I have said in the past that eating Paleo doesn’t have to be expensive! The more I ate this way the more I realized you don’t need that many ingredients to make a super yummy meal when you’re cooking with whole foods! The key for me in keeping the cost down, is coming up with a menu plan for the week and sticking to my shopping list. I am fortunate enough to have a Fresh Market down the street with good quality meat. I can get their 2.99/lb ground chuck and their hormone and antibiotic free chicken for 2.99/lb on Tuesdays. It is a little bit of a pain shopping at two stores but the “meat” trip is super fast and one I can do on my way home from work (or send hubs). I do my best to plan most of the meals around ground beef and chicken for this reason. The whole week for dinner, cost just under 55 dollars to feed my family of four! We have a toddler and a baby who eats just as much as our toddler if not more at meal time. I also have enough left over for my lunch and the kids!
I usually pick a couple recipes I have made in the past. I found by doing this it takes less time to make and I am always looking for time savers! I also pick a couple new recipes, maybe 1 crock pot and one protein with sides kind of a dish.
Here is the menu for June 13th:
2) Paleo Tomato Basil and Beef Soup **
3) Burgers sweet potato fries and broccoli*
4) Paleo Taco Wannabe Mexican Breakfast Bowl
5) Slow Cooker Butter Chicken over cauliflower rice
6) Honey Mustard Bacon Chicken Salad
7) Grilled Pork Chop with Pineapple Peach Compote
*For the Burgers I just form patties with the ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook them in a cast iron pan. Feel free to throw them on the grill. I usually top the onions with caramelized onions that become really sweet when cooked in coconut oil. The key is low and slow with the onions! If you already made your sloppy joe recipe, you should have some left over ketchup that you can use with your burger and fries.
**I tweaked the soup recipe and I like it better so I hope to do a post with my version soon 🙂
Hope this menu helps make life a little easier (and tastier!)
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