Menu Plan Monday: Paleo Basics Challenge

Why Paleo works for me:
This week's PaleoLeap newsletter caught my eye and made it even easier to theme this week's menu.
Enter the Paleo Basics challenge.
For 7 days, starting on Monday, April 13, your mission is to get back to the heart of what eating Paleo is:
  • Prepare every meal at home from fresh ingredients. Batch cooking and reheating leftovers is fine. Tossing a can of tuna over lettuce and drizzling it with oil and vinegar is fine. Grabbing a Larabar on the way out the door and calling it “breakfast” is not fine.
  • Fill 80-100% of your plate space with animal protein and vegetables every single time you eat something. Yes, including breakfast and snacks.
  • No Paleo imitation junk food, whether you buy it or make it at home. You can live without Paleo brownies and nacho “cheese” kale chips for one week.

Here is the quick-and-dirty Paleo 101, if you want to review."

My daughter has been fighting her food intolerances and has declared that she's tired of Everything. But a trip to the grocery store showed that she's willing to eat a little bit more like her guinea pigs (lots of Vitamin C rich fruits and veggies).

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Monday: Vegetable Soup and Chicken Avocado Cobb Salad (inspired by Panera)
Tuesday:  Blackened Chicken with Zoodles and avocado sauce (or I might just make guac) (anyone want to get me this little kitchen gadget?)

Wednesday: Grilled Salmon with pineapple/mango salsa
Thursday: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (using turkey bacon)
Friday: Pecan Crusted Chicken (no breadcrumbs or egg white, ghee instead) with a spinach and cranberry salad. Or this modified Avocado Spinach Strawberry Salad.
Chicken Avocado Spinach Strawberry Salad
Chicken Avocado Spinach Strawberry Salad