Primal Recipes On a Budget

inlineIt’s true that eating well is perhaps the best investment you’ll make—in life and health. That said, there’s no reason to believe that going Primal means breaking the bank. Looking for delicious Primal recipes that make it possible to eat well within your means?Who among us isn’t? These budget-friendly Primal recipes put a satisfying meal on the table without the enormous grocery bill.

Buy Meat on Sale

Printing out recipes and meal planning is a great idea, but if you stick strictly to your shopping list at the meat counter, you’ll usually pay more.  Instead, try building your meals around meat that’s on sale.

An easy way to meal plan and take advantage of sales is to buy sale meat and freeze it. The next week, when you’re making a grocery list, check your freezer first and plan meals around the meat you’ve already bought.

Ground meat is often on sale, so stock up the freezer and keep these recipes handy:


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Sweet Potato Chili

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Salisbury Steak

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Unstuffed Cabbage

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Swedish Meatballs

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Buy Larger, Less Expensive Cuts of Meat

Pork shoulder and chuck roast are good examples of less-expensive cuts of meat that can feed a large family or provide several meals for a smaller one.  If you’re single, then freeze individual portions of the cooked meat for easy lunches and dinners.

Instant Pot Pork Curry

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Coconut Ginger Pork

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Crispy Carnitas

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Pot Roast

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Learn to Love Liver

Liver is nutrient dense, filling, and inexpensive. This healthy and inexpensive protein doesn’t have to be a main course, it can also be served as an appetizer or side dish.

Grilled Chicken Livers

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Liver Stir Fry

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Chicken Liver Pate

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Meatless Mondays

Work more veggies into your diet, and save a little money while you’re at it, by skipping meat once a week. For protein, throw a couple fried eggs on a salad or make a frittata as the main course.

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Slow Baked Frittata

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Squash Frittata

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A big pot of soup is both nourishing and a great way to use up random odds and ends in the refrigerator. Chicken stock simmered with chopped vegetables from the back of the fridge (or a bag of frozen veggies) plus bits of leftover meat makes a surprisingly good meal. Or, start from scratch with any of these delicious soup recipes.

Cabbage Soup

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Wonton Soup

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Broccoli Spinach Soup

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