Take me Shopping Tuesday – Fats are Fabulous!

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Take me shopping¬†ūüõí¬†Tuesday! @costco makes all the difference in our food budget¬†ūüíĶ! Let’s talk fats for a minute¬†‚ŹĪ¬†coconut oil and avocado¬†ūü•Ď¬†oil are AIP staples. Knowing your fats and cooking temps is huge too, so as a rule of thumb anytime I’m grilling or cooking above 375 degrees these two are my go to oils¬†ūüėȬ†just a few months back we were paying over $25 for the coconut oil so Hooray for the price drop! I’ve searched high and low and this is by far the greatest deal I’ve seen on avocado oil as well! Bye for those that have reintroduced egg yolks, let me know if you want the most amazing avocado oil mayo recipe that takes less than 2 minutes to make¬†ūüėČūüôĆūüŹĽ#avocadooil¬†#coconutoil¬†#healthyfats#keepitclean¬†#yahforsales¬†#foodbudget#tipsandtricks¬†#fatsaregood¬†#paleomayo#highheatoils¬†#costcorocks#takemeshoppingtuesday¬†#aipcommunity¬†#aipliving#aipiseasy

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We’re going camping – what can we eat?

The good news is that my little one eats gluten and dairy free (she’s Paleo-ish) and Tim and I eat AIP, so this little post will help both our Baby Steppers and our Cold Turkey AIP’rs !

Here’s what I bought ~

Produce (Organic is best if your budget allows it. ¬†If not, you can find herbacide and pesticide free produce at Farmer’s Markets that are presumably a healthier choice) ¬† Celery Hearts, Baby Carrots, mangoes, green & red apples, apricots, 5# of various Squash.

Meats – 1 rack of Pork Ribs, 3# of Chicken Breasts, 1 package turkey breakfast sausage, organic turkey hot dogs (Paleo – paprika makes it NOT AIP)

AIP treats – Emmy’s coconut cookies

Smores for the kiddos – (These are NOT AIP, and if you’re staying strict paleo, just have the dark chocolate) ¬†Gluten & Dairy free graham crackers, gluten free organic marshmallows, Dark Chocolate 70% or higher

Paleo ¬†snacks – Justin’s single serving almond butter, EPIC Bars, Turkey sticks (have paprika so they’re not AIP) ¬†Grainless Granola you can eat it dry or put it in some almond milk!

AIP Snacks – Plantain chips – Terra chips are cooked in coconut Oil, Yah! ¬†Tiger Nuts, NO they’re not nuts, they’re little tubers! ¬†boom! ¬†Organic Raisins.

Aside from water, we packed dark chocolate Almond Milk  & almond milk for Ash Рsingle servings and they do not require refrigeration.

 

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Fired Up the Grill and cooked up the chicken.  Seasoned with Olive Oil, Garlic Salt & sea salt.  Delicious!Displaying camping2.jpg

Heat that oven to 375.  Line a glass Pyrex with parchment paper, season the underside of the ribs with sea salt & garlic salt, turn over, put the same seasoning on top and coat in Coconut aminos.  Bake for 60 minutes.  it is Divine!Displaying camping6.jpg

A cleaner version of S’mores, grainless granola, and some dairy free milk alternatives.Displaying camping4.jpg

Cooked up the turkey sausage, and the 5#s of various squashDisplaying camping5.jpg

Tiger nuts, (they make a flour too for baking), Turkey dogs, plantains, raisins, Epic Bars, Justin’s Nut Butter, Coconut cookies… yum!Displaying camping1.jpg

Celery, Carrots, Mangoes, Apricots, Green & Red Apples…fab-u-lous!

It took Ashleigh and me 1 hour to hit 2 stores, and then I spent 1 hour and 30 minutes getting everything ready for our trip – 3 days of food prepped and ready to go in 1 1/2 hours.

Enjoy these little tips for clean camping!

 

Budget friendly AIP dinner

Happy Sunday, everyone! ¬†I’m not a fancy photographer, but I did a bang up job with this dinner. ¬†It’s simple, took a few minutes to prep and was delightful.

1 – 3# organic, pastured young chicken

1 bag of organic cauliflower rice

a few sprigs of organic cilantro

1 tbs organic olive oil

seasoning – sprinkle onto the chicken – sea salt, garlic salt, onion powder, a tiny bit of dried rosemary.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Rub the chicken down with the olive oil, then sprinkle on the seasoning.  Bake for 90 minutes.

While there is 10 minutes left on the chicken, get a pan to cook the cauliflower rice.  Add a few tablespoons of water into the pan on medium heat.  Add the frozen cauliflower and break down and stir with a wooden spoon until the cauliflower is cooked through Рroughly 8-10 minutes.

Add the cilantro as a garnish, and know that it has so many fabulous health and healing qualities – so eat it too!

This meal cost approximately $15 and served two adults with enough chicken left over for another full meal for 2 adults.

Serving suggestion – toss up a mixed green salad with olive oil, garlic and lemon as a dressing too!

YUM!

 

4th of July Holiday Menu is up!

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Please check the Nutrition Page to get the recipes we created for an AIP 4th of July.  Enjoy!