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by 0 · February 26, 2014 at 9:56 PM

So I joined a crossfit gym and I love it. It is my new obsession and I try to make it five days a week. I have been going for a month now and although I am seeing results I know that it would be so much healthier for me to change my diet and go... (more)

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PilatesGatekeeper 0 · February 26, 2014 at 9:56 PM

-organic grassfed ground beef -organic grassfed steaks/roasts (if budget is an issue for you, look for cheaper cuts and items that are on clearance sale -grassfed lamb (either ground or in chops) -pastured bacon/humanely raised turkey... (more)

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by 416 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

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 90 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Hi Vancouverites or anyone else that has information:) Does anyone know of any good places to buy grass-fed meats, pasture-raised chicken/pork, wild fish and other fresh local foods in Vancouver? I am also looking to buy in bulk so it will last... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · April 19, 2013 at 2:40 AM

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

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I want to add coconut milk to my coffee, and just to use in general. But every store I've checked only had coconut milk with fillers, sugar and other not good for you/ no paleo things. So I'm wondering where I could find some coconut milk that is... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 04, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Buy a coconut at any grocery store. Crack open, reserve the coconut water into blender. Scrape flesh into blender. Peel brown skin off flesh, first (use a carrot peeler). Add a cup of water to blender. Blend, adding more water as needed. Enjoy... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hi everyone, I recently moved from Baltimore to Jersey City, NJ. I'm looking for the best place in Jersey City (or nearby) to buy some essentials such as organic produce, grass fed meat, almond flour, etc. So far, the grocery stores here have... (more)

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Leigh_1 0 · June 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

The Greenmarket (a store, not a farmers market) near Paulus Hook/Exchange Place. Also, there is a small farmers market every Tuesday right near the Paulus Hook ferry, and another near the Grove Street PATH stop, but I'm not sure when that one is... (more)

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by 91 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Everyone keeps talking about "grass-fed beef" and other luxuries of the middle-class & super-wealthy, but I simply cannot afford it. And when I say I can't afford it, I don't mean "it would interfere with my wine of the month subscription", I... (more)

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primalpat 0 · November 16, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Some people take "Paleo" way too far. No electricity? No internet? Give me a break. Buy big, fatty, tough cuts of meat: pork shoulder, beef chuck, shanks, whatever. And buy a crockpot. It will change your life. Buy frozen vegetables/fruit. Forget... (more)

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by 65 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Feeling like our grocery budget is out of control, and am curious how much others with larger families are spending. We basically are feeding 6 adults- 2 adults, 2 teens, and two pre teens. After reading some of the older posts about eating paleo... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · October 29, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Our little 3 person family spent about 800-1000 per month when we were living in the states (we moved two months ago) so I'd say you are doing well. I think we had to rearrange our budget for health. It wasn't easy but when it came down to... (more)

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by 83 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I called A & P (local mega store) national customer service line to ask if they could suggest a brand of beef, butter in their store that is grass fed / finished. I called twice. Both times I was put on hold for 5 minutes and then the line... (more)

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BaconHealsChic 0 · October 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I did the same thing when I was first trying to find it. The Butchers at the counter know what that is but it is unlikely they have it. Sprouts has a frozen brand called Springer Ranch that has a grass finished version. Other than them I buy... (more)

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by 264 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

What are the fattest cuts/limbs of freshly dead land animals (so excluding bacon, brisket, etc.) at a local grocery store? I know I can look up what cuts of a cattle contain the most fat, but then again I know that typical, large chain grocery... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · October 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Nice chart here that shows the leanest & fattiest common steak cuts: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/the-leanest-and-fattiest-cuts-of-steak Most supermarkets also put the % fat on the ground beef packaging. It is hard to find really... (more)

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by 145 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Ok, Lame Title, had to enter at least 15 characters.. I am fairly new to Vancouver, awesome place to live for a Paleo lifestyle it seems. (great food everywhere, outdoors everywhere, love it so far) HOWEVER.... its mega expensive> I live... (more)

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DemingRN 0 · October 18, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Take a trip to Whatcom County just across the border. Way cheaper food prices (notice the hordes of Canadians shopping here), lots of variety of grass fed meat and organic veg/fruit throughout the county as well as a great food co-op. Look for... (more)

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by 499 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Being a college student, my budget is fairly limited so I do most of my shopping at Trader Joe's. I am only recently paleo and was wondering if any other frequent shoppers of TJ's could give me some handy advice on paleo foods to buy there. Grok on! (more)

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jatx_www_jasonmoore_me 0 · September 09, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Sweet potatoes, potatoes, white rice, cheap meats... Ask yourself: Is it paleo (or acceptable to me)? Is it calorie or nutrient dense for the price? Can I afford it? Ask those 3 questions and you should come out with some good results. Don't... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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,... (more)

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CD 0 · September 26, 2012 at 4:06 PM

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by 11571 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Regular grocery, warehouse club (Costco, Sams etc), big box store (Walmart, Target etc)? Produce stands or markets, butchers, fish markets? Asian markets, other ethnic or specialty markets? Health food stores? Farmers market, CSA, meat share,... (more)

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Crabbycakes 0 · July 18, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I work for a co-op, so I buy most of my stuff there with my staff discount. Otherwise, Fred Meyer and sometimes Costco.

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by 1017 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I just reviewed my food expenses and I'm averaging about 900 a month on food, which includes 500 at Whole Foods and other grocery stores and about 400 eating out (which obviously could be much lower, and isn't necessary). What are your grocery... (more)

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monaLisa 0 · July 08, 2012 at 5:02 PM

We have a budget of $400 to $500 per month for 2 adults and 2 toddlers (don't let their size fool you they eat as much if not more than we do) If we eat out at all it brings up the bill to $600 or so. How do I do it?? 1) Farmers market once a... (more)

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by 396 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

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 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Hi all!!!! I'm a newbie at Paleo and was wondering if you guys can look over my "grocery list" and see what I've been eating and tell me if I'm on the right track or what I am missing or if I'm doing it completely wrong. Note: I want to go into... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · June 05, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Poultry is often marketed as vegetarian fed. This is a pet peeve of mine. Chickens and turkeys are not vegetarians. They are supposed to be out eating bugs and such (among other things). When they market vegetarian fed, they mean that the... (more)

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Hi all, I'm looking to stock up the cupboards with coconut oil, flour, almond and coconut flour, nuts etc. I wondered if any of you could recommend a wholesaler / online store that is really good value for money. For example Holland &... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 11, 2012 at 2:32 PM

www.Amazon.co.uk

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by 89 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Hey guys I know a few cities offer this, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a Paleo meetup in Toronto? I figure we could all meet up somewhere and talk about the paleo lifestyle, recipes, share ideas on the being paleo in a city with... (more)

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Cindi_1 0 · February 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Christian, We run the Meetup Group 'Toronto GTA Paleo Life' and we have regular meetups--usually about 2 per month, sometimes more. We hold everything from Potlucks to hikes and picnics to movnat hikes to weekends up north. We sometimes get... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 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... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · April 16, 2012 at 1:25 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... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I am going to be working abroad in Copenhagen from May to September. I'm having some anxiety because I really don't know what to expect from a food standpoint. I will have a kitchen, which will be extremely helpful, but I am wondering if anyone... (more)

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Emil_Steensen 0 · April 06, 2012 at 4:41 PM

We have some high end supermarkets, where you're able to get wild game meat and good quality food. Such supermarkets are: F??tex, Super Brugsen and Irma. These have free range meat and/or organic meat. A few of those have wild game such as boar... (more)

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Where are some good grocery stores in brampton to buy general paleo items?

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silverkts 0 · March 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

There is Wanigan (http://www.wanigan.com/) which is a organic fruit and vegetable delivery service, but they do have a store. Haven't been yet, but it's on my todo list. Haven't found much else, but am still looking.

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by 60 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

My husband and I are checking out a local ethnic grocery store that is supposed to have stuff from all over the world. I'm going primarily to check out their produce and see if they have any decent pickled herring (PLEASE tell this swedish girl... (more)

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Georgia 0 · January 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Banana leaves, for wrapping fish in when I cook it. It adds a lovely flavor. Zataar, an Arabic herb blend with thyme and sesame seeds. Really amazing on grilled lamb! Goat meat, which I actually buy from a local halal market. The goat is more... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Hi. I've been researching about joining a CSA but it seems very involved. You have to go to a drop location once a week (or every other week) and they don't deliver home. I'm busy and too used to get food delivered home by Safeway. Is it... (more)

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stephthegeek 0 · November 30, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Yep, I've used https://www.planetorganics.com for years. All organic, and mostly local. More than just produce too, I get my fish/seafood from them and a handful of other things regularly. They have a key to our building so they leave the delivery... (more)

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by 2291 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Does anyone know of anywhere online or otherwise that will be running any sales on meat, paleo snacks, or any other kind of paleo food?

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chnola 0 · November 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Tropical Traditions, a good source for coconut products, has a $10 Black Friday coupon "fri2511" It's good until Monday, midnight. http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/blog_specials.htm (more)