Budget Friendly Paleo Meals

One of the common issues when people switch to a more “paleo” way of eating is that it can be expensive. I will be the first to admit, it CAN be very very expensive but it doesn’t have to be – check out this post for some budget paleo grocery tips. I think one of the biggest issues with budget shopping is that it can be boring really quickly. Buying the same things over and over again = making the same things over and over again. I’m more than guilty of making the same recipe until I can’t stand it anymore (literally). So in an effort to change it up, and encourage all of you to do the same, let’s talk about some budget friendly paleo recipes:


Eggs are a great, cheap source of protein and are the perfect breakfast, lunch, AND dinner option.


Turkey Basil Frittata

BLT Salad


Soups, chilis, and stews are one of my go-to quick, easy, and budget friendly dinner options.



Easy Green Curry Chicken Soup


Pulled Pork Chili


Crockpot Chili



You can make even the toughest, cheapest hunk of meat into something awesome just by throwing it in the slow cooker or braising it in the oven for hours. Bonus – these cuts are often cheaper and give you much more food than other cuts.



Poblano & Hard Cider Carnitas *not strict paleo


Cocoa Coffee Chili Rubbed Pulled Pork


Mexican Beef Chuck Roast



We eat lots of chicken over here simply because it’s fairly inexpensive, it’s versatile, and provides a good amount of protein. I love dishes with lots of big flavors – I’m definitely not a believer in boring chicken.


 Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken


Balsamic  & Marjoram Roasted Drumsticks


Spatchcocked Chicken


What are your favorite budget-friendly dishes?

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Comments: 5

  1. purelytwins February 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm Reply

    great ideas! we like to buy in bulk when we can to save a little money

  2. Maureen February 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm Reply

    As much as I love to experiment with food, I seriously could eat the same 5 dinners over and over. Just a few weeks ago, I was on a stuffed bell pepper kick and my husband finally told me he was beyond stuffed with my stuffed bell peppers! HA HA

  3. Rae @ coveredinchalk February 4, 2014 at 2:42 am Reply

    Thanks, these are great! Am always on the hunt for dinner ideas. Also, I’ve been making your bacon and egg cup thingies as my go to breakfast for two weeks! Such an awesome recipe – with the added benefit of not needing to stand by the stove while the eggs cook.

  4. Linz @ Itz Linz February 4, 2014 at 6:56 am Reply

    i don’t eat only paleo, but i very much enjoy eggs, soups, slow cooker meals, and chicken! so much variety – i never get sick of it!

  5. Meg @ A Dash of Meg February 4, 2014 at 7:43 pm Reply

    i must make your chicken curry! i love curry chicken! especially the cold left overs 😉

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