Tired of the same thing for dinner? Join the One New Meal a Week Challenge with all gluten free dinner recipes, along with healthy recipes that are Paleo, Whole30, Vegan/Vegetarian, and Keto. We have 52 new recipes for you to try that are organized by season and month. It’s easy to follow along! Let’s get cooking!

Tired of the same thing for dinner? Join the One New Meal a Week Challenge with all gluten free dinner recipes, along with healthy recipes that are Paleo, Whole30, Vegan/Vegetarian, and Keto. We have 52 new recipes for you to try that are organized by season and month. It's easy to follow along! Let's get cooking!

When I write blog articles, posts, recipes, and DIYs, I put my heart and soul into each and every one. Because I want to give the very best to you. This was one of my favorites. I mean… it’s hard to play favorite and don’t tell the other blog posts. I’m not just randomly adding a bunch of recipes into a roundup. There’s a back story. And a challenge. And my family is participating along with you. I took a lot of time to read through each recipe, its ingredients, and put the qualifier out there – if I would make it for my family, I’m adding it to the challenge. I’m literally printing and pinning as I’m writing and I hope you enjoy trying these new recipes as much as my family does.


The Back Story of the Challenge

When Hubby and I were dating, the “big meal” he made for me was a chicken caesar salad. And then I found out that his mother is a gourmet cook. UGH. I knew that if we got serious, I would be the primary chef in the house. And at that time, dinner for me consisted of unwrapping a power bar after a training ride on my mountain bike. I had a choice – I could either starve to death or embrace cooking.

Fast forward, I LOVE TO COOK! It’s a therapeutic way to end the day and I love feeding Hubby’s love language of a nice dinner. But life, time constraints, and chronic fatigue got in the way, and I fell into a cooking rut. CanIgetsomesolidarity? Hubby got frustrated with the same ole same ole, so he threw down the gauntlet of one new dinner a week.


But here’s the thing. It’s not just one new meal a week. I want these dinners to be easy to make, super healthy, a little stretch of the comfort zone but nothing too weird, and dinners that my entire family will enjoy. Easy, right?!?!? Are you ready to join along?


One New Meal a Week Challenge

I reached out to my fellow bloggers and they came through with flying colors.

  • ALL meals are 100% gluten free and “gluten free” won’t be called out in the title because I don’t want to be repetitive.
  • ALL meals will fall into one or more healthy and whole-food friendly options: Paleo, Whole30, Vegan/Vegetarian, and/or Keto, and are called out in the title as much as possible.
  • The majority of the meals are made in 30 minutes (or easy prep if going in the slow cooker or for a casserole).
  • The majority of the meals are budget-friendly.
  • The majority of the meals are easy and not fussy.
  • The majority of the meals are made with “normal” ingredients that you have in your pantry or are not a one-off purchase at the store.
  • No InstaPot recipes in case you don’t have one, but there are several recipes in the slow cooker.


I included meals that are seasonal for each month and added holiday-friendly meals throughout the year.

I divided the recipes by month and also the following seasons:

  • Winter Months – January, February
  • Spring Months – March, April, May
  • Summer Months – June, July, August
  • Fall Months – September, October
  • Holiday Season – November, December


Not only do you have 52 recipes that are easily organized by season and month, but I also added links to bonus seasonal recipe roundups throughout. So you literally have 300 recipes to work with. I hope this doesn’t sound too complicated, because it’s not. I made it as easy as possible for you to scan through month by month and make your one new meal a week.

Bookmark this page or better yet, be sure to subscribe to Pink Fortitude (and get lots of great freebies) and at the beginning of the month, I’ll send a reminder for your new meals! PS – You’ll also get your FREE Fortitude Starter Kit!



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Let’s get this One New Meal a Week Challenge started!


Winter Months

The winter months are all about comfort food! Let’s start off the beginning of the year with new dishes for Veganuary and Whole30 and enjoy delicious, healthy, and nutritious comfort foods all winter long! Oh and don’t forget Chinese New Year, a special dinner for Valentine’s Day, and a fun new meal for Fat Tuesday.




GrandBob’s Vegetable Soup Recipe by Pink Fortitude



Paleo Chicken “Noodle” Soup by Foodborne Wellness



Cold winter days, having your friends over for game day, or a party-pleaser recipe to feed a crowd. Chili is always the go-to vat of comfort food. This chili recipe is delicious, super simple to make in your crock pot or slow cooker, and follows the Paleo, Whole30, and Keto protocols. Fall in love with this nutritious and healthy comfort food!

Easy and Delicious Chili (Paleo + Whole30 + Keto) by Pink Fortitude



Egg Roll in a Bowl (Paleo, Keto, Whole30 Options) by Flavor the Moments



 Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce with Zucchini Noodles by Cook Eat Paleo



30+ Whole30 Approved Recipes

31 Easy Vegan Recipes for Beginners – Veganuary





Beet Pesto Penne Pasta (Vegan) by Just Beet It



Allergy-Free Pizza with Pizzaz (Vegan) by Casey the College Celiac



Healthier Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole by Buttered Side Up



Mom’s Lasagna – Gluten Free + Dairy Free Overhaul by Pink Fortitude



Healthy Gumbo by Kitchen of My Youth



Spring Months + Holidays

Enjoy tasty dishes for the spring months and holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, Passover, Easter, and Cinco de Mayo.




One Pan Chicken, Green Beans, and Potatoes by Kim and Kaylee



Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato (Paleo, AIP, Whole30) by Healy Eats Real



Green Loaded Cauliflower Crust Pizza by The Darling Kitchen



Paleo Chicken Tenders by Allergy Free Alaska





Beetroot and Sweet Potato Latkes (Vegan) by Just Beet It



As a pesco-vegan, salmon and crab are pretty much the only "meat" I will eat. I've been wanting to try a recipe with avocado and crab, but they all seem to be the same and relatively unoriginal. This recipe combines quite a few flavors, and surprisingly, they all blend brilliantly together. It's Paleo-friendly, and I've included easy instructions for it to be gluten free, egg free, and dairy free. It's a company-worthy meal!

Salmon Cakes with Avocado, Prosciutto, and Crab (Dairy Free) by Pink Fortitude



Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Ham by Together as Family



Mediterranean Style Roasted Leg of Lamb by Holistic Seedlings




The 23 Best Easter Recipes – Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo





Chimichurri Chicken Dinner Salad by Flavor & Savor



Best Taco Meat Recipe (Keto, Paleo, Whole30) by Cook Eat Well



Garlic Shrimp with Puttanesca Sauce (Keto) by Appetite for Energy



Dairy Free Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken by Kitchen of my Youth



30 Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes – Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo Options



Summer Months

Cooking for summer months means a lot of grilling, picnics, and potlucks. Enjoy the bounty of harvest vegetables and salad entrees!




Do you have nostalgia for the old time buttermilk fried chicken? What if I told you there was a way to make it gluten free, dairy free, and much healthier for you, but it maintains that old-fashion-made-by-Grandma kinda taste. It's made in the oven and perfect for dinner with the family or to take on a picnic. You in?

Better Than Grandma’s Fried Chicken (Dairy Free) by Pink Fortitude



Easy Bruschetta Chicken by The Forked Spoon



Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs (Whole30) by The Real Food Drs



Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas by Couple in the Kitchen



The 18 Best Whole30 Recipes for Your Summer Picnic and BBQ





Are you looking for a quick and easy dinner that your entire family will love? And oh, by the way, is made with whole foods and ingredients and can be made Paleo and dairy-free? This lamb and zucchini boat dinner will take you 20 minutes start to finish and you can make it on the grill, skillet, or oven. PS - while you can enjoy it any time, it's best during your bountiful summer zucchini harvest! Get the recipe...

Lamb and Zucchini Boat – Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Dairy Free Options by Pink Fortitude



Grilled Pork Chops with Rhubarb Orange Sauce by Wondermom Wannabe



Slow Cooker Chicken Sloppy Joe Sliders (Whole30) by The Real Food Drs



Salmon makes me happy. It's one of my favorite dinners. But there's good salmon and great salmon. You know that perfect hickory grilled salmon that you get in an upscale restaurant? There's a secret to getting that flavor. This is it.

Perfect Hickory Grilled Salmon by Pink Fortitude





Growing up, crab cakes were the ultimate treat.  But they HAD to be Chesapeake Bay style.  My goal was to still be able to enjoy them, even with some dietary restrictions.  These crab cakes are gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.  Mission accomplished!

Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes (Dairy Free) by Pink Fortitude



Classic French Ratatouille by Bacon is Magic



Farmer’s Market Chimichurri Steak Salad by The Soccer Mom Blog



Oven-Baked Eggplant with Cheese and Tomatoes (Keto) by Country Hill Cottage



Whole30 Harvest Chicken Salad by Paleo Gluten Free Eats



Summer Harvest – 29 Recipes from Farm to Table



Fall Months

They should really change the name of fall and autumn to pumpkin season. I mean really… is there anything else to eat this time of year? September and October focus on fall harvest and squash with an Oktoberfest recipe and a couple of fun Halloween recipes.




Pumpkin Spice Turkey Meatballs (Whole30) by Paleoish Krista



Sweet and Spicy BBQ Cauliflower Wings (Vegan) by Moon and Spoon and Yum



3 Ingredient Balsamic Jam Pork Chops (Paleo) by Paleo Gluten Free Guy



Happy Oktoberfest! It wouldn't be a proper Octoberfest without making a traditional Schweineschnitzel. I'm changing it up a bit so you are getting a Pretzel Pork Schnitzel, which is based on the traditional Bavarian style, and it's also gluten-free and dairy-free. How about some Hofbräuhaus cheers to that!

Bavarian Pretzel Pork Schnitzel (Gluten + Dairy Free) by Pink Fortitude



I love any recipe made with pumpkin.  It's one of my favorite foods, and it's super crazy healthy for you!  This creamy pumpkin sauce is vegan and dairy free, and is versatile enough to be served over gluten free pasta, regular pasta, and even pasta with grilled chicken. #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #glutenfree #vegan #recipe #pasta #pinkfortitude

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Sauce with GF Pasta by Pink Fortitude



10 Whole30 Pumpkin + Squash Recipes





Buffalo Chicken Casserole (Whole30) by Tasty Thin



Whole30 Pumpkin Risotto with Shrimp by Mary’s Whole Life



Chicken Saag by Mission Food Adventure



Who says Halloween dinner can't be spooky, festive, AND healthy? Serve this Halloween Spooky Spaghetti and Eyeball Meatball recipe to your family and friends. You can even call it brains and eyeballs if you wish. This Spookghetti is made with gluten free pasta and meatballs, and even has a dairy free option. Kids of all ages will love it! Get the recipe if you dare... #halloween #spaghetti #pasta #recipe #glutenfree #pinkfortitude

Halloween Spooky Spaghetti and Eyeball Meatballs by Pink Fortitude



Orange peppers are screaming for Halloween. Why not try this Halloween Taco Stuffed Peppers recipe? They are just as easy to make as tacos, taste just as good (if not better) and are super cute little Jack O' Lantern pumpkins for your Halloween dinner or Halloween party. They are gluten free and you can even make them dairy free too. Get the recipe... #halloween #recipe #taco #pinkfortitude

Halloween Taco Stuffed Peppers by Pink Fortitude



45 Gluten Free, Vegan, & Food Allergy Recipes for Halloween



Holiday Season

November and December are all about the holidays and all about gathering family and friends together around the table. Tis the season for holiday classics made healthier for you!




Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash (Vegan) by Vegan Huggs



Paleo and Whole30 Stuffing by The Movement Menu



Brussels Sprout, Sweet Potato, and Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner (Vegan) by Bad to the Bowl



How to Roast a Turkey the Easy Way by Everyday Maven



Sweet Potato Casserole with Black Beans, Kale, and Buckwheat (Vegan) by Happy Kitchen





Easy Beef Bourguignon Recipe by Here to Cook



Pistachio Crusted Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze by Pink Fortitude



Pasta with Creamy Beet Sauce (Vegan) by Alternative Dish



Mediterranian Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms (Vegetarian) by Amee’s Savory Dish



Christmas Spiced Pork Tenderloin by Paleo Gluten Free Guy



30 Whole30 Christmas Recipes






WE DID IT!!!!!

Congratulations, my friend! I’m proud of you and hope you and your family enjoyed this One New Meal a Week Challenge with lots of delicious and healthy recipes. Hit me up on social media or drop me a line and let me know how you did!


Tired of the same thing for dinner? Join the One New Meal a Week Challenge with all gluten free dinner recipes, along with healthy recipes that are Paleo, Whole30, Vegan/Vegetarian, and Keto. We have 52 new recipes for you to try that are organized by season and month. It's easy to follow along! Let's get cooking!



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