Sunday, 30 March 2014

(Mostly) paleo meal plan

Another week has flown by and it's already time for my weekly meal plan post! I'm really, really excited to share what we'll be eating this week because we're going (mostly) paleo! I've been eating loads of carbs lately, and with the move, my workouts have been replaced by packing boxes. Oops. 

After reading a post by Marnie from Super Smart Mama about her paleo lifestyle, I was really inspired to implement some (more) changes in my family's eating habits. I'm going to cut out most of our carbs this week, and get back into the swing of exercising! I am still planning on including about two to three dinners that will accompanied by whole wheat pasta or black beans though. My main goal is to make sure that our breakfasts and lunches are 100% paleo, while dinners will remain more or less the same as before.  



The Toddler and I prepped for some fantastic meals by heading to the market early Friday morning and picking up loads of fresh veggies and fruits like these gorgeous peppers. Our fridge is stuffed with fresh produce (just the way we like it). Picking up fresh produce always inspires new recipes so I can't wait to get cooking and experiment in the kitchen this week!

Here is our (mostly) paleo meal plan for the week:



Breakfasts

This is a hard one because I love the ease of making oven baked oats in the morning. Basically we'll be eating eggs, eggs, eggs and more eggs! 

I will try to make them exciting and different each time to avoid getting tired of them with these variations: 

  • Egg salad with hard boiled eggs, avocado, fresh cilantro, and spinach 
  • Oven baked egg muffins with veggies and ham
  • Scrambled eggs with green onions, spinach, peppers, and mushrooms 
  • Hard boiled eggs and fruit salad 
The Toddler will also be having Greek yogurt with muesli alongside his fruit. I may or may not make oatmeal for him a few times. I am also hoping to make a few smoothies, but I never make them more than once a week. 


Lunches

  • Squash bisque 
  • Lettuce wraps with a sweet potato, corn, cilantro, green onion, and avocado filling. 
  • Tuna cakes with salad 
  • Russian salad Olivier that will be adapted to be paleo friendly 
  • Leftovers 
  • Good ole salads with a whole bunch of fresh veggies and baked salmon 



Dinners 

I am so, so excited to try some of these out and these are definitely new for us. First, here are the paleo friendly meals: 

  • Stir fry on cauliflower rice. However, if quinoa could magically reappear in Holland, I would definitely use that. I did see a quinoa mix, so there may be hope for normal quinoa to ... be sold somewhere... soon! 
  • Spaghetti soup, which will be a bit of an experiment so we'll see how it turns out. 
  • My grandma's stuffed pepper's recipe without the rice
  • Leftovers
Non-paleo meals: 
  • Skillet lasagna  - hubby would be unhappy with me if I swapped the pasta here for some zucchini lasagna, but that does sound nice! 
  • Black bean soup or a Mexican-y soup with a side of some sort of protein 
  • Leftovers 

Today, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, and  also Laura at Mommy Run Fast. For more fantastic and healthy meal plans, be sure to check out her site! 

For more meal plan ideas, check out my healthy meal plan page, or visit my healthy recipes page for more of my family's eats. 

Have you tried eating paleo? What were your experiences with it? Any favorite recipes or meals? 

Thank you for visiting,
Yuliya