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80 Budget-Friendly 30 Minute Meals + EPIC GIVEAWAY

80 Budget-Friendly 30 Minute Meals + EPIC GIVEAWAY

Happy Spring, everyone! This season is all about new beginnings, the weather getting warmer, and the birth of all the vibrant, beautiful colors. It’s also a time to detox your home, your mind, and your body! Let’s talk about the last one a bit. I don’t believe in extreme diets or juice cleanses when it comes to detoxing (they are way too big of a shock to your system and can create more stress in the body), but you can AND should unload some toxins by switching to cleaner, better ingredients in your cooking.

One of the best ways to do this is by reducing inflammatory foods like gluten, refined sugar, low-quality dairy, and vegetable oils. However, it can be a daunting task to switch your diet, especially in this busy world that we live in juggling family, work, bills, friends, and ALL that we have going on. Who has hours to spend in the kitchen?

Well, I’m here to tell you that creating amazingly tasty and healthy recipes at home doesn’t have to be time consuming NOR expensive. 

I have teamed up with amazingly talented food bloggers to bring you: 30 Minute Clean Eats on a Budget: 80 Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Recipes ebook! I’m so proud of this project that I contributed to and I’ve already started cooking from it and I’m LOVING all the recipes, and how quickly they come together!

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This book is jam packed with delicious 100% gluten free, Paleo-friendly recipes and money saving tips that will have you feeding your family in no time while being easy on the wallet. The recipes range from comfort foods, soups, burgers, and zoodles, to “must have meals” like Tex Mex Sloppy Joes, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Crispy Sweet Potato Fish Sticks and a whole lot more! You’ll feel healthy and have more time and money to enjoy some warm weather activities with your loved ones.

Want to get your hands on the 30 Minute Clean Eats on a Budget ebook? Before you go to buy, I have a great deal and a discount for you:

For a limited time, get the bonus book, “Set it and Forget it: Budget Slow Cooker and Instant Pot® Recipes” for free ($9.99 value) with your purchase. No code necessary!

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But that’s not all! Head over to the purchase page and receive 30% off with the code: CHEAPEATS30

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And guess what? This book release comes with an EPIC giveaway!

There will be 8 winners  and the following is the list of the amazingprizes!

Grand Prize: a 6 quart Instant Pot®, a Year Membership to Thrive Market and a Month Membership to 20 Dishes!

2nd Runner up: A Year Membership to Thrive Market and a Month Membership to 20 Dishes

6 Runner ups : A copy of 30 Minute Clean Eats on a Budget
*If you win the book after purchasing it already, you’ll receive a FULL REFUND. This one’s a no brainer. Go enter!

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Paleo Gluten Free Budget-Friendly 30 Minute Meals Recipes + GIVEAWAY

Coconut Chicken Curry (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

Ughhh, is everyone feeling off today because of Daylight Savings? Why does that exist? I had such a hard time waking up this morning and now I feel a bit disoriented. At least the sun won’t set until after dinner, which is always a good thing for a food blogger like me. Natural light > artificial light when it comes to food photography.

Enough complaining, Jean. It’s time to share a fan-freakin-tastic recipe: coconut chicken curry! There was a time when I wouldn’t even want to attempt Indian cooking because it just seemed complicated and difficult in my head. Maybe it was all the spices they use, but I was just a tad intimidated. It wasn’t until recently that I started regularly cooking curry at home, and I have become obsessed.

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

Maybe it’s just me, but there’s a huge sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I’m able to recreate my favorite dish from a restaurant at home. And with a slow cooker or Instant Pot, it’s EXTRA easy, and this coconut chicken curry came together with minimal effort.

I made a giant batch and I’ve been eating the leftover for lunch for the past 3 days and I’m still not sick of it. C isn’t a huge fan of Indian food, but even he said that the flavors were spot on. So ya gotta try it out!

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

If you are on a sugar detox, feel free to just eat the curry alone or eat it with cauliflower rice. I love regular ol’ white rice and I feel really great on it so I will always choose that. Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy this coconut chicken curry as much as I did! I know I’ll be making curry at home way more often now that I know how easy it is.

Paleo Coconut Chicken Curry Instant Pot Slow Cooker

Coconut Chicken Curry (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup bone broth or chicken broth
  • 5 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1½ cup chopped green beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, minced
  • 1½ lb chicken breast of thighs
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • Optional: Chopped basil
Instructions
  1. Place coconut milk, bone broth, curry paste, fish sauce, and black pepper in the Instant Pot or slow cooker, and whisk together.
  2. Add onion, bell peppers, carrots, green beans, garlic, ginger, and chicken. Stir everything together.
  1. Close the lid and set it to "Poultry" for 10 minutes.
  2. Once the Instant Pot beeps to finish, wait about 15 minutes until it releases pressure naturally.
  3. Take out the chicken and shred it. Add it back in the pot and mix it in.
  4. Top with lime juice and basil, and serve with white rice or cauliflower rice.
Slow Cooker
  1. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  2. Take out the chicken and shred it. Add it back in the pot and mix it in.
  3. Top with lime juice and basil, and serve with white rice or cauliflower rice.

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Slow Cooker Beef Roast

Paleo Gluten Free Slow Cooker Beef Roast

Brr!! It’s cold outside, guys! For the past 2 and a half years that we’ve lived in California, it’s never frozen over and this past weekend, it was in the low 30s. So I’ve been cocooning myself inside with the dogs in layers and blankets trying to keep warm. I know there are places in the country where people are snowed in and the temperature is way colder, but I’m a total wuss when it comes to the cold.

When the temperature drops like this, the thought of slow cooked meat is sooooo comforting to me. This is why I was so excited when I realized that I have a huge bottom round beef roast in my freezer, waiting to be defrosted.
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I feel like this is the busiest season for so many of us, so it’s a great idea to take advantage of the “set it and forget it” method to avoid spending hours in the kitchen. This is why I’m such a fan of the slow cooker and the Instant Pot! I also love the amount of leftovers you can get out of beef roast, and I’ve used the meat the next few days for stir fry, in my omelette, and even as a taco meat! You make it once and you use it for 2-3 more meals, which is such a time and money saver, especially because roast meat is usually cheaper than other cuts of beef.

Hope you spend the week finishing up some holiday errands, cooking up some comforting meals (I highly recommend THIS ONE), and staying warm!
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Slow Cooker Beef Roast
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb baby potatoes, or regular potatoes cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee
  • 3 lb beef bottom round roast
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (omit for low FODMAP)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups bone broth or beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
Instructions
  1. Line the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker with potatoes and carrots.
  2. Heat ghee or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Season the beef liberally all over with salt and pepper, using more than you think is enough.
  4. Add the beef to the pan and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Remove the beef and place in the slow cooker on top of the vegetables.
  5. Lower the heat to medium on the stovetop, and add garlic and tomato paste to the pan and sauté for 30 seconds.
  6. Add broth, tamari sauce (or coconut aminos), apple cider vinegar, and fish sauce into the pan and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the slow cooker over the beef roast.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, until the beef is tender.
  8. Slice the beef thinly. Serve with vegetables and the sauce poured on top.

Paleo Gluten Free Whole30 Slow Cooker Beef Roast