Five Paleo Dinners To Cook Next Week #114

This week is all about bright colors and bold flavors! Your culinary week can start in the U.S. with Classic Beef Stew and Fried Chicken Meatballs, but then get ready for adventure! The next stop is Italy for a so-easy-you’ll-love-it slow-cooker Italian Pork Roast before a big jump across the map for Israeli Sabich before returning to the continent for Chicken Paillard.

Is culinary travel the best travel? Discuss.

Wishing you delicious meals and fun time in the kitchen! Happy cooking…

Dinner Ideas (Whole30 compliant)

Classic Paleo Beef Stew | meljoulwan.comClassic Paleo Beef Stew

Cookup Tips: This tastes even better after a few days in the fridge, so you can make it up to 5 days in advance. It also freezes great, so think about a double batch.

Recommended Sides: The stew has everything you need, but if you want to add more veggies, you could throw some raw baby spinach in the bottom of the bowl, or make a crisp green salad with creamy Ranch Dressing.

Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens

This recipe is from my latest cookbook Well Fed Weeknights, and I actually did a bunch of research to find the Colonel’s secret recipe from Kentucky Fried Chicken to figure out the seasonings in the coating. I think it worked! Cooking time? 30-35 minutes.

Cookup Tips: Season the ground chicken and form the meatballs. Prep the fried chicken coating. Wash and cut the collard greens. Store everything separately in airtight containers in the fridge, then follow the directions for cooking the meatballs and greens.

Recommended Sides: No additional sides needed, but if you want extra credit, this Spring Chopped Salad is an awesome go-along.

Slow Cooker Italian Pork Roast

Cookup Tips: Definitely throw a hunk o’ meat into the slow cooker over the weekend. Future You will be very grateful.

Recommended Sides: Mashed Cauliflower and Zucchini Noodles are both great with this pork. Or if you’re looking for cool salads, try Muffaletta Salad, or a green salad with Creamy Italian Dressing or Good Seasons Italian.

Israeli Sabich

Cookup Tips: Sabich is really perfect Cookup food! All of the components can be made in advance then assembled when it’s time to eat.

Recommended Sides: None are needed, really, but if you want to be super-fancy, you could make a two-course Middle Eastern meal by adding a batch of Tabbouleh.

Chicken Paillard with Onion-Pepita Relish

Cookup Tips: This is so fast, you don’t need to do anything in advance. How awesome is that?!

Recommended Sides: This recipe from Well Fed Weeknights includes veggies and protein in one, but if you want to add another veg on the side, the Golden Cauliflower Soup below or Persian-Spiced Winter Vegetable Soup would be great.

Condiment (Whole30 compliant)

Go-To Vinaigrette

Cookup Tips: This dressing adds zing to just about anything! Salads, yes, but also steam-sautéed veggies, bunless burgers, oven-roasted potatoes, and your favorite broiled fish. It tastes fresh for about a week, so you can make it in advance and drizzle it with abandon on your meals all week!


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