Saturday, 4 October 2014

Fall inspired (healthy) meal plan

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend! It's been gray and rainy here, which has me craving baked goods, roasted vegetables {pumpkin or brussel sprouts because both are exceptionally awesome} aaannnd tea. Lots of lovely teas. 

I've been super excited to get out and about now that the weather is cooling down. Mr. Toddler has been a champ, dealing with me dragging him on various shopping trips. I guess train rides for a two year are pretty big adventures! 

This week, we finally made it out to the city while the herbs and spices market was happening, and not just the fresh produce. It is unbelievable how a tiny pinch of that or a pinch of this can really bring a recipe to life and make something old and boring new and fresh! 

I also have restocked my tea stash, which has become somewhat of a ritual for me. It's a real sign that summer is officially over and that cold weather is ahead. I've swapped out the clothing in our closets, replacing bathing suits and swim trunks with warm scarves and thick sweaters. Extra blankets are making their way onto the bed, and new scarves are being knitted. 

It's official folks: Fall is here and I have to admit, I'm surprisingly still excited about it! Maybe it's because I know we're just one step closer to being in our house, or the extra close cuddles I'll be getting in the evenings as Hubby and I watch some netflix watches some netflix and I fall asleep while attempting to do so with him. Regardless, bring on the tea drinking and pumpkin pie, I'm ready! 

Here's my inspired by fall meal plan for the week: 

Healthy meal plans by Welcome to Mommyhood #paleo #PaleoMealPlan #healthymealplans

Healthy Meal Plan


Plantain Protein Pancakes


  • Roasted pumpkin and chicken salad 
  • Paleo sweet potato sloppy joes {Droooollllll} 
  • It seems that A Pinch of Yum makes the cut once more, but doesn't this look fabulous? I'll have to make a few adjustments to make it paleo, but I'll make it work! This Harvest Wild Rice skillet contains kale, butternut squash and apple - it's my food heaven! 

Harvest Wild Rice Skillet: a 30-minute vegetarian dinner featuring the best foods of fall. 230 calories. |

  • Butternut squash and ginger soup {Recipe testing phase}
  • Leftovers 
  • Salads 


  • Beets, sausage and sweet potatoes or brussel sprouts all made into some kind of one pot dish of wonderfulness
  • Steak or another 'fancy' protein with this 'Fashionable toast' from Gigi at Gigi Eats Celebrities. I tell ya what folks, I don't make recipes from other people too frequently (especially when you compare it to the amount of time I spend whipping up my own concoctions!), but lately, I've been loving hers! 

Portobello Mushrooms with Gremolata

  • Sweet potato mash with oven garlic and rosemary roasted chicken
  • Chicken stewp (stew/soup) with celery, carrot, and some wine {recipe coming soon} 
  • Shepherd's pie
  • Leftovers/grab night
  • Someone else cooks


  • Cinnamon sweet potato fries... do these count as a dessert? They're about as close to a dessert I get on a regular, non-birthday day. 
  • Baked apples 

For more healthy meal ideas, checkout my healthy recipes page! For more meal plans, be sure to visit my meal plan page!

Today, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers, and Org Junkie

Thank you for stopping by!