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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

In a couple of months I'll become a student and have to be stricter with my money. What should I prioritize to buy to get the most nutritional value for my bucks? Eggs of course, green leafy veg, coconut oil, avocado are staples, but maybe some... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Try to get some liver, sardines, egg yolks (you can even throw out some of the whites). If you're able to use a crockpot, you could get whole chickens and turn them into soup easily, and then use the bones for bone broth; you could also use it to... (more)

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by 2319 · about 5 hours ago

I've used this product for awhile now and I feel I am getting good results but it is so expensive. Is there anything similar I could consider? I really must be feeling better because I didn't use to care what it cost! I've tried a day or two... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 09, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Assuming 1 per day, that's $13/mo. Since it's providing you with hormones, you might try Swanson's vitamins and check prices for DHEA. Not sure if it will work the same for you but who knows?

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Due to personal reasons I can only work a couple hours a day. I am having to care for a family member who is horribly sick and I will not go on benefits because I don't see why other people should have to pay for my misfortune. Anyway I obviously... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · May 29, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Broth, offal, pork, eggs, canned fish, butter, home rendered fat, and whatever veggies are on offer/in season.

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

Is it worth the money?

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Bethany4 0 · April 14, 2014 at 1:46 PM

As a superfood, probably not. But they are pretty tasty! I love them on salads or mixed with almonds.

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I'm on a very limited income, with not a lot of money to spend on food, much less specialized organic. I'm able to occasionally get fresh eggs and raw milk from my brother, but that's as organic as I get. I intend to start a modified paleo... (more)

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glib 0 · November 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM

What Sam says. I will pick up our steer Nov. 26 (together with 32 chickens and a couple turkeys), and it is unbelievable that we are the only ones wanting the liver, the heart, the tallow, and the marrow bones (we split the non-marrow ones).... (more)

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by 598 · about 5 hours ago

I dig a good can of salmon or sardines. A lot of them seem to be low fat though (whether they call themselves that or not) and we are obviously not looking for that. I'd also prefer that they not be canned in oil, even olive oil, because... (more)

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neveraworsename 0 · November 09, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Trader Joe's Yellowfin tuna is my absolute favorite. It's a little on the expensive side, but you can find it packaged in extra virgin olive oil. Because of how TJ's handles things, however, you have to make sure that they don't have it one week... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I've been eating primal (a la Mark's Daily Apple) for close to a year now, and while I feel a very drastic improvement in energy levels, recovery rate and overall well-being as a result, it does come with a particularly vexing issue for me. I'd... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · September 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Fats in bulk will help add calories to your diet; they tend to make a food more palatable, rather than less and will help you stay hungry long enough to get more food in. If you can tolerate carbs, you'll need to push your carb intake up,... (more)

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by 0 · about 5 hours ago

I'm on a serious budget now but have been paleo for awhile, not for weight loss or gut trouble, just to be healthy. Incidentally I've been low carb and don't mean to be, nor do I really want to be constantly low carb, so is it okay if I begin... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · March 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM

If I was going to go off paleo, it's one of the very few foods I would eat. If you like sweet potatoes I'd stock up on those for your starches. I have found them to be super cheap, they last a really long time and there are tons of ways to use... (more)

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by 5 · about 5 hours ago

I recently started Paleo and I have found it super difficult to get anywhere close to enough calories. I'm a 5.4 female that is slightly overweight and I eat till I'm full every meal but those meals are barely making it to 1000 calories total and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2013 at 8:51 AM

First, you can quit drinking a ton of water every day. Probably not helping because it is a trick people use to eat less by taking up space in the stomach. Drink to thirst and you'll have a stronger concentration of stomach acid to digest your... (more)

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by 5629 · about 5 hours ago

Hey everyone, long time no see! Thought I'd come back around and see how much of the old gang is still here, and see what the new crew has to say: So I've heard recommendations of .7-.8grams of protein per pound of bodyweight is ideal for... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

The key is to get strategic. Forget prepackaged "fitness" foods like bars and shakes and incorporate proteins other than the usual meats such as eggs, avocados and any canned fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines etc). Shop in bulk (costco, walmart... (more)

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by 25 · about 6 hours ago

When I was growing up, I think the only way that my parents managed to feed my huge family was to buy SAD food from Costco. When I grew up, I moved to a state without Costco, and never really thought about it. Now my BF and I are moving in... (more)

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glib 0 · August 04, 2013 at 2:55 PM

We buy 1/4 cow (bones and offal included) a year, plus 12 chickens, and sometimes half a pig from a farmer. We buy and preserve at 38F about 12 bushels of apples, and we have a large (2000 sq ft) vegetable garden. We buy other fruits from the... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Has anybody read it? Do you recommend it? I've been paleo for awhile now, but I'd like to get my personal weekly food budget in the $40/week or below range. Is the book worth the $20 (which for me at the moment is a fairly substantial purchase)? (more)

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Robert_13 0 · July 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

im sure you can find the same information around the net on forums and especially here! i only suggest against buying the book as you can't afford it right now i made a question here about cheap paleo staples recently with some good... (more)

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by 416 · about 6 hours ago

I'm trying to buy more high quality meats. I make a grocery list for every two weeks and wanted to find out how much my bill would be if I bought my meats from US Wellness. It all came to almost 200 bucks. I wanted to stay at 75 but it was... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 03, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I know you're asking about groceries but I wanted to drop this in: I can't 'eat out' being Celiac BUT I can easily fall into a fancy coffee routine that can go as high as $200/ month. I didn't realize it was that bad til I needed to sock away... (more)

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by 45 · about 6 hours ago

I couldn't have picked a worse time to get back on the paleo horse, but here we go. I recently had some major expenses that depleted my savings, so I'm back to living paycheck to paycheck, and scrounging. I've got $20 to spend on food for the... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · June 15, 2013 at 2:46 AM

16 days (just over 2 weeks) isn't too bad. My suggestion, organic coconut milk (1000 calories a can). You already have a good meat supply and get a dozen or two eggs and you have some great combinations.Don't waste your money on veggies and fruit... (more)

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by 21 · about 6 hours ago

let's talk about the 80/20 rule as a law of efficiency (not the 80% paleo, 20% cheat food rule), whereby you figure out which 20% of your inputs are producing 80% of the results, or in this case: which essential foods should provide the... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

For what it's worth, you may want to look into replacing some of that grass-fed beef with oily fish. You've got the sardines on there, which could cover your omega-3 requirements, but you could also replace some of the beef with fish and get... (more)

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by 319 · about 6 hours ago

I've been reading the 50 dollar a week food thread and it got me wondering. For all the families and singles who are working and can't afford grass fed or much food, what do your monthly budgets look like? In addition, why doesn't everyone in... (more)

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txprimalgirl 0 · March 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I've been mulling this question over for a while and I think in many cases it just comes down to priorities. Being honest with yourself about your priorities is im my opinion essentially important to using the phrase "I can't afford..." whether it... (more)

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by 75 · about 6 hours ago

I'm having to look at tightening up our food budget. I'm also wanting to venture into the culinary world of offal/organ meats for the first time. I'm looking at 50p! for 225g chicken livers, versus ??1.22 for 300g free range chicken livers +... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

If you don't and don't take cod liver oil etc. you'd probably need to supplement with preformed vitamin A, especially if you take vitamin D supplements (which you should). I don't know what chicken farming is like over there, but there's simply... (more)

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by 221 · about 6 hours ago

How can I get more omega 3 fatty acids in my diet without spending tons of money? I would like to eat the fish instead of supplements. The wild caught salmon at my local grocery stores are very expensive, 13$ for 12oz of wild sockeye salmon. Is... (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

sardines, herring and mackerel in cans are cheap and tasty.

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by 571 · about 6 hours ago

Could someone recommend a good-quality reasonably-priced brand of krill oil for someone who doesn't eat fish? I've been researching different brands and reading up on krill vs. fish oil vs. FCLO all morning and making myself crazy. What do you... (more)

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Jay_25 0 · January 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Jarrow Formula's. This is what Dave at bulletproof exec recommends, and I can honestly say it is one of the first fish oil's I've taken that has had a noticeable effect.

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by 357 · about 6 hours ago

I was vegan before and need some suggestions for eating meat on a budget. I pretty much feel I know everything ere is to know about eating fruits and vegetables on a budget I am mainly wondering about meat.

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onomonapetia 0 · September 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

I think the other posters have covered most bases. However, if you have to stick to buying meat from the grocery store that isn't grass fed, go with the leaner cuts and use coconut oil, olive oil or good quality butter (such as kerrygold) to cook... (more)

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by 25 · about 6 hours ago

I'm apologize in advance for this most likely turning into a super long post.. I'm looking for advice on multiple issues and could really use some first hand experience if anyone has anything to offer. I AM reading through all previous questions... (more)

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onomonapetia 0 · September 07, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I have pretty much the same situation as yours. My spouse loves his sweet tea, fried chicken, etc. I am also a stay at home mom, so I don't need to tell you that our food budget is tight. I do try to make the tastiest foods for all of us. I... (more)

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by 20 · about 6 hours ago

I'm on a very tight budget, so I'm looking for cheap ways to increase my fat intake. Here's my list of regular go-to fats: shredded coconut: $3.69 for 12oz --> 225g fat --> $1.46 per 100g fat Bob's Red Mill coconut oil: $8.49 for... (more)

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Colin_2 0 · August 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

BACON FAT!!!! When you cook a few strips of bacon, there is almost always runoff fat (unless you buy a really lean variety, which just totally defeats the purpose). Instead of throwing it away or pouring it down the drain, pour it into a jar or... (more)

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by 50 · about 6 hours ago

Very soon my food budget is going to tumble down to around $20 per week. Through trial and error, I've noticed my body works a LOT better on a meat/vegetables/fat diet. Since my budget is crashing down, I've been thinking of adding in legumes... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 25, 2012 at 9:02 PM

You are going to need to visit your local food bank, and apply for food stamps if you want to continue eating well. It takes a while to get on the SNAP rolls, so please enroll now. Here's the website to get started: ... (more)

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by 396 · about 6 hours ago

New Question: You have $35/week to spend on Paleo only food. What do you buy? and what do you already have in your pantry? Edit: I put in the new question to be more inclusive, and to provide more information for other people who read the... (more)

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Glaceaus 0 · July 08, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Since no one has mentioned it; if you can get local lard, it may be one of the cheapest fat srouces possible. I buy nearly a pound of leaf fat for about $4. Thousands of calories that I can add to any hot dish, especially vegetables. Just an idea.... (more)

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by 809 · about 6 hours ago

Grassfed beef is out of my reach in price. I try to eat as much fish as possible, but its far from my favorite, besides the types I really like are the pricier fish out there. I do supplement Omega 3s with fish oil, etc. Since I still love beef,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 27, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Non-grass-fed beef isn't high in omega-6, it's simply low in omega-3, not that grass-fed beef is high on omega-3 to begin with. Grass-feeding has relatively little effect on beef composition, when you considered than beef, grassfed or not, is... (more)

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