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Weekly Gluten Free & Paleo Meal Plan

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I spend a lot of time each week planning our meals, so I thought I would go ahead and publish my weekly meal plans for those of you who are interested.  While we do not eat Paleo 100% of the time, when I plan and prepare meals I prefer them to be Paleo because I believe it’s the best way to heal leaky gut, which my son and I both have. Also, I am trying to eat nightshade free so all of my meals this week have no paprika, chili powder, peppers, or tomato products!

Helpful Tips:


I know that changing over to a Paleo lifestyle can be difficult, but to reduce the amount of time you have to spend in the kitchen, here are a few helpful tips:

1) When you get the cutting board out and are cutting up veggies for dinner, go ahead and cut up all of your veggies for the entire week and keep them in the fridge until you are ready to use them.  This will make dinners the rest of week a bit easier. For this weeks meal plan: chop the veggies to go with the wings (or buy a bag of pre-chopped veggies, what I usually do), the onion and carrots for the AIP BBQ sauce (if making), the green onions, cilantro, & cabbage for Thursday’s salad, sweet Potatoes & apples for Friday, and the green beans and onion for Monday all in one setting.

2) I like to boil bone-in chicken once a week and then make homemade chicken stock with the carcass. That way I have homemade chicken stock (which is SO much healthier than the store-bought stuff) to use in recipes and shredded chicken all week long in my fridge for salads, which we eat a lot of for lunch. I will post my exact recipe next week :-)

Here’s my meal plan for this week. Please let me know if you find this helpful and want me to continue posting my weekly meal plans!

Dinners:

Wednesday

Hot Wings With Ranch Dressing & Veggies… for nightshade free, I’m going to try a variation of this BBQ sauce.  These are super easy to make after being gone all day. Plus, we eat on the leftover veggies and dip all week and I send them in the kids lunchboxes the next day :)

Thursday

Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad from Cooking Classy – Use gluten free soy sauce and omit the Sriraca for nightshade free. I hope this is good!

Friday

Pork Tenderloin With Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Saturday

Honey Mustard Chicken From Simply Recipes -I’ve made this many times and it’s De-Lish! I’m going to serve this with steamed veggies.

Sunday

Pizza Night!!! We either have a gluten free frozen pizza, use my Paleo Flatbread, or my Yeast-Raised Grain Free Pizza Crust. I always make or buy enough pizza to send in the kiddos lunchboxes the next day :) … for nightshade free, use the AIP BBQ sauce that’s linked above and make BBQ chicken pizza.

Monday

Polynesian Stir Fry – Omit chilies for nightshade free

Tuesday

Roast, since it’s suppose to turn cold Tuesday! Omit the potatoes for nightshade free and make Paleo Cornbread Muffins instead. My family LOVES these muffins, they will eat them all week long with butter or coconut oil and maple syrup!

Snacks & Desserts:

Sweet Potatoes

Banana Pudding From Brittney Angel – I can’t wait to try this!

Apple Pie (recipe to come)

Pecan Pie Bars

Chocolate Pudding

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Grain Free & Vegan}

The Spunky Coconut’s Yogurt Recipe – this looks so yummy,  I can’t wait to try it! I will have to buy a heating pad though, hope they aren’t too expensive!

*To save money, I go to Sprouts on Double Ad Wednesdays, I use the Target Red Card which saves me 5%, and I use the Target Cartwheel app for coupons. All of this saves me from 20 to 30 dollars a week!!!

*I know Wednesday is kind of a weird day to publish a weekly meal plan, but it’s the day I plan our meals and get groceries :)

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Comments

  1. Yum Cassidy! I wish we lived in the same town (where do you even live?!)….we could have fun planning meals together! We are doing Paleo COrn dog Muffins tonight along with some fresh fruit and sweet potato fries….it was all about the kids while my my hubby is out of town tonight!

    • Hi Tessa, I wish we lived in the same town too! -We live in Purcell, OK which is a small town 30 minutes south of Oklahoma City.

      I’ve been planning on doing corn dog muffins for forever but just haven’t gotten around to it, sounds like a fun dinner with your kids :)

      -Cassidy

  2. I’m a Wednesday planner too, for the same reason…I love being able to hit up the sales at Sprouts twice, especially if it’s an item I can stockpile for later. This meal plan was awesome, I’m new to your blog and have found so many recipes I can’t wait to try. Thanks!

  3. What is “nightshade”?

    • Nightshades are white potatoes, peppers, eggplant, chili powder, paprika, and eggplant. I’ve heard nightshades cause inflammation and can cause a negative immune system reaction so I’m going off of them for 1 week to see how I feel… so far I don’t think nightshades are my problem. I’ve noticed that recently when I eat I get really dizzy and tired but I haven’t figured out which food is causing it yet. I’m actually thinking now that it might be eggs!!!

  4. Thank you,thank you! I meal plan on the weekend because I work during the week and that way we still eat healthy during the rush. This is so helpful and will save me so much time. We love your blog you have made eating healthy, fun and yummy for our family. Anytime my kids say oh I wish we could eat that I come here and you help me make it so. We also have a son with autism and he teaches us so much every day! We are so thankful!

    • Thank you so much Tori!!! I do the work every week anyways, so I’m glad I can post it help other people :) …I agree, having a child with autism definitely teaches you a lot!

      -Cassidy

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