Weekly Meal Plan: Rosemary

Okay - am I the only one who absolutely loves the smell of rosemary roasting in the oven? We had lamb with rosemary on Easter, and it got me thinking about making some related recipes for this week.  I rarely get fresh rosemary ( I just have the spice ) and I love both the taste and presentation of the actual sprigs. So this week I'm spotlighting recipes with fresh rosemary!   As per usual, I don't go overboard and make my flavor of the week the highlight of every dish. I rather just find some recipes that utilize it in different ways. Almost all meals are paleo & WHOLE30 approved - read my comments for modifications to keep the meals within the Whole30 and paleo guidelines. Open the recipes below by clicking on the picture to check out what I found!  

I didn't include Saturday this week as I typically am gone, just eat leftovers, or eat out. If you get these groceries, you'll have enough to make an egg hash, a smoothie, and potentially even some other left overs. 

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Recipes

see comments for suggested modifications

Rosemary Meatballs With Dijon Collard Greens & Apricots 

Recipe from: So.. Let's Hang Out

This recipe was made for Whole30 participants! I love the idea of incorporating apricots too

Mustard Balsamic Pork Chops with Rosemary

Recipe by: Jo Cooks 

Roast the fingerling potatoes with oregano, salt, and pepper as a side

VEGAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH GRATIN WITH CREAMY ROSEMARY CASHEW CREAM

Recipe by: Avocado Pesto 

This is a vegan recipe that calls for hemp seeds. Flax is more common and I recommend just getting those! You can add them to your morning smoothies

Orange-Honey Glazed Roasted Turkey Breasts

Recipe by: The Cozy Apron

Use date paste instead of honey or omit all together. 

Spaghetti Squash with mushroom cream sauce

Recipe from: Healthy Seasonal Recipes 

I halved this recipe and just used minced garlic instead of the garlic puree 

Roasted sweet potatoes 

Recipe by: Garnish by Lemon

Use these as a base for the egg hashes or as a side for the pork 

ROSEMARY BALSAMIC SHEET PAN CHICKEN WITH BACON AND APPLES

Recipe from: Wholesomelicious 

I like to cook my chicken separate and add a little bit of water to the base of the pan. This keeps it moist and you can pull the chicken out earlier to let the veggies roast more

EGG HASH: 

I've tried to switch this recipe up, but I find myself always going back to the same combination of 2c kale, 1/2 cup roasted sweet potato, and 2 poached or fried eggs all cooked and then topped with 1/4 of a medium avocado. Roast a bunch of sweet potato on Sunday so this can be an easy and quick throw in during the busy weekday mornings. 

smoothie:

For an easy green smoothie use 1 cup fresh kale and blend in 1/2 cup almond milk. Once blended add in a cup of your your frozen fruit, 1/2 a banana (preferably frozen), whatever source of protein (vegan protein powder, chia or flax seeds, almond butter), and enough water to mix. 


Shopping List

I always do all my shopping at Trader Joe's! I typically find that their packed goods are so much cheaper than other health food stores. For Rx bars, which I recommend as a snack, I purchase in bulk on Amazon.


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