*This is a guest post by my wonderful assistant, Erika Schuler who also happens to be in her last year of college at Chico State. This blog is a quick example of how she manages to eat paleo despite a crazy schedule and a tight budget. Be sure to post your comments and questions! Here she is getting in a workout (and being silly) in my garage along with Jaden and Rowan. Thank you Erika!!
Everyday Paleo and College Life
6 am wake up, go to school, study, do homework, group meetings, research papers, workout and cook paleo?! And I have a college student budget?! AHHH someone wake me up from this nightmare!!!!
College living is hard enough as it is, throw in paleo and you have a lot to juggle. I can’t tell you how many times I wished I could push the magic button and Rosie the Robot would show up and make me dinner. Considering we haven’t caught up with the Jetson’s, I guess I will have to make due with what is in my refrigerator and cabinets. Tonight it happened to be bratwursts, a white onion and a red bell pepper. Throw it all together and what do you get:
College Budget Bratwursts!
1 white onion
1 red bell pepper
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard (or to taste)
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 whole bay leaves
2 cloves minced garlic
½ tablespoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Slice up the onion and bell pepper and sauté over medium heat in the coconut oil along with the bay leaves, minced garlic, dried basil, ground ginger, and salt& pepper until the onion is translucent. Add bratwursts and cook for another 5 minutes. In a bowl mix balsamic and spicy brown mustard and whisk together. Pour over the brats and veggies mix and cook for another 10 minute.
Serving size: 1 brat and lots of veggies on top.
Fed: three college roommates with leftover’s (one brat and veggies)
Total cost of meal: $11/ 2.75 a person