THE 21-DAY PALEO MEAL PLAN

The 21 Day Paleo Meal Plan

Sometimes the toughest part about starting (or maintaining) a particular diet is finding the time to plan out your meals. Good news: we’ve done the work for you! 

Check out this 21-Day Paleo meal plan that will be your cheat sheet for feeling great.


Day 1

Breakfast

Feisty Kale Breakfast Frittata - Paleohacks

Feisty Kale Breakfast FrittataIf you thought kale had to be boring – think again! This breakfast frittata is simple, delicious and very healthy.

Lunch

Tomato Zucchini Olive Salad

Tomato Zucchini Olive SaladQuick salads are a staple for a solid Paleo meal plan, and this mouth-watering choice is no exception.

Dinner

Orange Chicken Paleo Recipe

Paleo Spicy Orange ChickenDon’t forget your protein. You won’t miss the takeout Chinese food when you have this spicy chicken recipe in your arsenal.


Day 2

Breakfast

Paleo Egg Bake

Paleo Egg BakeThere are hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to prep your eggs – and this is only day 2! Try this egg bake and see just how tasty a healthy breakfast can be.

Lunch

Kale Carrot Salad Paleohacks

Kale Carrot Salad With Lime Tahini Dressing: Another amazing salad for lunch today. Get your vitamin A on with the carrots and feel yourself getting younger with the kale. The lime tahini dressing is just the finishing touch to this great lunch.

Dinner

Crispy Skin Salmon with Cucumber Walnut Side

Crispy Skin Salmon With Cucumber Walnut Side: That’s right – salmon for dinner tonight. Get a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory omega-3s from this well-rounded dinner


Day 3

Breakfast

Baked Egg Mushroom Recipe

Crispy Bacon And Baked Eggs In A Portobello Mushroom: Is there a better way to start your day than with bacon and eggs? If so – I’d like to know about it!

Lunch

The Epic Paleo Salad

The Epic Paleo Salad: That’s right – it’s time to live large with this epic creation. Get your vitamins and antioxidants in with this meal.

Dinner

Sweet Short Ribs with Star Anise and Ginger

Sweet Short Ribs With Star Anise And Ginger: Did somebody say “ribs”? This mouthwatering recipe will make you forget you’re eating healthy at all. It’s okay if some gets on your face – we won’t tell.


Day 4

Breakfast

Hash Brown Nest Recipe

Eggs In Hash Brown Nests: Eggs and hash browns is a great way to start a busy day. Spice it up with these innovative “nests.”

Lunch

Grilled Fruit Salad Recipe

Grilled Fruit Salad With Coconut Cream: Great for a summer lunch, this fruit salad also adds in some healthy fats with the beneficial coconut cream. Double whammy.

Dinner

Slow Cooked Beef With Root Veggies and Kale

Slow-Cooked Beef With Root Veggies And KaleGreat in any season, this slow cooker recipe is delicious, nutritious and packed with protein!


Day 5

Breakfast

Easy Egg Muffins

Easy Bacon And Egg Muffins: If you’re hankering for some fast food, go with these Paleo “muffins” instead. And there’s bacon – did we mention that?

Lunch

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Paleo EnchiladasYou may have thought your enchilada days were long gone after you went Paleo, but that’s not true! Try these Mexican-inspired treats for lunch and realize you can still eat (almost) anything you want!

Dinner

Red Curry Shrimp

Red Curry ShrimpSpicy shrimp is a great way to combine flavor and protein. Try this recipe, and watch your muscles grow.


Day 6

Breakfast

Kale Smoothie Recipe

TropiKale SmoothieI bet you thought eating healthy had to be boring. But this smoothie shows you just how versatile something as nutritious as kale can be. Gulp it down and feel healthier by the second.

Lunch

Chicken Dinner Recipe

Bruschetta Chicken: Mmm…just looking at this recipe makes me hungry. Chicken is one of the best ways to get your body leaner. Dig in to this delicious recipe and reap the rewards.

Dinner

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

One-Pan Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Almonds: Simple, healthy and oh…did we mention there’s bacon? Seriously, eat all the bacon. We won’t tell.


Day 7

Breakfast

Breakfast Banana with Hemp Seeds, Cocoa Nibs, and Kefir

Breakfast Banana With Hemp Seeds, Cocoa Nibs And Kefir: This quick breakfast is packed with nutrition and also full of tasty banana goodness. Make it when you don’t have time for your eggs and bacon.

Lunch

Paleo Pad Thai

Raw Pad ThaiPad Thai is a particular favorite of mine, and this recipe is a great way to make your afternoon cheery and healthy.

Dinner

Paleo Turkey Burgers

Paleo Turkey BurgersBring on the protein! These tasty burgers will have you wondering, “how can this be healthy?” Great in the summer or winter!


Day 8

Breakfast

Bacon and Eggs With Patience - Paleohacks

Bacon And Eggs With PatienceBacon and eggs with a twist. I’m a big fan of this recipe, and soon you will be too.

Lunch

Watermelon And Avocado Salad

Watermelon And Avocado Salad With Cucumber & Coconut KefirMmm…watermelon. Is there a more wonderful summer treat? Another healthy salad, this time packed with all the healthy fat found in avocados. Dig in!

Dinner

Tuna Burger Recipe

6-Ingredient Tuna PattiesSimple, healthy and mouthwatering. This is a staple for busy weeknights when you’re thinking of caving and ordering a pizza.


Day 9

Breakfast

Paleo Blueberry Muffins

Paleo Blueberry MuffinsBlueberry muffins?! That’s right, try these Paleo sweet treats on for size for breakfast, and realize you have control of being healthy.

Lunch

Zucchini Noodle Recipe

Zucchini Noodles With Sun-Dried Tomato SauceThis is a great dish for summer, spring, winter or fall. Forget about those gluten-filled noodles and try this instead.

Dinner

Spaghetti Squash With Mushroom, Bacon and Chicken

Spaghetti Squash With Mushroom, Bacon And ChickenSpaghetti squash is very versatile. Try this protein-packed recipe and experience it firsthand. Oh, and did we mention there is bacon?


Day 10

Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs with Avocado Alfalfa and Sprouts

Scrambled Eggs With Avocado And Alfalfa SproutsProtein, healthy fat and taste – this recipe has it all. Avocado is a great delight for breakfast, it packs so much nutrition into such a tasty bite. Bon appétit!

Lunch

Tuna Salad Recipe

Paleo Ahi Tuna SaladTuna is a great staple to include in any healthy Paleo diet, and this lunch salad will leave you coming back for more.

Dinner

Almond Crusted Chicken

Almond Crusted ChickenChicken can get boring – that’s why we need recipes like this: to keep things crunchy and exciting!


Day 11

Breakfast

Paleo Cinnamon Waffles

Paleo Cinnamon WafflesOkay, I’ll admit it. These Paleo cinnamon waffles are probably the greatest breakfast of all time. This is the one you tell your friends about.

Lunch

Broccoli Avocado Salad

Broccoli Avocado SaladBroccoli – it’s a tough sell. Even though it’s literally one of the healthiest things you can be eating, it isn’t everyone’s favorite. This salad changes that. Grab a fork and experience it for yourself.

Dinner

SpicyPaleoLasagnaPaleohacks

Spicy Paleo LasagnaLasagna – is there a better comfort food? Not only will this bring back memories of your mom’s best, it adds a little spice to keep your taste buds happy.


Day 12

Breakfast

Coconut Flour Pancake Recipe

Coconut Flour PancakesConfession: I eat ALL of these when I make them. You’ve been warned.

Lunch

Autumn Colored Summer Salad

Autumn-Colored Summer SaladThis antioxidant-packed salad will make your friends jealous. Feel those wrinkles evaporating with this one.

Dinner

Rainbow Veggie Chicken Stir Fry

Rainbow Veggie Chicken Stir-FryThe colors continue with this great stir-fry, giving you muscle-building protein and lots of veggies, all in one convenient package!


Day 13

Breakfast

Chocolate Pancakes Recipe

Chocolate Paleo PancakesYour mouth will be watering while you cook these – and with good reason. Chocolate is good on pretty much anything, but it is especially delightful in this one!

Lunch

DukkahChickenSaladPaleohacks

Dukkah Chicken SaladFor a different take on a chicken salad, try this great dukkah recipe.

Dinner

Shepherds Pie

Paleo Shepherd’s PieThis great shepherd’s pie will leave you with leftovers – making it easier to stay healthy the rest of the week .


Day 14

Breakfast

Paleo Pancakes Recipe

Lemon Lavender PancakesThese delicious pancakes will be a slight detour from what you’re probably used to – but don’t fret, that’s a good thing. (We promise.) The lemon adds a nice touch to a classic.

Lunch

Paleo Egg Salad

Paleo Egg SaladEgg salad – it’s always going to be a tough sell. But enjoy the protein punch of this Paleo favorite, and realize you can always add bacon!

Dinner

Pan Fried Salmon With Leek and Mushroom - Paleohacks

Pan-Fried Salmon With Leek & MushroomSalmon is delicious, healthy and fairly easy to make – it may be the perfect food. Make this dinnertime treat any time you’re having trouble staying on the healthy train – it will guide you back!


Day 15

Breakfast

Tropical Coconut Smoothie

Tropical Coconut Smoothie: Coconut smoothies are basically all delicious, but this one has something a little extra special. Enjoy its smooth taste and fantasize about the islands!

Lunch

Purple Kale, Avocado and Blood Orange Salad

Purple Kale, Avocado & Blood Orange SaladThis one packs a wallop of nutrition into an easy-to-make lunch. Dig in to this colorful concoction!

Dinner

Spiced Zucchini Beef Paleohacks

Spiced Zucchini BeefBeef doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Spice things up with this great dinner choice, and don’t forget the zucchini!


Day 16

Breakfast

paleo fishermens egg paleohacks

Fishermen’s EggsYou don’t have to be on a dock to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Eggs can get boring, so try this spin on a classic AM meal, and feel your muscles getting bigger.

Lunch

Healthy Salad Recipe

Asparagus And Avocado SaladThis crunchy salad will keep you full for hours, and away from that vending machine!

Dinner

paleo pastelon paleohacks

Paleo Pastelon RecipeThis innovative recipe will give you plenty of protein and vitamin B12, as well as being just overall delicious. Grab TWO forks for this one.


Day 17

Breakfast

paleo veggie and bacon breakfast pizza paleohacks

Paleo Veggie And Bacon Breakfast PizzaPizza? For breakfast? Exactly. I don’t need to write much more here; you’re probably already running towards the kitchen.

Lunch

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad: Broccoli – anyone can eat it when it’s teamed with bacon! Enjoy this delicious salad for lunch and feel the nutritional power of the green superfood.

Dinner

Spiced Turkey and Kale

Spiced Turkey And KaleTurkey is one of the best sources of protein, and kale is one of the best sources of… basically everything else. Dig in to this dinnertime delight.


Day 18

Breakfast

Paleo Pancakes Recipe

Honey Lemon Coconut Paleo PancakesCoconut, honey, lemon and pancakes – this is truly as sinful as it gets in the Paleo world! Enjoy this treat any time you feel like it – breakfast, lunch or dinner. You are an adult, after all.

Lunch

Beet Noodle Recipe

Beet Noodle Arugula SaladThis salad will provide a variety of different vitamins and minerals. Dig in and stay away from those early afternoon sugar-filled treats!

Dinner

Fearsome Flat Iron Steak Paleohacks

Fearsome Flat Iron SteakThis steak will load you up on vitamin B12 and protein, and make even the neighbors jealous.


Day 19

Breakfast

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins - Paleohacks

Pumpkin Zucchini MuffinsPumpkin is an overlooked treat, and these breakfast muffins will get your day started right.

Lunch

Chilled Soup Recipe

Chilled Strawberry Lavender SoupThis vibrant and delicious soup is perfect for the summer months. Strawberries always give you a sweet taste of healthy nutrition, and this soup is no different.

Dinner

Red Curry Chicken - Paleohacks

Red Curry ChickenSpice up dinner with this great chicken recipe, and add a touch of ghost pepper if you’re feeling really hot.


Day 20

Breakfast

Chocolate Breakfast Milkshake - Paleohacks

Chocolate Breakfast MilkshakeThis dairy-free milkshake blends coconut milk, frozen bananas, cashew butter and raw cacao powder into one amazing breakfast in a glass.

Lunch

Cashew Veggie Salad Recipe

Cashew Raw Veggie SaladCashews are a great way to add some punch to a veggie salad, and this recipe is also packed with tons of healthful antioxidants.

Dinner

Salmon with Sweet Potato Pumpkin and Hemp

Salmon With Sweet Potato, Pumpkin And HempSalmon is one of the absolute best foods to eat for your health, and pairing it with sweet potato, pumpkin and hemp is a new and exciting way to keep things fun.


Day 21

Breakfast

BananaAppleCinnamonFauxOatmeal

Banana Apple Cinnamon Faux-OatmealOatmeal – definitely not Paleo. But this recipe will let you get pretty close, and provide a tasty start to your day, as well!

Lunch

Paleo Soup Recipe

Parsley Turnip Chicken SoupChicken soup – great even when you’re not sick.

Dinner

Kebab Recipe

Grilled Chicken ‘N Veggie KebabsThese kebabs are tasty, healthy and easy to make. Plus, nothing beats the taste of meat straight off the grill.

This article originally appeared on PaleoHacks.

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