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New shopping list for new Paleos.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 07, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Hey all. I'm really new to this, started about two weeks ago phasing out anything not paleo as my friends started it and are doing great.

But now that I'm out of groceries almost, I have no idea what to do for shopping. I am on a budget (Student, what can I say?)

But I need to think that I am to busy to really cook alot, as I am either studying or I am working. So I need to think about quick lunches, dinners and breakfasts.

On top of that, I am sadly a picky eater, where any dark green veggies do not sit will on my tongue. I have no idea why, but I have never (Even with constant trying) liked dark lettuces, and other things.

SO. What should I buy, so I don't cave?

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on September 26, 2012
at 08:15 PM

My fiance was convinced he didn't like dark greens until I made it for him. Sliced onions and garlic sauteed in rendered bacon or fat back, toss in the kale or collards and cook to desired tenderness, then add salt, pepper and a splash of apple cider vinegar! So good! The vinegar really cuts the bitterness.

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:26 AM

I sadly can't eat dairy. but thank you!

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on September 26, 2012
at 04:06 PM

Here you go:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-shopping-list/#axzz27aneVoZM

http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/shopping-list.pdf

http://robbwolf.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/thePaleoSolution_FoodMatrix.pdf

Stir-Fry is great (i.e. mix from the Food Matrix above). Cheap, Easy, No fuss.

Budget is important, so look for sales, and do your best.

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on September 26, 2012
at 03:11 PM

One thing I used to do when I didn't have time to cook every day is to make a big meal on Sunday and use it for lunches and dinners and then maybe another one on Wednesday for the end of the week. Supplement with snacks like avocados, piece of fruit, tinned fish (sardines, trout, salmon) if you like fish. Or some other easy to eat paleo thing that won't go bad like jerky. The big meal should be something like paleo chili. Or a big roast that you can cut up. Or a large curry (but I find curry doesn't seem appealing after 2 days in the fridge). Or maybe chicken wings I used to do those and eat them for lunch for the week. Basically, pick a meal with protein in it that can be saved in the fridge for a few days and make enough of it to last a few days. Look at its nutrition and try to use your snacks to fill in anything it might be missing if you care.

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:19 AM

Have you tried adding things like butter/olive oil to your leafy greens to make them more palatable? Also, I'm not a huge fan of lettuce myself so I eat things like spinach/kale and other leafy greens. I used to HATE spinach as a child but after a while of steaming them then adding things like lemon juice/olive oil I grew to love it. Try different ways of cooking them and add a low amount of them to your favourite dishes; I promise you will barely notice!

As for your shopping list: if you're not a strict paleor (and if you can tolerate dairy) add some organic full-fat yoghurt to your list. It's super yummy and filling. Nuts are also great as are sweet potatoes (if you're not low carb), game meat (usually cheaper and organic by default), eggs (fry them, boil them, scramble them), celery (fibre fills you up), nut butter (DELICIOUS and satsifying when combined with a source of fibre), berries & apples (full of fibre & nutrients). Happy shopping :)

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:26 AM

I sadly can't eat dairy. but thank you!

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on September 27, 2012
at 03:08 AM

Another idea is to learn how to coupon for non-food items (bath & body, cleaning supplies, etc). Then you can take your extra money you've saved up by using coupons & put it towards better food supplies.

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:59 AM

Have you checked out what is in TOOTHPASTE? Artificial sweeteners, soy, and sorbitol (I don't know what it does, but it is derived from corn. I don't know what it does, should I be eating it? no.) I've only found one toothpaste, Neem Oil by Desert Essence, that is total Paleo. Totally in a k-hole over how I'm gonna brush my teeth when I first ran out of the Colgate. If you are on a budget, baking soda. Yeah, thats how crazy it is to be a newb. You ingest toothpaste so I consider it a food. Keep up the good work. I don't always have access to grass fed, and pastured but when I do I do chose it. Grow some of your own food too, that's always rewarding. But seriously my go to is full fat ground beef burgers with mustard and then I pan fry a bunch of onions and peppers in the remaining fat in the pan. Super cheap. I also make a chili con carne, brown off the ground meat (turkey, pork, whatever) add whatever chopped veg you have around (onions, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, anything really) and just season the hell out of it with Tapatio (vinegar, water, chiles and salt) and cayenne until it is as spicy as I like it (hella hot.) So easy takes like 10 minutes. Boiling a dozen eggs at a time is also a great go to snack anytime. Digressively, we just got compost in my building and I have the suspicion I'm the only tenant who uses it. My compost weighs a ton! Ramble on! Good luck with that. You'll find your staples. Make a trail mix for school choose your own nuts and raisins and just keep mixing it up. Throw a handful of organic stone ground raw cacao in there, goji berry and unsweetend coconut flake to make it epic. Hope this helps.

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on September 07, 2012
at 03:27 AM

You forget... He's on a budget. Just do your best, buy paleo but don't worry about the Organic/Non stuff until you can afford it

Organ meats are cheap, dairy - depends (It ain't cheap where I come from!) Eggs are cheap source of meat, hard boil for quick meals, nuts can be expensive.

What about investing in a personal slow cooker eh?

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