It’s the fist week of March and the weather in Chicago has been unseasonably warm and sunny! It’s amazing what a little sunshine can do for your spirits in the middle of winter. This week I took a look through my freezer and pantry to see what’s been lying around and needs to be used which inspired this weeks meal plan. I don’t overstock my pantry because I just don’t have the space, but every once in a while I like to challenge myself to look at what I have and use it up. A few things I always have on hand are lentils and quinoa. Even though they aren’t considered “Paleo” I find that my body digests them fine and I really enjoy them in soups and salads. I also like switching up my protein sources and enjoying a plant-based day each week because we can all benefit from eating more plants.
See you in the kitchen!
MONDAY: Build a Better Chicken Nugget!
I know, I know…chicken nuggets!? But really this recipe is the best nugget recipe out there! Russ has cracked the code on Paleo Chicken Nuggets that taste like Chick-Fil-A. Nova loves these and they freeze perfectly so make a big batch and have them ready to heat up when your kid or the “kid in you” needs some nuggets! Serve with sweet potato fries and a side salad for a complete meal.
TUESDAY: Greek Tacos
You guys, these sounds incredible! And once again super versatile for meat and plant-based eaters alike. I have ground lamb in my freezer which made me search out a lamb taco and this combo won out for me. If you don’t eat chickpeas you can leave them out or if you don’t eat meat just use the chickpeas and cucumber salad. I’ll be serving these with cassava tortillas.
THURSDAY: Coconut Quinoa + Lentil Curry with Mango
Coconut milk, quinoa, lentils and mango…need I say more!? This recipe sounds super cozy and simple. I’ll be leaving out the naan, but otherwise the recipe is gluten-free and vegan!
FRIDAY: Honey Walnut Shrimp
Michelle does it again with another drool worthy Paleo take out, fake out recipe! Serve with some broccoli, steamed baby bok choy or even cauliflower rice for a complete meal.