Weekly Meal Plan: Lemon Zest
I cannot believe April is already coming up! I'm so looking forward to spring food and clothes, it seriously can't come soon enough. I started looking up some recipes for Easter this weekend, wanting to actually do more this year than just showing up for the celebrations with flowers. As I was brainstorming, I kept thinking of lemon-related recipes, relating to the freshness and rebirth that comes with Easter. So this week I'm spotlighting recipes with lemon!
Rather than varying the types of cuisine like I normally do, I decided to do a different type of protein every night with this meal plan, featuring chicken, salmon, turkey, tempeh, pork, and shrimp! 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!
see comments for suggested modifications
During my marathon training, I've found it basically critical to have a little bit of oats or an extra carb the morning of a big run (over 10 miles). I typically just make a bowl of 1/3 cup of oats, supplemented with a scoop of vegan protein powder, and add a banana and almond butter on top.
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.
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.