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.
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.
$9.63 for family of 4
$9.89 for family of 4
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
$8.26 for family of 4
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
$9.11 for a family of 4
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.
$9.40 for family of 4
$9.74 for family of 4
Meals Ready in 10 Minutes
Less than 10 dollars and less than 10 minutes. That’s a pretty serious accomplishment in my book.
$9.62 for family of 4
$9.02 for family of 4
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.
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