Now that I shared the why behind this paleo plan, let me share the how! I know there are a lot of simple ways to do paleo. You could stick to basics and eat eggs, vegetables, fruit, etc, but for our challenge, I really want to enjoy the dinners we are going to eat, so I’m putting forth a decent amount of effort in that department. I am anticipating plenty of leftovers to help with lunches and breakfasts will likely be center around eggs, which is one of my favorites normally. Ok, ok, here is my game (meal) plan:
Breakfast ideas: eggs with avocados and tomatoes, bananas, sausage and potato sliders, boiled eggs (for David to grab on his way out), green juices made in the blendtec
Snack ideas: almonds, beef jerky, boiled eggs, fruit, cut up veggies like carrots, larabars
Lunch Ideas: relying on leftovers, paleo tuna salad on cucumber slices, salads, soup
And now for the dinners! …
Day #2: Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Carrots & Onions (& make broth from the remains)
Day #3: Spicy Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup (minus the heavy cream)
Day #5: Layered Fiesta Bowls with Chicken (minus the rice and sour cream) with Fresh Guacamole
The first 5 days grocery list:
A note on the grocery lists: I went back and forth about how to do them. In the end I decided to write the list exactly as I’m going to carry it into the store with me. There might be an extra sweet potato or red pepper added in for Kaitlyn and I’m considering the fact that I have olive oil and the spices/herbs required at home. If you are following along, I urge you to check out the recipes to check if there is anything you need to buy (dried basil, broth, etc). Also, David doesn’t eat a true ‘lunch’ (perk of the job), so I’m factoring in Larabars, almonds, beef jerky and other snacks he can eat on the go as his lunches, thus lunch meals only really needs to cover me and sometimes Hailey. Finally, the list is divided into sections (how I do all my grocery lists) of meat department, produce department, center aisles, and dairy section. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section!
Day #6 Zesty Lime Shrimp Salad with Homemade Potato ‘Chips’
Day #7: Broiled Salmon (using this method but a different seasoning), Sautéed Chard and Roasted Red Potatoes
Day #8: Crockpot Pulled Pork BBQ on Sweet Potato Buns with Broccoli
Day #9: Greek Lamb Burger Salads with Lemon and Olive Oil Dressing (no buns, feta or tzatziki)
Day #10: Grilled Steak, Roasted Butternut Squash and Grilled Asparagus
The last 5 days grocery list:
I feel pretty good about having it all planned out and am looking forward to seeing how things transpire. I’ll share an update at some point next week and my thoughts once it wraps up of course.
And now, onto the weekend!! Have a great one!