10 Affordable Paleo Meals – $10 or Less

These 10 affordable Paleo meals illustrate how you really can eat cheap while still providing your body with healthy, local, organic, and nutritious foods.  The average family can save on average $4,000 every year just by cooking meals at home versus dining out at restaurants.

10 Meals under $10

Let’s just jump right in.  Here are some of the best, fully rounded, affordable Paleo meals that serve an average family of 4 for $10 or less.

One-Pot Wonders

Dinner is simple when all you need is one pot, a cutting board, and a knife.  The clean-up after dinner is even easier.  This proves you can still enjoy great meals while living a simple, clutter-free life.

Ultimate Chicken Vegetable Soup

$9.63 for family of 4

Ultimate Chicken Vegetable Soup
Chicken with Spinach and Carrots

$9.89 for family of 4

Chicken with Spinach and Carrots

Make Ahead Meals

Life is busy, I understand.  Instead of falling back on restaurant or fast-food menu items, plan ahead and prep these meals over the weekend.  That way, all you have to do is warm it up and enjoy.

Believe me, when I come home after a long day at work and evening swim lessons, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner, but I know that I would do myself and my family a disservice if I didn’t provide them with the proper nutrition.  These make ahead meals make these busy evenings more relaxed and enjoyable.

Meatloaf served with Roasted Broccoli

$8.29 for family of 4

Meatloaf served with Roasted Broccoli
Texas Chili

$8.26 for family of 4

Texas Chili

Meals with Little Clean-Up

“I love washing the dishes,”  said no one, ever.

If I see an opportunity to limit kitchen clean-up, I take it.  75% of my meals involve the grill or roasting vegetables on sheet pans lined with parchment paper.  That means clean-up is limited to a cutting board and a knife.

Guess what?  If you prep ahead of time, you won’t have anything to clean.  Now that’s impressive!

Chicken Fingers served with Kale Chips

$9.55 for family of 4

Chicken Fingers served with Kale Chips
Grilled Steak and Vegetables

$9.11 for a family of 4

Grilled Steak and Vegetables

Meals You Crave

Craving certain unhealthy meals once in a while is completely normal.  Here’s the trick, though.  Make the meal you’re craving fit within the parameters of your Paleo lifestyle.  I’ve already done the hard work creating the recipe; go enjoy your craving without any regret.

Pizza with Sausage and Spinach

$9.40 for family of 4

Paleo Pizza with Almond Meal or Cauliflower Crust
Chicken Wings with Roasted Asparagus

$9.74 for family of 4

Chicken Wings

Meals Ready in 10 Minutes

Less than 10 dollars and less than 10 minutes.  That’s a pretty serious accomplishment in my book.

Taco Salad

$9.62 for family of 4

Taco Salad
Fork and Knife Burger

$9.02 for family of 4

Burgers with Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms

Get Started Now

With these great, affordable Paleo meals under $10, you can’t use money as an excuse not to follow a Paleo lifestyle.

How many people do you cook for at home?  Do you have any special money-saving tricks we could all benefit from?  I would love to hear from you. Please comment below and join the conversation.

Added Bonus

Sample Budget Worksheet

I created this monthly Budget Worksheet that can be yours for only $1!  This Budget Worksheet provides an initial analysis of where your money is going.  Most importantly, it offers a quick-start to developing your present budget so you can start saving money immediately.

Once you download this Budget Worksheet, it’s yours to keep, adjust, and modify until it becomes something you can use every month.

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