10 Healthy Recipes That Will Spice Up Your Weekly Menu

10 Healthy Recipes That Will Spice Up Your Weekly Menu

As the first month of the year comes to a close, we face the final days of the #greenplatechallenge.  It has been so amazing to me to open up my Facebook feed, my Instagram and peak into the Green Plate Challenge Private Group to see hundreds of people still being accountable and eating their veggies.  The thank you notes and the domino effect of veggie inspiration have made all the effort of my daily emails and encouragement so worth it.


Variety Is the Spice of Life

I think variety is the key to sustainability.  If we get bored we are unmotivated.  If we are unmotivated we are unlikely to complete our goals. One way to avoid veggie boredom is some great new recipes that will spice up (no pun intended) your weekly menu.


One thing that has come from the challenge is lots of great recipe sharing.  It motivated me to compile a list of my all-time favorite veggie based recipes that are tried and true (and well loved during the #greenplatechallenge)! These are recipes that will add variety to your weekly menu AND help keep those veggies on your plate.

10 Must Eat, Healthy (and veggie Heavy) Recipes


Paleomg 5 Ingredient Pizza Bake

A major family staple for us.  If you follow me on Instagram you will see me share my love for it often. Even further…sub shredded chicken or lean ground beef with enchilada sauce for a Mexican food option.


Skinnytaste Scampi for 2 (or double it for 4)

Um–yes please!  I love shrimp and the Macros on this meal are awesome!


Damn Delicious Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

A great option on the side to add to any meal you can do it with broccoli too.


Nom Nom Paleo Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Another major go-to for us.  I slightly modify this recipe and use a spray of olive oil rather than all that is called for in the recipes and 3-4 slices of diced bacon.  I promise, it tastes amazing.



Paleo Cupboard Healthy Coleslaw

My husband makes some awesome pulled pork in our smoker. I love serving this alongside it and it is even better the next day.



Iowa Girl Eats Cauliflower Fried Rice

You can add any lean protein you want to increase your protein for the meal and it is yummy.  Add any veggies of choice like carrots, peas, water chestnuts, snow peas, broccoli and an even bigger bonus!


Skinnytaste Butternut Squash Soup

This is to die for. I make mine in the Instant Pot and then add in lean chicken sausage or rotisserie chicken to increase protein in the meal.


Gluten Free Girl Brussel Sprout Salad

This one was such a hit in my Green Plate Challenge I wanted to share again.  I discovered it at a New Year’s Eve party and have been addicted.  I again make some tweaks and use far less ½ of the oil and you can leave out the cheese too.  The freshness and crispiness of the sprouts is so yummy.


Paleo Grubs Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Boats

Kid favorite…because what kid doesn’t like eating their food out of a “boat.” Again, a million variations here that you can create to keep the variety up.


Gimme Delicious Protein and Veggies Foil Packets

My kids love this one again and I do too! Foil packets aren’t just for camping and can be a great way to get the kids involved in dinner prep.


Paleo Cupboard Zuppa Toscana

Another popular one from the challenge that I needed to reshare.  I discovered this soup from a friend year’s ago and fell in love.  My husband asks for it all the time.  I use sweet potatoes instead of turnips, lean chicken sausage and little to no bacon if I don’t have it on hand.  The flavor will still be fabulous.



The beauty of all these recipes is that they can be tweaked to meet your nutrient needs or taste buds.  People are continually asking me how to make recipes “macro friendly”.  The great thing–every recipe can be modified for YOU.  Need help with one…email me and I’d love to help you think out of the box.

With these recipes and their variations alone you have 2 weeks worth of meal ideas.  Just another reason you have no reason not to keep that veggie intake up.


Work Hard Be Kind,


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