What an awesome week of meal plans – we’ve already seeing so many of you making what we’re making – so here’s the full week’s plan! If you are just getting caught up on this series, feel free to check the archives of past meal plans HERE – we hope to help you incorporate balanced meals into your weekly planning!
While for years we haven’t meal planned, doing so has allowed us to eliminate a number of additional stops at the grocery store, saving us both time and money. #winning
Here’s a glimpse into our very real (Paleo) life – with three hungry boys and a busy schedule!
As of late, we have made some seriously incredible snacks and meals! Being snowed-in (still!), has allowed us to create a whole bunch of new recipes for the blog – so watch for those in the coming weeks. We’ve already shared a couple, and can’t wait to share the rest!
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This week’s dinners were:
Sunday Brunch: Apple & Bacon (Not) Potato Breakfast Hash
We created a new hash recipe that we can’t wait to share with you – recipe coming to the blog soon! We share our new recipes with our email subscribers first, so sign up for notifications so you never miss a recipe!
—> Apple & Bacon (Not ) Potato Breakfast Hash, recipe coming soon
Sunday Dinner: Crispy Orange Pork with Fried Rice
Possibly one of the best things we’ve ever made, this Crispy Orange Pork was incredible! Better than any takeout we’ve ever had! We paired it with fried cauli-rice for an AIP-friendly, veggie-filled dinner.
—> Crispy Orange Pork recipe on our blog
—> Fried Cauli-rice recipe from Real Life Paleo
Monday: Garlic & Herb Perfect Pork Chops with Carrot Mash
We experimented with Primal Palate’s new AIP spice blends this week, and used their Garlic and Herb Seasoning to make perfect pork chops. And they were SO good (recipe coming to the blog soon!). Mashed carrots and a side salad rounded out this incredible dinner!
—> Garlic & Herb Perfect Pork Chops is a new recipe coming soon to the blog
—> Carrot Mash recipe from Beyond Bacon
Tuesday: Pork Shoulder with Meaty Collard Greens
We love a simple pork shoulder (don’t be intimidated – it’s an easy cut of meat to cook!) and flavorful collards for a hearty and nutrient-dense dinner. While recipes are linked below, what was awesome was the way Matt made this entire meal in our InstantPot, which is outlined in this Instagram post.
—> Pork Shoulder recipe from Beyond Bacon
—> Meaty Collards recipe from The Ancestral Table
Wednesday: ‘Krabbie Patties’ with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
We’ve still been cooking out of (and loving!) Easy Paleo Meals this week. Kelly’s fish patties recipe tasted amazing and is easy to make – and the boys LOVED that we called them Krabbie Patties. We paired it with a dinner standby of roasted brussels sprouts.
—> Fish Patties recipe from Easy Paleo Meals
—> Garlic Aioli recipe from Real Life Paleo
—> Brussels sprouts from Eat Like a Dinosaur
Thursday: Cheeseburger Soup with Romaine
This “soup” was another huge hit from Easy Paleo Meals among the boys (who are asking when we can have it again); we made it friendly for the whole family by using Urban Poser’s Tomato-less Marinara sauce instead of the called-for tomatoes.
—> Cheeseburger Soup with Romaine recipe from Easy Paleo Meals
Friday: Meatza with Twice Baked Macaroni with Bacon
A fun Paleo-spin on Friday pizza night, as everybody loves to put their own toppings on their individual Meatzas! For our vegetable side we made the spaghetti squash based “macaroni” dish that we all love (seriously, we make this almost weekly!).
—> Meatza recipe from Real Life Paleo
—> Twice Baked Macaroni with Bacon recipe from our blog (guest posted by Paleo Gone Sassy)
♥ Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
The nut butter in these (we used sunbutter) made them taste like peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. They were perfect – just a little crisp and wonderfully chewy!
—> Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Texan Erin