JAMBEREE Take Two: Your Favorite Paleo Wannabees are Back!

April 27, 2012 15 Comments | Disclosure

Welcome back. We’re pretty certain you’ve been on pins and needles waiting for the 2nd JAMBEREE installment (here is our first installment all about Paleo). And since we don’t want to disappoint our fan (yes, Mom, we appreciate you watching!), we’ll dive right in. We’ve had a lot of you ask what exactly we are allowed to eat on a Paleo diet. As we mentioned in the video, we are eating A LOT! I’m consuming more food and more calories than ever before and I’m LOSING weight! It’s amazing how your body responds when you fuel it with the healthy things it needs.

Now with that said, let me pause for a second and address something that many of you might be thinking and not saying, or if you’re like many of my friends, saying to my face. I have become the crazy food person I always made fun of. My sister has been vegan for years now and I would give her a hard time about all the restrictions she was forcing on herself for no apparent reason. She had no food allergies (nor do I), she was a foodie who previously loved all types of food (me too!) and yet she choose to cut so many things she loved from her diet. I thought she had lost her marbles. And now I’ve joined her.

But now I also understand her. She made a decision to eat in a way that not only made her feel amazing, but also made her the healthiest she’s ever been. I totally respect her choice to eat as she pleases, and I get now why many choose diets that at one point in my life seemed so bizarre to me.

When Joey and I made the decision to switch entirely to Paleo, it came from a selfish place. We had been in “Mom” mode for so many years, tirelessly serving our kids/spouses/others. We weren’t Super Mom, we were Every Mom. As parents, our time often stops belonging to us, as our children’s needs require almost constant attention. We had stopped placing importance on eating right, exercising and basically, the overall state of our health/appearance. It’s not something we’re proud of, it’s just sometimes the journey life takes you on. Well we decided to rewrite that journey and pay attention to us for a change, and now you’re along for that ride!

Here’s how you can eat like us and still SAVE money:

Meat: We primarily get our meat from Zaycon in bulk, or we stock up when we see a pink star sale price.

Produce: We rarely see coupons for fresh produce, but loved this Earthbound Organic coupon recently! We do shop produce sales, farmers markets and local fruit stands to find rock bottom prices on fresh produce. We also both grow our own gardens (can I technically say that if my husband does all the work?), which produce a LOT of delicious (and free) produce!

Freebies: VitaCost is an amazing website chock full of Paleo, organic and gluten free foods, healthy products, vitamins and more. Get a FREE $10 coupon credit when you register! Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?

Other Paleo Friendly Food Coupons:

Earth Balance Coconut Spread
Organic Applesauce

Organic Stevia
Organic Blue Agave
Eggs
Almonds
Pistachios
Olive Oil
Silk Soy, Almond or Coconut Milk
So Delicious Soy, Coconut or Almond Milk

100% Juice Coupons
Maranatha Almond Butter

Recipes Using Couponed Ingredients:

Joey’s Magical Smoothie Recipe:

7 Strawberries
1 Banana
1 TBS Almond Butter (I double this amount, but I love the stuff!)
1/2 cup Coconut Milk
Crushed Ice

Blend and enjoy!

Also, here are the 2 Paleo cookbooks you’ll find our noses buried in almost daily:

Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free Kids

Now we want your questions. Do you want to know how much we’re spending? Do you want more recipes? Do you want to see a Paleo shopping trip? Do you want us to stop making ridiculous little videos? You can email any questions/comments/concerns to amber at fabulesslyfrugal dot com or simply leave them in the comments section below. Until next time…

Hugs,

-Jamber

Paleo Tips and Recipes Week 1

Comments

  1. I would really appreciate the ground beef jerky recipe. I have a ton of organic ground beef and the recipe would be perfect!

  2. I have been very intrigued by the Paleo lifestyle and loved watching your video. I found you two to be very entertaining and informative and look forward to the next installment. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Keep it up! I also would love the Ground beef jerky recipe. We are trying to feed a family of 8 a paleo diet on one income so we could really use any tips that you can come up with :)

  4. I’d love to see your paleo shopping trip! We have been throwing around the idea of going paleo for a while, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Love to see more!

  5. Recipes please!!

  6. Really interested in your recipes.
    Do you have a blog?

  7. Mamalala says:

    Super fun journey.

  8. I love the videos, soooo entertaining!! I would love recipes, shopping trip, how much it costs (I have a family of 4) and your favorite recipes (hamburger jerky sounds intriguing, please share)!! We have been interested in the Paleo diet for quite some time, but feel overwhelmed on where to start. Both of my children love dairy so I would love ideas on how to get the kiddos on board, and also snack ideas, both kids are big snackers, but I don’t like giving them processed snacks. Thank you, I look forward to hearing all your information.

  9. Congrats girls, for your new eating methods, and for being honest about the coupon savings and that they don’t line up with the savings off of processed foods. I am looking forward to learning more about paleo eating. Thanks for sharing your experiences!

  10. Jennifer Richard says:

    Thank you, Amber!! Finally, another mom who wants to feed her family smart. – both nutritionally and financially. I’ve basically given up on couponing, because I just don’t buy “food” that comes from a factory very often. Please share any and all financial tips you have on smart eating…. We spend quite a bit to eat smart. I’d love to cut my food budget in half like faboulesslyfrugal.com says, but we just don’t eat what the coupons offer. Thank you!!! -Jennifer from Grapevine, TX

  11. Melissa Robertson says:

    I am also paleo and looking for ways to cut the food budget.

  12. my husband and I are going to start the paleo diet and I am so glad to have come across your video/page
    thank you for the tips and I will be watching for more :)

  13. Shannon Santos says:

    Still trying to figure out a budget (especially in winter!) for Paleo food. Please share shopping lists and meal planning, if possible.

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