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

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!


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If you missed last weeks dinner plan, I’ve partnered with KitchenAid® to bring you this awesome 5-Ply Copper Core 10-Piece Set valued at $999.99!

TO ENTER: Simply cook a dish from one of my meal plans and tag @lexiscleankitchen, @KitchendAid.Healthy, and #LCKmealplan on social media! You can enter more than once by cooking multiple meals! Make sure your profile is public so we can see the entries!

Giveaway ends June 30th at 6pm PST.

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Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting are seriously amazing! The creamy matcha and coconut buttercream frosting pairs so perfectly with the fluffy vanilla cupcake from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting

We’re CELEBRATING today! Today is the 4th birthday of this little old blog, and I am so beyond grateful for everything that has come over the years thus far!

Four years ago (WHOA, I really can’t believe it) I embarked on a journey to share recipes that would change your relationship with food. A journey to help all of YOU on your clean eating path, and to encourage you to have fun in the kitchen!

We’ve created a community here together, and I am so grateful for each and every one of you! Thank you for trusting me when cooking for yourself, your families, your friends…

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Over the course of the last 4 years I…

Left my teaching job to blog full-time.

-Wrote my first cookbook.

-Launched a recipe plug in.

-Been featured and acknowledged in many major publications.

-Hired Sabrina as the first full-time LCK employee.

-Met SO many of you at book signing events!

-And SO MUCH MORE!

I truly feel so blessed that this is my job.

 

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting

As a special celebration today, I’m sharing the Classic Vanilla Cupcakes from my cookbook! They make the perfect cupcake base, every single time! THE BEST. Nobody will know they are gluten-free and grain-free. Promise!

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Look at that moist, fluffy cupcake center! And the buttercream is next level delicious. Seriously addicting.

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-23T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 15 minutes 2017-06-23T00:15:00+00:00 Serves 9     adjust servings

Ingredients

Vanilla Cupcakes from the Lexi's Clean Kitchen Cookbook

Coconut Matcha Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons almond milk or nut-milk of choice, add another tablespoon if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut, more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 9 cup of a regular-sized, 12-cup muffin tin with parchment paper liners or silicone liners.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well blended.
  3. Add the eggs, sweetener, applesauce, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into the lined muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  5. While cupcakes cool, make the frosting.
  6. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or using a hand mixer, mix the butter for 1 minute.
  7. Add the sugar and mix on low speed until well blended, then increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about another 3 to 5 minutes.
  8. Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of almond milk. Continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute, adding the additional tablespoon of almond milk, or more, if needed for spreading consistency.
  9. Apply the frosting with a spatula or, for a pretty presentation, using a piping bag and tip. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Recipe Notes

*Make sure to let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Thank you for being a part of the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen family throughout these amazing 4 years. I love you all!!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 26

We hope everyone is having a great long weekend! This week is filled with light, simple and flavorful dishes perfect for Summer! From my favorite eggplant pizza to easy scallop pasta, you are not going to want to miss this week’s menu! If you are planning on BBQing today or tomorrow, be sure to scroll all the way down to see our favorite recipes from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook and the blog for the perfect BBQ spread!

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 Graphic Week 26 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Memorial Day BBQ out!

Tuesday: Easy Scallop Pasta (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Eggplant Pizza (gluten-free, paleo-friendly, no refined sugar, )

Friday: Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Dry-Rub Wings (Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and paleo-friendly)

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Celebrate Memorial Day with recipes from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook! Try the Chopped BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad on page 146, the Sriracha Lime Grilled Chicken Salad on page 136, and the All-American Burgers on page 198!


We love seeing what you have been cooking from these meal plans and have some exciting news! I’ve partnered with KitchenAid to bring you an awesome set of copper core cookware valued at $999.99! This giveaway will be going on for the entire month of June!

Stay tuned for our next meal plan to learn about how to ENTER!

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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!

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

This Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies dinner is a quick, no-fuss weekday dinner for all of you buffalo fans out there!

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

I am so excited to be back today partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you this hearty meal!

As I mentioned last week, although I’ve never personally been a smoker, members of my family still smoke, and I feel truly passionate about helping each and every one of you on whatever journey you may be on! Whether it’s trying to eat healthier, changing your diet for health reasons, quitting smoking cigarettes, or knowing somebody you’d like to help, I am here to help you on your journey and hopefully make your life easier!

Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within! And that’s just what this meal can do!

If you love all things buffalo like I do, you will absolutely fall in love with this meal! Tender chicken drumsticks paired with roasted buffalo cauliflower, roasted carrots, and green peppers all made in one sheet pan!

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

Who needs a crazy dinner prep and then the clean up after a workday? Not us! Minimal clean up is just the best, and that’s just one of the reasons you’ll love this meal. Plus, it makes for great leftovers!

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

 

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken and Veggies

Preparation 8 minutes 2017-06-23T00:08:00+00:00 Cook Time 60 minutes 2017-06-23T01:00:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl toss peppers and carrots with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl add cauliflower and chicken. Add remaining olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic granules. Toss with hot sauce, sriracha, and butter mixture until well combined.
  5. Place carrots, peppers, cauliflower and chicken in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken if the veggies aren’t fully tender, and let veggies cook for an additional 20 minutes.

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.

Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte: Iced or Hot

My new favorite drink is here! A Vanilla Bean Matcha Latte, made iced for the Spring/Summer or hot for the Fall/Winter! It is flavorful, sweetened just right, refreshing, nutrient dense, and made totally dairy-free!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

I am so excited to partner with my friends at Nuts.com to bring you today’s recipe. I love their matcha tea powder. It’s so fresh and vibrant! Today I’m showing you how to make a mean iced matcha latte, a hot matcha latte, AND matcha iced cubes!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

Confession: I’ve never been a huge matcha person until recently, and I am now fully currently obsessed! I cut out coffee and added matcha into my life and I am loving it. It’s packed with antioxidants, boosts memory, has detoxifying properties, and so much more. Now that it’s warming up here in Boston, the iced matcha latte has been on repeat daily.

Let’s talk… HOT LATTE:

The hot variation is made on the stove top and topped with steamed nut milk. I used cashew milk but any will do! LOOK at that delicious vanilla bean. Another Nuts.com win!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

Creamy, delicious, and just the right amount of sweet! It makes for a perfect coffee alternative.

Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

Let’s talk… ICED Latte:

The iced variation is made slightly different, by blending the ingredients together! It’s my new obsession. Especially with the matcha iced cubes!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

Creamy, delicious, vanilla bean matcha latte!

Dairy Free Matcha Latte Iced or Hot

Matcha Tea Latte: Iced or Hot

Preparation 0:05 2017-06-23T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 2     adjust servings

Ingredients

Hot Latte

  • Makes Two 8-ounce mugs
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 teaspoons matcha powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk or nut milk of choice, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1/8 Cinnamon, more for garnish
  • Optional: 1 scoop Collagen Protein or protein powder of choice

Iced Latte

  • Makes: Two 12-ounce cups
  • 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon of boiling water
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • Ice
  • Optional - honey or liquid sweetener
  • 1/2 Vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • Optional: 1 scoop Collagen Protein or protein powder of choice
  • Optional: top with frothed milk

Matcha Iced Cubes

Instructions

  1. For the hot latte: Place the matcha powder in your mug or a small bowl. Pour in the hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour the coconut milk, water, sweetener, and spices into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until warm, make sure not to bring the milk to a boil. Pour the matcha paste into the saucepan and whisk. Taste and adjust sweetener as desired. Optional: top with steamed milk.
  2. For the iced latte: Place the matcha powder in a small bowl. Pour in one tablespoon of hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour green matcha paste along with the rest of the ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until well combined.
  3. Matcha Ice Cubes: Place the matcha powder in a small bowl. Pour in one tablespoon of hot water. Whisk briskly in an up-and-down direction to make a thick, green paste. Pour green matcha paste along with the remaining water into a blender. Blend on high until well combined. Pour into ice cube molds and freeze for 6 hours.

This post is sponsored by Nuts.com. All opinions are always my own! Thank you for supporting brands that help support Lexi’s Clean Kitchen!

Mint Chip Energy Bites

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These Mint Chip Energy Bites are the perfect on-the-go snack. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and require absolutely no cooking or baking.

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

I am so excited to be partnering with Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, to bring you today’s recipe!

You all know how passionate I feel about helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. Since the day I started Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, that has always been my core mission. Whether it’s helping you on your clean eating journey, stocking your pantry, giving you tips to wake up feeling great, or giving you cleaner beauty and skincare ideas– I want you to be the best you!

Now, even though I’ve never personally been a smoker, I am so excited to partner with Quitter’s Circle, an online quit smoking community, to show you my favorite ways to fuel your body and mind with healthy tips and recipes to help set you up for success!

Having people in my family who smoke, I’ve seen firsthand the negative effects that can come from it. This has made me passionate about helping others – whether you smoke, or you know somebody you love that smokes – make positive, healthy changes to their lifestyle!

Quitter’s Circle is a fabulous resource that provides motivational tips and a variety of information ranging from how much money you can save from quitting smoking, to articles on why you need a quit smoking support squad, and I am so excited to bring you even more ways to be confident, feel great and glow from within!

 

These no bake energy bites are the perfect mid-day snack that you can grab in your hand and munch on. Easy peas-y, and gives you something to distract your hands and mouth on your work break!

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

No Bake Mint Chip Bites

Mint Chip Energy Bites

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-06-23T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 0:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00+00:00 Serves 15 balls     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add dates to your food processor and process until broken up into pea-sized bits.
  2. Add in coconut flakes, walnuts, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt.
  3. Process until well-combined. Mixture should come together into a large ball.
  4. Roll the mixture into 15 roughly 1-inch balls.
  5. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes before storing in the refrigerator for up to one month.

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Quitter’s Circle, a collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer. All thoughts and opinions presented in this post are purely my own.