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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 […]

TTC: Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens

TTC: Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens

Had to do a quick-ish meal prep of my lunches for a week, so I decided to make (and double!) a recipe I’ve already tried before: Fried Chicken Meatballs with Collard Greens.  If you aren’t familiar with my “Through the Cookbook” series, read the intro […]

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes (Paleo/SWYPO Whole30/DF/GF Latkes)

Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes (Paleo/SWYPO Whole30/DF/GF Latkes)

It’s several days after Christmas and my house is full of guests…..and takeout boxes. You see, our visitors have wanted to go out to eat at the local places. It completely makes sense, but has meant that our Christmas leftovers have gone relatively untouched until last night. I made my first batch of Instant Pot Turkey Bone Broth (link here, it turned out awesome!) and this morning woke up with a resolve to repurpose something else of our Christmas leftovers.

Almost immediately, the thought of a “leftover mashed potato pancake” with some eggs on top sounded like a tasty brunch. I decided that since the mashed potatoes I’d made were Whole30, that this recipe woud be too. I hate that the term “pancake” is used because that immediately takes the recipe into SWYPO territory. Not sure what SWYPO is? Click here for the Whole30 explanation of SWYPO.  It’s really a latke, but just to be safe I’d prefer to refer to these as “Paleo” as not to confuse anyone. These leftover mashed potato pancakes are the perfect way to repurose those leftovers!

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Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes (Latkes) - Paleo/SWYPO Whole30/DF/GF
a tasty way to repurpose leftover mashed potatoes into a delicious side dish for any brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
  1. Put the mashed potatoes into a medium sized bowl. Crack the eggs in and stir in thoroughly.
  2. Add in the spices and green onions. Mix to combine.
  3. Mix in the coconut (or other alternative) flour one tbsp at a time until a dough can be formed.
  4. form a patty/pancake in your hand and pan fry in cooking fat of choice (I used bacon grease) over medium high heat for 4-5mins. Do not touch once placed down - this allows the crust to form nicely.
  5. Flip the cakes and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes. Serve immediately. Pairs well with eggs for brunch, or any meat as a side.
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Whole30 White Chicken Chili (Slow-Cooker)

Whole30 White Chicken Chili (Slow-Cooker)

Today was a day of busy house-things after a week of work travel. TBH I didn’t want to meal prep. So I told myself I was going to make up a crockpot recipe that I could truly just toss in the ingredients and let it […]

Whole30 Sesame Chicken

Whole30 Sesame Chicken

Today, my husband had a meal request. He told me he wanted “American style Chinese” for dinner. You see, I grew up in an area where authentic Chinese food was available, and when I moved to the Midwest was beyond horrified with what is considered […]

My Grocery List August 2017

My Grocery List August 2017

This week has been another good one budget-wise and food wise!

  • Onions
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Coconut cream
  • Bacon
  • Arrowroot
  • Chicken tenderloins
  • Mushrooms
  • Aidell’s Chicken and Apple Sausage
  • Aidell’s Ginger and Scallion Sausage 

these sausages are my lifesavers and thankfully were on sale!

  • Bell peppers
  • coleslaw

Meals to prep

  1. Breakfasts – Hard boiled eggs (or aidell’s sausage) with guacamole and produce.  No frittata this week!
  2. Chicken Pad Thai – recipe to come soon! Yes it’s Whole30!
  3. Swiss Steak and Mashed Potatoes – also Whole30!


  • Toddler potty seat – eek yes potty training will be happening soon! I got the kind that sits on top of the regular toilet because it takes up less space
  • Diapers
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 […]

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


  • 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,