If you’re curious what I made with last week’s grocery haul, look no further! During the week, I like to eat breakfast and dinner at home and bring homemade lunches to the office. This way I can be sure to keep costs low, all while eating well. When you prepare your own meals, you know exactly what the ingredients are and can be confident that you’re fueling your body with great food.
This week was a bit more hectic than usual and only allowed for four dinners to be made at home, but four is better than none! Here’s a peak into what we ate.
Note: Even though we don’t follow a strict Paleo diet anymore, all of these meals are Paleo friendly and even Whole30 compliant (except for the cheese!).
Last Week’s Grocery Haul
Last Week’s Dinners
How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms: Remove stems from portobella caps. Scrape out inside of caps with a spoon. Chop mushroom stems and innards, red peppers, green peppers, onion, and garlic. Brown ground beef. Add veggies to meat and saute for a few minutes. Mix in tomato sauce to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop meat and veggie mix inside of portobella caps. Broil for 5 minutes.
How to Make Asparagus: Chop off white ends from asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil for 10 minutes.
How to Make Tacos:
- Make Shells – I followed the wraps recipe from Meals Made Simple by Danielle Walker. I also like the tortillas from Stupid Easy Paleo.
- Stuff Shells – Saute shrimp and sprinkle with homemade taco seasoning (also found in Meals Made Simple). Top with diced red onion, tomatoes, and avocado.
How to Make Kale: Preheat oven to 350F. Tear the leaves from the steams and veins. Spray with olive oil (I love my Misto Sprayer!). Sprinkle with salt. Roast until crispy, about 20 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready once your leaves are crisp when you lightly touch them.
How to Make The No-Cook Dinner: Slice some Kerrygold grass-fed cheese, Open Nature uncured salami, red peppers, avocado, and throw in some grape tomatoes. Add anything else that requires no cooking.
Note: This is the perfect meal for when you’re sick.
How to Make Chicken: Throw a whole chicken in the crockpot, season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Turn on low for 6 hours, remove and eat. Check out this post to find out why you should learn to love whole chicken,
How to Make Asparagus: Chop off white ends from asparagus. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes at 400F.
How to Make Grape Tomatoes: Slice and eat. Or skip the slicing and just eat them whole.
Do you have a simple, go-to meal for when you’re sick or just don’t feel like cooking?
Need more dinner inspiration? Check out this list of 5 other real simple, real food dinners!
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