Five Paleo Dinners To Cook Next Week #111

Here in Prague, the temperatures are still hovering in the high 70s and low 80s, but I just bought a new sweater, and I’m ready for my leather jacket.

In my heart, it’s already fall.

This week’s collection of recipes is pretty clear evidence of that. These crazy-good meals are tinged with the taste of autumn: a little cozy, a lot comforting, and easy-peasy to put together.

Dinner Ideas (Whole30 compliant)

Paleo Creole Ham & Cauliflower Rice from Well Fed Weeknights

Cookup Tips: Chop the raw cauliflower into rice and store in a covered container in the fridge until you’re ready to make the whole recipe. You can also cut up the veggies and ham in advance.

Recommended Sides: This really doesn’t really need a side, but if you want extra credit, and extra vegetables, I recommend steamed green beans with garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Paleo Tandoori Chicken with Curry-Pineapple Cauliflower Rice | meljoulwan.comTandoori Chicken with Curry Pineapple Fried Rice

Cookup Tips: Start the marinade process during your Cookup and cook the chicken the next day. The Mint Chutney can be made on cookup day and stored all week. Chop the raw cauliflower into rice and store in a covered container in the fridge until you’re ready to make the whole recipe.

Recommended Sides: None required! YAY!

Paleo Turkey and Cranberry Meatballs with Sweet Potato Fries | meljoulwan.comTurkey & Cranberry Meatballs with Sweet Potato Fries

Cookup Tips: You can make the meat “dough” up to 3 days in advance, then cook the meatballs when you’re ready to eat them. The sweet potato can be microwaved and cut into strips in advance, then roasted just before eating.

Recommended Sides: You might like to add something green: kale or brussels sprouts, perhaps?

 Chicken Nanking from Well Fed 2

Cookup Tips: Start the marinade process during your Cookup and cook the chicken the next day. You can also prep the veggies and sauce in advance and store covered in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.

Recommended Sides: You will definitely want to serve this on a bed of Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Rice. You can grate the raw cauliflower into rice during your Cookup, then cook it just before eating.

Old School Italian Meat Sauce | meljoulwan.comOld School Italian Meat Sauce with Zucchini Noodles from Well Fed 2

Cookup Tips: This recipe is perfect for a lazy weekend day, when it can just do its own thing in the background. You can also prep the zucchini in advance: julienne it, sweat it, rinse it, pat it dry, and place in fridge until you’re ready to eat.

Recommended Side: Yes, it’s cliché, but it’s a delicious cliché: Make a salad and top it with luscious Creamy Italian Dressing.

Condiments (Whole30 compliant)

Paleo Ranch Dressing | meljoulwan.comCreamy Italian Dressing

Cookup Tips: Make this during your Cookup and add flair to your meals all week. It’s great on salads, sure, but you can also drizzle it on hot vegetables or a roasted chicken breast, plop it on a bunless burger, and use it as a dipper for roasted sweet potato wedges.

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