You know what they say — the "critics," that is: "Avoiding entire food groups is a mistake." Hand in hand with such unmitigated balderdash is the blank stare: "then what can I eat?"
Here’s a few modest ideas from some of my meals over only the last few weeks or so, here and there. These are all phone cam pics, so quality isn’t super.
Carne asada, guacamole and salad heavy on the bacon bits
That last one was last night up here in the mountain home in Arnold, CA, along with my mom & dad, brother and his GF unit. Dave brought the lobster and clams, I provided the NY steaks cut in half, and the salad.
Dave broiled the tails, dad grilled the steaks, Beatrice made the salad and I did the clams and clarified butter. The clams are done the same way I do mussels (see above). Assuming you have enough to fill a big stock pot, crush & chop 2 cloves of garlic and either 1-2 shallot or about 1/3 of a yellow onion. Toss em in the bottom of the pot along with about 1/2 -1 tsp of dry thyme and 1/3 to 1/2 cube of unsalted butter and saute until the onion or shallot is translucent and slightly browned. Then in goes about 2/3 of a bottle of any white wine and about a cup of chicken stock. Sprinkle in more dry thyme. Bring it to a boil, toss in your clams or mussels, cover and simmer for ten minutes.
Serve in a bowl and be sure and ladle in lots of the cooking juice and bits of shallot & garlic. Eat with your hands and use the shell as a spoon.
Sorry, I have omitted all the Hop Pockets, Pop Tarts and other various and sundry crap in a box I had no need of eating over this time period. It’s not "Paleoish on a Budget" to be sure, but this is more to illustrate that there are tons of options without resorting to "Lazy mindlessness on a budget."