This Week’s Eats {a meal plan}

We’re back from vacation, which means we’re back from 13 days of cheating on paleo. Oh, it was delicious to eat cheese, bread, and tortillas again, but my body is very excited to be back to home cooking.

I didn’t think it’d be that big of a deal, but it was truly amazing to physically feel the difference between our paleo/clean-eating lifestyle and one that we used to have. I constantly felt bloated, which hurt and left me gassy. I also needed a nap almost every day in the afternoon; my energy level simply plummeted. Needless to say, I’ve been overjoyed to cook again.

So what’s on our menu this week? There are a few new recipes we’re trying out and some old regulars—take a look:

Saturday: Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Balsamic Vinegar (this was delicious and we’ll definitely make it again; we also added rutabagas)

Sunday: Stuffed Acorn Squash (new recipe for lunch) and pizza (crust from the Against All Grain cookbook)

Monday: Fajitas (marinated and grilled skirt steak with grilled peppers and onions, served with simple guacamole—avocados, lime juice, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder)

Tuesday: Beef and Broccoli with Cauliflower Rice

Wednesday: Hamburgers and sweet potato fries (just the meat topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and green chile {and/or guacamole if we have avocados left})

Thursday: Spaghetti (squash) and (frozen) Meatballs (I’ll need something easy to make—don’t judge!)

Friday: Slow Cooker Korean Short Ribs (new recipe) and Cauliflower Rice

What are you cooking this week?
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  1. I absolutely love that chalkboard wall. And when I have a house of my own it will definitely be one of my first projects. I always try to plan meals in advance, and I think something like this will help us stick to the plan.

  2. I know exactly what you mean! My husband is adjusted back to eating clean after 4 months of eating out on TDY. so we're having to edge back in gradually. It makes such a difference though. 🙂 Linked up my menu for the week.

  3. I've been really interested in getting Against All Grain. Is it awesome? I'm not a paleo disciple but I do love a lot of the recipes paleo has to offer. Nom Nom paleo is one of my most frequented recipe sites but it would be nice to have an actually paleo cookbook.

  4. What a nice way to do meal plans. One of my goals for this year is to meal plan. Not Paleo, but at least a PLAN. I love how you have the link up for others' plans so people can share their recipes and plans.

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