I don't know if this is helpful to anyone but I really have a good routine down of grocery shopping early Saturday morning and doing a big batch cooking Sunday late afternoon. There's a bit of research involved: I spend time deciding what I'm going to make for the week, make basic recipes and do a quick inventory of what I already have and make a list. I write my menu on the grocery list and organize the list by department. My dad taught me the last one and it really is genius.
Usually, I like to make either lunch or dinner meat free. It is almost always a salad for lunch with homemade dressing and a soup or stewy one pot for dinner. Midweek I will also make a simple stir fry and at least one night we have dinner out or order in. I also like to make sure I'm mixing up the type of food I eat.
Recipes will be posted this week and linked. I prepared the soup, fajita bowl and banana bread on Sunday evening. It took about 2-3 hours. I like cooking and Cameron helps. It's a nice, relaxing time: we listen to podcasts while we cook and talk.
Here's the menu:
AIP Ground Turkey + Cabbage Stir fry
For Snacks: plantain chips, tigernuts, unsweetened dried fruit, green apples with cinnamon, baby carrots, grapes, veggie snacks, smoothies (Chocolate Cherry!), canned tuna, blanched broccoli, curry cauliflower, Anita's coconut yogurt, sliced deli meats, hummus, roasted peas and avocado with lime juice, s+p. These things always get added to the list as needed and are not included in the main list below.
My Grocery List:
1 bunch fresh cilantro
2" ginger root
20 oz cremini mushrooms
bag of carrots
green beans - a large handful
1 head cauliflower
1 red onion
1 yellow onion
1 head garlic
1 yellow squash
1 bunch broccoli
1 large bin of baby spinach or lettuces
1 # chicken breast
1 # sirloin
1 tin full fat coconut milk
2 quarts chicken stock
Additional Staples for the above recipes:
coconut oil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, grass fed gelatin powder, maple syrup, ground clove, cinnamon, kosher salt, baking soda, coconut flour, turmeric, black pepper, ground ginger, dried kafir lime leaves, fish sauce, honey
I hope this post is helpful and makes your grocery shopping and batch cooking life easier!