We’re in the home stretch. Have you been enjoying the recipes? Have you tried any?
I haven’t been completely faithful to the plan. Because…. The Green Bay Packers baby!! Win against the Tampa Bay Bucaneers today we go to the Super Bowl. This does involve alcohol!! That’s where I’ve lost it. But the recipes; They’re delicious.
Here is the Week 4 menu.
Whole 30 Lettuce Wraps – 40 Aprons
This is one of my favorite recipes. I have never been to PF Changs, so I don’t know how they compare, but I love these.
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken – Savory Lotus
I love my slow cooker. I lived on it for years when Kiddo was in the house and Hubby was in school. Kiddo had basketball practice and the time changed. If she had a 5:00 PM practice I wanted her to have good nutrition before she went to practice so I’d make something that was ready for her when she got home from school and then I’d eat when I got home from work. Now if I have the late shift on phones at work I don’t get home until almost 7:00. I don’t want to start cooking then. Instead I can walk in to my house and dinner is done.
Italian Sausage & Potato Soup – Paleo Newbie
This is another great slow cooker meal. It’s a take off of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana. Kale holds up really well in this as well.
Stuffed Acorn Squash – Paleo Running Momma
Paleo Running Momma ir right up there with 40 Aprons as to my favorite bloggers and recipes.
I love, love, love acorn squash. This recipe is so easy and keeps well in the fridge or freezer. When I lived in Dallas I regularly went to lunch with a co-worker at a place called Good Eats. They had a veggie lunch dish. You could get 5 veggie dishes, or 3 and a soup. I often got the potato soup, and the acorn squash. The other items varied but those two were consistent. They roasted the squash and just put butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg on it, but it was delicious! This is even better than that.
Slow Cooker Gumbo – Fit Slow Cooker Queen
Even my non Whole 30 husband loves this one. If you’re not sure if you like okra, this is a good place to try it. You can get frozen okra which is the easiest and probably the freshest, unless you live in the south where it’s readily available. The okra is the thickening agent in this recipe so it remains gluten free and Whole 30. This makes several meals and reheats very well.
Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa – Creme de la Crumb
This is another favorite. So simple, yet so delicious. The fruit pairs so well with the salmon. If you don’t want to slice the mango check out Costco. They have mango in chunks. It makes for a great snack with some almond butter. Or check out Aldi. They have pre-cut mango, but it’s not in chunks. You’ll just have to chunk it. When I make salmon for leftovers I undercook it just a bit so that when I reheat it it don’t get dried out.
Slow Cooker Carnitas – Spend with Pennies
This is by far one of the easiest and most versatile recipes there is. I’ve even dumbed it down from this. One onion quartered, one bell pepper sliced, and some all purpose seasoning. Add chicken stock as needed and let it go. I have it with veggies, use it as the protein in a salad, mix it into a “burrito bowl” and much more. Hubby and Kiddo eat it as sandwiches with a little Sweet Baby Rays mixed in, or even straight. When you take it out of the slow cooker it will literally fall apart.
Cinnamon Fruit Frittata – Athletic Avocado
Bear with me on this one. It sounds gross but it really is delicious. Eggs and fruit don’t normally mix, but in this case they do. Berries will not be good in this. Take my word for it. Stick with stone fruits. Just give it a try. Make. a small batch if you’re not sure about it. I tried it on a whim and loved it.
If you’ve been following along what has been your favorite recipe? Have you followed Whole 30 or just checked out some recipes?