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Fall-off-the-bone beef short ribs slow cooked with lemongrass and citrus juice for those unforgettable South East Asian flavours. There was a time that we ate free-range meat and organic produce. That time has come and gone, and we are now back to eating Industrial Meat. No matter HOW we squeeze it, there is NO other area in our lives that we can cut money out in order to afford higher quality meat and produce. If you can afford that stuff, I completely envy you, however; I know that many families are struggling to provide food for their families, and I would like to reach out to those people specifically right now.
Of course having high quality meat on the table is ideal, but unfortunately not everyone is in an ideal financial situation, and you do NOT have to be well off to eat well and be healthy. You CAN afford Paleo, you just have to do it in a way that is affordable to you until you can afford to buy higher quality foods. It is what it is. Is it ideal? I have also included some quick-prep meals because I know that many of us are trying to find more time this new year.
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I have been spending more time in the gym the past several weeks and it really cuts into my time in the kitchen. AND, by popular request, I have included a few breakfast and lunch ideas as well. I will let you organize these on your own calendar according to your schedule. And bacon. I forgot bacon. Always lots of bacon.
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I totally get that. But if you think and bake ahead, you can and will find success. This is a favorite in our family. We eat these little egg pies for dinner AND breakfast. Make these ahead of time then microwave a few before you leave the house in the morning. There are options to add your own veggies according to your tastes so keep that in mind when making your shopping list.
SO easy. You can find a picture of what Paleo Pot did with their leftovers here. In regards to a Paleo lifestyle, I struggle most with lunch. What the heck do I do? I also eat lunch meat with some lettuce rolled up inside of it, a spoonful of nut butter, and a piece of fruit.
I also eat a TON of leftovers for lunch.
Your kids may or may not eat these, but at least YOU can. Adding these was a bit of an afterthought so I promise to spend more time putting together some lunch ideas next week. Because I am a blogger with integrity, and this recipe cannot be found on the internet, I am not including the recipe in this post. You can purchase the cookbook from Amazon by clicking this little picture. This cookbook has been one of the best Paleo investments I have made.
FULL of quick and easy meals that I use often. I HAVE included the ingredients in my shopping list. This my new favorite lunch. It only goes about 3 days in my refrigerator before it becomes bitter so make sure you eat it once you make it. I put some ketchup on it for the kids and they eat it then ask for seconds. True story. Not many lunches.
I think you will find plenty of leftovers this week, though. This week is all about ease and INexpense. I have a bunch of ground beef in my freezer that is begging to be used, and one roast so I am going to incorporate those into the menu this week. I put sausage on the shopping list, adjust it accordingly if you have ground beef you can use in your refrigerator. Cook on low for approximately 8 hours. This is simple, flavorful, and hearty. It really adds a new flavor profile to everything. I LOVE and miss real tacos, but nothing gets closer than a homemade taco salad, or taco ingredients rolled in a fat Romaine leaf.
On this website , you will see arrows next to the recipe name. Hit the arrow pointing up because I increased this recipe to feed 8 people in the shopping list. Because The Workaholic will eat at least 3 servings worth and I want leftovers for the next day. If you want ground bison, please substitute 2lb of ground beef on the shopping list for 2lb of ground Bison.
Now see the Breakfast menu for an idea on what to do with the leftovers. Are you in need of some moist chicken in your life? Chicken Thighs are your guy. Who needs breasts anyways?! Pair this with cauliflower. Add that to your lunch list up there!
PaleoPot has perfected Paleo meat loaf in a crock pot. This IS real life, folks. It is. Now your dinner can be ready for you when you get home from work, or from ballet, or from whatever crazy schedule thing you have going on this week.
I always serve our meat loaf with mashed cauliflower and shredded, sauteed Brussels sprouts. I am SO excited about it, though. And yes, another crock pot meal. A whole chicken is enough for our family of 5 and we sometimes have leftovers, depending on the size of the chicken. They are also inexpensive, delicious, and easy to make. We are serving this Paleo Crock Pot Chicken with roasted broccoli. I cook from these A LOT, and would be lost without them. She has a weakness for cheap red wine and good conversation and can always be counted on for a laugh.
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I absolutely agree with you, Samantha! I think lots of people are turned off of Paleo because Free Range and Organic are the cornerstones of the diet. I want people to understand that they CAN afford to eat Paleo, even if it means buying cheaper cuts of meat. Thank you for your comment! Thanks for this. We are a family of five as well, with three athletic daughters. I do my best, but I simply cannot afford to buy all grass-fed or organic. I have to say, I feel so good about our Paleo diet no matter what.
I especially love all of the cooking and baking that I do in advance. It has renewed the nurturing spirit I had when the girls were babies, and I made my own baby food. Organic or not, that has GOT to be good for them! Hi Kristi! Thank you for visiting! This is fantastic! Just what I was looking for.
You mirrored so many things that I have been thinking, myself.
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I knew there was a way to do it, but it is so much easier when you have help like this! HI Jen! Thank you for coming! Hi, Lynn! Thank you SO much for visiting and ordering the book! You will LOVE the cookbook. The recipes really are quick and easy, and delicious. Plus, there are some rub recipes that turn boring meat into instant gourmet meals on the cheap. Living in Alaska makes it borderline impossible to get well sourced meats, and I always feel guilty about that.
I should be grateful for the fresh halibut, salmon, and deer we have, and not worry so much about the rest. OH Ashley how jealous I am of you that you live in my homestate! I miss Alaska desperately. You can only work with what you have available to you and forget what everyone else says. We do the best we can, right? We can do the best that we can with what we have! As another Alaskan I had to join in!
I am so thankful for you. Thank you again!!! I am excited to have you here! For now, I am doing the best I can as well. I need encouragement so badly, so thank you. Single Mom. Hi, Kate!!! Serve rotisserie chicken with cauliflower rice and raw veggie sticks. Then saute in olive oil over medium heat for about eight minutes. This would be a great meal for gluten-free guests. Use the chicken carcass and a few carrot and celery stalks that are left over from the meal above to make a hearty chicken stock.
In a crock pot or soup pot, toss together chicken breast at least 3, but 4 if you want left overs , onion, your chicken stock, celery, carrots, salt and pepper. Add thyme and other compatible spices that you have on hand bay leaf, parsley, and oregano would work well. Bring it all to a boil and then let it simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Cook a spaghetti squash simply cut it in half, take out the seeds, cover and roast for 45 minutes , and add this in as well, just before serving. Eggs are a great source of protein, and are very affordable! Buy a dozen eggs, two zucchini, two large sweet potatoes and a few tomatoes or one package of cherry tomatoes, if they are marked at a good price.
To put this meal together all you will need to do is peel and slice your potatoes into thin disks. Add in diced zucchini. Whip up about ten eggs and pour over your cooking veggies.