Paleo Meal Plan Monday- On a Tuesday

Well, I’m a day late with my meal plan this week. Oops! Maybe it will help with someones meal planning for next week.

I picked up The Ancestral Table cookbook from the library, so I thought I’d use it a lot this week and see how everything is. I made shepherds pie from it last week and it was phenomenal.

Sunday: Alton Brown’s 40 Clove Chicken, Peas, Salad

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Monday: Honey Lime Tilapia– I modified the recipe and used a combo of tapioca flour and coconut flour for breading, Broccolitalapia

Tuesday: JapChae (The Ancestral Table cookbook) with lots of veggies in it

Wednesday: Beef Stew (Ancestral Table cookbook), Salad

Thursday: Mandarin Chicken (Paleo Indulgences cookbook), Green Beans, Beets

Friday: Swedish Meatballs (Ancestral Table Cookbook), Mashed sweet potatoes, Broccoli

Saturday: Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs and Legs, Peas, Salad, Skillet sweet potatoes

Paleo Meal Plan Monday

I’m pretty excited for this weeks dinner plan. I’m trying a bunch of recipes that I haven’t made before and that’s always fun.

Monday: Balsamic Glazed Drumsticks, Roasted Broccoli, and Skillet Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday: *Taco Tuesday*Asada Tacos- I eat mine in a lettuce leaf rather than a tortilla, but the rest of the family uses tortillas

Wednesday: Simple Herb Crusted Salmon on arugula, roasted brussels sprouts

Thursday: Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans (not strict paleo)

Friday: Pan Seared Rib Eye, Broccoli, Butternut Squash

Saturday: Spiced Honey Glazed Thighs (I make some of them less spicy for the littles), Caulirice, Naked Salad

I’m also planning on making some of this yummy looking Mango Coconut Chia Pudding from Jelly Bean Journals.

 

Paleo Sweet Cherry Gummies

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It’s summer time and in my neck of the woods, its cherry season. I love just eating them as is, but I have so many of them that I’ve started getting creative to try to find uses for them so they don’t go to waste. Yesterday I played around a bit and came up with these little gummy treats. They were a huge hit with the kids, and I bet your littles would like them too.

They are fairly easy to make, but we all know that cherries are messy. I think the clean up was the most time-consuming part for me. And word to the wise, don’t wear white when you make these…what was I thinking?!

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1 heaping cup of pitted sweet cherries (I used vans, a type of pollinator cherry)

The juice of half a large lemon

Honey to taste (optional,mine were pretty sweet as is)

4 T gelatin ( I use Great Lakes and I get it on Amazon)

 

Directions:

1) Put the cherries in a sauce pan and cook them on medium heat until they are really mushy. They’ll have chunks in them still but it will be a bubbly, syrupy looking liquid, with some chunks.

2) Add lemon juice, and honey if desired. Stir and let it simmer for a minute or so, stirring it constantly.

3) Take it off the heat and put it in the blender or use a hand blender to get rid of the lumps and make it a puree. I went with the immersion blender. Make sure it’s nice and smooth before you go on to the next step. IMG_5624

5) Run it through a strainer to catch any big chunks. I suppose this isn’t totally necessary, but it makes them look prettier to me.

4) Add in the gelatin, a little bit at a time as you continue to blend it.

5) Pour into a mold, or a pan and pop it in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. When it’s gelled up, remove from the mold and enjoy! (My molds came from amazon too)

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*I keep mine in the fridge to store, although they don’t stick around for long with the kids around.