Paleo Organic Spaghetti Squash with Organic Grass Fed Beef Bolognese
I love dishes that I can make ahead of time, and heat up at the end of a long day for a great meal. This is one of my favorites. On Sunday I baked a spaghetti squash and made a terrific beef bolognese sauce. Tonight all I had to do was heat up the oven, and pick some fresh herbs from my indoor winter herb garden. There you have it! Dinner!
- 1 Organic Spaghetti Squash, baked and prepared ($7 from Produce Depot)
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 Organic Green Pepper, diced (<$1 from Meijer)
- 1 Organic Onion, diced (<$1 from Herb Thyme)
If you have never baked a spaghetti squash, don’t worry. It’s very easy to prepare. Just google it! There are plenty of instructions out there. My squash was very large, and took over an hour to cook – at 350F. While the squash was baking,
NATURAL HAM AND EGG CUPS
It seems my theme for the week is simple and not too time consuming. This breakfast is right on target.
- Hormel Natural Choice Cooked Deli Ham (@$3 at Meijer)
- 10 Cage free Organic Extra Large Brown Eggs (@$4 at Meijer)
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil (< $1 from Herb Thyme)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease your muffin tins with thin coating of coconut oil. Place one round of cooked ham to form a “crust” for each muffin. In medium mixing bowl, scramble up your eggs with salt and pepper if desired. Pour egg mixture into ham-lined muffin tins. Bake 30 minutes until center is set.
Serves 6 at under $2 per serving.
Serve with a side of fresh organic berries. YUMMMM!
Paleo Organic Southwest Chicken Tenders with Grilled Mango
I was craving the warmth of some Southwest Seasonings. And I was short on time. So, this perfect solution to satisfy both needs was born!
I am naturally drawn to recipes with very few ingredients – they are generally less time consuming to prepare, and it is easier to check that they adhere to the paleo principles. I used mangos that were pre-cut (that is one fruit I just cannot figure out how to handle) which made this perhaps the easiest meal I’ve ever prepared. This one is a keeper!
- Sommers Organic Chicken Tenders (@$8 at Strack and Van Til)
- 1 teaspoon Southwest Seasoning (< $1 ordered online from Penzeys.com)
- 1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oli (< $1 from Herb Thyme)
- Mango slices (I used half of a 2-lb “ReadyPAC” container from Costco which I had in the freezer … @$4)
Sprinkle the seasoning on mangos and on chicken tenders. Using my trusty iron skillet I “grilled” up my mangos (really it is more of a saute) in coconut oil. After about 10 minutes they begin to soften and start to caramelize. Remove the mango to your serving dish, leaving the remainder of the oil in your skillet to grill the chicken. Cook chicken until juices run clear. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chicken and heat of your skillet. This took me approx. 12 min. Serve with your favorite salad or cooked greens.
This recipe is a favorite of my Dad’s. A great meal to make ahead of time on a busy week!
Serves 4 at under $4 per serving.
HAM AND TURKEY LETTUCE WRAPS
Do you remember the sandwiches you ate for lunch? Back when I ate bread – these were a regular lunch item for me. Honestly, I cannot believe I am going to reveal this to you all, but I TRULY do not miss bread. Not at all. But I do miss sandwiches! So, the lettuce wrap is a favorite food of mine.
I could not find any organic lunchmeat, so I did the best I could:
- 4 medium Organic Romaine Lettuce Leaves (@$1 from Meijer)
- 2 pcs Hormel’s Natural Choice Ham (@$1 from Meijer)
- 2 pcs Hormel’s Natural Choice Turkey (@$1 from Meijer)
- 2 slices Kerrygold (from Grass fed cows) Cheese (@ $1 from Aldi)
- 1 Campari Tomato, sliced (@$1 from Meijer)
- Dash of OrganicVille Yellow Mustard (from Herb Thyme)
- Splash of Trader Joe Organic Mayonnaise (I ordered online from Amazon, because I could not find a source nearby)
Makes 2 wraps and I ate them both …. so, about $5 per serving
If you are strictly PALEO, skip the cheese in this recipe. But if you can tolerate dairy it makes a great addition!
This recipe was inspired by “Bravo for Paleo”
Italian Sausage and Veggie Bake
- 1 Pkg Sheltons Turkey Italian Sausage (@$6 at Herb Thyme)
- 2 T Olive Oil
- 1/2 Organic Yellow Onion (<$1 at Meijer)
- 1 Head Organic Broccoli – cut to florets (@$6 at Produce Depot)
- 1 Organic Zucchini Squash – diced large (@$1 at Produce Depot)
- 1 can Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes – diced (@$2 at Meijer)
- Italian Seasoning, Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook Sausage with 1/2″ water in covered frying pan until water cooks out and sausage begins to brown. Remove sausage, keeping them warm. Heat olive oil in same pan and saute onions, broccoli and zucchini until just tender. Add Fire roasted tomatoes and seasoning. Pour vegetables into baking dish and top with italian sausage. This dish is great for making ahead … just reheat at 350 F oven for 20 minutes before serving.
Serves 4 at approx. $4 per serving