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The number one complaint I hear from people who are new to the paleo diet is that they don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen cooking. This is a totally understandable barrier when you are used to waking up in the morning to a bowl of cereal, eating a sandwich for lunch, picking up a quick dinner on the way home and eating pre-packaged snacks throughout the day.
Trust me, I get it. I used to eat Lean Pockets for dinner. I didn’t understand why anyone would spend more than the two minutes and thirty seconds that it takes to heat up a Lean Pocket to make dinner. Obviously, my thoughts on that subject have changed just a teeny bit, but we are all busy and it can be difficult to find time to cook healthy, delicious meals.
Luckily, there are plenty of tips and tricks to make this transition easier. Using a meal planning calendar like the one I have available here (scroll about halfway down the page) can ensure you know exactly what you will be making each day so you aren’t digging through the refrigerator at the last minute and it will also help you build your grocery list for the week.
If you are new to paleo, though, you will need some quick and simple meal ideas to get you started. That is where the Everything Weeknight Paleo Cookbook comes in! This book, written by Michelle Fagone of Cave Girl Cuisine, has 300 delicious paleo recipes that your whole family will love!
The book starts with a quick introduction to the paleo diet and is then separated out into different chapters for
- Appetizers and Snacks
- Sauces and Spreads
- Salads and Dressings
- Stocks, Soups and Stews
- Beef, Pork and Lamb
- Fish and Seafood
- Children’s Favorites
- Grilling Time
- Additional Paleo Resources
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