If you’re new to the paleo world it can be difficult to know what you can and can’t eat, and planning meals can be a nightmare. Not everyone wants to spend hours researching meals and creating shopping lists.
That’s why we’ve put together a sample of a week’s worth of meals for you to try. There is also a shopping list to make things that much easier.
With any kind of diet the key to success is preparation. Work is often the excuse people use to take the “quick fix” option and grab pre-made or fast food meals. Well, with paleo, that’s not an option, so the best advice I can give you is to prepare as much as you can in advance.
Tips to Prepare You For Paleo Diet
1. Cut your veggies for the week and store them in Ziploc bags
Take this one step further by preparing specific portion sizes.
2. Batch cook and freeze meals when possible.
It’s convenient to come in from a hard day’s work and place a frozen meal in the oven whilst you unwind.
3. Get into a habit.
Try to eat meals at the same times each day, and prep at the same times each week. Consistency will have a positive impact on helping you stick to your plan.
4. Prep snacks for an entire week.
Snacks are pretty simple and the entire weeks’ worth can be prepped in no time.
One Week Paleo Meal Plan Example
One Week Paleo Meal Plan Recipes
Slow Cooked Beef Stew: This recipe mixes great flavor and frugality. This is great for a lazy Saturday or adapted as a crockpot meal as well.
Roasted Jerk Pork Ribs: This is a great recipe that can easily be adapted to the slow cooker for a hearty meal after a busy day. Just pop everything into the crockpot on low for six to eight hours. Use honey in place of the sugar substitute and arrowroot powder in place of the xanthan gum to make this Paleo- friendly.
Baked Rosemary Salmon: This simple dish packs a flavorful punch. Use fresh rosemary for extra kick. You can marinate the fish overnight to save time. Talk about fast food! In half an hour, you can have a fresh, healthy meal that you can feel good about on the table for your family.
Lunch: This Mango Salsa adds a sweet touch to the grilled pork chops. Who says Paleo has to be boring?
Poached Ginger Lemongrass Fish Filet is big on taste, but easy peasy to make. Your family will think you spent hours in the kitchen instead of 20 minutes.
Lunch: Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Zucchini is a wonderful go-to meal in the Summer. The combination of tastes and textures makes this dish an experience that brings a taste of the Mexican coast to your table.
This easy Mushroom Sauce adds a punch of flavor to beef, chicken or pork. You can use whatever fresh mushrooms you’d like. Shiitake mushrooms add a zing of flavor and pack a ton of health benefits to boot.