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Week starting July 19, 2017

Wednesday

Slow Baked Chili Salmon over Romaine lettuce. Been very pleased with flavor and simplicity of other The Endless Meal recipe.

Thursday

Put into marinade Wednesday night. Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. Put into marinade night before cooking. High on Ryan’s list of favorites. Serve with wasabi finishing sauce from Savory Spice.

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Friday

Leftovers

Saturday

Pad Thai Casserole. New recipe to try.

Sunday

Spicy Mexican-Style Chicken Salad sandwiches or lettuce wraps

Monday

Grilled Chicken Breasts and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken breasts (1 or 2 large packages; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Ground chicken (1lb)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Kale (2 bunches or bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Spaghetti Squash (1)
  • Cauliflower (1 large head)
  • Green bell pepper (1)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Yellow bell pepper (1)
  • Fresno peppers (2)
  • Fresh dill
  • Limes (4)
  • Lemons (4)
  • Sunflower seed butter (1 jar; may get at Trader Joe’s)
  • Cashews (need ⅓ cup; get only what is needed from bulk section)

Sam’s

Salmon (large fillet; $8.99/lb; I like to get it from Sam’s because the skin is already removed.)

Need but have at home

Honey, gochujang (can get at most stores), coconut aminos, sesame oil, fresh ginger, garlic cloves (7), sesame seeds, romaine lettuce, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, olive oil, sriracha, fish sauce, ghee, red pepper flakes, eggs (7), ham (in freezer), cumin, onions (2), jalapeno (1), mayo, paprika

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Week starting June 19, 2017

Monday

Grilled BBQ chicken breasts (coat in homemade BBQ rub then brush with BBQ sauce) and baked sweet potatoes

Tuesday

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Sauce and Asian Salad. Perfect plate.

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Wednesday

Burgers with Dill Butternut Squash Fries and sliced tomatoes

Thursday

Cilantro Lime Tilapia Tacos in corn tortillas with Habanero Salsa (may do a little extra habanero). This salsa is ideal for a spice lover. I added in 2 jalapenos as well and used only 6 tomatoes.

Friday

Ground Turkey Brussels Sprouts Skillet (may use beef)

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Turkey (if not using beef on Friday)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Onion (3)
  • Brussels sprouts (½ lb)
  • Butternut squash (1)
  • Tomatoes (6)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Limes (4)
  • Avocado (1)

Need but have at home

Chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, sweet potatoes (4), brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, cumin, garlic cloves (11), Lime (1), olive oil, celery, red onions, sesame seeds, almonds (¼ cup), sesame oil, lemons (2), honey, coconut aminos, ginger, coconut oil, dill, tomatoes, smoked paprika, habanero pepper (1), bell pepper (1)

Trader Joe’s

Avocados (2), red pepper (1), red onion (1), cilantro, jalapenos

Sam’s

Salmon fillet (large; cut into portions), tilapia, hamburger patties (sale)

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Week starting June 12, 2017

Monday

Healthy Hamburger Helper. Used ground  turkey and eliminate coconut flour. Use 3 sweet potatoes instead of 2. Go-to meal.

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Tuesday

White Chicken Chili

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Wednesday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat stuffed baked sweet potatoes

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Thursday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Friday

Quinoa topped with Saag.Used just a little spinach, a large bunch of mustard greens and a 1 lb bag of collard greens. This meal was amazing. Filling without being a gut bomb. Topped saag with a tiny bit Greek yogurt and ghost pepper salt.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef (2lbs)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; need 2 lbs for chli; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Ground turkey (1lb; on sale $4.99/lb)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Kale (2 bunches)
  • Mustard greens (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Sweet potatoes (7)
  • Onion (5)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Collard greens (1 bag)
  • Tomato sauce salt free (2 cans)
  • Cannellini beans (1 can)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton; check house)
  • Lemons (2)

Need but have at home

Coconut oil, garlic cloves (24), avocado oil, cumin, paprika, salt, cayenne, black pepper, apple cider vinegar, molasses, mustard, coriander, oregano, frozen corn (1 bag), dill, crushed red pepper, olive oil,  ham (in freezer), eggs

Trader Joe’s

Peeled garlic cloves, check price of turkey/beef

Savory Spice

Smoked paprika refill

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Week starting May 16, 2017

Tuesday

Grilled chicken breasts with caprese salad

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Wednesday

Sriracha Mayo Roasted Chicken with arugula salad (with radishes, black olives & olive oil/lemon juice dressing). Chicken is new recipe. Super easy and amazing. Full of flavor. Used more sriracha.

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Thursday

Peruvian Grilled Chicken with roasted broccoli. Chicken is new recipe. Will repeat.

Friday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Saturday

Leftovers

Sunday

Crispy Carnitas salad bowls. This is a go-to when pork loin roasts are on sale.

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Monday

Leftovers or Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Curry over cauliflower rice

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Mozzarella (or from Trader Joe’s)
  • Pork loin roast (3lbs; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Whole chicken (4-5lbs)
  • Chicken (4 lbs dark meat; on sale $1.49/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (large package; on sale $1.99/lb)
  • Green leafy lettuce (1 head)
  • Broccoli crowns (1½ lbs-ish)
  • Kale (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Radishes (1 bunch)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Onion (3)
  • Ginger root (big piece)
  • Tomatoes (8)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Jalapenos (8)
  • Arugula (or from Trader Joe’s)
  • Eggs
  • Limes (3)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Oranges (2)
  • Pre-peeled garlic cloves (or from Trader Joe’s)
  • Salsa (or from Trader Joe’s)

Need but have at home

Apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, kosher salt, garlic cloves (11), coconut oil, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ancho chili powder, Mexican chili powder, olive oil, organic mayo, Sriracha, black olives, fresh dill, sea salt, crushed red pepper, eggs, kale (2 bunches), ham (½ cup; in freezer), fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, oregano, chili powder, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, ghee, dried black eyed peas, avocado oil, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala, water, Greek yogurt

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Week starting April 25, 2017

Tuesday

Instant Pot Keema over Spiced Sweet Potato Hash Browns (shortcut: run potatoes through shredding attachment on food processor). Keema: Used ground turkey instead of beef (on sale and leaner). Hash Browns: Doubled recipe. Turned temp down to 400 instead of 350 because I made big patties. Will definitely make this again.

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Wednesday

Instant Pot Korean Beef with Indian Fried Dill Potatoes. Restaurant quality. Use sweet potatoes instead of russet.

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Thursday

Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs (use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream/heavy cream) with some roasted green beans (toss with olive oil and roast at 400 for 20 mins). Wrapped 1½ meatballs in green leafy lettuce and topped with sauce and chopped tomatoes & jalapenos. New favorite.

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Friday

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Steak and Pasta but using Horseradish Crusted London Broil recipe instead of London Broil recipe with pasta. Didn’t want to mess with my mandolin, so just tossed the squash and zucchini with olive oil and roasted at 400.

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Tuesday

Atkilt (Spiced Ethiopian Vegetable Stew. Easy and cheap meal. Added a little cayenne as well. Topped with a dollup of plain Greek yogurt. Perfect Monday night meal if you’ve indulged over the weekend.

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Wednesday

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Blueberry Coleslaw

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Roast (4lbs-ish; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • London Broil (on sale $4.99/lb)
  • Ground beef (1 lb) Used ground turkey instead
  • Ground turkey (1 lb; 2lbs; on sale $3.99/lb)
  • Green leafy lettuce (1 head)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Green cabbage (1 small head)
  • Red cabbage (1 head)
  • Broccoli florets (2 cups)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Sweet potatoes (6 + 2lbs)
  • White potatoes (1¾ lbs)
  • Onion (2)
  • Green beans (1½ lbs)
  • Zucchini (2; on sale $.88/lb)
  • Yellow squash (2; on sale $.88/lb)
  • Serrano pepper (2)
  • Eggs (18)
  • Peas (16oz; may get at Dollar Tree)
  • Diced tomatoes (1-14.5oz can)
  • Beef broth (carton)
  • Soy sauce (may just used coconut aminos)
  • Oranges (2)
  • Limes (2)
  • Lemon (1)

Need but have at home

Coconut aminos, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, jar of roasted red peppers, almond butter, coconut milk, mustard powder, ghee, garlic cloves, fresh ginger, coriander, paprika, turmeric, garam masala, cumin powder, cayenne, ground cardamom, olive oil, pear (1), avocado oil, cumin seeds, Kashmiri chili powder, fresh dill, chipotle powder, dijon mustard, dried cilantro, parmesan cheese, almonds, frozen blueberries, organic mayo, ancho chili powder, prepared horseradish

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Week starting April 9, 2017

Treat

To use up old bananas–Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies. Doubled recipe. Used Jif instead of natural PB, raisins instead of chocolate chips and regular oats instead of quick. Addicted to these. Store in fridge; microwave for 15 seconds.

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Sunday

Breakfast for dinner: Spicy Rosemary Sausage and Potato Breakfast Hash  with side of fresh tomato. Used whole serrano (with seeds), and it really packs a nice heat. Filling meal.

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Monday

Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. Put into marinade night before cooking. High on Ryan’s list of favorites. Serve with wasabi finishing sauce from Savory Spice.

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Tuesday

Instant Pot Black-eyed Peas and Ham. Both Sprouts and Walmart were out of dried black-eyed peas. Made with navy beans. Comfort meal for the win.

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Wednesday

Crock Pot Thai Chicken Soup (may use vermicelli or zucchini noodles; gametime decision). Used zucchini noodles.

Thursday

Italian Artichoke Bake with Basil Cream Sauce. Makes the house smell incredible while baking. Good for a colder day–heavy/hearty.

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Friday

Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs with spinach salad or wrapped in green leafy lettuce. Make sauce using Greek yogurt instead of cream.

Saturday

Green Eggs and Ham Shashuka with Lemon Dill Pesto. Super easy to make. Fantastic flavor.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Chicken thighs (1 large package; on sale $1.69/lb)
  • Plain pork sausage (1 lb)
  • Ham (10ozish; $1.79/lb)
  • Ground turkey (1lb; on sale $4.99/lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Parsley (1 bunch)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Kale (1 or 2 bunches; need 10 stalks)
  • Green leafy lettuce (1 head or just use spinach)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Onion (3)
  • Pineapple (1; on sale $1/each)
  • Spaghetti squash (1)
  • Zucchini (3)
  • Fresh ginger root
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Red bell pepper (1)
  • Tomatoes (6; on-the-vine on sale $.98/lb)
  • Lime (4)
  • Lemon (3)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Eggs (18)
  • Aleppo pepper (need a little over 1 tsp)
  • Chicken stock (1 carton)

Need but have at home

Fresh rosemary, potatoes (3), garlic cloves (19; move some over from freezer), paprika, salt, pepper, white wine, oregano, crushed red pepper flakes, chicken base, water, dried black-eyed peas (1 lb), water, wasabi sauce, honey, gochujang, sesame oil, coconut aminos, sesame seeds, carrots (2), fish sauce, coconut aminos, coconut palm sugar, red curry paste (need 4 tbsp), fresh dill (need ¼ cup), cumin, chipotle powder, dijon mustard, parmesan cheese, Greek yogurt

Trader Joe’s

Avocado oil, coconut oil, coconut milk (3), fresh basil, sundried tomatoes in olive oil (3oz), frozen artichoke hearts (12 oz) or use Brussels sprouts

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Week starting March 9, 2017

Breakfast

Easy Breakfast Casserole. Cut into servings and take with each morning. Trying something new: Omit spinach. Layer instead of mix together. Eat with fresh spinach.

Thursday

Instant Pot Sloppy Joe stuffed sweet potatoes. Drained meat after browning.

Saturday

Pistachio-Crusted Salmon with sliced tomatoes and fresh broccoli drizzled in olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Great way to cook salmon–coat it in Dijon mustard and then crusted it with any kind of crushed nuts. Can’t go wrong.

Sunday

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder) with Spanish Rice (basmati rice, peas, carrots, tbsp tomato paste, tomatoes, jalapenos, green olives, garlic, onion). Fantastic meal.

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Monday

Leftovers

Wednesday

Balsamic Pot Roast with Kale Salad (double recipe). Use 4 sweet potatoes. Super easy comfort meal. Tastes like a hug.

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Thursday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani. Cheap, easy. If you soak the lentils, it turns our mushier but has less of a “gastrointestinal effect.”

Friday

Leftovers

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Grated Parmesan (1 cup)
  • Salmon (2 fillets; on sale $7.99/lb)
  • Bacon (3 slices)
  • Ground beef (2lbs; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Boneless chuck roast (3lbs; on sale $2.99/lb)
  • Pork shoulder, bone-in/skin-on preferred (6-10lbs; maybe on sale at sprouts for $1.99/lb or Sam’s)
  • Sausage (1 lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Green onions (2 bunches)
  • Cabbage (1 small head)
  • Kale (2 bunches; on sale $.99/lb)
  • Carrots (1 bag)
  • Potatoes (2lbs)
  • Onions (6)
  • Okra (10 okra)
  • Acorn squash (1)
  • Taro (1lb; need 2 cups)
  • Plantain (1 yellow)
  • Habanero pepper (1)
  • Tomatoes (4)
  • Oranges (4) or Orange juice
  • Limes (8)
  • Lemons (2)
  • Beef stock (1 can or carton)
  • Tomato sauce salt free (2–15oz cans)
  • Coconut milk (1 can)
  • Raisins (1 cup)
  • Slivered almonds (½ cup)
  • Dried roasted pistachios (½ cup)

Need but have at home

Olive oil, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, Dijon mustard, fresh broccoli, balsamic vinegar, fresh rosemary, bay leaves, garlic cloves (30+), sweet potatoes (9), eggs, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, paprika, salt, cayenne, molasses, mustard, lentils, cumin seeds, fresh ginger, turmeric, garam masala, water, ghee, apple cider vinegar, coconut palm sugar, dried oregano, liquid smoke, Hawaiian sea salt, allspice, fresh thyme

Sam’s

Greek yogurt, hot sauce

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Week starting Feb. 26, 2017

Breakfast

Easy Breakfast Casserole. Cut into servings and take with each morning. Trying something new: Omit spinach. Layer instead of mix together. Eat with fresh spinach.

Sunday

Instant Pot Butter Chicken with Easy Paleo Naan.  Use 2 bell peppers instead of 1. May make two batches.

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Tuesday

Cauliflower rice topped with Saag and Chicken (throw some chicken tenders & a little seasoning in the Instant Pot & press poultry). Used 1 lbish of spinach, 1lb of mustard greens and a little bit of collard greens. This meal was amazing. Filling without being a gut bomb. Topped saag with a tiny bit Greek yogurt and ghost pepper salt.

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Wednesday

Didn’t get to make last week: Maple Chili Pork Tenderloin with baked sweet potatoes and/or Vegan Hoppin’ John. The pork tenderloin I bought at Sprouts last week was green before the “sell by” date. They let me get a replacement free-of-charge when I showed the picture and my receipt. Had hoppin’ John with leftover saag for lunch. Delicious blend.

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Thursday

Leftovers

Sunday

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas Rice Bowls. Sear pork in Instant Pot on saute setting instead of in skillet. Cooked pork longer than recipe; 68 total minutes. For the pork, I didn’t have sazon, so I used the following:  1/8 tsp each of coriander, cumin, turmeric, garlic powder, kosher salt and oregano; a dash of black pepper; and (I like kick) 1/8 tsp chipotle powder and a dash of habanero powder. I don’t have adobo seasoning, so I think I just used 1/4 tsp cayenne. Loved the flavor–lot of heat without salty taste. Used pork to make loaded wild rice bowls with romaine lettuce, red onion, avocado, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno, lime wedges, black beans (cooked 1 cup dry black beans in instant pot for 50 minutes with 1/2 chopped onion, 3 cloves of minced garlic, some spices and 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth), red bell pepper and red onion sauteed in bacon grease, adobo sauce (mixed a bit of the adobo sauce from the chipotle peppers in adobo with plain Greek yogurt), salsa.

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Monday

Instant Pot Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup. Used more broccoli than recipe and ghost pepper curry powder. Topped with a dollup of plain Greek yogurt and green onions. Tastes like savory velvet (aka scrumptious). Quick meal to throw together.

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Tuesday

Leftover broccoli soup and leftover chicken tenders (cooked by throwing into Instant Pot with some Nashville Hot Chicken Spice and pressing Poultry setting)

Cook Tuesday night but eat Wednesday (because better the next day)

Tamarind Coconut Fish Curry over cauliflower rice (rice head of cauliflower in food processor, throw in skillet with some coconut oil & 1/4 cup water, saute over medium heat then cover and let steam for 7 mins). Used striper from Ryan’s dad and 1/2 tsp of liquid tamarind pasted concentrate from Savory Spice instead of tamarind paste. This was pretty great.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Pork shoulder roast (2½lbs-ish; on sale $1.49/lb)
  • Hot Italian sausage (1lb)
  • Chicken thighs (large package 3 lbs at least; on sale $1.97/lb)
  • Chicken tenders (large package; on sale $1.97/lb)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Romaine lettuce (1 head)
  • Kale, mustard or collard greens (1lb; whatever is cheapest)
  • Broccoli florets (1½ lbs)
  • Leeks (3)
  • Sweet potatoes (3)
  • Shallots (2)
  • Onion (5)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Garlic cloves (preferably pre-peeled)
  • Pink Lady apples or Pears (10; on sale $.98/lb) — SNACK
  • Apple (1; Fuji if cheap)
  • Cauliflower (2 heads; organic on sale $.98/lb)
  • Green bell pepper (4)
  • Radishes (1 bunch)
  • Jalapeno (6)
  • Serrano peppers (2)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Avocado (1; only if cheap)
  • Spinach (1lb; check to see if have at home)
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt (10; whatever is on sale; get 1 plain) — SNACK
  • Mustard seeds (need ½ tsp; get from bulk spice section)
  • Dry adobo seasoning (need ¼ tsp; get from bulk spice section)
  • Chicken broth (2 cartons)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (1 can)
  • Tomato sauce salt free (2-15oz cans)

Need but have at home

White fish (1½ lbs; striper from Ryan’s dad), coconut oil, fresh ginger, water, coriander, paprika, turmeric, garam masala, salt, tamarind paste (we have concentrate from Savory Spice; can be used 1 for 1), coconut milk, ghee, cumin seeds, garlic powder, ground ginger, turmeric, cayenne, cumin, black pepper, coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut oil, achiote, oregano, bay leaves, curry powder

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Week starting Feb. 20, 2017

Breakfast

Easy Breakfast Casserole. Cut into servings and take with each morning.

Monday

Healthy Hamburger Helper (typically omit coconut flour b/c we drain the meat)

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Tuesday

White Chicken Chili (uses 2lbs chicken)

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Wednesday

Leftovers

Thursday

Grilled Jerk Chicken (made only 1/3 of the dry rub recipe; used remaining chicken from large package) with Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kit (that was on sale). The habanero powder adds a lot of bite and can be quite potent while cooking in the skillet. It’s so good…it you like spicy. Added some fresh chopped tomatoes and pear.

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Friday

Maple Chili Pork Tenderloin with roasted broccoli and baked sweet potatoes

Saturday

Vegan Hoppin’ John

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Ground beef (1lb; on sale $3.97/lb)
  • Hot Italian sausage (1 lb)
  • Pork tenderloin (2lbs; on sale $3.99/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (4 lbs-ish large package; on sale $1.67/lb)
  • Cilantro (1 bunch)
  • Kale (2 bunches)
  • Broccoli crowns (1.5lbs ish)
  • Celery (1 head)
  • Sweet potatoes (8)
  • Onions (6)
  • Jalapenos (6)
  • Fresh rosemary (1 container)
  • Taylor Farms Chopped Salad Kits (2; on sale buy one/get one free)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Frozen corn (1 bag)
  • Salt free diced tomatoes (15oz can)
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Vegetable broth (1 carton)
  • Vegebase (¼ cup?)
  • Uncooked wild rice (½ cup; hopefully from bulk section at Sprouts)
  • Onion powder (Sprouts bulk spices, Dollar Tree or refill from Savory Spice)

Need but have at home

Coconut oil, garlic cloves, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, smoked paprika, olive oil, chicken stock, salt, pepper, coriander, ground ginger, brown sugar, garlic powder, habanero powder, dried thyme, cinnamon, ground cloves, cumin, oregano, cannellini beans (15oz), ½ lb dried black-eyed peas, fire roasted tomatoes (15oz can), water, nutritional yeast, eggs

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Week starting Feb. 1, 2017

Wednesday

Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Curry over cauliflower rice

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Thursday

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce on top of baked sweet potatoes. Didn’t have time to put pork loin roast in slow cooker at lunch; instead put in Instant Pot on manual for 45 minutes (seared it on saute first; not sure if this was beneficial or not). Still turned out really well. BBQ sauce was mmmm. Added some chipotle powder as well.

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Friday

Baked striper with fresh spinach leaves and leftover cauliflower rice. Baked striper in foil packets with garlic butter and Capitol Hill seasoning from Savory Spice.

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Saturday

Instant Pot Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup. Used more broccoli than recipe and ghost pepper curry powder. Topped with a dollup of plain Greek yogurt. Makes a lot of soup. So much better than run-of-the-mill fatty broccoli cheddar soup. Put Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs into marinade; refrigerate overnight.

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Sunday

Korean Paleo Chicken Thighs over cauliflower rice. Put into marinade night before cooking. High on Ryan’s list of favorites. Serve with wasabi finishing sauce from Savory Spice.

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Monday

Instant Pot Dal Makhani (lentils). Amazing. Cost less than $3 to make. Used olive oil instead of avocado oil. Didn’t have time to soak lentils except for 20 mins. Topped with green onion, cilantro and some plain Greek yogurt.

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Tuesday

Baingan ka Bharta (Indian Eggplant). Typically use 3 eggplants instead of 2, roast for 30ish minutes (don’t broil after). Sub coconut oil or olive oil for avocado oil; top with a fried egg and cilantro. One of my absolute favorite dishes. Ridiculous.

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Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Boneless pork loin roast (3 lbs; on sale $1.77/lb)
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs (large package; on sale $1.77/lb)
  • Frozen striper (from Ryan’s dad)
  • Cilantro (3 bunches; on sale 3/$1)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Broccoli crowns (1½ lbs; on sale $.98/lb)
  • Cauliflower (2 heads; on sale $.98/lb for organic)
  • Leeks (3 medium)
  • Sweet potatoes (4)
  • Garlic (3 heads)
  • Shallots (2)
  • White onion (4)
  • Onion (1)
  • Apple (1)
  • Oranges (10) — SNACK
  • Eggplants (3; on sale 2/$1)
  • Serrano peppers (3)
  • Ginger root
  • Tomatoes (7)
  • Spinach (1 bag)
  • Hickory liquid smoke (1 bottle)
  • Honey
  • Chicken broth (1 carton)
  • Coconut aminos (1 bottle)
  • Coconut milk (1 can)
  • Tomato sauce (1 can)

Need but have at home

Cumin seeds, garlic cloves (13), fresh ginger, salt, coriander powder, turmeric, paprika, garam masala, black pepper, olive oil, curry powder, chicken broth (1 carton), garlic powder, red wine vinegar, honey, chili powder, cinnamon, onion powder, cayenne, molasses, tomato paste (⅓ cup), gochujang (Korean chili paste; can get at sprouts, walmart, target), coconut aminos (check bottle; need 3 tbsp), sesame oil, sesame seeds, striper fillets (2 lbs), cumin, coconut oil, black eyed peas (1 cup dried), bay leaf