By: Brittany Berlin

We totally get it- meal planning can be hard, confusing, overwhelming, and not to mention, stressful, especially if you’re feeding more than one person.

That’s why we want to make life a little bit easier with a variety of easy and delicious weeknight meals that you can make in bulk, won’t take you all evening, and to feed a family!

There are a few options listed below each day, so pick and choose what fits your lifestyle. Whether you eat Paleo, gluten free, vegan, follow the Whole30 diet, or just eating whatever makes you feel good, there’s something for everyone!

Monday

Casseroles are always a great way to start off the week because they feed a lot of people, and more often than not, you have leftovers! This dish is great because you get some gluten free carbohydrates in there, protein from the chicken, and your veggies!

An awesome vegan option, these veggie mushroom burgers have the texture of a standard burger, but are packed with healthy plant proteins! This makes a lot so you can feed a family or save some for throughout the week!

Start your week off with a meal that can last you all week! Easy to make and under 400 calories, this chicken meatball dish is a winner!

Tuesday

https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-chicken-cutlets-whole30/

Completely Paleo, and Whole30 approved, this “breaded” chicken cutlet dish is so delicious, you won’t miss the classic! 

This tofu pad Thai tastes just like take-out…only better! Forget going out to eat, and just make this! 

Sometimes you just want comfort, and this Brussels sprouts mac and cheese is the epitome of it! Enough to serve a large family, this dish will keep you satisfied, all for under 400 calories!

Both Paleo and Whole30 friendly, this Thai coconut curry shrimp is very easy and fast for those days you just don’t have time. Serve with white rice if you’re gluten free, or try making some cauliflower rice for a grain free and low carb option!

Wednesday

Going low carb? Try this riced cauliflower risotto! It’s a great dish that you can top with whatever protein you’d like: chicken, steak, burgers, tofu, beans, or your favorite fish! Not going low carb? Easy! Just mix in a starch, like regular rice or chopped baked sweet potato ☺

Interested in trying more vegan options? This one is for you: cauliflower “steaks” have risen in popularity over the past few months, and for a good reason. Crusted with sweet cashew nuts, this dish will quickly turn you into a plant-based lover!

This stuffed sweet potato dish is the perfect fall twist, with apples and caramelized onions. You get your vegetables, carbs, protein, and fats all in one, and for under 400 calories!

When in doubt, go with pasta! This pesto sun-dried tomato sauce elevates this pasta to the next level, and if you choose chickpea or another bean pasta, this meal becomes gluten free and packed with protein!

Thursday 

This grilled salmon dish is absolutely amazing, and will even make non-salmon lovers give two thumbs up! If you don’t have access to a grill or it’s the middle of winter (it happens), simply sauté the salmon instead! 

Towards the end of the week, you may just want something really quick and easy, yet tastes amazing, which is why this Paleo quiche Lorraine is the perfect option! The crust adds a little more work, so if you’re short on time, you can just make it into a frittata (crustless)! Serve with a side salad, and you’re good to go!

https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/guacamole-chicken-salad-paleo-keto/

A fun take on chicken salad, this Paleo, keto, and Whole30 dish won’t have you missing mayo in the slightest! Easy to make and so satisfying, pair it with a side salad or sautéed veggies, and everyone will have a happy tummy!

Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?! This vegetarian and gluten free pancake dish will have make you fall in love with savory breakfasts, and of course, it’s protein packed thanks to the chickpea flour!

Friday

If it’s summertime, this will soon become a weekend favorite- light up your grills, because this spicy grilled chicken dish will have you swooning! Packed with protein, you can keep this gluten free by adding rice, or low carb by swapping in cauliflower rice!

This pizza crust is on the sweet side (thanks to the sweet potatoes), but is still absolutely delicious and makes for a great grain free pizza option on Pizza Fridays!

One pan meals are some of our favorites- just so easy to make and so satisfying too! This one is packed with protein and veggies, so just add a starch, and you’re all set!

https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/chicken-spinach-artichoke-spaghetti-squash-paleo/

A fun and low carb way to enjoy “spaghetti” that doesn’t involve soggy zucchini noodles 😉 Spaghetti squash is a great low carb option for when you have that pasta craving but want to sub in a lower carb option!