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How To Meal Plan, Prep, and Shop On a Budget (Whole30/Paleo)

How To Meal Plan, Prep, and Shop On a Budget (Whole30/Paleo)

I’ve been “meal prepping” for years. Only recently did my husband and I realize how ineffecient we were actually being with our meal prepping and our meal plan. Sure, we could have several meals cooked up, but by the time we’d get to eating those […]

My Grocery List 4th June 2017 + Meal Planning

My Grocery List 4th June 2017 + Meal Planning

Well, it’s been a while since I have posted a grocery list. The truthful reason is that we have been slacking on meal prepping! We went camping two weeks ago, and have people over through the holiday weekend. This meant that meal prepping got lowered […]

Potatoes and Eggs (Budget Whole30)

Potatoes and Eggs (Budget Whole30)

really struggle with calling this a recipe, because it is so basic. But I appreciated reading even the basics before my first Whole30, so here it goes. One of my FAVORITE meals is potatoes (sweet, red, white it doesn’t matter), with eggs over easy on top. This is also one of the cheapest meals too. I bought eggs today for $0.59 a dozen, and 5lbs of potatoes for about $2. Here is exactly how I get potatoes and eggs on the table in about 35-40minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place an aluminmum foil lined pan into the oven while it heats up. (I’ll explain this later)
  • Whole the oven is pre-heating, cut potatoes into large chunks (1/2 in to 1in squares or so). Make enough to cover one layer on the pan. You don’t want more than that. If you do want more, line a second pan and get that into the oven asap.
  • Once the oven is up to temperature, wear an oven mitt/potholders and take the pan out. Quickly drizzle some olive oil on the pan and spread the potatoes on the pan. You will hear a sear/sizzle. You want one layer total.

note: the hot pan is what will give you crisy potatoes! Same reason why you only put a single layer down 🙂

  • Sprinkle salt & pepper (I use my salt and pepper grinders) over the potatoes an dput into the oven for 30minutes
  • After the 30 minutes, change from 375 to broil. This is how you will get the top of the potatoes crispy. For me this takes between 5-10minutes but keep a close eye on it because they can go from perfectly crispy to burnt and smoky.
  • Once you set the potatoes to broil, put a small pan on the stove top and set to medium heat. Put in at least 2tbsp of ghee into the pan. It should basically cover the bottom.
  • Wait a few minutes for the pan to heat up, then drop in the eggs. They should sizzle
  • Wait until the edges are fully cooked, then flip and take off heat.
  • Take the potatoes out of the oven, pile on a plate, and top with the eggs. Enjoy!

Usually, I will actually make a bed of greens (shown at the top is part spring mix, part arugula), then layer potatoes. Then top with the eggs. And there you go: potatoes and eggs. It’s basically rocket science.

With Motivation,

Rachel

 

 

Whole30 Leek Chips (Roasted Leek Stalks)

Whole30 Leek Chips (Roasted Leek Stalks)

Occassionally, I like to go out of my normal zone with veggies. Because of our budget 99% of produce comes from Aldi. Aldi may have amazing prices, but the selection of vegetables can get redundant. So I like to add in something new here and […]

My Grocery List April 28th, 2017

My Grocery List April 28th, 2017

Does anyone feel like they tend to always run out of EVERY stinking household good at once? I know that it evens out but from looking at my list it is going to be a more expensive trip. April overall has been a great budget […]

Grocery List 4/13/17 + Meal Planning (Whole30-ish)

Grocery List 4/13/17 + Meal Planning (Whole30-ish)

 

Hooray, it’s officially my weekend! My work has tomorrow as a holday, which is perfect because Riley’s daycare is closed. We had to buy a few more items than I’d hoped, but this week the grocery list was still pretty good. I narrowly escaped an impulse purchase at Sam’s Club (their clothing section is a danger zone. Stay away!). Also, we are preparing for Easter Weekend. In fact, a recipe is going to come out of this grocery list. So if certain items seem out of place, this is why 🙂 Anyways, here’s what I bought for the week!

From Aldi:

  • Chocolate chips
  • potatoes
  • 2 dozen eggs
  • mushrooms (2)
  • orange juice
  • spinach
  • bacon
  • moscato
  • frozen veggies
  • lemon-lime soda
  • pork butt
  • frozen peaches
  • frozen strawberries
  • onions

Local Health Store

  • Coconut aminos – so expensive, but SO necessary for flavor.
  • Hawaiian sea salt

note:  I got a very small amount of the hawaiian sea salt in the bulk section. This is for a specific recipe and I knew I wouldn’t use up a 1lb bag (which run about $20, yikes!) so I just bought a few tbsp, which was a little over $1 🙂

Sam’s Club

  • Peanut butter pretzels – Travis wanted this for his Easter treat lol
  • Smoked Turky Deli Meat – surprisingly great ingredients! Not Whole 30, but a great “Food Freedom” item.
  • Chicken
  • Coleslaw

Other:

  • a pitcher…We literally didn’t own one. We’ve talked about buying one for when people are over but it hasn’t happened.  I ended up getting one at Target on sale and with a gift card for $4 out of pocket. Of course once I got home realized I probably should’ve checked Goodwill. But it’s very pretty and sturdy so I’m keeping it.

Meal Plan Ideas

  • Frittata of the week
  • broiled fish and green beans
  • steaks, potatoes, and coleslaw
  • Easter Dinner w/ in-laws
  • Potatoes and eggs
  • spaghetti (will need to get zucchini later)
  • nomnompaleo’s slow cooker kahlua pig – fyi this was the recipe I needed the hawaiian salt for. I completely trust her judgment!

If you have any great recipes or delicious meals, please let me know! I’m ALWAYS looking for more ideas. Pinterest only goes so far!

With Motivation,

Rachel

Making Ghee The Easy Way in Only 3 Steps!

Making Ghee The Easy Way in Only 3 Steps!

The idea of making ghee was something I found super intimidating at first. In theory, ghee isn’t difficult to make. Actually, in reality ghee isn’t difficult to make. But most of the recipes I looked up were really long and said to use cheesecloth. Now, chesecloth […]

Grocery List + Meal Plan 4/2/17

Grocery List + Meal Plan 4/2/17

Our grocery list and meals for the week! Items not Whole30 approved are specifically called out as such and will be used by my husband, who has a childlike love for PB&J sandwiches that I find adorable. Grocery List for the Week Bell Peppers (Red/Orange/Yellow) […]