Category Archives: Grocery List

Meal Prep + Plan + Idea

Hey everyone! Hope y’all had a wonderful weekend. We had family in town and just had the best time with them! 

I made the grocery list in roughly 60 seconds ha so don’t judge the handwriting or any grammar mistakes!! David was out and decided to get that taken care of. So quickly threw it together 😉

So as for Sunday prep, here was my to-do list:

  • Grocery shop (David did this… with Uncle Rob!) 
  • Roast sweet potatoes (David chopped and I did the rest.)
  • Bake egg casserole (I did the prep and David assembled.)
  • Thaw ground beef out to cook tomorrow night. 

We worked our way through that list. David says it is a relay race, because we feel like we are constantly tagging in and out. Tripp is almost old enough for one of those chairs he can stand up in at the counter to ” help” 🙂 

As for the plan… 

  • Monday– Leftover chicken soup for David and I picked up a delicious goat cheese chicken gfree pizza; leftover Mary’s pulled pork with roasted broccoli, zucchini, and sweet potatoes 
  • Tuesday– leftover chicken salad with an orange; beef burrito bowls with all the toppings
  • Wednesday– beef burrito bowls; the return of the GREEN CHEF box! 
  • Thursday– chicken Caesar salads with carrots and radishes; GREEN CHEF meal #2
  • Friday– chicken Caesar salads; GREEN CHEF meal #3 
  • Breakfast–> egg bake with broccoli, zucchini, turkey, and cheese and a Dreaming Cow yogurt; pumpkin chia pudding 

Meal (base) idea… roasted sweet potatoes!! 

Roasted sweet potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Wash and cut the potatoes anyway you want! The thinner the faster they’ll roast. You can do slices (more for “nachos”), cubes (mult-purpose), or even sticks/wedges like I did above. 
  • Toss with a high temperature fat– avocado oil or ghee are my favorites. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  • Your roasting time will vary… it depends on the cut of your potatoes. I always toss/scoot around about 15 minutes in.  Then at about 20 minutes, start checking them about every 5-10 minutes. 
  • I love roasting them on my Pampered Chef stoneware bar pans! But I also use a big sheet pan with parchment paper. I really have to move the batch on the sheet pan around. The stoneware method is my fav 😉 
  • We enjoy these dipped in almond butter for a snack; served taco style with beef and guacamole; fried egg on top; or even cold out of the fridge (weird, I know… but tasty!). 

Happy Monday night y’all! 

The Big Short Story

I couldn’t decide between “big” or “short” so I combined them into the best title for this post… I’ve got a ton of links and info to share with y’all but it’s going to be short segments.


I’m within 48 hours of defending my thesis, yepee!! Honestly I’ve started oh about 5 posts since Monday and yet to finish 1! Lol so I decided I’m cramming them into one big short story… Hang on tight 😉

Stuffing sweet potatoes… It’s where it’s at y’all. It takes minutes to “bake” one in the microwave. David and I usually half one and then load it up! Tonight we will probably stuff one with tri tip 🙂
Another yummy addition- local egg fried up and placed on top. Avocado on the side.
Speaking of eggs… I scored my normal local dozen with a big ol goose egg! Pretty much it seems like it’s equivalent to 3 chicken eggs. It was cool cracking that!
Eggs… They’re pretty. Little sunshines 🙂
That’s one of many breakfast bowls lately– kale, asparagus, bacon, and egg. With a little kraut– yah probiotics!
Almond flour pancakes– from Primal Palate. Delicious and makes a breakfast just pure enjoyment for us!
Last breakfast bowl of late- this morning’s David threw together. Tri tip with a fried egg, a little raw cheddar cheese, and kraut. Amazing!
Favorite breakfast… Katie Did’s paleo oatmeal. Local strawberries and a little crunch on top.
Hint: An item that I’ve recently reincorporated upon finding a paleo version.
Against All Grain’s paleo vanilla granola. Ahhh so delicious!
Soaking the nuts and seeds overnight make a huge difference– your body can digest them easier! And for my recovering digestive system, I’ll take any help I can get!
I followed her method– except I don’t have a dehydrator SO I set my oven on 200 degrees and stirred the granola around every 30 minutes. It takes a while but well worth it– like 3 hours. You want the moisture level way down so it’ll be nice little “crunchy/chewy” clusters. Nailed it. I ran out of raisins so I did some apricot in the second batch (I had 2 baking sheets of the granola).
My recent stock up prompted the granola and Against All Grain shared the recipe on Twitter that night. It was destiny 😉 Know what else was destiny– those unsweetened banana chips. Ingredients– coconut oil and bananas. Lol! Love it– you have to check labels. And most importantly, the ingredient list. I’m learning a lot more about ingredients thanks to…

Rich Food Poor Food by The Calton’s… I’ve been reading a little before bed each night. And The Primal Mind, Primal Body by Nora Gedgaudas . I think I’ve (and David too) seen an improvement in my sleep… Scratch that. I know I have, thanks to the transition from Pinterest (lol) to reading my She Reads Truth devotion then a book before bed. Look away from the light and into a book!

More food. Favorite snack– The Bu kombucha and EPIC bar!

I love the roughly 3 minutes it takes to create that– paleo mug cake. So good! Topped with strawberries and coconut milk (full fat!).

Gut Healing gummies this week– black cherries, combo of lime juice and water, and the Great Lakes gelatin.

What happens when I run out of my market eggs on a non market day? I buy The Country Hen eggs! And check that ham out– Maverick (great brand) Ranch. Oh and the La Croix water in orange. Uh-mazing!

Sunday night we had paleo (cauliflower) tortillas for taco night! So good! Thanks to David for dominating the tortillas using Slim Palate’s recipe (love that blog!).
Seriously go look at his blog– the pictures are breathtaking. Post thesis I’m getting back into my “big girl” camera– thanks to the gorgeous inspiration I am seeing from the paleo blogging community.
Speaking of… I have had some request for some blogs. I thought I would name a few: Slim Palate, Primal Palate, Multiply Delicious, Against All Grain, The Paleo Parents, Civilized Caveman, PaleOMG, Balanced Bites, Nom Nom Paleo, should I stop? Hah SO many… I will try to link to each one so you’re just a click away 🙂 Least I can do with the BIG post!
Maybe you should take 2 sittings to read the lol! This is why I try to blog often– if not it gets out of hand!

Tacos were amazing.

Ghee, garlic, and rosemary are amazing on chicken. With balsamic. Bam. Primal Palate nailed that in Make it Paleo.

I had leftovers on a big ol salad. My kind of chicken salad 🙂

Organic pears are on sale… I’m happy. They’re pretty and delicious on salads with local feta and pecans!

And here’s a picture of the chicken the other night– haven’t had chicken in forever!

Subbed tuna in that salad– tasty!

The tri tip rocked– so pretty! Everyday Paleo recipe– link in my weekly menu post 🙂

Now to sit back and enjoy some Modern Family and The Middle!

Big long post over 😉