Divine Dinners: 5 Meal Ideas to Inspire Your Menu Plan

by lydia on March 26, 2012

Welcome to Divine Dinners, my weekly meal plan, where each Monday I will post 5 dinners that my family enjoys. Often they will just be my previous week’s meal plan. We are a family of five, with four hungry growing boys ages 13-4 and myself. Around here, we consume pastured/grass fed meats at every meal, lots of veggies, very little grains or starches (more so in the winter), something raw or fermented at every meal if possible, and as much in season as possible. We follow a properly prepared nutrient dense diet as taught in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon, based on the teachings of Weston A. Price. We eat soup or stew as a family at least one meal per week in the winter, as it is a total budget saver. Often we’ll have leftovers at least once per week so I can take a break from cooking.  Additionally, I often batch cook meals to freeze some for a later date. This is a convenient way to save time, energy and stress. I love it when I can pull dinner out of the freezer. We don’t have desserts very often. All our food is gluten free as well. If that sounds like the way you would like to eat, then be sure to subscribe to my feed and have a week of meals in your inbox each Monday. I may or may not include links to the actual recipes I post. The point of this is mainly to inspire ideas to implement.

Dinner #1

Lamb Stew

Radish & Pea Salad with Goat Cheese

Wholesome Carrot Cake

Dinner #2

Leftovers – Heart Healthy Chili


Pulled Pork

Green Salad

Mashed Cauliflower

Dinner #3

Tandoori Chicken 

Steamed Cauliflower

Mixed Green Salad with Homemade Dressing

Dinner #4

Lamb Burritos

Steamed Green Peas

Sweet Potato Chips


Dinner #5

(We were running out of food this night, so this was a wing it dinner. I am always glad to have eggs on hand, as they make for simple fast food dinner any time.)

Omelet with Cheddar Cheese

Sliced Veggies

Homemade Chocolate Pudding



Looking for an actual menu plan that does it all for you? Check out this Classic Menu Mailer by Kerry Ann of Cooking Traditional Foods. It will break it all down for you, how to prep, how to shop, the recipes, and daily tasks to break it all down into bite sized doable chunks. I have personally reviewed these and tried several recipes myself, and can definitely recommend them. Additionally, they are gluten free, real traditional food, though not necessarily low carb, yet overall an excellent tool to aid you in your meal planning! Did I mention they are very affordable? To read more, click here!


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LydiaLydia Joy Shatney is a certified Nutritional Therapist Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Additionally, she is the chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation in Delaware County, Pa. (Find the group here on Facebook). Lydia is also a member of the Nourished Living Network. Lydia founded Divine Health From The Inside Out in March of 2010. You can find Lydia on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Sign up for the Divine Health From The Inside Out newsletter! Pick up a copy of Lydia’s eBook; ‘Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals’.

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