the one with sweet potato buffalo chicken cassarole (paleo)

I’m guest posting over on Living Lavendar today! Talking about how we’ve done with a year of homemade laundry detergent! Go check it out! Welcome everyone who stopped by from there – please leave me a comment so I can properly say hello!

My husband and I have found a new dinner routine that is working SO WELL! See, by the time we get home – we’re hungry and ready for dinner – so often times prepping for dinner then cooking dinner just seems like too much and we end up eating out. Since our weeknight dinners center around a paleo diet I can still get dinner ready in about 30 minutes, but most of the time it’s about 45 (prep and cook). I’m working more quick recipes into the menu because they are definitely out there (please don’t let that sway you if you’re thinking about trying paleo), but for now we’ve found a system that works well for us.

So I wanted to share our little trick we’ve figured out . . . Here’s how it goes . . . I meal plan and grocery shop on Friday’s then Sunday we take about an hour and cut up all the veggies/fruits, prepare our lunches for the week (that aren’t leftovers from our meal plan), then we prepare Monday’s dinner. Monday when we get home we pop dinner in the oven or put it on the stove to heat it up while we prep Tuesday dinner. So instead of taking 10-20 minutes to prep and then 20-40 minutes to cook before we get to eat . . . we’re ready to eat 15-30 minutes after we get home! So those nights that we’re extra tired or we get stuck in traffic and are starved – we still eat healthy at home instead of being tempted to grab something quick on the way there.


While we’re talking about easy dinners here’s one of our current favorites (adapted from here) AND it happens to be pretty quick.

2 lb chicken, cut into cubes

4 large sweet potatoes- cut and peeled

any other veggies you’d like to include – I used about 1 cup of zuccini

2tbs almond flour

1/3 cup of almond milk

1 tbs. paprika

2 tbs. garlic powder

5 tbs. hot sauce

1 tbs. palm sugar

1/4 cup melted ghee or butter

salt & pepper

1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 minced green onions


Preheat oven to 425. chop up and mix all ingredients except bacon and green onions. Cook for 30 minutes and then top with bacon and green onions and cook for 5 more minutes.

If you’re like me and refuse to not eat cheese add small amounts of dairy, add some cheese to the top before you cook the last 5 minutes 🙂

Once it’s fully cooked add some hot sauce and enjoy! It ain’t pretty, but it’s good.


Anybody else have any tips for saving time on dinner? Any quick healthy recipes to share? I’ve LOVE to hear.

linking up with Humble Bumble Purpose blog Sweetbellaroos Great ideas Claire and Jessica for tips and tricks! eat drink and be mary

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  • Reply Alesha @ Full Time Mama

    Looks fantastic! I also love the way you and your husband prep dinner- great time saver!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday this week!!

    August 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply

      thank you for hosting! I love seeing all the different ones from everyone!

      August 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Claire

    Um, YUM! That looks delicious, I am definitely going to have to try it out! Thanks for linking up, hope to see you again next week!


    August 8, 2014 at 1:18 am
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      i’ll be there!

      August 8, 2014 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Mary

    Ooh sweet potatoes are my jam. I love finding new recipes to incorporate them into. Thanks for sharing! Plus, I’m always looking for quick & healthy recipes as well. Feel free to send them my way 🙂

    August 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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      will do! thanks for stopping by

      August 12, 2014 at 11:04 am

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