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Best Meat for Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 07, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Hello all,

Ive been at this for a month so far and i love it...

I was just wondering if us Paleo folk have yet found a stable source of meat from any larger reputable meat suppliers? Or do you all try to to get grass-fed organic meats locally? I feel like i am having trouble finding local grass-fed organic meats... With that said, when i do find it, what is the most appropriate $ per pound for say, Chicken, Beef, and pork?

Thanks, Fitbit

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on April 08, 2013
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Thanks for the information Matt! Although i do want to move more toward an organic diet, i think the fact that im even thinking about getting food straight from the farmer is on the right path. I am going to my local healthy food store to get more information like someone else suggested, thanks everyone!

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on April 07, 2013
at 08:59 PM

It's kinda hard to average a good price internationally or even nationally or regionally - for anything.

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on April 07, 2013
at 11:17 PM

Paleo gets a little too hung up on grass-fed and organic. Grass-fed is great, but 100% grass-fed isn't necessary - some grain is fine in a cow's diet. Even more is fine for chicken and pigs (they're not grazing animals, they forage.) Organic... meh. Avoiding all antibiotics in animal husbandry is nearly impossible. (Do you just let sick animals die? how humane!) I'd rather see responsible use of antibiotics than none at all.

Maybe I'm biased, as that's how my family does things. But it's easy for paleo people to make demands that are less than reasonable.

For the most part, if you buy straight from a farmer, you're getting good meat, farmers don't run CAFO operations, corporations do.

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on April 08, 2013
at 12:54 PM

Thanks for the information Matt! Although i do want to move more toward an organic diet, i think the fact that im even thinking about getting food straight from the farmer is on the right path. I am going to my local healthy food store to get more information like someone else suggested, thanks everyone!

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on April 07, 2013
at 11:20 PM

can't go wrong with wild fish. all natural diets of kelp + other fish. Non-hybridized by man and don't consume a man-made diet.

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on April 07, 2013
at 09:49 PM

Organ meats are far cheaper & a lot more nutrient dense than regular muscle meats. If you can eat them it's a win win situation, more nutrients, less money! Liver is king, I personally love them & if you can manage to get lambs heart & cook it right it is just like a fillet steak but a fifth of the price.

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on April 07, 2013
at 09:40 PM

I'm all about Buffalo meat. Hard to find and when you do it can be pricey but It is so good and worth every bit of schrapnel you might have in your back pocket. Also I don't mind a bit of lamb.

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on June 06, 2013
at 11:24 AM

I get all grass fed meats as I have numerous problems with a leaky gut and food allergies. I can tell a difference. I don't have many local options for fully grass fed meat but have found 2 great companies for beef and bison. I get my beef from White Oak Pastures and my bison from Northstar Bison. Their meats have been top quality. Yes - it's expensive depending on the cut andhow much you buy but for me it's worth it. Hope this helps!

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on June 05, 2013
at 10:15 PM

What's the best meat for paleo? Hmmm...it all sort of depends. A large factor is your location and what's available to you. I live in rural Oklahoma where local cattle farming makes beef easy to come by and fairly affordable. Plus, with local farmers, you're close to your source and can learn about things such as how the animals are raised. A negative about living here is the total lack of fresh seafood. Unless you want catfish or crappie from a nearby pond, freshness is always an issue. If you live on the coast, wild-caught fish, such as salmon, is a great choice. I've learned that searching out what is local is a great way to go.

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on April 08, 2013
at 02:48 PM

Really? 6 posts and 17 hours later and NO ONE has said it?

Alright then. Best meat?

BACON!!

best-meat-for-paleo?

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on April 07, 2013
at 09:59 PM

Have you looked at eatwild.com yet?

http://www.eatwild.com/products/index.html

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on April 07, 2013
at 08:55 PM

Hey Fitbit,

It's almost definitely going to cost more, pound per pound than non grass-fed meats, but I'd say if you're having difficulty locating a supplier, you could check your local health food store and they'd probably be able to give you contact info for some suppliers.

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