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What do you buy outside the meat & produce section?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 18, 2013 at 9:26 PM

It's become pretty obvious to me that to adhere to a Paleo diet, you have to buy 90% of your food from the produce and meat section. So what is there left to purchase from grocery aisles? Nuts? Spices? Oils? Tea?

I'm genuinely curious what members here choose to buy outside the meat & produce section.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on May 19, 2013
at 10:21 PM

Foreveryoung is the black sheep of the Paleo family with that brown rice and reduced fat dairy. ;)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 19, 2013
at 07:50 PM

Because I think our bodies are strong and resilient enough to be able to handle a small amount of whatever supposed "toxins" exist in whole over a refined and polished grain product that needs vitamins added to it in order to prevent B vitamin deficiency.http://landsofwisdom.com/?p=2770

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 19, 2013
at 07:28 PM

Also, I do consume white rice (for instance, if I'm out for sushi), and it may be superior to brown or black for instance in a post workout meal, but I just choose to by brown/black for the the reasons I mentioned above. I may some day switch over to exclusively white, but as of now I don't see it being a very big deal either way, considering it's not like a dominant food in my overall diet. Hope that makes sense.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 19, 2013
at 07:25 PM

Yeah. I choose brown/black rice because I believe that it is healthier and more natural given the quantities I consume. If I were to consume LOTS of rice, I would probably switch and at least consume some of it as white rice, but given that I consume rice in reasonable quantities and not daily, I think whatever supposed "anti-nutrients" exist, my body is well equipped to handle them, and they may provide hormetic affects. Also, I find that fiber is benefical to my digestion/bowel movements. Black rice as like twice the fiber of brown rice, which has twice the fiber of white.

606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

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on May 19, 2013
at 06:42 PM

Interesting, is there any particular reasons why you choose brown/black rice over white? Never actually heard of black rice either might keep my eyes open for it next time im at the store.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on May 19, 2013
at 02:45 PM

Canned fish, good one. Missed that.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on May 19, 2013
at 03:31 AM

lol.. CRISPY CREME-KIDDING! ) hehe.. +1 For expensive cheeses!!although i cant hit that section too often ..only when im feeling extra rich and splurgey. Cave aged gruyere (wutever the hell that means ) with some peach and pepper jelly.. T D F!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on May 19, 2013
at 02:39 AM

Am broke, so $20 for a bottle of decent gin isn't a good use of my meage food budget!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on May 19, 2013
at 02:38 AM

Forgot coffee, that's my additive substance of choice. A couple beers at the bar, that's it for the last 6 months. Though summer is nearly here and I do like some gin in the summer. ;)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on May 19, 2013
at 02:18 AM

This looks like my shopping list -- minus the whipped cream -- make your own whipped cream whole new experience!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on May 19, 2013
at 02:16 AM

Where's the coffee, beer, and scotch?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on May 19, 2013
at 12:48 AM

+1. Nice classification system.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 19, 2013
at 12:37 AM

wine, alcohol, San Pellegrino, Bottled water.

(For guests and/or my girlfriend): sorbet, whipped cream, and dark chocolate.

dried herbs/spices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustarad.

eggs, greek yogurt, Friendship brand 1% no-salt added cottage cheese.

brown rice/black rice/rice cakes (for refeed/higher carb days), almond butter, canned tuna, tinned sardines.

frozen blueberries/raspberries.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:18 AM

This looks like my shopping list -- minus the whipped cream -- make your own whipped cream whole new experience!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 19, 2013
at 07:25 PM

Yeah. I choose brown/black rice because I believe that it is healthier and more natural given the quantities I consume. If I were to consume LOTS of rice, I would probably switch and at least consume some of it as white rice, but given that I consume rice in reasonable quantities and not daily, I think whatever supposed "anti-nutrients" exist, my body is well equipped to handle them, and they may provide hormetic affects. Also, I find that fiber is benefical to my digestion/bowel movements. Black rice as like twice the fiber of brown rice, which has twice the fiber of white.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 19, 2013
at 07:28 PM

Also, I do consume white rice (for instance, if I'm out for sushi), and it may be superior to brown or black for instance in a post workout meal, but I just choose to by brown/black for the the reasons I mentioned above. I may some day switch over to exclusively white, but as of now I don't see it being a very big deal either way, considering it's not like a dominant food in my overall diet. Hope that makes sense.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on May 19, 2013
at 10:21 PM

Foreveryoung is the black sheep of the Paleo family with that brown rice and reduced fat dairy. ;)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 19, 2013
at 07:50 PM

Because I think our bodies are strong and resilient enough to be able to handle a small amount of whatever supposed "toxins" exist in whole over a refined and polished grain product that needs vitamins added to it in order to prevent B vitamin deficiency.http://landsofwisdom.com/?p=2770

606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

(364)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:42 PM

Interesting, is there any particular reasons why you choose brown/black rice over white? Never actually heard of black rice either might keep my eyes open for it next time im at the store.

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89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

on May 19, 2013
at 02:33 AM

i hit the middle aisles for

-teas

-fish sauce

-himalayan salt

-olive oil

-balsamic vinegar

-canned salmon, or oysters, or tuna (mackerel and sardines are VOMITROCIOUS :( sadly big fail!!

-ketchup and mustard (very rarely as they tend to last 4eva)

-basmati rice

-rice noodles

-almond milk

greek yogurt, cottage cheese, butter and eggs from the dairy aisle

and lastly on my way out a short spin on the kiddie rides :) to celebrate my hunt and gather..usually the lions my fave the zebras close second though .. lol :)

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on May 19, 2013
at 01:21 AM

WHOLE GRAIN BREAD!

Kidding!

butter, olive oil, olives, yellow, jalepeno, and cherry peppers (pickled, of course) tp, tissue, garbage bags, dark chocolate sometimes, aaaaand... full fat yogurt and whole milk for my gf. That's pretty much the entire haul. Oh, and really expensive cheese.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on May 19, 2013
at 03:31 AM

lol.. CRISPY CREME-KIDDING! ) hehe.. +1 For expensive cheeses!!although i cant hit that section too often ..only when im feeling extra rich and splurgey. Cave aged gruyere (wutever the hell that means ) with some peach and pepper jelly.. T D F!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 18, 2013
at 09:39 PM

  • Paleo: Coconut milk, olive oil, frozen fruit & veggies, spices, honey.
  • Primal: Butter, cream, greek yogurt.
  • Non-Paleo: Rice, cornmeal, sugar.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:16 AM

Where's the coffee, beer, and scotch?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 19, 2013
at 12:48 AM

+1. Nice classification system.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:38 AM

Forgot coffee, that's my additive substance of choice. A couple beers at the bar, that's it for the last 6 months. Though summer is nearly here and I do like some gin in the summer. ;)

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:39 AM

Am broke, so $20 for a bottle of decent gin isn't a good use of my meage food budget!

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618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on May 19, 2013
at 07:21 PM

Oils - coconut, olive, rice bran (for skin)

Spices - pimenton, curries (a MUST), a variety of salts (kosher, Himalayan, Celtic, Maldon, Smoked) Peppercorns (Maldon or Penzeys), and dried chiles when I run out of my own

Cans - SARDINES, coconut milk, jackfruit

Grains - Calrose rice, polenta, and CORNTHINS (not at all paleo, but they make me very happy and are better for me than crackers made from wheat)

Dairy - heavy cream and cheeses : Campo de Montalban, The Drunken Goat, Kerrygold aged cheddar

Nuts - I used to eat Marcona almonds but they add sunflower oil, so I switched to a sprouted pumpkin/sesame seed mix with Ayurvedic spices (mostly turmeric and pepper) from Whole foods. Addicted. Must watch my intake.

Other - Castelvetrano olives, sometimes black Cerignola olives. Can't live without olives.

Alcohol - I run a speakeasy, so drinks are part of my day. Whiskey and Vodka mostly, occasionally Tequila - Gin infrequently and Rum once every few months or so.

Great question! I love reading the answers and seeing how similar we are - it makes the divergences very interesting

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B510347d8bc7d2863dedea4424f31466

on May 18, 2013
at 11:57 PM

Dried herbs, cinnamon, turmeric, nuts, shredded coconut, coconut oil

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Dc3fccd833b34083c5c9af358bd0be3e

(30)

on May 18, 2013
at 10:28 PM

  • red wine (cheapest organic/no added sulfites bottle i can find. mostly for use in the slow cooker and to have around for guests when hosting get togethers)
  • Thai Kitchen red or green curry paste
  • umeboshi plum vinegar
  • nori sheets
  • freeze-dried berries (if my wallet allows for it!)
  • tapioca flour (for gluten-free pizza crust/pancakes...and then i never end up making either one so the bag ends up living in the back of the pantry)
  • cans of sardines or salmon

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 19, 2013
at 02:45 PM

Canned fish, good one. Missed that.

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10480)

on May 19, 2013
at 10:38 PM

Primal:
Coconut and olive oil and various vinegars (can't have too many vinegars!!!)
Herbs and spices.
Almond butter, cashews and macadamia nuts.
Whole fat yogurt, preferably Greek, whole milk, heavy cream, and nice cheese.
Sardines and anchovies.
Chicken liver mousse or pate.
Applesauce pouches or fruit babyfood.

Accepted by most Primals:
Coffee and teas.
Dark chocolate.
Basmati rice.
Occasional bag of chicharrones.
Maple syrup (for yogurt).

Not accepted by most Primals but I don't care:
Turbinado sugar (for coffee). Occasionally, some gluten/soy/canola oil-free granola or cereal (I like a little with my yogurt sometimes), organic grits/polenta (STFU I love shrimp and grits), beans (they're freaking delicious) and rice/almond crackers. Like Matt, I approve of Mexi-Primal.

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34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

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on May 19, 2013
at 08:26 PM

Condiments, oils, canned foods (tomato paste, olives etc), dairy aisle. I'm sure there's more I can't think of right now, but I think those are the basics.

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C6032b723b12cf0073ec6d22c5f4e7ae

on May 19, 2013
at 07:28 PM

Coconut oil, ghee, goat yogurt, raw unpasteurized sauerkraut/pickles, Bragg's apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, organic eggs, canned sardines (Brunswick and Raincoast are really good brands), kombu, dulse, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and sometimes some umeboshi plum paste and sprouted pumpkin seeds. In bulk, I usually just grab some raw macadamias, but occasionally I go for raw unpasteurized almonds, sprouted quinoa, and green lentils. The only snack food I ever mess with is the occasional bag of Alive & Radiant "perfectly plain" raw kale chips... so good.

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606f2967e2ada25eb0bc2ed677ec2845

(364)

on May 19, 2013
at 06:37 PM

Hmm, white rice, a few acceptable chilli sauces (love spicy food), cottage cheese, greek yogurt, coffee, green tea, dark chocolate but not very often, various oils, butter, eggs, canned fish and uhm thats about it

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on May 18, 2013
at 10:08 PM

cheese, coconut milk/cream, coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut aminos (i LOVE coconut), nut butters, seeds, goat's milk, honey, mustard, tomato sauce/paste, dried herbs, spices.

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A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

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on May 18, 2013
at 09:40 PM

Olive oil, Vinegar, and Spices.

And the paper and soap isle items.

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C2fefd191418f9a7bd691077ab9b527a

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on May 18, 2013
at 09:39 PM

I tend to buy veg, some almonds or hazelnuts, a little fruit and If I really fancy some I might get some full fat greek yoghurt... Tea and coffee.... almond/coconut milk :)Dark chocolate...

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