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Week starting Aug. 14, 2016

Sunday

Roast Chicken and Paleo Honey Roasted Carrots. The chicken is a Pioneer Woman recipe, so there’s butter. However, it doesn’t have the other Southern staples (cheese, cream of whatever, etc.), so you’re fine. It was incredible, super easy and cheap! Including the carrots, this meal cost under $7. It fed two adults dinner and lunch the next day.

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Monday

Thai Red Vegetable Curry. Used more carrots than recipe. The lime juice really sets off the curry flavor. Fast hearty vegetarian dinner. It makes a ton.

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Tuesday

Leftover Thai Red Vegetable Curry.

Wednesday

Thai Chicken and Mango Fried Rice using coconut oil not duck fat. Used 2 cups of mango (about 1.25 red mangoes) and left half the seeds in the jalapeno for a bit more kick. Ideal summer dinner with the bright flavors but still filling.

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Thursday

Chorizo lettuce wraps. Sprouts beef chorizo in romaine lettuce leaves with green onion, chopped jalapeno, sliced radishes, black olives, cilantro, grape tomatoes, etc. (including extra mango not used in fried rice). Use the big leaves to make your “tacos” and the small ones to make “nachos.”

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Friday

Baked Greek Chicken.

Sprouts shopping list (weekly ad)

  • Sprouts Beef chorizo (1 lb)
  • Whole chicken (1; on sale for $.99/lb)
  • Chicken breasts (2 large packages; using rain check to get $1.69/lb price)
  • Romaine lettuce (1 head)
  • Green onions (1 bunch)
  • Cilantro (2 bunches)
  • Flat leaf parsley (1 bunch)
  • Snap peas (10 oz)
  • Broccoli crowns (several; for recipe & snack w/hummus)
  • Carrots (2–1 lb bags)
  • Yellow onions (several)
  • Red onion (1)
  • Cauliflower (1 head)
  • Bartlett Pears (6; on sale $.88/lb) — SNACK
  • Mangoes (2)
  • Orange bell pepper (2)
  • Eggplants (2)
  • Grape tomatoes (1 pint)
  • Baby spinach (1 container)
  • Mushrooms (2–8oz containers of sliced button mushrooms)
  • Bananas (6) — SNACK
  • Limes (4)
  • Lemons (4)
  • Water chestnuts (5 oz can; purchased at Walmart)
  • Kalamata olives (1 jar; purchased at Walmart)
  • Coconut cream (grabbed 2 small cartons to total 14 oz; purchased at Walmart)

Need but have at home

Fresh rosemary (I store it in the freezer), unsalted butter, salt, pepper, olive oil, honey, coconut oil, garlic cloves, fresh ginger (I store it in the freezer), Thai Red Curry paste, coconut milk (1 can), coconut aminos, paprika, carrots (2), balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, dried thyme, dried basil, dried marjoram, dried minced onion, dried minced garlic, sesame oil, fish sauce, sriracha, jalapeno (2)

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