*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.
Sundried Tomato Stuffed Pork
2 pound Pork Tenderloin
1 8.5 oz jar sundried tomato haves
1 T minced garlic
7 Fresh basil leaves
Butterfly pork tenderloin. On one side spread the sun dried tomato and garlic. Lay the basil leaves on top of the tomatoes fold over the other half of the pork over and tie the pork with 3-4 pieces of string so that the stuffing stays in while cooking. Sear the pork on a hot BBQ for 5 minutes on each side and finish in the oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
Total Coast: $10
Coast per person: $1.25
Here is another cheap and easy recipe for those who are battling mid-day, late night, or anytime cravings for something salty, sweet and still paleo. This snack won’t break the bank and chances are you already having the ingredients on hand.
Salty Sweet Cravings
1 ½ cups unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tsp sea salt
Melt coconut oil in a medium size microwave safe bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes and sea salt mix until all the flakes are evenly coated. Line a cookie sheet with foil and evenly spread out the coconut flakes. Bake at 350 for 4 1/2 minutes or until golden brown (make sure to watch them because they will go from golden brown to yucky burnt fast!)
Total cast: $18
Coast per person: $1.50
Dinner and dessert together $2.75 a person!