Paleo Friday Foodshare 1-30-15 @

Paleo Friday Foodshare 1/30/15

It’s been a while since our last Friday Foodshare, so, I figured we were long overdue for some quick, paleo meal inspiration.

Next week on, (aka the first Wednesday of every month) we’ll be guest posting our Paleo Veggie-Packed Mini Turkey Meatloaf recipe, so, stay tuned! It’s one of my absolute FAVS, which is a far cry from my childhood-distaste for meatloaf that I had while growing up.

If you’ve never made Turkey Meatloaf, you’re especially in for a treat. Alongside my leftover mini meatloaf, (meatloaf makes one of THE best leftovers, by the way) I whipped up a quick little hodgepodge salad… Here’s the easy recipe!

To wash it down, I had a super refreshing, chilled SEVA maple water and some Me Like Bars “The Ungranola Bar” for dessert.(so far, I love ALL of the MeLike flavors I’ve tried.)

These were samples of ‘Winter’ & ‘Cranberry’, but, their original flavor is amazing, too. They’re pretty much one of the best paleo bars I’ve had (and I’ve tried a LOT of paleo bars), but, don’t tell anyone else I said that. ;) They’re actually sweet compared to most paleo snack bars which are typically very lightly sweetened/bland and they’re not overflowing with huge chunks of nuts – the perfect balance of flavors & textures. If you’d like to try some Me Like Bars of your own, MeLike was ever so generous to provide us with our very own coupon code.

Get 15% off your ENTIRE ORDER at by using the coupon code: MERITANDFORK at checkout! (expires 2/28/15)

Paleo Friday Foodshare 1-30-15


Quick HodgePodge Salad
Recipe Type: Appetizer, Side
Prep time:
Total time:
Just threw together whatever I had in the fridge. All ingredients are totally optional – simply use what you have on hand!
  • 2 handfuls organic baby spinach/baby kale (I used kale)
  • 6 organic cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • thinly sliced carrots
  • thinly sliced celery
  • thinly sliced onion
  • handful dried cranberries
  • handful raw [sprouted] sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup [url href=”″ target=”_blank” title=”Buy Kasandrinos Olive Oil via our Merit & Fork affiliate link! All earnings go towards developing & providing you free paleo recipes & content. :)”]Kasandrinos olive oil[/url], avocado oil, OR walnut oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • freshly chopped parsley
  • garlic powder + onion powder
  • salt & pepper
  1. Whisk together last 5 dressing ingredients – oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic and/or onion powder, and salt & pepper, to taste.
  2. Toss remaining salad ingredients together and pour vinaigrette over top. Garnish (opt) with a bit more bacon, cranberry, sunflower seeds, and parsley. Enjoy.

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