Liz McGaw, the blogger behind Paleo on a Budget, is releasing her print book in just days! I was lucky enough to get an early copy of it and am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my feedback with y’all!
Far and away one of the biggest issues people have with eating paleo, other than foregoing the cheesy lasagna their grandmother was famous for, is how to afford eating clean. It’s true in a sense, as there are no coupons for grass fed meats or pasture raised eggs in the weekend newspaper. Raising sustainable meats and organic veggies can be more costly than the standard conventionally raised meats and gmo rooted produce.
So I understand, with a family of 5 myself, why this is a concern! And as my kids keep growing, they are eating more and more so the days of getting away with 1 pound of grass fed ground beef are coming to a close!
Luckily, Liz really put a lot of thinking and energy into her new book, Paleo Meal Planning on a Budget. There are loads of recipes and how to make them stretch, but we will get to those in a minute. The first pages of her book give REAL tips on saving everyday. I really appreciate this because sometimes we overlook where we are being wasteful, and can easily cut back there before we ever hit the market!
She recommends looking at certain bills like cell phone and cable and suggests committing only to what you have to have in your home. There are many meal planning tips, actual meal plans, and shopping lists in this 160 page book. If you are feeling like you don’t know where to start…start HERE!
As for the food, there are LOTS of options. I have to admit the Maple Bacon Cookies got me pretty excited but I realize I can’t feed them to my people for dinner. But the Tomato Soup looks amazing as do the Rosemary Lime Pork Chops. But the Roasted Garlic Shrimp are first up to make!
If you are just getting started and not sure how to make it all work, or if you are a grain free veteran but looking to save and plan, go check out Paleo Meal Planning on a Budget! Even as a paleo blogger myself, there were plenty of tips and tools that I personally never thought of and am excited to implement. Plus food. Lots of tasty food. Go see for yourselves!