Does this look good?
How long will it take me to cook?
Do I have the stuff to make it?
If not, how much will it cost me to buy it?
If I had a cooking philosophy I suppose it would be something along the lines of making yummy, nutritious foods as simply & inexpensively as possible.
These recipes are the go-to, never-fail-me whole foods recipes that I've collected from cookbooks + blogs. They're relatively simple, delicious, & the best part is, they are good for you!
-Buy bone-in, skin-on meat.
-Harvest your own meat. Seriously. This has been our main budget-saver.
-Prioritize good quality protein over organic fruits + veggies.
-Shop for produce that is in season.
-If organic fruits and veggies aren't in the budget, soak them in a bit of water + about 3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar or baking soda for 10 minutes to remove some of the pesticides.
-Keep yourself in check with your consumption of nut butters, raw nuts, and treats. These items rack up the $$ on your grocery bill.
If you're just looking into this way of eating, know that there will be a bit of an initial investment required to stock your cabinet with the essentials, like coconut oil, a few spices, and almond & coconut flour. As long as you don't go crazy cooking primal desserts these items should last you a very long time.
Anyway, back to the important stuff. The recipes.
Main dishes:Chili Chicken Kabobs
Dry Rub Burgers
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs
Italian Style Stuffed Peppers
Pecan Crusted Chicken
Lemon Rosemary Broiled Salmon
Time saving main dishes:Smokey Roast
Ultimate Paleo Chili
Bison and Butternut Squash Chili
Sides:Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet Mashed Potatoes
Kale and Butternut Squash Hash
Tyme and Garlic Pan Grilled Asparagus
Simple, Fluffy Biscuits
Dairy Free Grain Free Biscuits
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins (we make these without the chocolate chips)
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Chocolate Ice Cream
Sweet Potato Brownies
TACO SEASONING (single use):
1 teaspoon chili powder, 3/4 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon saltMayo
My Favorite Recipe Sites:
My Favorite Cookbooks:
Gather - Bill and Hayley Mason
Against All Grain -Danielle Walker
Well Fed -Melissa Joulwan
Everyday Paleo -Sarah Fragoso
21 Day Sugar Detox -Diane Sanfilippo
It Starts with Food -Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
Books I want to buy, but haven't yet:
Make it Paleo -Bill and Hayley Mason
Beyond Bacon -Stacy Toth & Matthew McCarry
Well Fed 2 -Melissa Joulwan
Make Ahead Paleo -Tammy Credicott
The Paleo Chocolate Lovers Cookbook -Kelly Brozyna
Fermented -Jill Ciciarelli
What are some of your favorite whole foods recipes? Please do share them. We'd love to try them out! If you're on the hunt for more healthy recipes + tips and tricks on living well, check out Hunter Beless Personal Trainer on Facebook!