Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 25

Another week, another meal plan to keep you feeling healthy and nutritous!  This week is packed with delicious meals that ALSO make fabulous leftovers!

If you are 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!

Meal Plan Week 25 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Cauliflower Alfredo (Egg-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, 30 minutes or less, and paleo-friendly)

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Apple Dill Chicken Salad (30 minutes or less, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly)

Thursday: Chicken Cacciatore (Egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Friday: Out

Saturday: Herb Butter Salmon (30 minutes or less, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Sunday: Burger Salad (30 minutes or less, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The Pad Thai on page 214 is a reader favorite and makes use of tons of Spring veggies! Such a simple and delicious meal for any night of the week! Try swapping in the Chimichurri Shrimp on page 194, too!

Make-ahead lunch inspo!

We are loving this 30 minutes or less Tuna Melts or this Thai Chopped Chicken Mason Jar Salad!


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

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This gluten-free Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad is the perfect side-dish for summer entertaining! It requires very little cooking and is so simple to throw together! PLUS it is so flavorful! Add your favorite Summer greens into the pesto, toss with gluten-free pasta, tomatoes, and delicious Italian spices and BOOM: Summer side perfection.

This makes a nice big batch, perfect for a summer weekend party! Hello, Memorial Day Cookout!

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Caprese salads are some of my all-time favorite Summer dishes. There is something so perfect about the simple combination of mozzarella cheese, basil, and tomatoes. Toss in some pesto and gluten-free pasta and you are left with the perfect filling, creamy, flavorful, and delicious make-ahead side-dish for any occasion! This dish is completely customizable! Substitute sunflower seeds for the walnuts in the pesto to make this dish nut-free!

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Gluten-Free Pesto Caprese Pasta Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

Preparation 15 minutes 2017-05-26T00:15:00+00:00 Cook Time 10 minutes 2017-05-26T00:10:00+00:00 Serves 6     adjust servings

Ingredients

Summer Greens Pesto

  • 1 cup arugula/spinach
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, more as necessary when blending
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon fresh parmesan

Other Ingredients

  • 1 box gluten-free pasta, cooked
  • 8 ounces small mozzarella balls (ciliegine or bocconcini), halved
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/3 cup marinated artichokes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil, chopped or chiffonade
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, more to taste
  • Optional: salami or pepperoni

Instructions

1. Place all pesto ingredients except for extra-virgin olive oil in a food processor or high speed blender. Pulse a few times until coarsely chopped. While machine is going, slowly pour in extra-virgin olive oil until you have reached a thick and creamy sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Set aside until ready to use.
2. Place cooked pasta, mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, marinated artichokes, basil, Italian seasoning, sea salt, red pepper flakes, ground pepper, and any other ingredients you are adding in into a large mixing bowl. Add in the pesto and mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

Grab other BBQ must-makes from my girlfriends!

4 Healthy BBQ Side Dishes (Gluten-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Taylor made you Honey Lime Grilled Shrimp & Corn Salad

This healthy grilled Mexican corn salad is tossed with juicy, smoky shrimp and has a sweet and tangy honey lime vinaigrette! Perfect for summer cook outs!

Brittany made you  Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad

A healthy take on traditional spaghetti salad, this spiralized zucchini noodle spaghetti salad is loaded with veggies and tossed in a homemade Italian dressing. Perfect for summer cookouts, BBQs and picnics!

Lindsay made you Dill Pesto Potato Wedge Salad

This Dill Pesto Potato Wedge Salad makes a great healthy side dish for your next barbecue or gathering! Two types of salads combined and tossed a zippy dill pesto sauce. It’s gluten free, vegan friendly.

Melon Salad with Prosciutto

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Melon Salad with Prosciutto with Mint Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a flavorful and delicious Summer salad! It’s gluten-free and grain-free, and packed with fresh mint, sweet melon, ripe avocado, salty prosciutto, and the most wonderful light vinaigrette dressing. Made in partnership with Rubbermaid.

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with Rubbermaid to bring you today’s post! Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver containers are microwave and dishwasher safe, BPA free, and help keep produce fresh 80% longer than traditional packaging. They are perfect storage containers for everyday use to extend the life of your produce, especially when you have so many veggies, fruits, and herbs in your fridge like I do! I tested out the difference between keeping my herbs and produce in their original packaging, and it’s a total game changer!

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Celebrate National Salad Month with making this amazing, fresh salad!

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I picked mint from my garden, put them in the container, and had fresh mint for days! So much longer than when I normally bring it inside!

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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Melon Salad with Prosciutto

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-05-26T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings
Melon and Prosciutto Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Ingredients

Melon Salad with Prosciutto

  • 2 cups fresh arugula or greens of choice
  • 1 cantaloupe, sliced into half moons or cubed
  • 1 honeydew melon, diced
  • 1 8-ounce container small mozzarella balls
  • 15-20 slices prosciutto
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, thinly sliced

Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  2. Assemble all salad ingredients on a serving platter.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve with more dressing on the side!

Recipe Notes

  • *You could use feta cheese instead of mozzarella cheese in this recipe!
  • *You can mix in honeydew melon

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This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid FreshWorks. All opinions are always, 100% my own! 

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!

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

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!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 22

Can you believe it’s already almost MAY? We are celebrating grilling season by kicking this week off with one of my favorites, Chicken Caesar Burgers! If you haven’t tried them yet, they are a must-make! This week is also filled with 30 minute or less meals to make meal-prep as simple and speedy as possible!

If you are 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!

Monday: Chicken Caesar Burger (low-carb, 30 minutes or less, paleo-friendly, nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free)

Tuesday:  Cajun Shrimp Noodle Bowls (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant is you swap the grass-fed butter for ghee!)

Wednesday: Italian Style Meatloaves (30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo-friendly, substitute the almond flour for rice flour to make these nut-free)

Thursday: Sweet Potato Tuna Melts (Egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, and grain-free, omit the cheese to make this dairy-free!)

Friday: CINCO DE MAYO!! One-Pan Fiesta Chicken and Sausage (30 minutes or less, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and nut-free)

Saturday: Leftovers

Sunday: Out or Take Out!

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make a swap throughout the week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The Thai BBQ Salmon on page 188 and the Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Kebabs on page 200 are both perfect for these beautiful Spring days!

Want more Cinco de Mayo Recipes? Try these!

Huevos Rancheros

Tomatillo Salsa & Guacamole

Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa 

Chicken Fajita Salads


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