Weekly Paleo Meal Plan + Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

Monday, April 13, 2015

What a BEAUTIFUL weekend!! We're building a deck right now (LOL - getting a deck BUILT, the idea of me building a deck is hilarious). Since the dogs/no one could use the backyard, we spent a lot of time outside and I took some fun pix which are at the bottom of the post because I'm obsessed with my dogs. For now, meal plan:

Breakfast for the week: Smoothies. I asked for suggestions last week and Jess had a great suggestion which I will be trying:

Lunch for the week: I made this taco soup recipe a few weeks ago and had SO much leftover at the end of the week that I froze it and am eating it for lunch this week! Yay for saving time!

Monday Dinner:

Tuesday Dinner:
Gaspacho!!! (Please excuse the !!!!s, I'm just REALLY PUMPED that it's finally gaspacho weather)

Wednesday Dinner:
Grilling burgers (recipe coming!)

Thursdsay Dinner

Friday Dinner: Oh! I'll be lounging on the beach in Florida for my friend's bachelorette party! No cooking for me!

  • Dark Chocolate Pudding
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs (ok not Paleo at all but I gotta live a little and I bought ~10 bags since each bag cost $.25)
  • Fruit, fruit, more fruit.
  • Plantain Chips from Trader Joe's

Here's a recipe I tried last week and really enjoyed. I call it chicken salad, Harrison calls it chicken guacamole, potatoes potahhtoes:

Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins (hey hey! I know you like that!)

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 2 ripe (aka brownish blackish) avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoons ground sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
Mix it all together. Eat it. Love it. Harrison dipped chips in it because he feels this is simply guacamole, I ate it plain.

And now for some Andi and Ziggy enjoying spring, which we all thought was going to skip over DC this year. AREN'T THEY PERFECT?!?! PS I constantly post pix of my dogs on Insta if you're into that kind of thing. 


  1. I was going to say, you're building a deck!! That's impressive and then I read the second sentence and that's way more up my alley haha Also love the insta pics of your cuties

    1. Hahaha exactly why I clarified. If I was building a deck...

  2. Your puppy pictures are so Professional! LOVE IT! Okay - I'm following you on Insta - now follow me!!!! :)

    I love the Chicken Avacado salad recipe! I mean, I would even put a small scoop over a large spinach salad! How yummy would THAT be?

    And - Cadbury mini eggs - are devine!

    1. I got Harrison a GoPro for Christmas and it is 90% dog pictures and video, 10% pictures and video Harrison took haha!

      Def going to put some salad on the spinach next time!!

  3. Yum! I like adding some tomatoes or salsa if I am really lazy to mine! Just followed you on insta, surprised I wasn't before!

    1. Yay! And YES salsa! I wasn't thinking of this as a Mexican dish at all until Harrison ate the last of it and called it guac... I was like, OH! salsa!

  4. I dont know if I ever had Gazpacho but it sounds fun!!! I bought 2 bags of Cadbury Minieggs this weekend because they were 70% off at Target. Damnit. haha!

  5. hahaha love it - i was like damn girl you're building a deck?? that's awesome ;)

  6. mmmm sitting in class reading your post makes me really hungry. I really want an avocado right now!

  7. I am so excited that it is finally grilling season. though I need to clean my grill and all the dog poop out of my yard first! haha!

  8. I make almost the exact same recipe, but with tuna instead of chicken! I'll have to follow you on insta, I love pup pics and I'm always posting ones of my doggy too!

  9. You are going to have the best time in florida! I'm pretty pumped about all the warm weather recipes I can make now!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  10. That chicken salad sounds delish (I'd put mine on sprouted grain bread, but I know you Paleo's aren't down with that) and you know we love us some avocado here in Texas!

  11. Your pups are beautiful. I have never tried gazsacho...could this be the year?

  12. Avocado chicken salad sounds beyond delicious! PS love your pups!


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