Menu Planning: Dinner (with enough for leftovers)

I find cooking something that is completely gone after the meal is over quite discouraging. Enter casseroles, crock pot meals and bowls. Prep once – eat twice, or more.

 

1. Paleo Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken or Roasted Chicken or maybe this way (probably all three)

*Use bones from chicken to make stock

Chicken

2. Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (or might try this one or this one)

Chicken Thighs

Onion

Ginger

Crushed Tomatoes

Jalapeño

Heavy Cream

Cilantro

3. Paleo Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Chicken Thighs

Ginger

Raw Cashews

4. Chicken-Spinach Sour Cream Enchiladas (Made in Texas Cookbook)

Leftover Chicken

Onion

Mushrooms

Cheddar or Monterrey Jack Cheese

Tomato

Tortillas

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Sour Cream

Green Chiles

Note: Ben’s favorite meal, and what I usually do with leftover chicken.

5. Paleo Crockpot Chicken Pad Thai 

Chicken (Thighs or Breasts)

Zucchini

Carrot

Bean Sprouts (Optional)

Green Onions

Cashew (Optional)

Cilantro (Optional)

6. Italian Meatballs

Ground Beef

Sausage

Onion

Tomatoes, Crushed

7. Sausage in Peppers

Sausage

Bell Peppers

Cauliflower

Tomato Paste

Onion

Basil

8. Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Chicken Breast

Onion

Ginger

Orange

9. Paleo Friendly Honey Garlic Wings

Chicken Wings

10. Bacon-Gruyere Meatloaf

Beef

Onion

Bacon

Blue Cheese

Note: Another of Ben’s favorites. Also, I actually make this with blue cheese.

11. Paleo Slow Cooker Thai Beef 

Beef Stew Meat

Onion

Ginger

Tomato Paste

Thai Red Curry Paste

Limes

Broccoli

Carrots

Jicama

Cilantro

12. Bahn Mi Bowl

Carrots

Onion

Shrimp

Ginger

Green Onions

Cucumber

Jalapeños

Cilantro

Note: I make this one with shrimp instead of the meatballs. I toss cooked shrimp with soy sauce, fish sauce, ginger, garlic and green onions. So stinking good and easy.

 

Refrigerator/Freezer Staples

Almond Milk

Yogurt (Full-fat, Plain)

Butter

Liquid Aminos

Organic Ketchup

Spinach

Chicken Stock (see above)

Nut Butters (Almond, Sun, Cashew, Peanut)

Fish Sauce

Eggs

Maple Syrup

Sesame Seeds

Minced Garlic

 

Pantry Staples

Olive Oil

Coconut Oil

Sesame Oil

Apple Cider Vinegar

Rice Wine Vinegar

Coconut Milk (Full Fat)

Almond Flour

Salt/Pepper

Coriander

Cumin

Garam Masala

Sugar

Cornstarch

Brown Rice

Red Pepper Flakes

Ginger

Cayenne

Italian Seasoning (homemade blend)

Basil

Oregano

Thyme

Honey

Paprika

Bread Crumbs (Regular & Panko)

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