Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 48

This week’s Dinner Plan is filled with an assortment of veggies, protein, and nutrients to keep you energized all week long! From my favorite Maple Glazed Salmon to my Candied Pecan and Herb Salad, this week’s menu will definitely not disappoint!
Meal Plan Week 48 [gluten-free] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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Monday: Maple Glazed Salmon [30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly]

Tuesday: Candied Pecan and Herb Chicken Salad [dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly]

Wednesday: Shakshuka [30 minutes or less, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly]

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Egg Roll Bowls [30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly]

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Chicken and Kale Detox Soup [30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly]

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Make a cocktail this week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The apple cider sangria on page 256 is one of my all-time favorites and is so great for serving a crowd! I also love the classic margarita on page 252!


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!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 47

This week’s Dinner Plan is filled with some of my favorite Fall recipes! From easy Slow Cooker Chicken to Gluten-free Brussels Sprouts Pizza, this week’s menu is definitely a WINNER!
Lexi's Weekly Dinner Plan Week 47 [gluten-free, paleo-friendly] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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!

Lexi's Weekly Dinner Plan Week 47

Monday: Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken with Perfect Roasted Veggies [dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant if you use oil of choice or ghee]

Tuesday: Healthy Broccoli Soup [30 minutes or less, vegetarian, paleo-friendly if you omit the cheese]

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Shepherds Pie [dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly]

Friday: Out

Saturday: Rustic Tomato Vegetable Soup [dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, vegan]

Sunday: Brussels Sprouts Pizza [gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly]

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

 


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!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 44

Weekly Dinner Plan Week 44 [paleo-friendly] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Happy first week of October! This week’s meal plan is filled with a mix of my favorite comfort food and light and refreshing dishes to help you have a well balanced week!

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 44 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad [3o minutes or less, refined sugar-free, gluten-free]

Tuesday: Meatball and Veggie Soup [30 minutes or less, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly]

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Spicy Chicken In Tomatoes [30 minutes or less, dairy-free, egg-free]

Friday: Out

Saturday: Slow Cooker Carne Asada [dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly]

Sunday: Crockpot Asian Beef [dairy-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, whole30 compliant if you omit the coconut sugar in the marinade]

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Make a breakfast this week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

The Buttery Drop Biscuits on page 74 are delicious with this slow cooker pumpkin butter!

Celebrate October with some of my favorite pumpkin recipes on the blog!

 


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!

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim [no refined sugar] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider with a Caramel Pecan Rim will be the hit of your parties or dinner parties all Fall and Winter long! The combination of the caramel and nutty pecans with the warming cider is perfection, and made with no added sugar.. Have it without any alcohol, or spike it as desired with your favorite liquor! Made in partnership with the American Pecan Council!

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean KitchenSlow Cooker Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim

No sugar added, simple to make, and definitely a new go-to drink when entertaining for the holidays! I put this out and let everyone add in their favorite alcohol: caramel vodka, brandy, bourbon, or wine!

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

If you love the combination of cinnamon + warm apple cider + a touch of cranberries, this is definitely a must-try! The best part? All you have to do is toss everything in a slow cooker and BOOM. Mulled cider perfection.

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Get creative with this recipe for holiday entertaining by creating an individual spiked cider bar! Simply place liquor such as bourbon, red wine, or rum next to the slow cooker and let friends or family create their own spiked mulled cider beverage!

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I’m back with another fabulous recipe in partnership with my friends at the American Pecan Council! Pecans are my favorite nut! They are lower in carbs and higher in fiber compared to many other nuts, and they’re a “good” source of monounsaturated fat, including the beneficial oleic acid that’s found in olive oil! A handful of pecans (about 19 halves) is a good source of fiber, thiamin, and zinc, and an excellent source of copper and manganese – a mineral that’s essential for metabolism and bone health. Plus, they have that yummy, buttery flavor! I love using pecan pieces to make my life easier during the chopping of them!

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mulled Cider with Caramel Pecan Rim | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Slow Cooker Mulled Cider with Pecan Rim

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 4 hours Serves 8

Ingredients

    Mulled Cider Ingredients

    • 1.5 liters of fresh apple cider
    • 4 star anise
    • 3 cinnamon sticks, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 orange thinly sliced, used half of the slices on serving glasses and 1/2 of the slices for the mulled cider
    • 1/2 lime, thinly sliced
    • 1-inch knob of ginger, skin removed
    • 1 cup fresh cranberries

    Pecan Caramel Rim

    Add-In Alcohol Options

    • Bourbon, 2 ounces per glass
    • Dark rum, 2 ounces per glass
    • White wine, to taste
    • Caramel Vodka or Regular Vodka, 2 ounces per glass

    Directions

    1. Place all mulled cider ingredients into a slow cooker. Set on low for 4 hours.

    2. While cider cooks, make a batch of caramel. Place coconut milk, vanilla, butter and sea salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Turn down heat to low and let simmer, whisking often, for about 30 minutes or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Take off heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator until the mulled cider is ready.

    3. Pour caramel onto a small, shallow plate.

    4. On a separate shallow plate, place crushed pecans.

    5. Dip your glass of choice in the caramel until the entire rim is well covered. Dip the caramel rim into the pecan mixture. Pour mulled cider into glasses and spike your drink with the desired alcohol if using, then stir and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    1. Storage: Leftover cider can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
    2. Make It On The Stovetop: Simmer the mulled cider ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat. Cover and let simmer for about 1 hour. Make sure that the cider stays at a low simmer, if it comes to a boil, the cider can separate!
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    Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 42

    This week’s Dinner Plan is filled with some of my favorite pre-Fall recipes! From 30 minute or less comforting Shrimp Curry to my a reader’s favorite 3-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet, you are not going to want to miss this week’s menu!
    Weekly Dinner Plan Week 42 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

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    Monday: Brown Butter Pumpkin Sauce Over Zucchini Linguine & Grilled Chicken [dairy-free, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free]

    Tuesday: Easy Curry Shrimp [30 minutes or less, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free]

    Wednesday: Leftovers

    Thursday: Roasted Garlic Chicken and Veggie Primavera [dairy-free and paleo-friendly if you omit the optional cheese, grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free]

    Friday: BRINNER: 3-Ingredient Breakfast Skillet [30 minutes or less, paleo-friendly, grain-free, dairy-free]

    Saturday: Roasted Chicken Buddha Bowl [grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]

    Sunday: Out

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

    The Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta on page 178 is so flavorful and a perfect meal for any night of the week!


    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!

    Shepherd’s Pie: Two Ways

    Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways | Lexi's Clean KItchen

    I didn’t grow up eating shepherd’s pie, but since making this recipe I have fallen in love! This Shepherd’s Pie: Two Ways is such a perfect Fall dish when you are craving something hearty and comforting. Loaded with protein, Fall veggies, and topped with creamy sweet potato or cauliflower mash for a low-carb alternative!

    Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

    If you love mashed potatoes as much as I do, this is a must-try!

    Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

    Savory Sunday is back and this week’s recipe is a good one! I can’t believe it is Sunday. This weekend was relaxing and productive on my end. Speaking of the last post, did you guys kick it into gear with your November goals? I am pushing hard in my workouts this month.

    Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

    com·fort food
    noun
    1. Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.

    Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

    How do you feel about comfort food?

     

    This definition kind of bothers me for some reason.

     

    Maybe because I feel that food shouldn’t necessarily be what provides one with a sense of well-being or consolation, and I don’t generally find comfort in high sugar or high carb dishes, but I do find comfort in meals associated with home cooking.

     

    This week’s Savory meal idea is perfect for the Fall! Healthy comfort food made TWO ways, to satisfy everyone in your home.

     

    Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

    What is your favorite comfort food? 

    Shepherd's Pie: Two Ways

    Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:30 Serves 4

    Ingredients

      Ground Beef Base

      • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
      • 2 garlic cloves, minced
      • 1 large onion, finely diced
      • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
      • 1 cup carrots, diced
      • 1 cup frozen peas
      • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
      • 1/2 cup organic beef or chicken stock
      • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, more to taste

      Sweet Potato Mash

      • 2 large sweet potatoes, roasted until fork tender and skin removed
      • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
      • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

      Cauliflower Mash

      • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
      • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
      • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, add more as needed
      • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, more to taste
      • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
      • 1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper, more to taste

      Directions

      1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat just until fragrant, about one minute.
      2. Add onions, mushrooms, carrots, and frozen peas. Sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and the carrots start to soften.
      3. Add ground beef and let cook over medium-high heat until brown and no pink remains. Stir often.
      4. Add in beef or chicken stock, sea salt, and black pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
      5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
      6. Add roasted sweet potato to a medium mixing bowl or high-speed blender. If using a mixing bowl, mash the sweet potato well before adding in the rest of the ingredients. If using a high-speed blender, place all of the sweet potato mash ingredients in at the same time, and blend until smooth.
      7. Steam cauliflower until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
      8. Place cauliflower and the rest of the cauliflower mash ingredients in a medium mixing bowl or high-speed blender. Mash or blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
      9. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
      10. Divide beef mixture between two similar sized cast iron skillets. Top one cast iron skillet with sweet potato mash and the other with the cauliflower mash.
      11. Bake for 10 minutes and then broil on high for 5-8 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
      12. Serve warm!

      Recipe Notes

      *For the sweet potato mash: Roast sweet potato at 400°F on a lined baking tray for 45-50 minutes, or until fork tender. Once soft set aside to cool before making the sweet potato mash.

      *Use ghee in the cauliflower mash to make it paleo-friendly!

      *Photos updated August 2017.

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