Let’s Shop for Food!

Hi there – Amy here & it’s time to make healthy taste great! I spoke the other night in our cooking class briefly on how to shop at the grocery store….stay on the outside perimeters only (except for our flour, spices & oils aisle-see guide from previous blog). To keep things simple you can also order all your spices, flour & oils online at Thrive Market, they specialize in paleo products and you can enjoy 25% off and free shipping.  For all you here in West Texas, Holy Cow Beef is a local company that offers the best selection of grassfed Angus beef & can order small or large orders online.

Now that we know how we can use our time effectively, let’s start planning our week!  Our goal is to take it one day at a time. Buy food for the week & prepare one day at a time initially so it doesn’t become too overwhelming!  Start with 3 days a week if you need to get the hang of paleo prepping & cooking. This will allow you to find a rhythm that works for your lifestyle.

A Sample Paleo Menu For One Week

Click on the highlighted words below to get an easy recommended recipe. Feel free to adjust these recipes based on your own preferences. For example, if you don’t like fried eggs, eat scrambled. Read through all the recipes to see how you can use leftovers for the next day!! 

I’ve provided you an easy shopping guide too.  Simply click on the link.

Monday

  • Breakfast: Eggs and vegetables, fried in coconut oil. One piece of fruit.
  • Lunch: Chicken salad, with red grapes & handful of walnuts.
  • Dinner: Burgers (no bun), with vegetables and some salsa.

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Bacon and eggs, with a piece of fruit.
  • Lunch: Leftover burgers from the night before.
  • Dinner: Salmon, baked in coconut oil, with asparagus.

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Meat with vegetables (leftovers from night before–add a scrambled egg for a mini omelete).
  • Lunch: Sandwich in a lettuce leaf, with meat and fresh vegetables.
  • Dinner: Ground beef stir fry, with vegetables. Some berries.

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Eggs and a fruit.
  • Lunch: Leftover stir fry from the night before. A handful of nuts.
  • Dinner: Baked pork, with vegetables.

Friday

  • Breakfast: Eggs and vegetables, fried in coconut oil.
  • Lunch: Chicken salad with avocado & Handful of nuts.
  • Dinner: Steak with vegetables and sweet potatoes.

Saturday

  • Breakfast: Bacon and eggs, with a piece of fruit.
  • Lunch: Leftover steak and vegetables from the night before.
  • Dinner: Baked salmon with vegetables and avocado.

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Meat with vegetables (leftovers from night before).
  • Lunch: Sandwich in a lettuce leaf, with meat and fresh vegetables.
  • Dinner: Grilled/baked chicken, with vegetables and salsa.

There is usually no need to track calories on the paleo diet in the beginning.  However, if you need to lose a lot of weight then it is a good idea to cut carbs somewhat and limit your intake of nuts and potatoes.

Here’s to Creating a Healthy Lifestyle!!

~amy

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