One thing I've found about eating Paleo as a somewhat busy office worker - less is more. Making the easy recipes is amazingly satisfying. I've been eating on a budget since my boyfriend moved out and doubled my bills. With $46, I got the following from the grocery store:
- A pineapple (Sprouts had them on sale for $1.25 ea.)
- A cucumber
- Mint leaves
- 4 bananas
- 4 small red potatoes (some argue these aren't Paleo, I feel fine after eating them - especially after a workout, so I continue to indulge)
- Uncured bacon
- A 2.5 lb eye of round roast (beef)
- 2 chicken breasts
- A top sirloin steak
- Coconut flour
- Enjoy life chocolate chips
- Brussel sprouts (1 lb)
I have a lot of ingredients already since shopping for one is difficult. For example, for my roast, I already had carrots, onions, and celery. My 'big' purchases were the roast - which will feed me for three days - and the coconut flour. Woohoo! Shopping for a fit lifestyle doesn't have to be expensive!
Have any of you ever been to the restaurant Tucanos? Their grilled pineapple is to. die. for. I have been missing it, and made my own paleo-friendly version for when I have a sweets craving. It's perfect and sooooo quick.
1 cup Fresh pineapple, sliced or chopped
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp fat of your choice (butter, coconut oil, etc)
Heat the oil on medium-high heat in a skillet (I do not use non-stick so that I can achieve ultimate browning). Once bubbly, toss in the pineapple. Sprinkle cinnamon over it. Flip pineapple after 1-2 minutes (it should be golden brown). Once flipped, drizzle honey on top. Cook 1-2 minutes longer and voila! The outer edges taste like caramel from the honey/pineapple combo.