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Shopping & the paleo lifestyle

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM

This isn't really a question, but more of an affirmation. It dawned on me as my wife and I left the grocery store this past weekend. We only went down one aisle of the grocery store for some frozen vegetables. Our entire shopping experience was purchasing food that was positioned around the periphery of the store. All the natural, fresh, unprocessed foods. We bought nothing boxed, canned or preserved - therefore we spent no time down any of the middle aisles of the store.

It is true what they say - shop around the outside periphery of the store and you're consuming the right kind of foods.

Go Paleo!!

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 31, 2012
at 06:50 AM

that is 'cheeks'... The waste that is associated with mass fod prduction continually astounds me... (Although I suppose some of it must go into hot dogs, pet food etc...)

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

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on December 31, 2012
at 06:41 AM

Agree totally. (re funness etc). My local fishmonger gives me heads and backbones that I use for stocks. Often there's also the backbone attached with a fair bit of meat on it. Salmon cheecks 'fished' out of stockpot = the bomb :)

Bdac420645091098a0b3b5b47436969c

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on April 18, 2012
at 03:11 AM

We got ours about 4 years ago. I celebrated big time!!

6ea7231b1ba56c616ad14efb8564effe

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:51 AM

I wish i had a Trader Joe's near me!

6ea7231b1ba56c616ad14efb8564effe

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on April 17, 2012
at 09:50 AM

Yeah.. I live in a small town. Fresh food markets are counties away from me - a man can dream....

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on April 16, 2012
at 01:58 PM

Yeah, and then try being on a road trip and walking into one of those gas station convenience stores when you're starving--there's no food in there! Slim Jims start to look really good.

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1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

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on April 16, 2012
at 01:25 PM

Takes a lot less time, doesn't it? You're not holding boxes of Hamburger Helper and Rice-A-Roni, trying to compare the ingredients or compare prices with generic soups vs. name-brand. Plus, you avoid the bulk of the store congestion, with people who leave their carts in the middle of the aisle and take a stroll to the applesauces and canned juice, lol.

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Ff1dbd6cecad1e69a8234fb2c2c5c5ed

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on April 16, 2012
at 01:05 PM

I don't know if you have fresh food markets in your neck of the wood, but I realized that I can buy just about anything I want in the market and at the butcher's/fishmonger's (except for suff like toilet paper). And this is so much more fun than supermarket shopping....

6ea7231b1ba56c616ad14efb8564effe

(50)

on April 17, 2012
at 09:50 AM

Yeah.. I live in a small town. Fresh food markets are counties away from me - a man can dream....

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on December 31, 2012
at 06:50 AM

that is 'cheeks'... The waste that is associated with mass fod prduction continually astounds me... (Although I suppose some of it must go into hot dogs, pet food etc...)

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on December 31, 2012
at 06:41 AM

Agree totally. (re funness etc). My local fishmonger gives me heads and backbones that I use for stocks. Often there's also the backbone attached with a fair bit of meat on it. Salmon cheecks 'fished' out of stockpot = the bomb :)

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65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on April 17, 2012
at 02:09 AM

I love having nothing to read in the supermarket anymore. When I was diagnosed with celiacs 8 years ago I started reading every label, prolonging seemingly quick stops at the grocery store.I love that this is no longer part of my lifestyle!

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on April 17, 2012
at 12:28 AM

Agreed. Only trip to the grocery store is for dish soap, soda water, occasional organic vegetables and, to do our banking and toilet paper. We go to Nicolyn farms, Black Angus Meats, Blue Ridge, a local farmer who supples our eggs for $3.00 a dozen and the 100 Mile Market.

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Bdac420645091098a0b3b5b47436969c

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on April 16, 2012
at 08:23 PM

I just recently realized that between my CSA, the local butcher shop (who has wonderful grass fed locally grown meat) and the local baker (for my husband), I haven't been to a "supermarket" for months! I do go to Trader Joes for the entertainment value (and the cheap wine). Toilet paper is one of the few things I get at Costco...

6ea7231b1ba56c616ad14efb8564effe

(50)

on April 17, 2012
at 09:51 AM

I wish i had a Trader Joe's near me!

Bdac420645091098a0b3b5b47436969c

(273)

on April 18, 2012
at 03:11 AM

We got ours about 4 years ago. I celebrated big time!!

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on April 16, 2012
at 02:20 PM

I recently moved to a large city from a fairly small one. Last night we shopped at an international market that we have been eyeing for a while. They have live and fresh fish, a butcher counter and some amazing produce. The meat is conventional, but we walked out of there with a cart full of stuff, mostly meat and fish, for $150 after tax. Our new favorite store! :)

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