45 Day Paleo Challenge Menu & Grocery List!!

July 13th, 2011

Let me just state that a few ingredients were left off the list when they got redundant….including basic spices (garlic powder etc…), Coconut Milk, Almond Meal, Coconut Flour and other typical paleo type pantry items. Just make sure your kitchen is stocked with the basic paleo necessities and you will be fine…and if you don’t have something specific or can’t find it in the store, don’t fret….just do like I do and substitute it or work with what you have….:) And always have plenty of onions, garlic, chicken stock, eggs and coconut oil on hand!! I always leave one or 2 days a week designated for leftovers. I hate to waste food, so on your leftover day make a nice salad to go with your meal….always be stocked up on lettuce too! 90% of my recipes are coming from Everyday Paleo, which can be found on her blog….just a few are found in her book. I have put the links for all the recipes that can be found on the internet. If you need one and I don’t have a link up, just shoot me an email and I will send it to you!

Side Note: When buying chicken you should always look for free range organic, and beef should be grass fed. If the budget is tight or you can’t find it, then do whatever works for you! Be sure to include veggies on the side for all your dishes if they don’t have a vegetable with them! Use what you have or what you can find on sale!!! Cauliflower rice is a favorite of mine!!

WEEK 1 DISHES – Start Date August 9th 2011 (weds so it’s a short week)

Braised Chicken with Artichokes & Onions (Nom-Nom Paleo)

Chicken Slaw (Everyday Paleo)

Pecan Chicken (Everyday Paleo)

Leftovers with a Salad

Sausage & Peppers (Paleomomrx)

The Food List: Chicken Drumsticks & Thighs, Avocado Oil, Poultry Seasoning, Frozen Artichokes & Onions (Trader Joe’s), Garlic, chicken stock, vinegar, cooked cubed chicken, broccoli slaw, spicy mustard. organic honey, pecans, 4 boneless skinless chicken, Italian Sausage, Green & Red Peppers. onion, canned crushed tomato, lettuce for salads

WEEK 2 DISHES

Cilantro Lime Roasted Chicken (Food Renegade)

Salad & Leftovers

Sirloin Dijon (Everyday Paleo)

Meatloaf (Everyday Paleo)

Leftovers & Salad

Shrimp Tacos (Everyday Paleo)

Crab Cakes (Fast Paleo)

The Food List: Lettuce, 1 whole fryer chicken, lime, cilantro, green onion, garlic, red cabbage, radish, 1.5 pound sirloin steak, chicken stock, dried thyme, bacon, dill, 3/4 lb crab meat, Kale – 4 cups, dijon mustard, 2 lbs ground beef, almond meal, eggs, tomato paste, onion, fresh basil, marjoram, shrimp, green pepper, salsa verde, romaine lettuce leaves

WEEK 3 DISHES

Eye of Round – Crock Pot (Paleomomrx)

Salad & Leftovers

Orange Chicken (Health-Bent)

Warm Arugula Salad (Everyday Paleo)

Fast Shrimp (Everyday Paleo)

Leftovers with salad

Scallops & Spinach (Everyday Paleo book 105)

The Food List: Eye of Round, 2 cans beef broth, sm can of mushrooms, onion, dry onion soup mix, 1 lb boneless/skinless chicken thighs, oranges, ginger, coconut aminos (whole foods), garlic sauce, green onion, arugula, bacon, shallots, pecans, shrimp, frozen bell pepper & onion mixture, baby spinach, curry powder, lemon, 1lb scallops, garlic

WEEK 4 DISHES

Bacon Wrapped Chicken (Everyday Paleo)

Salad & Leftovers

Dry Rub Burgers (Everyday Paleo)

Fish of your choice – Just spice it up and throw it on the grill! BE CREATIVE!!!

Skewers (Everyday Paleo)

Salad & Leftovers

Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Chops (CFSCC Blog)

The Food List: 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, 8.5oz jar julienne sun dried tomato, fresh basil, bacon, 2 1/2 lb sirloin steak, fish of choice, chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, 2 1/2 lb ground beef, veggies of choice for skewers, 6-8 pork chops, sage leaves, 4-6oz of prosciutto (nitrate free)

WEEK 5 Dishes

Spice Rubbed Slow Chicken (Everyday Paleo)

Fun Burgers (Everyday Paleo)

Leftovers & Salad

Tuna Boats with Paleo Mayo (Everyday Paleo Book 117)

Spinach Salad (Everyday Paleo Book 131)

Taco Chicken Wings (Health-Bent)

Leftovers & Salad

The Food List: onoin, 5-6lb free range whole chicken, 2lbs ground beef, eggs, bacon, sweet potato, broccoli florets, lettuce, tomato, avocado (about 6), tuna (packed in water), apple cider vinegar, plain olive oil, yellow mustard, celery, green onion, dried dill, cherry tomato, baby spinach, lemon, 3lbs chicken wings, cilantro (fresh)

WEEK 6 DISHES

Red Curry Beef Stew (Everyday Paleo)

Salad & Leftovers

Better Butter Chicken (Everyday Paleo)

BLT’S (Everyday Paleo book page 197)

Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken with Artichokes & Spinach (Giving up Grains)

Seafood Stew (Everyday Paleo)

Frittata (Google Frittata and make one that sounds yummy…so many variations to choose from)

The Food List: baby spianch, 2lbs stew meat, thai red curry paste, 3 cans coconut milk, chicken stock, purple cabbage, 3 yams, 4 lbs chicken breast, onion, garlic, cardamon powder, coriander, fenugreek powder, tomato paste, ghee or organic butter, 1lb red chard, bacon, romain lettuce, tomato, eggs 6-10, veggies./meat of choice for your frittata, sun dried tomato in oil, artichoke quarters, 2lbs raw seafood of choice (mix it up with a few different kinds), cilantro, 3 tomatoes

WEEk 7 DISHES…The Home Stretch (ends in the middle of the week)!!!

Pork Pot Roast (Everyday Paleo)

Salad & Leftovers

“Breaded” Chicken (Everyday Paleo)

Paleo Pizza (Everyday Paleo)

The Food List: 4-5lb pot roast, coconut flour, 6 carrots, 5 celery, 2 leeks, 3 onions, ginger, scallions, red pepper flakes, red wine, 2lb chicken breast, chicken broth (I use the cardboard boxed kind, not the cans), can of salt free tomato, 6 fresh thyme branches, garlic, butter, fresh basil, eggs, almond meal, 2lb chicken breast, baking soda, fresh rosemary, organic marinara sauce, Meat/Veggies of choice for your paleo pizza….just about anything will work!, cauliflower, arrowroot powder, organic honey, coconut aminos (whole foods has them)

Wow that was A LOT of typing! GoodNight and Eat Well :)