Healthy Week 5 Grocery List + What I Cooked

This is week five of my batch cooking posts. The first one has a more in depth on tips and tricks - here's a link! Again, some of my tips for grocery shopping and batch cooking are: pick a menu,  inventory the fridge/pantry and write a shopping list that is organized by departments in the grocery store.

Recipes will be posted this week and linked.  I prepared the stew, soup and chicken marsala on Sunday and the chicken stir fry on a week night.  Cameron helped and we listened to This American Life. 

The Menu:

Chicken Marsala

Chicken + Broccoli Stir Fry

Lentil Soup

Beef + Veggie Stew

And my 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. 

The List:

2 Yellow Onion

1 head garlic

1" ginger

8 carrots

8 stalks celery

2 stalks broccoli

2 turnips

24 oz cremini mushrooms

1 bunch asparagus

1.5 cup chopped green beans

1 bunch collard greens

1 lemon

1 sprig fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)

2 lbs lean stew beef

4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast

2 quarts + 1 cup chicken stock

1.5 cup french lentils

1/2 cup marsala wine

Pantry staples you will also need for these 3 recipes: coarse kosher salt, ground black pepper, tamari soy sauce, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, apple cider vinegar, coconut flour, olive oil, italian seasoning, arrow root powder, fish sauce, honey, garam masala spice blend, sesame oil

Healthy Week 2 Grocery List + What I Cooked

So this one isn't AIP or even totally Paleo because of the quinoa and beans but it's healthy and delicious! It's going to be a good week - we made a lot of food and I can't wait to eat it. 

I posted the first one of these types of posts - here's a link! Again, some of my tips for grocery shopping and batch cooking are: pick a menu (I like salad for lunch and stew/soup for dinner with a midweek stir fry or taco night), inventory the fridge/pantry and write a shopping list that is organized by departments in the grocery store.

Recipes will be posted this week and linked.  I prepared the slow cooker beef braise, salad components and pesto vinaigrette on Sunday evening.  Cameron made the soup on Sunday, too. It took about 2-3 hours. It's a nice, relaxing time: we listened to Here's the Thing and This American Life podcasts while we cooked and chatted. 

The Menu:

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AIP Thai Lemongrass Beef + Root Vegetables in a slow cooker (AIP, Paleo, GF, DF)

Cameron's Daikon + Mushroom Soup (AIP, Paleo, Gf, DF, Vegan)

Copycat Sweetgreen Pesto Portobello Salad Bowl (Vegan, DF, GF) + Pesto Vinaigrette

AIP Turkey Tacos + Plantain Tortillas

And my 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. 

The grocery list: 

 3 lemongrass stalks

1 bunch basil

1 yellow onion

1 head garlic

4" ginger

4 daikon

1 celery root

1 fennel bulb

2 leeks

5 carrots

2 limes

2 bunches broccoli

2 plantains

16 oz cremini mushrooms (or mini portobellos)

about 2 cups baby bok choy

1 bin arugula

1 head iceberg lettuce (optional, for tacos)

1/2 head cabbage (optional, to serve with thai beef)

1 bunch cilantro (optional for beef braise and tacos)

2 lbs grass fed stew beef

1 lb ground turkey

1 quart beef stock

1 tin chickpeas

4 dried shitakes

Additional Staples for These Recipes: red wine vinegar, olive oil, avocado oil, kosher salt, ground black pepper, dried thyme, cumin, turmeric, quinoa, fish sauce, bay leaf, dried kafir lime leaves, star anise, cinnamon sticks, szchuan peppercorns, 

 

AIP Week 1 Grocery List + What I Cooked

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 Tom Kha Gai

AIP Beef Fajita Salad Bowls

AIP Ground Turkey + Cabbage Stir fry

AIP Banana Bread

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

lemongrass stalk

2 limes

20 oz cremini mushrooms

bag of carrots

green beans - a large handful

1 head cauliflower

2 bananas

3 avocados

1 red onion

1 yellow onion

1 head garlic

1 yellow squash

1 zucchini

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!