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Hi!

 

I am on Day 4 of my first Whole30 and really need ideas for (fairly) easy recipes for breakfast and dinner!! My idea is that there will be leftovers from dinner that I can take for lunch the next day. I should probably mention that I am not a huge fan of eggs, I will tolerate them, but they are not my "first choice"

 

Any ideas would be great! thank you :)

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Cook up a big load of mince. Cook a load of different veggies. Then come meal time you can mix & match, add a few different spices, maybe a splash of coconut milk or some stock & you've got a meal in no time. Meat, roasted squash & coconut milk is a nice breakfast combo :)

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Thank you! I love that it does not involve eggs :)

Yeah, i like eggs, but not everyday :) Do you have a slow cooker? This afternoon i chucked in a big ol' pork shoulder with some apples & apricots & onions, bit of stock... Hopefully i can dig in come tomorrow morning!

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I often make a big batch of tuna or chicken salad and package it into containers with carrot and celery sticks and eat that for breakfast during the week.

 

I do like hb eggs on kale salad, so I will also massage a couple bags of kale with olive oil and salt and divide that into containers and sprinkle with lemon pepper.  I add 2-3 hb eggs and a roasted sw pot with coconut butter to the container and I have 5 breakfasts for the week.  You could replace the hb eggs with some leftover meat.

 

My favorite quick dinner is zoodles - zucchini noodles with marinara and browned ground beef and olives.  Or zucchini noodles with pesto, olives and sausage.

 

Another quick dinner is to put a roast in the crockpot with cut up bell peppers and onions, dump a jar of salsa on it and let it go all day.  I serve that on a salad with guacamole.

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I've been making these awesome meatballs w/o the maple syrup and compliant bacon, but if you can't find compliant bacon don't worry it still tastes great!!  Instead of maple syrup I sub in a little ground cinnamon and nutmeg or cloves.  Super easy because you can make a ton of these at night and pop a few in the microwave in the morning.  Best part, no eggs at all!  

 

http://paleomg.com/breakfast-bacon-maple-meatballs/

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Yeah, i like eggs, but not everyday :) Do you have a slow cooker? This afternoon i chucked in a big ol' pork shoulder with some apples & apricots & onions, bit of stock... Hopefully i can dig in come tomorrow morning!

 

Yes, I do have a slow cooker! I will have to try that recipe. I like the idea of it sitting while I am at work ;) no prep work for me! And my boyfriend would LOVE that meal too, which is an added bonus!!

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I often make a big batch of tuna or chicken salad and package it into containers with carrot and celery sticks and eat that for breakfast during the week.

 

I do like hb eggs on kale salad, so I will also massage a couple bags of kale with olive oil and salt and divide that into containers and sprinkle with lemon pepper.  I add 2-3 hb eggs and a roasted sw pot with coconut butter to the container and I have 5 breakfasts for the week.  You could replace the hb eggs with some leftover meat.

 

My favorite quick dinner is zoodles - zucchini noodles with marinara and browned ground beef and olives.  Or zucchini noodles with pesto, olives and sausage.

 

Another quick dinner is to put a roast in the crockpot with cut up bell peppers and onions, dump a jar of salsa on it and let it go all day.  I serve that on a salad with guacamole.

 

Thank you!! Those all sound so good, I will definitely have to try them.

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I've been making these awesome meatballs w/o the maple syrup and compliant bacon, but if you can't find compliant bacon don't worry it still tastes great!!  Instead of maple syrup I sub in a little ground cinnamon and nutmeg or cloves.  Super easy because you can make a ton of these at night and pop a few in the microwave in the morning.  Best part, no eggs at all!  

 

http://paleomg.com/breakfast-bacon-maple-meatballs/

 

Yes, no eggs!! Makes me happy. Thank you for posting the recipe! I don't think finding compliant bacon should be too hard for me. I live really close to a Sprouts, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Central Market. I am kinda lucky :)

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Best dinner - Unseasoned rotisserie chicken from Sprouts!  The best, and only $6.99 (it's $8.99 at Whole Foods).  I could eat it for B, L & D!  haha

 

As far as I know, there aren't any compliant bacon sources available at national stores (they all add sugar!).  If you find one, let me know!  I've checked Sprouts, Whole Foods and Central Market.  I talked to some pork vendors at the farmers market and they all add sugar.  One said he'll have sliced pork belly (the cut of meat that makes bacon, just not cured/smoked) next week, but it doesn't taste like bacon.

 

One of our favorite quick & easy dinners (that also tastes great leftover for breakfast) is chicken & apple sausage with sweet potatoes, onions, and red bell peppers.  For the sausage, check your labels, but Aidells is a good packaged one, or Sprouts made-in-store kind at the butcher counter (I asked to see the ingredients, they were happy to show me seasoning packet and applesauce can).  Cube up the potatoes (1 small-medium per person, skin on) and put in a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap, microwave for 4-5 mins to start softening them up.  Meanwhile, cut up the sausage (we do half moons so I don't have to cut it further for the toddler at the table), onions (1 medium), and peppers (1-2) saute in a big pan with coconut oil or ghee.  Add seasonings (I just do pepper & garlic powder - the sausage is salty enough!) and the patially cooked potatoes and continue to cook until it's as browned as you'd like (or the sausage is cooked through if you got uncooked sausage).

 

Non-paleo eating husband, food-shunning toddler, and I all love it.  I like it leftover for breakfast with a sunny side up egg.  I know, not your first choice! but you can omit it since there's meat already there.  :)

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1/2 (1 pound) loaf white bread, cut into cubes

1 1/2 pounds Cheddar cheese, shredded

1 cup cubed cooked ham

8 eggs

2 cups milk

1 pinch salt

1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste

1/4 cup chopped green onion

Direction:-

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Place half of the bread cubes on bottom of baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the ham and then half of the cheese; repeat.
  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt, hot sauce and green onions. Pour egg mixture into pan.
  • Place pan on top of a baking sheet with a rim and place in oven. Pour water into baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes, or until eggs have set.

Err... Bread? :wacko:

Cheese?? :blink:

Milk?! :huh:

Am i missing something??

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My go to is The Foodee Project.  Anyone can find a whole bunch of recipes to make: http://www.thefoodee.com/

 

Some advice, though, is to make sure you read through all the recipes and see if there are corners you can cut. Some of the recipes can be unreasonably time consuming if you are short on cooking time. For example, I made the (amazing) Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo and it said use almond milk and that the poster had used homemade.  So I spent 24 hours soaking almonds to make the almond milk and waited a day for the recipe I wanted right then.  Turns out, I don't think you would have been able to tell the difference if I just used coconut milk that was sitting right there in my fridge. :)

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My go to is The Foodee Project.  Anyone can find a whole bunch of recipes to make: http://www.thefoodee.com/

 

Some advice, though, is to make sure you read through all the recipes and see if there are corners you can cut. Some of the recipes can be unreasonably time consuming if you are short on cooking time. For example, I made the (amazing) Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo and it said use almond milk and that the poster had used homemade.  So I spent 24 hours soaking almonds to make the almond milk and waited a day for the recipe I wanted right then.  Turns out, I don't think you would have been able to tell the difference if I just used coconut milk that was sitting right there in my fridge. :)

 Food porn! That site looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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sweet potato hash : cubed sweet potato, cut up sausage, spinach, and mushrooms.  Cook all in one pan :)

Have you already cooked the sweet potato before cutting in cubes or is it uncooked??

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Im new to Paleo and on day 9. Really struggling so Ive been looking here for breakfast ideas as Im now getting up in the morning dreading eating! I didn't realise that sausages are ok? What do I need to look for - Im in the UK so differ shops. Xxx

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Sausages are okay IF you find ones with no non-compliant ingredients (sugar, flour, etc...you'd be surprised!).

 

Easy dinners are the best...search for 'brisket' (also called silverside in the UK) and you'll get my favorite recipe for that. Or I'll do a roast in the crock pot (beef roast, assorted veggies in chunks, seasonings are usually plenty of salt and pepper, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, whatever I feel like) or roast a chicken with veggies in there too.

 

Taco salad is super easy. I make my own seasoning (and, if I have liver, will grind about 1/4 lb of it into my beef because you can't taste it) out of (for 1-1.5 lbs) 1tbsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper. I make a huge salad, top with taco beef, sauteed onions/mushrooms/peppers if I did those, and a dollop of mayonnaise (I <3 sour cream and hate avocado, so that's my fat contribution). Plus you can easily double or triple the beef so you can make leftovers into taco soup (onion, garlic, random veggies, tomato sauce and/or crushed tomatoes and/or diced tomatoes, stock, beef and more taco seasoning). I'm not a big measuring/recipe person, so experiment.

 

Or chicken/veggie soup. I'm not a huge fan of that unless I'm sick, though. I guess you could probably do beef/veggie soup or something too.

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Hi!

 

I am on Day 4 of my first Whole30 and really need ideas for (fairly) easy recipes for breakfast and dinner!! My idea is that there will be leftovers from dinner that I can take for lunch the next day. I should probably mention that I am not a huge fan of eggs, I will tolerate them, but they are not my "first choice"

 

Any ideas would be great! thank you :)

Hi, v_westin91,  You can try braised meat or curry meat without coconut milk. :) 

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