Two-week, grain-free meal plan and cost breakdown Feb 11-24

This post is a couple days late, but I’ve had a sick baby on my hands and an over-worked husband!

I’ve been following a pretty strict primal/paleo diet these last few week and it’s going great. I’ve lost a few pounds without trying very hard and I’m feeling pretty good. We aren’t doing a diet as strict as the Whole30 program, but trying to do about 90/10.

Usually I post meal plans for the week coming up, but I’ve decided to start posting meals, shopping lists, and cost breakdown for two weeks at a time, since a lot of what we buy is in 1 or 2 week cycles.

The Lenten season has begun and I will admit, the start of Lent was not very self-sacrificing. I thought Lent was the following week and did not plan very well. I am breast-feeding my baby, so I am not fasting, but I am replacing breakfast with a shake that has lower calories than my typical cooked breakfast.

My husband eats dinner leftovers for lunch, but I have started enjoying protein shakes as meal replacements because it is quick and easy (which is necessary with my 9 month old!) and it ensures I get plenty of protein. We try and order the cleanest protein we can. We aren’t perfect, we aren’t nutritionists, we are just trying to figure out what works best for us.

two week meal plan 1

We eat a little cheese here and there, so I guess you can say we eat more primal than paleo. There are places to get paleo-friendly protein powder so if you are more strict in your diet, you can certainly find it. We could use more veggies in our diet (especially for breakfast), but we are a work in progress 😉

Meal plan, grocery list, and price breakdown after the jump.

February 11th-17th:

Monday:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, almond butter, half a banana
Dinner: Prosciutto-Basil Chicken and brussel sprouts (splurge meal, special request)

Tuesday:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, frozen pineapple, half a banana
Dinner:Spiral-cut ham, mashed sweet potatoes, and broccoli, paleo brownies with fresh whipped cream and berries

Wednesday: Ash Wednesday
Breakfast: Protein shake with coconut and almond milk and almond butter
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, almond butter, half an avocado
Dinner:Dinner with my parents, Mexican take out – Garlic mushroom fish

Thursday: Valentine’s Day
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Leftover ham and broccoli
Dinner:(special dinner) – Filet Mignon, asparagus, sweet potato crisps, chocolate covered strawberries

Friday:
Breakfast: Protein shake with coconut and almond milk and almond butter
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, almond butter, half a banana
Dinner: Mixed greens with leftover asparagus, salsa, and raw sharp cheddar

Saturday:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Protein Shake
Dinner: Grilled Buffalo Chicken breasts and mixed greens with avocado

Sunday:
Breakfast: Skipped breakfast
Lunch: with in-laws (roasted chicken and veggies)
Dinner: Leftover chicken and greens

February 18th-24th:

Monday:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, half a banana
Dinner: Beef fajita meat with spinach, greens, avocado, salsa, and raw sharp cheddar

Tuesday:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, frozen pineapple, half a banana
Dinner: BBQ chicken seasoned with coconut aminos and spice

Wednesday:
Breakfast: Protein shake with coconut and almond milk and almond butter
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, almond butter, half an avocado
Dinner: Hamburger “pizzas” (we call them meatza pizzas) and asparagus

Thursday:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Leftover meatza pizzas and spinach
Dinner: (Take-out at my dad’s house) Chicken skewers and salad

Friday:
Breakfast: Protein shake with coconut and almond milk and almond butter
Lunch: Protein Shake with coconut and almond milk, almond butter, half a banana
Dinner: Felafel and salad

Saturday:
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs and bacon
Lunch: Protein Shake
Dinner: Grilled Ribeyes with sweet potato fries and steamed broccoli

Sunday:
Breakfast: bacon and eggs
Lunch: Leftover steaks over greens with salsa and avocado
Dinner: (Out to eat with in-laws) Bunless bbq bacon burgers

2 week food list and cost breakdown:

(this includes nearly all of our food for 3 adults, not counting meals out to eat with our parents, or pantry items such as seasoning and hot sauce)

  • 6 dozen eggs @ $3.75 a dozen (we buy from a local lady who raises pastured chickens) – $22.50
  • 2 lbs of protein powder from True Nutrition – $17
  • 1 jar of almond butter – $12.99
  • 2 cartons almond milk – $5.38
  • 1 carton coconut milk – $3.99
  • 1 can coconut milk – $2.89
  • Raw sharp cheddar – $5.99 (enough for next week as well)
  • Salsa – $2.99
  • Basil- $1.48
  • Strawberries – $3.00
  • Heavy whipping cream – $2.99
  • Bananas ($.68/lb) – $1.85
  • Frozen pineapple- $2.99
  • Organic sweet potato (3 lbs) – $3.99
  • Asparagus (2.25 lbs) – $4.65
  • Broccoli (3 lbs) – $3.99
  • Brussel sprouts (2 lbs) – $3.39
  • Spinach (1 lb) – $3.50
  • Mixed greens (8oz) – $2.99
  • Avocado (5) – $3.00
  • Thick-cut bacon – $14.99
  • Chicken breasts (we buy from someone who works at a chicken company) 8 lbs – $10
  • Spiral Ham ($2.99/lb) – $18
  • Filet Mignon, ribeyes – free, gift meat package from Christmas
  • Local, grass-fed, organic ground beef ($6.89 /lb) – $27.56
  • Local, grass-fed, organic fajita meat ($7.29 /lb) –  $14.58

TOTAL: $197.18

Notes: We had a couple more expensive meals these last two weeks, but it has been balanced with eating the meat that we got as a Christmas gift.

I could be missing something here or there, but I think it’s pretty complete list.

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