Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 41

Another week, another healthy Dinner Plan! This week’s Dinner Plan is perfect for back-to-school! From freezable burritos to the ultimate Sloppy Joes, you are not going to want to miss this kid-friendly menu!

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 41 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Zucchini Linguine with Homemade Meat Sauce [grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb]

Tuesday: Freezable Burritos [dairy-free if you omit the optional cheese, no sugar added, gluten-free]

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Spicy Shrimp and Citrus Salad [dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly]

Friday: Feel Good Veggie Soup [Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, nut-free]

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Sloppy Joes [30 minutes or less, no added sugar, dairy-free, and nut-free]

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make some snacks from the blog to add to your back-to-school lunches!

These nut-free paleo-friendly chicken fingers are perfect for school lunches or as a kid-friendly dinner!

Add a healthy treat to lunch boxes with these secret ingredient Avocado Brownies! Such a great way to sneak in healthy fats during the day!


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!

30-Minute Taco Soup

I’m going to go ahead and say that a classic household favorite in most homes = tacos. It’s just a fact, you guys! Plus… topping options for everyone. You’ll satisfy even the pickiest eater, am I right? Let’s keep gearing up to back-to-school. A mug of taco soup + tortilla chips and your child’s favorite toppings = the perfect lunch box meal.

30-Minute Taco Soup30-Minute Deconstructed Taco Soup

30 minutes = Deconstructed Taco Soup, and It’s AH-MAZING.

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30-Minute Taco Soup

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Paleo {& Nut-Free} Crispy Chicken Tenders & A Healthy Back To School Menu

Happy MONDAY, you guys! Remember the epic Valentine’s Day, Spring Salads, and Mother’s Day Brunch round-ups this past year? Well, my lovely and talented blogger friends and I are back at it! Bringing you recipes that’ll fuel your family for the start of a new school year.

BONUS! We’re also giving away TWO $100 Amazon gift cards below, to help you get started on that back-to-school shopping!

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Personally, I am headed back into my classroom today, and my students arrive on Wednesday. So that meals Sunday meal prep will be in full-force. It means I need my energy!

Healthy Back to School Menu

You’ll find a Vanilla Breakfast Quinoa Bowl from Fit Foodie Finds, my new Crispy (and nut-free) Chicken StripsTwo-Bite Hidden Veggie Brownies from The Healthy Maven, and an after school Almond Joy Smoothie from Nosh and Nourish!

Let’s start with breakfast, shall we?

Vanilla Bean Breakfast Quinoa from Lee @ Fit Foodie Finds! A great, delicious, and nutritious breakfast.  breakfast-quinoaNow, you’re going to want to throw these Hidden Veggie Two-Bite Brownies in your kids lunch box, along with yours! From Davida, The Healthy Maven.

Hidden Veggies Two-Bite Brownies

Along with those bites, pack my new Crispy (paleo and nut-free) Chicken Strips with a side of your kiddos favorite dipping sauce (and a veggie).

Scroll all the way down for the recipe!Crispy Nut-free Chicken StripsLastly, make this Almond Joy Smoothie from Kelly at Nosh and Nourish for that after school deliciousness! 

babycakes sippingHow cute is Kelly’s daughter?

Now, let’s talk about those tenders. Crispy, breaded, tender, delicious, nut-free, and baked! Great for those nut-free classrooms you may or may not have!

Crispy Nut-free Chicken Strips

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Healthy Back-To-School Menu Collage

 We all know the school year can be EXPENSIVE. So we teamed up to give two readers a head start with an Amazon gift card, to make things a little bit easier for you!

 

 
 

What is your favorite back-t0-school tip; whether it’s for your kids or for YOU!?

Paleo and Nut-Free Crispy Chicken Strips

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • In a bowl combine flours, salt, and pepper
  • In a separate bowl whisk together eggs
  • Dip sliced chicken breasts into egg, then dredge in flour mixture- repeat until all chicken is coated
  • Place chicken on lined baking sheet
  • Bake until crispy and golden, flipping halfway through, but juicy in the center* (for me this was about 10 minutes each side)
  • Recipe Notes

  • *Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken. Make sure to keep an on eye on them to avoid overcooking.
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    Apple Nachos & Kid-Friendly Apple Snacks

    Although I’m not giving up on Summer JUST yet, the school year is beginning and that means BRAIN FOOD. Brain food along with easy nutritious snacks, crock-pot, make ahead, and 20-minute meals.

    The past two week’s of my Healthy Food Friday series with American Express have been focused around all things noted above. No-Bake Powerbites and Mason Jar Lunches, and now featuring the almost in-season, super health fruit… APPLES.

    Apple Nachos & Kid-Friendly Apple Snacks
    Let’s talk about an easy breezy snack that any member of your family will love. APPLE DESSERT NACHOS. For starters, you can completely customize these. You need apples of course, and then toppings of choice. This is the perfect late night healthy treat, or the perfect after school snack fuel to keep your family going for the rest of the evening.

    Apple Nachos & Kid-Friendly Apple SnacksEach bite loaded with delicious flavor, plus some great healthy additions of nut butter, coconut, seeds, nuts, and well.. chocolate, because we all love chocolate.


    Apple Nachos & Kid-Friendly Apple Snacks

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     What is your favorite apple recipe?

    Apple Nachos

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    Ingredients

    • 2-3 organic apples (I like Honeycrisp)
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, melted
    • 1/4 cup nut butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup homemade caramel
    • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
    • 2 tbsp nuts
    • 2 tbsp golden raisins

    Directions

  • Slice apples into thin wedges and arrange on plate
  • Drizzle melted chocolate, nut butter, and caramel
  • Top with desired toppings and serve
  • Recipe Notes

  • Topping options are endless!
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