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Southwestern Frittata ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Southwestern Frittata Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

When hunting around the Paleo-blog-osphere this past month, I came across many 'no-brainer-I-can-make-these-for-5-bucks' recipes, including this one. Frittatas are great budget-friendly Paleo meals because they use simple ingredients, are heavy on the protein and could work for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a midnight snack. The only main difference between a 'regular' … [Read more...]

Copycat Chipotle Paleo Chicken “Burrito Bowl” ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Copycat Paleo Chipotle Bowl Recipe

When I was doing my Whole30 challenge this past holiday season, the only 'fast food' that I allowed myself to eat one evening was Chipotle and this is what I ordered... Bowl with lettuce. A little vinaigrette. Chicken. Peppers and onions. Guac. And that's all I needed. It probably wasn't 'perfect' as far as ingredient standards for Whole30 go, but it was close … [Read more...]

Steak, Pineapple & Pepper Kebabs ~ NEW 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

Steak Pineapple Pepper Kebabs Recipe | 5DollarDinners.com

Kebabs make for a fantastical summer meal for Paleo-peeps. And they're uber-budget friendly in the summer too because produce is so cheap. I've already started to see the $.50 per bell pepper prices at my store. Have you yet? So...you can/should make these with your favorite cut of steak, cut into kebab-size pieces. Or, if you're like me, you could go with a cheaper cut … [Read more...]

Grilled Citrus Salmon and Tilapia Packets ~ 31 Days of Budget Friendly Paleo Recipes

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Happy Sunday my friend. I've got a dual recipe here for you...these are both great 'grill packets' with 2 different types of fish infused with some yummy citrus flavors. They are simple to prepare: Drop fish filet into a piece of foil. Add seasoning. Top with slices of citrus fruit (orange, lime, lemon). Grill until cooked through. Serve with favorite side … [Read more...]