Sharing our menu from the past week and a bit, in a desire to show how large families or those on a tight budget can eat predominately Primal/Paleo. Once again an incomplete list as, although I began a food diary I didn’t maintain it. Be sure to read Angela’s Week 3 for more large family ideas too.
* Items on the menu which are not Whole 30 are in italic. Mostly they have been eaten by the non-whole 30ers, not me. Potatoes in particular are still on our menu as we find them difficult for a large family budget to eliminate.
- Yoghurt and Fruit
- Orange Juice and handful of almonds (me), weetbix (children) [We had a visiting child and I was uncertain how to approach breakfast]
- Bacon and Eggs X 2 (PC loves fried tomato and leftover mashed potato with his)
- Blueberry Muffins, Zucchini Muffins and Banana Bread
- Carrot and Walnut Muffins
- Apple Fruinola (Huge hit!)
- Scrambled Egg with Coconut Milk (the children gave a thumbs down)
Our Garden Salads slightly vary each time, they may include; lettuce, tomato, carrot, capsicum, cucumber, broccoli, green beans, mushroom, radish, baby spinach, red cabbage, white cabbage and red.
Really can’t remember many lunches, sorry.
- Garden Salad, Smoked Ham and Boiled Egg
- Bacon & Eggs (me), Sandwiches (children)
- Potato Pancakes X 2
- Fruit Salad (Big Hit)
- Fried Mushroom
- * BBQ Homemade Rissoles with Mashed Potato, Cauliflower and Peas.
- Chips (fast food)
- BBQ; Sausages, Lamb Chops and Green Salad
- Chicken Thigh in Tomato and Mango Sauce with Rice (Switched Mango Chutney for mushy Mango)
- Meat Pies and Homemade Pies with almond crusts for others.
- A Soupy Stew and Corn on the Cob
- Burritos with mince and plenty of salad filling. Tortilla wraps for some and lettuce leaf wraps for others.
- Beef Stew and Mashed Potatoes. (Discovered a tablespoon of chia seeds to 250ml of boiling water makes a lovely thickener for stews)
We bought a box of bananas and nectarines, although the Whole 30’s emphasis is on vegetables not fruit.
- Soft Island Bliss Cookies (Too sweet but then our coconut was just regular coconut)