Ok people, I’m giving in. You asked for it…here it is. I’ve decided to post a weekly meal plan for you all who are in such dire need. Trust me, I’ve been there. It’s overwhelming. You just don’t know where to start. You don’t know how to afford real food. You don’t know how to cook real food. You just don’t have time. Start here…start fresh. Take a deep breath. You can do this.
I’m going to post a weekly meal plan every Thursday. This meal plan is going to be VERY budget friendly with the options of upgrading the meats to something else more expensive. I will menu plan for 5 meals and on the bottom is a printable shopping list! This way you can save one day for leftovers and another for eating out or choosing your own recipe.
Serving size for all these recipes is 4-6 servings.
Paleo Weekly Meal Plan #1
***Bookmark this page so you can come back over the week to find the recipes you need***
Day 1: Creamy Chicken Skillet Over Spaghetti Squash (recipe is on the bottom of blog post)
Make a whole chicken using my crockpot method. You will use the meat for 2 meals. Go see my guest post on Paleo Parents on how to crockpot cook your whole chicken and then immediately make chicken stock. This first meal uses 1/2 the chicken. Reserve the other half of the chicken for Day 4’s dinner. Three cups of the stock will be used in tomorrow’s dinner; freeze the rest of the stock or sip on it throughout the week like I do!
Your stock should be done by this evening so just scoop out 3 cups of the fresh stock out of your crockpot to make the Green Bean Amandin with. Freeze the rest of the stock or drink it throughout the week.
Day 3: Beef Kabobs with Grilled Peaches
For those who need to watch their budget, ask the butcher to cut roasts into steaks for savings! Then you may use these cuts for the kabobs. Usually roasts are cheaper per pound than steaks. If you can afford it, buy sirloin.
Cut peaches in half and remove the pit. Grill on both sides while grilling the Kabobs.
Day 4: Asian Lettuce Wraps with Coconut Rice with fresh Pineapple
My recipe calls for raw ground. Just ignore that part and stir in the reserved 1/2 chicken meat with the cabbage and red bell pepper.
If your budget allows, then get Salmon. If not, grab some Tilapia (not from China) or other fish you prefer!
The Mexican Coleslaw is a family favorite with us. The kids LOVE it! I have had much success using Broccoli slaw instead of cabbage. Also, add some cilantro to your Salmon bag to bring the flavors together!
Please come back and tell me how you enjoyed these meals!
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