Monthly Archives: April 2017

Meal Plan: Happy May!

Can y’all believe it’s May already?! Me neither.  We have a lot coming up: the Hubs’s birthday, our 15th wedding anniversary (!), closing on our new house, and end-of-school activities.  Staying on track is extra super important so I can keep up with all of the above so here we go with this week’s meal plan (remember that “SCU” are items I make ahead in my Sunday Cook Up).  (Note: We switched around some dinners last week so a couple of meals from last week’s plan got bumped to this week. )

P&P 5-1 Meal Plan


My breakfast: semi-soft boiled eggs (SCU) from Stupid Easy Paleo + greens (I’m making the Lemony Bacon Super Greens from the Fed + Fit Cookbook (SCU): the Bacon Stir Fried Kale on Nom Nom Paleo’s site would also make a great breakfast green!)

Kids’ breakfast: they ended up mooching from my frozen Paleo muffin stash last week (that came out sounding way naughtier than intended!), so we’re making Jay’s Baking Me Crazy’s Sausage Pancake Muffins (SCU).  For real this time.


My lunches: Sonoma Chicken Salad from the Fed + Fit Cookbook in hydroponic lettuce wraps + probably some sweet potato chips on the side.  I’m roasting a chicken as part of my SCU so I can also make some bone broth this week.  Because stress needs bone broth.

Kids’ lunches: only a few more weeks of school lunches and then we can clean up their act over the summer!


Monday – Picnic dinner.  My 7yo has a flag football game on Monday night so we’ll have a quick picnic when we get home.  We’ll make some Cold Cut Roll-Ups from the Fed + Fit Cookbook, have some vegetable crudites (SCU) with ranch, and Terra chips.

Tuesday – Twice Baked “Mac” and “Cheese” (I’ll make the spaghetti squash ahead during my SCU to reduce weeknight prep time) from Real Everything.  I cut the bacon to 1/2 pound and add in four Applegate hot dogs to make this a one-bowl meal.

Wednesday – Frozen pizza.  Because I’m flying solo this week and I’m human.  We love the three cheese one from Against the Grain and we add our own toppings.  Lots of black olives on the side, too, since my kiddos were born with the innate sense that black olives belong on fingertips.

Thursday – Leftover Butternut Sausage Bake with Kale and Tomato Cream from Paleo Running Mama.

Friday – It’s Cinco de Mayo! We’re making the Chipotle Carnitas from the Fed + Fit Cookbook and accompany those with chips (real for them; plantain for me) and guac and Paleo Margaritas for the grown ups from Against All Grain.

Saturday – Take out night!

Sunday – We’re taking a meal to the Hubs’s 92yo grandmother as a pre-Mother’s Day treat: smoked pork (his own recipe), collard greens, and the “Corn”bread from Against All Grain’s Celebrations cookbook made as muffins.

What are you cooking up this week? Anything special for Cinco de Mayo?

Meal Plan: Week of April 24

Hi y’all!

A lot’s been going on in the land of Peonies and Paleo (although, clearly, blogging is not one of them . . . )! The one thing that has been a stable constant is meal planning! Y’all know I’m a BIG believer in meal planning (check out my Ultimate Meal Planning Guide), and if you follow me over on Instagram, you’ve probably figured out that I love to prep cook, too.

Medium Egg

But I’ve had some IRL friends ask me lately for meal planning help and I figured, who doesn’t love a pre-made meal plan, so I figured I’d start sharing my weekly menu.  Items followed by a (SCU) means they were premade in my Sunday Cook Up.  Let me know if this is helpful!


My breakfast: Over medium steamed egg a la Stupid Easy Paleo (SCU) + a blueberry muffin from Paleo Cupboard (This would normally be part of my Sunday Cook Up, however, these are some leftovers I had in the freezer I’m trying to use up.)

Kids’ breakfast: sausage pancake muffins from Jay’s Baking me Crazy (SCU) + fruit


My lunch: leftovers from the previous night’s dinner

Kids’ lunch: they eat lunch at school (they’re not 100% Paleo; obvs)


Monday: Hawaiian Chicken Burgers + Pina Colada Coleslaw (SCU) from Physical Kitchness

Tuesday: Orange Chicken from the Paleo Takeout cookbook + steamed broccoli + caulirice (I use Trader Joe’s frozen)

Wednesday: Waffles from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen + bacon + fruit (kids) or stir-fried kale a la Nom Nom Paleo (me)

Thursday: Turkey meatballs + cauliflower mash from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook

Friday: Butternut Sausage Bake with Kale and Tomato Cream from Paleo Running Mama

Saturday: Take Out Night!

Sunday: Twice Baked “Macaroni” + hot dogs from Paleo Gone Sassy via Real Everything

What’s on your menu this week?