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What would you buy?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 30, 2012 at 1:20 AM

Thanks to all the lovely people who have helped me realize that I need to increase my fat intake and quit eating so much chicken breast. Now that I am not eating the chicken breast what should I eat? I will be going to SAMs tomorrow for food. I am in nursing school so I have a limited budget for food and can't get all grass fed meats. I would like some advice on what to get that will help me on my journey to shed a few pounds.

So my question is what would you buy if you were going grocery shopping tomorrow?

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on May 03, 2012
at 11:26 PM

One of my favorite things to eat is Avocado Egg Salad with bacon crumble. 1 whole avocado and mushed up, add some lime & lemon juice, S&P, cayenne, dried cilantro. Slice and mush up the egg into the avocado, again flavor it as you see fit, making sure it's been aloud to sit to cool in the fridge. Grab some uncured bacon, I do mine in the over, it keep the strip long and easy to chop, I leave it in a little longer to make it crispy and easy to break apart..Then tale a huge dollop and place it in a piece of butter leaf lettuce, heck make a couple and eat them, keeps me full for hours! Truth.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 02:55 PM

Meant to say thanks above instead of thats. Haha. When I go shopping later today I will see what I can find.

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:55 PM

You can't make the perfect the enemy of the good. If you can afford the extra money per pound, sure - go for the leaner grain fed stuff. But if it's a choice between leaner beef and some other necessity when money is tight, I'd opt for the fattier and less expensive meat.

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:43 PM

That's for the great tools!

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:42 PM

Ok I will try to find one.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:41 PM

The nearest costco to me is an hour away. The next time I go into the city I will drop by there and stock up.

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on March 30, 2012
at 11:12 AM

try to get an organic chicken if you can. The factory farmed ones are raised in such horrible, inhumane and unhealthy conditions...

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:00 AM

Chicken hearts taste just like hot dogs, super cheap and yummy with mustard and sauerkraut.

2a0f1afde303eadc422d015fc22f7512

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on March 30, 2012
at 05:18 AM

yeah I'd say get your fats from coconut oil, clarified butter (this is easy to do any my whole foods sells kerry gold for $2.50). Here's a great deal for coconut oil I buy a lot http://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic-Coconut-54-Ounce-Containers/dp/B003QDRJXY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333084661&sr=8-1 Also i haven't read it but Robb Wolf just released a paleo budget book http://robbwolf.com/shop/products/paleo-diet-budget-grocery-shopping/

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:51 AM

Hmm I will have to give it a shot. Thanks!

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:41 AM

How lean should my meat be and do I just add coconut oil or butter to the meat to make it fattier?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Hi Kate, heart is pretty good cut up like beef stew meat and slow cooked. Not a bad offal start!

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 03:40 AM

Good idea! I was looking at the website and US Wellness has some good looking stuff. The tallow was sold out so when they stock back up I will probably buy some.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:46 AM

I don't think I have ever eaten organ meat. I guess you never know if you like it or not until you try it. What would be your first choice?

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:41 AM

I'd stick with leaner if you're doing grain-fed. If you can find a local farmers market you might find grass-fed ground beef at a pretty good price. (Organs too.)

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Salmon is great! I usually only eat it about 4 times a month because it is kind of expensive but it always fills me up. What kind of ground beef? 80/20? 90/10? Since it will be grain fed do I want less fat in my meat?

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:29 AM

Didn't think of sardines but will look into that and look at US wellness. Thanks!

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:25 AM

@Kate, if you can afford one minimum shipment from US Wellness, include a tub of grassfed beef tallow in your order and buy the leanest cuts of grainfed beef. Cooked in grassfed tallow it's not that different. If you can't do that, you could buy fattier cuts at Sams or buy Kerrygold butter and cook lean cuts in that. The good news is I can't afford grassfed much either and it doesn't seem to have prevented a great response to whole foods. BTW, I do eat canned wild salmon and sardines 3-4 times per week looking for O-3/6 balance.

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07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:30 AM

Buy some ground beef. The more fatty it is, the cheaper it is. If it's not grass fed it's not optimal, but close enough ought to cut it.

Organs are usually less expensive as well.

You can also roast a whole chicken over some root vegetables (turnips, carrots, potatoes, parnsips, etc) which would last you for several meals worth of leftovers. Baste it with some butter. All the fat from the bird plus the butter will coat your veggies.

You could also buy some fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, etc) but sometimes that can get spendy unless you buy farmed fish - and then the fat balance isn't as good as it could be, either.

And my absolute favorite is to make salmon with hollandaise, which always goes well with whatever vegetable I serve it with as well :)

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:41 AM

I'd stick with leaner if you're doing grain-fed. If you can find a local farmers market you might find grass-fed ground beef at a pretty good price. (Organs too.)

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

(40)

on March 30, 2012
at 04:51 AM

Hmm I will have to give it a shot. Thanks!

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

(40)

on March 30, 2012
at 01:46 AM

I don't think I have ever eaten organ meat. I guess you never know if you like it or not until you try it. What would be your first choice?

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

(40)

on March 30, 2012
at 01:38 AM

Salmon is great! I usually only eat it about 4 times a month because it is kind of expensive but it always fills me up. What kind of ground beef? 80/20? 90/10? Since it will be grain fed do I want less fat in my meat?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on March 30, 2012
at 08:00 AM

Chicken hearts taste just like hot dogs, super cheap and yummy with mustard and sauerkraut.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Hi Kate, heart is pretty good cut up like beef stew meat and slow cooked. Not a bad offal start!

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on May 03, 2012
at 10:47 PM

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:20 AM

Costco has leg of lamb for $5.99/lb which is a steal ( I am fairly sure it is grass fed). You could then eat anywhere from 8-16oz once a day a few times a week for one of the meals. And eat salmon 1-3 times a week. Eggs are also a very good purchase.

Potatoes and white rice can stretch the budget as well as frozen veggies.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:41 PM

The nearest costco to me is an hour away. The next time I go into the city I will drop by there and stock up.

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on March 30, 2012
at 04:19 AM

Am I wrong or should you be buying the leanest meats possible if you're not buying grassfed? The imbalanced fats from grain fed cows don't seem too healthy.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:43 PM

That's for the great tools!

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on March 30, 2012
at 01:55 PM

You can't make the perfect the enemy of the good. If you can afford the extra money per pound, sure - go for the leaner grain fed stuff. But if it's a choice between leaner beef and some other necessity when money is tight, I'd opt for the fattier and less expensive meat.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

(40)

on March 30, 2012
at 04:41 AM

How lean should my meat be and do I just add coconut oil or butter to the meat to make it fattier?

2a0f1afde303eadc422d015fc22f7512

(1118)

on March 30, 2012
at 05:18 AM

yeah I'd say get your fats from coconut oil, clarified butter (this is easy to do any my whole foods sells kerry gold for $2.50). Here's a great deal for coconut oil I buy a lot http://www.amazon.com/Nutiva-Organic-Coconut-54-Ounce-Containers/dp/B003QDRJXY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333084661&sr=8-1 Also i haven't read it but Robb Wolf just released a paleo budget book http://robbwolf.com/shop/products/paleo-diet-budget-grocery-shopping/

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

(40)

on March 30, 2012
at 02:55 PM

Meant to say thanks above instead of thats. Haha. When I go shopping later today I will see what I can find.

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on March 30, 2012
at 03:32 AM

Cooking a whole chicken is a great idea, whole chickens at the supermarket here run under 60 cents a pound (last one I bought) so great if you are on a budget and it makes ALOT of food. I used a slow cooker, and then made chicken broth after the bird was done, so made it go even further. Lots of fat too, and I always like to throw a couple spoonfuls of coconut oil in there with whatever I'm cooking. I really like having the slow cooker because I can buy less expensive bulk meat and cook it while I sleep. I wish I could afford grass-fed meat, once in a while we splurge and pick up some grass-fed steaks for the heck of it, but it's not really a viable option for us being full time students right now. I'm gonna check out the US Wellness deal too, sounds cool.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:42 PM

Ok I will try to find one.

Ecfd8fe65844eb7156e5aed13f674069

(40)

on March 30, 2012
at 03:40 AM

Good idea! I was looking at the website and US Wellness has some good looking stuff. The tallow was sold out so when they stock back up I will probably buy some.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on March 30, 2012
at 11:12 AM

try to get an organic chicken if you can. The factory farmed ones are raised in such horrible, inhumane and unhealthy conditions...

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