June 24, 2012   By Kelly Bejelly

Following a Paleo diet can get expensive.  If you’re eating Grass-fed meats, organic produce, nuts/seeds, coconut oil and heaven’s I haven’t even taken into account the supplements, you can break the bank.

Most people are going to point you in the direction of eating more eggs as protein because eggs are nutrient dense and cheap. We go through 3 dozen eggs a week so I’m not trying to eat more eggs for dinner.

Living on one income, I have turned to my garden, farmers market and started to add veggies and fruit that fall into the clean 15 group into our diet to save money.   I’ve found some great deals on meat from a local butcher shop and  you can buy in smaller quantities if you need to.  Here are 7 cheap paleo dinner recipes to get you though the week.


Hamburgers with Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with lime and cilantro


Meal Plan: Paleo Dinner for Tuesday




Crunchy Bell Pepper Tacos

Menu Plan: Paleo Dinner for Wednesday




Thai Primal Pork Patties  with zucchini

Meal Plan: Paleo Dinner Recipe for Thursday




Paleo Portobello Pizzas  – yes, this one has a variety of meat toppings which can bust your budget and kick it out of the cheap dinner category so pick your favorite and only use one.


Meal Plan: Paleo Dinner Recipe for Friday




Salisbury Steak with mashed sweet potatoes

Meal Plan: Paleo Dinner Recipe for Satuday




Avocado and Lime Tuna Salad

Meal Plan: Paleo Dinner Recipe for Sunday




Classic Chicken Salad


I hope that found a cheap dinner recipe that you love.  If you want  more tips to help trim your food costs check out my post “How I save Money on Real Food”.  

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  • June 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Yummy! Thanks for the shout out and there sure are a lot of good ideas out there!

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      June 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      You’re welcome Kelly. I love baking sweet potato fries now that I know the trick of the Silpat.

  • June 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Everything sounds so yummy!

  • June 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    What a great resource! Thanks.

  • June 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Those sweet potato fried sound so yummy!

  • June 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I love this post! I am actually making your spaghetti squash with bacon for dinner tomorrow night!!

  • June 25, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Great ideas. I like the chicken burger.

  • June 25, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Great ideas! We go through eggs like toilet paper around here too. Thankfully our backyard chickens provide some and our family members’ flock provide the rest.

  • June 25, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Yummy! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • June 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I would like to do a more paleo diet, but hate the expense, so thanks for some more low-cost alternatives. I will be trying several of these dishes!

  • June 25, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    If I were you neighbor I’d always find an excuse to visit. LOL!

  • June 28, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Thanks for the shout sexy!