I hope this email finds you well! This meal plan is made up of dinners based on traditional Indian recipes. I LOVE Indian food. And to make some really delicious, really healthy Indian food at home is so easy. Most Indian dishes have a lot of spices, vegetables, and coconut milk. Not as meat-centric as a typical Western spread.
I’ve heard a lot of people think that eating paleo is mostly just eating steak and bacon and maybe a little side salad if they feel like it. Sure, if you’re doing paleo as a “quick-fix weight-loss program,” that can fly, but it doesn’t fit in with the real paleo mindset (the people who are in it to win it!) Changing what someone does is one thing, but changing what someone thinks is a whole ‘nother ball game! Meat is definitely a part of it, but the mindset of most Americans has been shifted to believe that meat makes the meal, everything else is just supplemental. The paleo mindset focuses on meats and vegetables.
Check out this graphic, I think it sums up a typical paleo ‘plate’ pretty well.
Veggies are a big deal and they have to be there! Make them a priority in your meals!
Anyway, all that’s to say don’t neglect the veggies (we’re not meatheads!)
Meal Plan #20
Eggs, bacon, green smoothies. I really love this for breakfast. It has everything I need and fills me up. Really gets my days off to a great start!
Leftovers from the night before (as per usual). And I am trying to meal prep at the beginning of the week so that if my wife and I end up feeding someone else (or being fed by someone else) and don’t have leftovers, we aren’t left without a lunch the next day! Meal prep: roasted chicken breast, broccoli, and sweet potato.
Butter Chicken – The garam masala spice is a must for Indian food! Fenugreek, cardamom, and brown sugar are not entirely necessary.
Chicken Tikka Masala – Yeah, yeah. typical Indian dish, but this recipe is probably one of the most delicious paleo recipes I’ve ever tried!
Fried Dill Potatoes – Great Indian paleo recipe with white potatoes. Note: white potatoes are a starch, not technically a vegetable. Most people consider them to be a paleo “gray area.” They should be consumed rarely (french fries are not paleo).
Paleo naan – This stuff is so good! A great substitute if you can’t have Indian food without naan. However, this recipe uses non-wheat flours and non-dairy milk and that’s about it. Making it a good substitution over the traditional stuff, but it doesn’t really carry any beneficial ingredients. One of those “not as bad for you” type of things. On the plus side, tastes great, similar to traditional naan and easy to make!
Sabji (sautéed cabbage) – I love to serve this with other Indian dishes/curries. It’s basically just same spiced sautéed veggies, mostly cabbage. Goes great mixed in to other saucier dishes!
Have a great week and happy cooking!