I hope that you were able to use last weeks meal plan and shopping list! I was very excited to see how many of you thought it helpful. This inspired me to keep going, as long as it’s helping you. I hope that after a few weeks, you’ll start to see it’s not hard to do, and you’ll venture out to other Paleo and Primal websites to get your own ideas about what you’d like to make and start your own plan! I’d love to hear about it if you do. One of the things I hear a lot in the Paleo newbie circle is “I need variety! This is so restrictive!!” I can tell you that when we were eating the Standard American Diet (SAD), we ate very little variety. It was the same go-to meals week after week. Now, I am learning how to experiment a little and I’m LOVING the variety! As you’ll notice, I still have some easy fall-back meals we use every week, mostly because they’re crock pot meals and I have school some nights, it just makes it better for the hubby and kids.
Get on with it already! Ok, ok, here it is!
Mon: Breakfast-Egg muffins Lunch-Deli rollups, salad, 1/2 avocado Dinner- Tacos on iceberg lettuce cups
Tue: Breakfast-Egg muffins Lunch-Leftover Taco salad or an “unwich” (romaine wrapped deli meat and veggies, with an avocado spread), and a 1/2 avocado Dinner-GrokPot pulled pork and sweet taters :0)
Wed: Breakfast-Smoothies (Kids love smoothies!) Lunch-Leftover Pork Dinner-Meatloaf and slaw
Thur: Breakfast-Hardboiled Eggs and homemade Larabars(kids) Lunch-Leftover Meatloaf/slaw
Friday: (Again, for me Fridays are fasting Fridays. I eat dinner Thursday night and eat dinner Friday :))
Dinner- Meatsa (Friday night fun with the kids!)
Saturday and Sunday: Grill BBQ Chicken and Burgers/Chicken sausages with the kids. Veggies, fruit salad, slaw… Big Breakfast and midday BBQ, then we’re good for the day!
We like coconut milk smoothies (I found Golden Star Coconut milk at Wal-Mart in the asian food section, the only ingredients are coconut and water. This is what you want – no additives or emulsifiers like Guar Gum)
Shopping List: 3-4 cans Golden Star Coconut milk (1.39/ea.), Nitrate Free/GF/filler free deli meat (we eat Boar’s head or Applegate farms), 1 Pork loin, 4-5 Lb ground grass-fed (if you can) beef, 2 lb of free range organic chicken breasts (or a big bag of frozen. Do what you CAN.), 3 dozen cage-free organic eggs, 3-4 lb nitrate free GF uncured bacon, 1 head iceberg lettuce, 2 heads org. romaine, 1 package org. baby spinach, 2-3 not ripe avocado, One head red cabbage, 1 mango, 6 large organic apples, 1-2 large onions (I still have 1/2 a bag organic onions in my pantry), One can organic crushed tomatoes with jalapeno, or buy it fresh and crush it yourself), One can organic tomato sauce, pepperoni, shredded mozz if you do cheese, 2 zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, assorted seasonal fruit, extra veggies for salads (to your liking), one bag unsweetened shredded coconut, and some assorted NUTS (NOT PEANUTS.) for snacking.
Some of this stuff I still have in my pantry or fridge from last week, and you may want to look around to see what you have, then make a list working from what’s already there. Some things I ALWAYS have stocked are :
Coconut oil, EVOO, Fresh garlic, spices, Coconut flour, Almond meal, coconut vinegar.
I hope this helps you this week! Let me know what changes or additions you made! I’m looking forward to hearing from you!!