Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 28

If you haven’t tried the Coconut Curry Ceviche or the Fish Tacos, this week is definitely a must-make! The perfect light and healthy meals for these warm Spring days!

New to the meal plans? You can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Weekly Dinner Plan 28 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Fish Tacos with Tropical Salsa (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Thai Meatballs (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Wednesday: Coconut Curry Ceviche (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Thursday: Chicken Milanese (Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free if you omit the parmesan cheese)

Friday: Lemon Vegetable Risotto (vegetarian, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut free)

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Father’s Day

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Classic Lobster Bisque

Classic Lobster Bisque {dairy-free option} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I have been wanting to make a homemade Classic Lobster Bisque for so long now and I am SO HAPPY that I did! This Classic Lobster Bisque is so creamy, flavorful, and surprisingly simple to make. A must-make if you love lobster!

Living in New England, Summer means lobster rolls, lobster bisque, and all things lobster! Though a warm dish, lobster bisque still screams summer to me!!

Classic Lobster Bisque | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

And I quote from my trusty taste tester husband, “This might be the best lobster bisque I’ve ever had!”

Where we buy lobster: We go to local fish markets to get our lobster! I like supporting local business owners, and I often find the quality to be superior. Also, you can usually buy cooked lobster meat out of the shell, which saves lots of time and effort when making your own lobster bisque!

Classic Lobster Bisque | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I always save extra lobster to garnish and look fancy! I mean, just look at how amazing this looks! Make it classic with local, good quality heavy cream, or opt for a dairy-free version!

Classic Lobster Bisque | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Classic Lobster Bisque

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-25T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 25 minutes 2017-06-25T00:25:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup fresh portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce of choice, we love Frank’s RedHot Original!
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried thyme, if using fresh thyme set aside more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 2 cups fish stock (or chicken stock)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, more to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups good quality heavy cream, or 1 cup dairy-free substitute (see notes)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound cooked lump lobster meat
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley for garnish

Instructions

1.In a saute pan, heat oil over med-high heat and sauté shallots, onions, and garlic for one minute. Add the celery, carrots, and mushrooms. Cook for 5-8 minutes until mushrooms have browned and the carrots have softened.
2.Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
3.Add the hot sauce, thyme and salt and pepper. Saute for another minute.
4.Add the paprika, cayenne, and broth - mix well
5. Stir in tomato paste. Pour into a high speed blender, and blend until creamy.
6. Pour bisque into a medium-sized pot and simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes.
7. Whisk in heavy cream and butter and bring to a boil over high-heat.
8. Lower the heat to a simmer and add in lobster. Cook for 2-3 minutes until lobster is warm.
9. Serve hot topped with parsley and fresh thyme.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have a high speed blender, make sure to blend the soup long enough to reach a creamy consistency.

*Dairy free substitute: 1/2 cup cashews soaked for at least 4-6 hours, 1/2 cup water. Blend soaked cashews with water until smooth and creamy. The cashew cream will be thick. Use 1 cup of the cashew cream in place of the heavy cream in step 7. If re-heating the dairy-free soup, you might need to add more stock to thin the consistency out.

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 23

Happy first week of MAY! Spring is in full swing, and we couldn’t help create a week of veggie-packed light and healthy meals with all of this delicious Spring produce! Get ready to kickstart May with some of our favorite light and nourishing recipes! HINT: one of our most popular burger recipes is in this week’s meal plan. We bake it, but I bet it would be DELICIOUS grilled!

If you are new to the meal plans here, you can find them all, equipped with free printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog!

Weekly Dinner Plan Week 23

Monday: Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Pizza Stuffed Peppers (Egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Coconut Curry Ramen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly! Omit the fish sauce to make this recipe vegan friendly)

Friday: Out

Saturday: Buffalo Chicken Burger (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free)

Sunday: Salmon Puttanesca (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Make some swaps from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook this week!

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Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook! Try the Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with Ginger Dressing from page 150 or the BBQ Chicken Pizza on page 176!

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a homemade Mother’s Day BRUNCH? Get creative with this Eggs Benedict Bar (Dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly)!


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d love to hear from you!

20 Low-Carb Side Dishes Perfect For Spring

Spring is here, which means days are finally longer and grilling season is on the horizon for many of us! Here are 20 Low-Carb Side Dishes Perfect For Spring. There are colorful, healthy, and SIMPLE meals to make with all of the fabulous Spring produce in abundance this season!

20 Low Carb Sides Perfect for Spring - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Spring Rolls with Mango Ginger Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, omit the honey and the shrimp to make this vegan!)

Sweet & Crunch Chicken Slaw from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly)

Salad Roll-Ups from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, and Whole30 approved! Check out the video HERE!)

Antipasto ‘Pasta’ Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly and nut free)

Herb Cucumber Salad from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan-friendly)

Grilled Romaine Salad with Lemon Tarragon Vinaigrette from Tasty Yummies (Grain-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free and 30 minutes or less! Make this dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and Whole30 approved by using coconut yogurt in the dressing)

Roasted Spring Carrots with Lemon Dill Pesto from With Food and Love (Vegan-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly, Dairy-free, and Whole30 approved)

Raw Vegetable Nori Wraps from Gourmande in the Kitchen (Raw, Vegan-friendly, Paleo-friendly, and no refined sugar)

Greek Healthy Broccoli Salad from Food Faith Fitness (Whole30 compliant, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free)

Rosemary Balsamic Green Beans from Fit Foodie Finds (Grain-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Substitute the soy sauce for coconut aminos to make this Whole30 approved, paleo-friendly, and gluten-free)

Spring Slaw with Smoked Shrimp from Primal Palate (Paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant, sugar-free, grain-free, and dairy-free)

Asparagus, Egg, and Bacon Salad from SkinnyTaste (Whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, grain-free, and no added sugar)

Coconut Curried Greens from Minimalist Baker (Dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free)

Homemade Snap Pea Chips from Cotter Crunch (grain-free, vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly)

Crispy Lemon Roasted Baby Artichokes from Running to the Kitchen (Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 approved)

Seriously Delicious Detox Salad from Gimme Some Oven (Dairy-free, 30 minutes or less, grain-free, paleo-friendly, and egg-free)

Spring Salad with Shaved Asparagus from The Roasted Root (Grain-free, gluten-free, and no added sugar. Omit the cheese to make this paleo-friendly and Whole30 compliant).

Sweet Sesame-Lime Cabbage Slaw from Detoxinista (Grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, no refined sugar, and egg-free)

Garlic Broccoli Noodles from Inspiralized (Grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and no sugar added. Omit the cheese to make these paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and Whole30 compliant)

Grilled Sesame Ginger Bok Choy from The Healthy Maven (Dairy-free, grain-free, no-refined sugar, and paleo-friendly)

Happy Cooking!

Lexi