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 3
Monday: Grab a rotisserie chicken or make your own roast chicken in the slow cooker and use the leftovers to whip up this Pot Pie Soup with Grain-free Drop Biscuits (can be made with chicken or turkey). Drop in your favorite veggies and leave off the grain-free, nut-free biscuits, if you prefer.
Tuesday: A seasonally-inspired meal, this Slow Roasted Citrus Fennel King Salmon with Crispy Fried Lentils (leave off the lentils if avoiding legumes) features winter citrus and beautiful, aromatic fennel for any easy but luscious weeknight meal. Serve with your favorite green veggie on the side!
Wednesday: Another one pan meal, this Zucchini Noodle and Meatball Frittata is actually perfect for breakfast lunch or dinner, so whip it up for a mid-week meal and save the leftovers for your busy mornings or to pack up for your workday lunch.
Thursday: Weeknights deserve simple and quick, this 30-Minute Sweet Potato and Kale Coconut Curry is ready in a jiffy and you can easily drop in your favorite veggies, aadd your favorite protein to complete the meal: chicken, shrimp or salmon would be great. Serve over cauliflower rice if you are avoiding grains.
Friday: Finish the week on a comforting note. This Crock-Pot Chicken Chili with Squash and Kale can be prepped before work and it’ll be ready for you when you walk through the door at the end of the day. A solid way to kick off the weekend. Drop in sweet potatoes or potato instead of the butternut squash, if you prefer and spinach, chard or any other green can replace the kale. Customize toppings to your taste.
Weekend Brunch Idea: While waffles and other baked goods, even when they comply technically, aren’t generally allowed on Whole30, for those that have more leeway or aren’t following a specific protocol, these grain-free Savory Cassava Flour Waffles with Bacon and Scallions are everything!! Top with a fried egg for next level weekend brunch vibes.