This week’s meal plan is loaded with healthy comfort foods, and ALL the recipes can be found on the internet, so NO BOOKS NEEDED to follow along with this one! Since I know not everyone has all the recipes books we use we wanted to make sure we did at least one of these series with recipes that ANYONE can make. We simply looked at ingredients we had in our fridge, freezer, and pantry and did some google searching with the words “paleo” and “[ingredient]” and “recipe” – the results? FANTASTIC!
We’ve also got a TON of Paleo recipe inspiration over on Pinterest. You can follow along with the daily recipes that Stacy is pinning on the “Recipes to Try” Boards! Oh, and make sure to follow us on Instagram for even more recipe ideas!
If you are just getting caught up on this Wednesday “what we eat” series, feel free to check the archives of past meal plans HERE – we hope to help you incorporate balanced meals into your weekly planning!
Here’s a glimpse into our very real (Paleo) life – with three hungry boys and a busy schedule!
This week’s dinners were:
Saturday: Gyro Meatball Bowl
This plate of food was so good! Flavorful lamb meatballs with Primal Palate Gyro Spice blend, tzatziki sauce, feta cheese (optional), fresh herbs, and cool crunchy veggies. It took 20 minutes to get on the table and everyone gobbled this up!
—> Gyro Meatball Bowls are coming to the blog this Saturday
Sunday: Dinner Out!
If we know we will be out of the house or there is a special occasion, we work going out to eat right into our meal plan. In this case, Sunday was a day Cole had a wrestling tournament and we enjoyed the meal of his choice after – Elevation Burger! You can read our review of this international chain here, including what each of us likes to order.
Monday: Beef & Kale Stroganoff with Broth and Buttered Rice
Even the kids, who usually complain when a green veggie is the only option, were happy with this one! We loved that this dish was loaded with nutrient-dense kale and smothered in broth-based gravy.
—> Beef & Kale Stroganoff recipe from Whole-Fed Homestead
—> Rice simply cooked in broth and butter
photo from Wholefed Homestead blog, because WAY prettier than our photo!
Tuesday: Creamy Butternut Bisque with Bacon and Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings
This soup recipe is one we’ve been making for years – and everyone always loves it. Paired with our newly posted crispy oven baked chicken wings, this was an awesome dinner!
—> Creamy Butternut Bisque with Bacon recipe from our blog (also in and on the cover of Real Life Paleo!)
—> Crispy Oven-Baked Chickens Wings recipe from our blog with Tessemae’s Honey Mustard
Wednesday: Tuna Casserole and World’s Best Braised Cabbage
Comfort food at its finest – this meal really hit the spot! And the tuna was so delicious even our cats were following us around in search of dropped crumbs!
—> Tuna Casserole recipe from The Domestic Man
—> World’s Best Braised Cabbage recipe from Nom Nom Paleo
Thursday: Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Mushrooms with Pumpkin and Bacon Cauli-rice
While we didn’t use to eat any dairy at all, we’ve found that after over 5 years paleo our bodies handle it much better now. Occasionally we’ll enjoy high quality cheeses in our foods – and this is certainly a recipe we found worthy of the cause! Our side dish was discovered as a way to use up aging leftover produce, this pumpkin and bacon in cauli-rice was a fun twist on our traditional side!
—> Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Mushrooms recipe from I Breathe I’m Hungry
—> Pumpkin and Bacon Cauli-Rice recipe from the Merrymaker Sisters
photo from I Breathe I’m Hungry blog – so delicious!
photo from Merrymaker Sisters blog – go there & make this!
We found ourselves with so much food in the fridge that we decided we needed to clean it out on Friday. Since we were going out of town this week, it was best to eat the stuff that would have gone bad.
Weekend Treat: Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
We loved these so much last week, that we had to make them again for our special treat this week. We’ve tried a lot of Paleo chocolate chip cookies, and this has become one of our new favorite recipes! They are made with SunButter and taste just like a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie! We brought them to THREE non-paleo parties and people have loved them!
—> Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Texan Erin
We love trying new recipes from fellow bloggers – and we hope you are inspired to try some of these recipes too!