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Paleo recipes for a family of 8

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Created May 07, 2013 at 2:58 AM

I'm new to Paleo and I'm trying to transition from microwavable meals and pizza to healthier food.

But I'm having a lot of trouble finding Paleo recipes that will feed 8 people (big family), that aren't too complex so I can make them daily. There's also the problem of trying to keep this from getting too expensive.

Does anyone have some recipes/links-to-recipes that will easily accommodate 8 people that are somewhat simple?

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BTW, if you are looking for basic cooking instruction, I highly recommend watching old Julia Child episodes. There are 10 seasons free on Amazon if you have Prime. I learned so much from these, like how to make a perfect omelette, etc. :)

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on May 07, 2013
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I have 4 kids, plus often their friends over for dinner, so I know what you mean! The trick is to keep it simple. We live on simple baked chicken breasts, roasted whole chickens, roast beef, roast pork, meatloaf, taco salad, etc.

  • I often cook multiples (2 roasts, 3 hens, etc)

  • I stagger cooking meats and sides; or instance, if I have 2 roasts in the oven I can't bake 10 sweet potatoes too. So I try to cook enough meat one night to have 2 meals; then the next night I'll cook potatoes to go with leftover meat.

  • Always cook the cheaper meats: roasts, brisket, etc. I haven't grilled a steak in 10 years! I even buy a lot of grassfed this way; it's more expensive, but do-able.

It takes a while to scale up a new style of cooking. Be patient. Start with just one meal (like breakfast) and perfect it before moving on to dinner.

Here's my personal recipe blog (nothing fancy) where I post stuff for reference:

http://kennedycircusunleashed.blogspot.com/

32652cb696b75182cb121009ee4edea3

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on May 07, 2013
at 12:29 PM

BTW, if you are looking for basic cooking instruction, I highly recommend watching old Julia Child episodes. There are 10 seasons free on Amazon if you have Prime. I learned so much from these, like how to make a perfect omelette, etc. :)

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on May 07, 2013
at 01:25 PM

Do you have a crockpot? It's a great way to make large quantities with minimal effort! Here's a month of crockpot dinners!

Also, here's some tips to do Paleo on a budget!

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on May 07, 2013
at 04:10 AM

I'm from a family of 8 so I get where you are coming from! Whilst not intentionally paleo, my mother did somehow managed to feed 4 carnivorous boys, my sister and I with healthy, well-balanced meals. Meat and 3 veg was a staple template. The Sunday roast always went down a treat. Both are easy to scale depending on the number of mouths you need to feed.

Most recipes cater for feeding 4 people. So there you go, you could just double whatever recipe you are looking at. No reason you should miss out :-)

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