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January Jumpstart: Week Three

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January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

When naysayers and eye-rollers tell me that Paleo food options are too limited and boring, I often find myself explaining (yet again!) that we don’t just eat boring old ground beef. After all, there’s incredible variety in the types of real, whole, nutrient-dense foods that we can all thrive on.

But I certainly don’t want to create the impression that ground beef is off the table. In fact, it’s an excellent protein source for Paleo eaters—especially for those of us on a budget. When it comes to meat, I try to stick with grass-fed ruminants, but doing so can be pricy.

The solution? I stock up on ground beef and tougher cuts like brisket, chuck, or short ribs (which are cheaper and can be slow-cooked or pressure-cooked to tender perfection). Truth be told, I always have grass fed ground beef in my freezer and fridge because it’s versatile, economical, and delicious—especially when you have recipes like these in your kitchen arsenal:

Deconstructed Samosa (Spiced Kheema)!

January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

 Green Sliders!

January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

(Psst! Check out the porky-mushroomy variation here!) 

Asian Meatballs!

January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Curried Beef , Broccoli Slaw, and Mushroom Frittata Muffins!

January Jumpstart: Week Three by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Looking for more ideas? Check out these other wonderful ground meat recipes from some of my favorite bloggers:

  • Against All Grain’s classic Barbecue Hamburgers (plus helpful tips on how to eat Paleo when dining out)!

Ground beef: It’s anything but boring. And it won’t give you nightmares.