Paleo Weekly Menu–Week 1

This week will be a huge learning curve for me figuring out how to cook without grains, legumes and carbs.  We eat a lot of noodles, rice and bread so this will be interesting but I’m excited.  You can read why we are attempting the Paleo diet here

I scoured the internet for Paleo menu plans, recipes and shopping lists only to get completely overwhelmed.  So instead of using some of the more complex Paleo recipes out there, I’m going to use this matrix and will cook mostly simple meals this first week.

Monday–this is our last non-paleo day and I’ll be using ingredients we have on hand to make a tofu, bok choy, noodle stir fry.

Tuesday–Meatloaf and green beans

Wednesday–Taco salad

Thursday–Fish (probably salmon) and sweet potatoes

Friday–Baked Chicken and veggies

Saturday–Veggie soup

Sunday–Meatballs and spaghetti squash

Breakfasts: eggs, bacon, leftovers, fruits and yogurt, smoothies

Lunches:  Tuna salad, egg salad,  shrimp on salad, veggie platters,

Snacks: Nuts, dried fruit, veggies, fruit

Shopping list:

Ground beef


Whole fryer chicken




Canned Tuna

Canned Salmon

Dried Fruit


Frozen veggies

Spaghetti squash

Green beans




Spaghetti sauce

Chicken broth

Sweet potatoes

Frozen fruit


Fresh fruites

Fresh veggies

Fresh herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary)

Coconut oil





5 thoughts on “Paleo Weekly Menu–Week 1

  1. Good luck. It will be challenging at first, but eventually, when you never have something (sugar, processed snacks, etc), you’ll stop craving it. I hope it helps with your (and your son’s) medical conditions!

  2. Good luck, efriend! I have loved transitioning to Paleo, but it is an intimidating and expensive transition. Of course, once you get the pantry basics, it gets a LOT less expensive. Just don’t give up or give in! Each little step gets you closer to your goal of getting it right. And it’s not a perfect science. Go slow and be kind to yourself and your son, since you will both have days that you struggle with the change. I’m excited to read how it goes 🙂

    • Thanks for the encouragement! I can’t believe how overwhelming planning a menu and shopping list was. I’m hoping once we only have the food we are eating available, it will be easy to fall into a cooking routine 🙂

      • Absolutely, it will. We took 4 whole weeks to fully transition our home, and we don’t have kids, which I’m sure adds an element of resistance. Baby steps. And do research! Practical Paleo was a great resource for me.

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