: Fry-Day Friday!! This week was an old favorite: fried fish, along with a new favorite (inspired by my trip to the Mediterranean?!): homemade potato chips! You can look forward to more fun Fry-Day dinners in the future!

Paleo fish and chips, Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan | Paleo Parents

Saturday: Dinner Out!
We celebrated Finian passing his swimming test with dinner out as a family.

Sunday: Leftovers
If we suspect (or even purposefully plan ahead for it!) that we will have leftovers, we build them right into our weekly meal plan! Sunday was leftover ribs with steamed green beans and fresh berries with whipped cream for dessert!

Ribs and green beans Paleo leftovers, Our Summer-Inspired Weekly Family Meal Plan | Paleo Parents

Recipes in this week’s meal plan found on the Internet or in Real Life Paleo!

Real Life Paleo Book Cover (not thumbnail)

Find Real Life Paleo here!

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