Whether you are starting the year off with the Whole30 or a 21 Day Sugar Detox, maybe you are going paleo or gluten-free for the first time or perhaps you are simply just getting back to your usual mindful-eating ways – we could all use our regular, pre-holiday routines and definitely some healthier eats. I want to make these first weeks of 2017 a breeze for all of you, so I have meal plans set for every week this month. All of the meals featured in the weekly meal plans, throughout this month, will be gluten-free and paleo, all of the recipes are free from grains, dairy, legumes and sugar (or have very simple options to make them as such).
New Year Reset Meal Plan // Week 1
Monday: A hearty, yet easy to make meal, this Instant Pot Beef Stew is the perfect, cozy winter dish. (Don’t have a pressure cooker? Don’t worry, I include instructions for the slow cooker)
Wednesday: Beat the mid-week slump with basically the easiest recipe ever – Slow Cooker Roast Chicken! Serve with a side of cauliflower rice and some garlicky sautéed winter greens and boom! (Save the leftover bones and meat for Friday’s soup)
Thursday: Meatballs are always a great idea, Greek Lamb Meatballs are the BEST idea ever. Serve with a big Greek salad and some homemade dressing (skip the feta and the sweetener) and some kalamata olives.
Friday: Turkey Tortilla Soup (made instead with leftover roast chicken from Wednesday), opt for the cassava flour tortillas option, rather than corn. I like to add a few handfuls of baby spinach to boost the soup and get in those greens!
Weekend Brunch Idea: Paleo Breakfast Burrito Bowls