Meal Plan: Fall 2014 Week 4

This week I received an email from a reader who requested a low carb meal plan.  I’m not super familiar with low carb diets, and from a little research it seems like there are lots of different versions, but I settled on using the definition of  limited grains,  no refined sugars and no highly processed ingredients. I have looked through my tried and true recipes to find recipes that qualify for low carb and have put together a low carb pin board. This week’s meal plan and free grocery shopping list consist of five of these recipes. I hope you enjoy them!

Low Carb + Vegetarian + Grain-Free Weekly Meal Plan | Rainbow Delicious Fall 2014 Week 5

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers + 4 other delicious recipes in this week's Low Carb + Vegetarian + Grain-Free Fall meal plan | Rainbow Delicious

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers from Eat Yourself Skinny

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Total Time:  1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients: Onion, Olive Oil, Celery, Cumin, Garlic, Jalapeno, Canned Diced Tomatoes, Black Beans, Quinoa, Pepper Jack Cheese, Red Bell Peppers, Salt & Pepper.

This is a recipe from bell pepper round-up and they are so good.  It is a flavorful dish with a fun presentation that our whole family enjoys.  It’s great with some cilantro as a garnish as well!

Sweet Potato Chili + 4 other delicious recipes in this week's Low Carb + Vegetarian + Grain-Free Fall meal plan | Rainbow DeliciousSweet Potato Chili from Chocolate Covered Katie

Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook Time:  30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients: Onion, Sweet Potato, Diced  Zucchini, Black Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Chili Powder, Cumin, Salt, Orange Zest, Water {or Broth}, {Avocado}

This is a great go-to chili recipe and was featured in our sweet potato round-up.  I love the addition of orange zest and the fact that this recipe if dairy free.  It is awesome topped with avocado.  I used two cans of Black Beans and two small sweet potatoes (not sure if that equals 20 oz or not but I couldn’t figure out the conversion). This chili is great the next day for leftovers.

roasted butternut squash and fennel soup + 4 other delicious recipes in this week's Low Carb + Vegetarian + Grain-Free Fall meal plan | Rainbow DeliciousRoasted Fennel and Butternut Squash Soup from Cafe Johnsonia

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cook Time:  55 minutes  Total Time:  1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients:  extra virgin olive oil, onion, fennel, butternut squash, stock, salt and pepper, heavy cream or creme fraiche (optional).

This recipe is featured in the winter squash soup round-up. I love butternut squash soup and this is one of my favorite recipes.  The fennel adds such a great flavor to the soup and our whole family loved it. I used heavy cream (obviously) even though it is optional.

Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Salad + 4 other delicious recipes in this week's Low Carb + Vegetarian + Grain-Free Fall meal plan | Rainbow DeliciousSweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad from Love & Lemons

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time:  25  minutes  Total Time:  35 minutes

Ingredients:  Sweet Potatoes Baby Salad Greens, Pomegranate Seeds, Crumbled Feta,  Pistachios, Cilantro, Scallions, Olive Oil, Garlic, Honey, Sherry or White Wine Vinegar, Salt & Pepper.

This Salad is seriously so so good and is also featured in the sweet potato round-up.  I will definitely be making this salad again and again.

  Roasted Beet, Pear & Walnut Salad from Camille Styles

Prep Time:  15 minutes Cook Time:  50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Preparation Tip: Roast the beets ahead of time (like the night before) so putting together the salad before you eat is really quick.

Ingredients: Beets, Olive Oil, Pear, Toasted Walnuts, Feta Cheese, Salad Greens, {Quinoa}, {Sprouts}, Walnut Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Salt & Pepper.

This salad is unique and flavorful and is featured in the beet round-up.

You may also enjoy this Halloween round-up:

Top Ten Halloween Snacks

And last week’s meal plan:

Fall 2014 Week 3 Rainbow Delicious

Subscribe to receive weekly meal plan

ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
(Visited 1,937 time, 1 visit today)

Speak Your Mind

*