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Weekly Meal Plan (Gluten-free & Easy Weeknight Ideas)

I love sharing gluten free dinner ideas for a simple weekly meal plan since cooking at home doesn’t¬†have to be complicated. ūüôā But it does have to be delicious.

This morning started off dark & early with a progression run. My Strava training plan prescribed a progression run of 1 hr 30 min – 1 hr 45 min of running with the last 20 minutes at goal half marathon pace or slightly faster. Since I haven’t run a half marathon in over 2 years, I’m not exactly sure what that pace is so I was aiming to hit anywhere between 7-7:15. I told myself I would consider it a huge success if I could do that, but that I’d be okay with 7:30 paces too.

The first 40 minutes did not feel great and was considering throwing the workout in the bag and just running easy the whole time. But, I told myself that I would at least try the 20 minutes at tempo, and if my legs said no, then I would just finish easy. I was really happy that I was able to stay between 7:05-7:10 for 20 minutes! I did the last 15 minutes at an easy pace since my run finished going up a nasty hill (Glade Street, for you local folks) РI should have planned that better.

My IT band acted up suddenly and ferociously on the final hill though…I think it’s all stemming from my right glute since I’ve been having¬†aches and pains around there for a while. So, to the foam roller and lacrosse ball for me. (Please notice Maizey’s tail is blurred because she was wagging it so hard. I love her. ūüôā )


It was 45* degrees this morning, but I definitely didn’t need to dress this warmly. Oops.¬†(I had a tank under the long sleeve shirt too.) Luckily nothing was too heavy,¬†and I was never too warm. I was excited to break out my favorite Nike running pants…that I’ve had for over 10 years. (Holy moly, I just realized how long I’ve had them.) But, they¬†are still in great shape¬†and they don’t stink, which is pretty much a miracle for workout clothes. Plus, they’re not too tight and have ankle zips, which I love since tight leggings are a nightmare to get off post-run.

Alright, onto some food! I haven’t shared my weekly meal plans for a while, so I’ve got two week’s worth of meals. This week I’m doing some good ol’ standbys that are super easy. Last week I tried a number of things out of Run Fast Eat Slow, and I loved everything.

This Week’s Eats

S – Leftover Mellow Mushroom pizza (chicken + jalepeno + pineapple — one of our favorites to make at home! — for Tommy on a regular crust, chicken + roasted red pepper + spinach on a gluten-free crust for me)

M –¬†Grilled cheese + butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds


T –¬†Shakshuka with Feta¬†+ toast. I’m pretty sure I would choose this as my last meal.

W –Gluten-Free Pasta + Bison Meatballs from Run Fast Eat Slow¬†

Th –¬†Alise’s Ground Turkey Mixture (my friend gave me this recipe & it’s super simple; I’ll blog it soon, but essentially it’s cooking ground turkey with homemade taco seasoning + canned tomatoes + black beans, served over romaine)

F – we’ll likely eat out!¬†

Last Week’s Eats

S – Teeter Thai takeout (panang curry for me)

M – Salmon w/ lemon, thyme & olives (from Run Fast Eat Slow) + brown rice + roasted broccoli

T – Crockpot meatballs from Big 15 Paleo¬†+ gluten-free pasta + Trader Joe’s marinara + roasted brussels sprouts

W –¬†Grilled cheese + butternut squash soup¬†+ with¬†roasted cauliflower

Th – Pork Tenderloin with seasoned rub + Root Lover’s Salad (from Run Fast Eat Slow). This salad was insanely good and made excellent leftovers too! The dressing was the best part and super simple. I honestly am so impressed with this cookbook! That pork tenderloin recipe was amazing too – Tommy and I both liked it and we’re not huge pork fans. It went on my Recipes Worth Repeating Pinterest board. ūüôā

F – Dinner with friends. I got a hanger steak + crispy brussels sprouts & an arugula salad.

S – I can’t remember! ūüôā

I’m headed to take an epsom salt bath tonight before heading to bed! I need some recovery! ūüôā¬†(I’m dying to try this new-to-me epsom salt specifically for recovery with menthol!)

Have you made any awesome meals lately? Please share links! 

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed

    I’ve been eyeing up that Shakshuka recipe for a while but haven’t given it a try yet… looks so good!

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    I love those Epsom salts! I don’t know that I’ve noticed a difference in my muscles using them as opposed to other Epsom salts but they sure smell nice.

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