Homemade Almond Milk!

Almond Milk

Note from Sarah: Erika, our “college student on a budget” contributor, is now out of school and in the big world but she’s still contributing to Everyday Paleo and today comes to us with a post about making your own almond milk.  I can’t wait to try this myself; thank you Erika!!

Have you every looked at the ingredients in store bought almond milk?! They claim that it is all natural… so shouldn’t there be all natural ingredients?! The almond milk that I normally purchased listed the following items under ingredients:

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Budget Friendly Balsamic Mustard Chicken and Oven Roasted Veggies

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* Here’s another budget friendly recipe by Erika, our college student contributor to Everyday Paleo!  

Note from Sarah: The cost per person for this meal is based on folks who would have to purchase an entire bottle of olive oil, vinegar, and mustard and also if they purchased the more expensive brands available.  Furthermore, this meal although MADE for 2 people would most likely produce leftovers or feed at least 3. Erika has posted budget friendly recipes in the past and has left OUT the cost of staple ingredients and has been given grief for leaving those items out. Also, these reflect HER costs.  I’m sure that many of you will be able to find better deals.  I also am assuming that she bought an entire package of zucchini from Trader Joe’s and only 3 zucchinis would probably only cost around $1 or $2.  If you have on hand olive oil, vinegar, and mustard and you spend the SAME amount as Erika did on her other items, the actual cost of this meal per person for the Chicken and the Vegetables together would be around $8.50 plus leftovers, or a meal for another person.  Also, think about all the money that Erika is SAVING by walking home on her break and cooking rather then driving to an eating establishment and spending way more than the cost of this meal and not having any leftovers for later and also eating less healthy options. The cost at the bottom of this post reflects the cost of ALL ingredients, including oil, vinegar, and mustard.

Thank you so much Erika for taking time out of your busy college schedule to show us how this can be done!!

Balsamic Mustard Chicken and Oven Roasted Veggies

Here is another quick and easy meal for two on a budget! Talk about simple and yummy I put this meal together in 20 minutes while I was in between my classes. Luckily I live close enough to school that I can walk home during my inconvenient hour long breaks. I used simple ingredients that I always have stocked up in my pantry and put them together with the fresh veggies and meat I had in my refrigerator from my Sunday stock up shopping trip. [Read more...]

Another Budget Friendly Paleo Meal by Erika: “Creamy” Chicken Tomato Crockpot Soup

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Today I woke up for the first day of my last semester as a college student; a bittersweet moment indeed. Knowing I had a busy day ahead of me I wanted to have a meal ready to go when I got home from my classes and work. I walked into the kitchen grabbed my handy crock pot and started throwing everything that sounded good into it, set it on high and walked out the door for the day. It was a perfect meal for a cold rainy winter day.

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Paleo Thanksgiving Potluck Party For College Students!

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Thanksgiving it a time to celebrate all that we are thankful for: family, friends, good health and good old fashion paleo food! Last weekend I celebrated my first Thanksgiving of the year with my amazing college family…. potluck style. I roasted my first turkey ever and managed to stay away from burning it… it’s a MIRACLE!!! I am the only one of my friends who lives, eats, and breathes paleo, so when I sent out the invite for a Thanksgiving potluck party I wasn’t expecting it to be all paleo. With the amazing group of friends I have made at school they all respected my way of life and all cooked paleo dishes. With the exception of mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls :)

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Stuffed Pork and Salty Sweet Cravings

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*Note from Sarah: Here’s another post from Erika, my awesome assistant who also happens to be a college student living paleo on a budget.  Enjoy!

Stuffed Pork and Salty Sweet Cravings

Time for another college budget friendly meal! On tonight’s menu; sun dried tomato stuffed pork, zucchini and for dessert salty sweet cravings.

I was feeling creative tonight and wanted to try something new and fun for dinner. I opened my freezer and refrigerator to find a pork tenderloin, sun dried tomatoes, minced garlic, and fresh basil.  The basil was home grown by yours truly (bonus point: free ingredient!). Put it all together and you get Sun Dried Tomato Stuffed Pork.

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