I am eating Paleo by necessity, but I try to add in some grains, legumes, and dairy for my family (while I omit).
Having begun once-a-week cooking, I no longer cook Monday-Friday, but I ensure that we have a different type of meal M-F, and leftovers on the weekend.
Monday-Friday, I rotate the breakfasts and lunches each week for one month.
For dinners, Monday is some type of chicken dish, Tuesday is beef, Wednesday is a random choice, Thursday is seafood, and Friday is Make-In foods (since there are very few things I can eat out).
We also have a lacto-fermented (cultured) food, beverage, or condiment with every single meal. (Any linked fermented recipes that mention whey, I substitute with water kefir wonderfully.)
Linked below are recipes that I go to frequently. I’m posting them here, to spare myself from having to hunt down the link every time I post a meal plan on my blog.
In my daily life, all meals for a given month are entered into Food Planner (I *love* MealBoard but currently it is only for Apple, and I’m not using my iPhone right now), entered into alloted days, then a grocery list is sync’d. It’s so simple and helpful!
Cultured Fruit Chutney
Cultured Tartar Sauce – use coconut kefir
Cocktail Sauce without Horseradish
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – I now make this entirely with coconut kefir, no dairy involved, and all of us prefer it over the dairy version!
Crockpot Coconut Yogurt – a note on this: I have found that it has to set in the fridge for another day before it gets the yogurt taste I enjoy, and that is with me putting probiotic powder AND water kefir in it
Water Kefir – I use raisins (affordable and effective), Sucanat (wonderful mineral content that the grains love), and 1/2 of a cleaned/dried pastured egg shell
Coconut Milk Kefir
Liver Pate – we add 8 ounces of cream cheese to this, sometimes
Pastured Beef Stroganoff
Chimichangas – I make these in turkey deli meat (Boar’s Head) with amazing results
Hamburgers – via Nourishing Traditions, page 355: mix 2 pounds ground beef with 1/2 pound ground beef heart and make into patties
Healthy Hamburger Helper
Ground Beef Stir-Fry
Stuffed Hot Dogs
Eat Drink Paleo Lasagna – this is my favorite lasagna, EVER! Add in some pepperoni to make it complete, as with any lasagna, of course (I use Paleo Cheese for the ricotta and Vegan Parm for the Parmesan)
Cultured Apple Sauce
Cultured Ginger Carrots
Lacto-fermented French Fries
Root Veggie Hash
Sweet potato dollars
Hot Bacon Spinach Salad
Sweet and Spicy Brussel Sprouts – use apple cider vinegar in place of the white wine vinegar, omit honey
Cultured Broccoli Salad – I love adding cooked bacon and sunflower seeds with fermented mayo!
Cultured Cranberry Sauce – liquified or in chunks
Golden Cauliflower Soup
Chicken, Yam, and Chard Soup
Cabbage Soup with Ham
Open-face Tuna Melts
Loaded Sweet Potato Soup
Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
Classic French Onion Soup
Nourishing Tortillas – gluten
Faux Carb Pizza Crust
Paleo Pizza Crust – I make this for any pizzas we have, I don’t even bother with a website’s recipe for “paleo pizza crust” any more. Without any spices in the mix, it makes an excellent communion cracker when baked a little bit longer! I make a batch, then cut in small squares, and freeze for Sunday mornings.
Paleo Lemon Pound Cake
Vanilla Bavarian Cream with Berry Sauce
Nourishing Orange Julius – I make this with coconut milk or almond milk
Apple Pie Tartlets – this is a Christmas MUST for me