What’s for Dinner 12/19-12/23

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Monday: Breaded pork chops, steamed broccoli and diced apples

Recipe: Breaded pork chops

3-4 pounds pork chops

1 cup almond flour

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

1 egg

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup olive oil

In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. While that’s heating, in a bowl combine all the spices. In a separate bowl, whisk egg with a fork. Dip each chop in the egg and then coat with the spice mixture. Put directly into heated oil and cook for approximately 5-6 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 5-6 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chops.

Tuesday: Crispy drumsticks, green beans and cantaloupe

Recipe: Crispy drumsticks *Whole30 Compliant

3-4 pounds chicken drumsticks

2-3 TBSP garlic salt

1 TBSP chili powder

3-4 TBSP olive oil

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Put drumsticks in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss together until chicken is coated. Put in oven for about 25 minutes, then switch oven to broil and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until the skin is crispy and brown. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Wednesday: Crock pot sirloin tip roast, cauliflower “rice” and sliced avocadoes

 Recipe: Crock pot sirloin tip roast *Whole30 Compliant
3.5 pound sirloin tip roast
7-8 large carrots, cut in couple inch pieces
1 large onion, cut into large chunks
1 (14.5 oz) can of beef broth (no preservatives or crazy added ingredients. Even better–use some beef broth you’ve saved from a previous roast!)
4-5 cups water
3-4 TBSP garlic salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in crock pot and stir liquids a bit to combine. Turn on low for 8-9 hours.
*Note: I was short on prep time for this, so I just placed a frozen roast into the crock pot. I usually like to quickly sear the outside of a roast on high heat in a pan, but it’s great either way. 
Recipe: Cauliflower rice (adapted from “Make It Paleo” Cookbook) *Whole30 Compliant

1 cauliflower

2 TBSP olive oil

1 small yellow onion, diced small

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

Remove main stem from cauliflower and chop into large chunks. Put chunks in food processor and pulse until it has a course texture, like rice grains. (If you don’t have a food processor, just use a cheese grater.) Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook until onion is translucent. Add in cauliflower rice and continue to saute for 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Thursday: Leftovers from previous days (hopefully you have plenty!)

Friday: Tuna salad, roasted butternut squash and frozen strawberries

Recipe: Tuna salad

3 cans of albacore tuna, no crazy added ingredients (THIS is an awesome brand, but is very expensive)

3/4 – 1 cup homemade mayo

1 tsp mustard

1 tsp dill

salt and pepper to taste

paprika to garnish

Combine all ingredients except paprika in a bowl. Serve over a bed of spinach and garnish with a bit of paprika.


Recipe: Roasted butternut squash *Whole30 Compliant

1 large Butternut Squash (I buy the pre-cut stuff from Costco–in the cold veggies section), peeled and cubed

Olive oil

Garlic Salt


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put squash into bowl, drizzle with olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. Stir it up, and lay in single layer on parchment-covered cookie sheet. Sprinkle with a bit more garlic salt. Roast for about 20 minutes, until tender and crisp on edges. Enjoy!

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  1. Debra says

    Just wanted to say I really appreciate your weekly meal plans! It’s helpful to get an idea of what feeding a family might look like, and what meals can work in a crockpot too! I find the hardest part of eating paleo is being able to feed a crowd. Meat is expensive and there aren’t really many paleo “casseroles” that I know of to stretch out the meat!

  2. Debra says

    Oh and I love when you add where you bought your ingredients! I’m a Costco shopper too, and it’s always great to find new items that work. Thank you!


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