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by 512 · July 25, 2013 at 05:29 PM

A very close friend eats grains/carbs at the moment and is on a very tight budget (~$85-110 a month for food), sometimes with limited access to cooking. While they've expressed wishes to transition to Paleo/primal/ancient-type diet, right now,... (more)

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Susan_30 0 · July 25, 2013 at 05:29 PM

WAPF might have some useful information about soaking methods to reduce phytates in legumes. I think lentils come out ahead of other legumes (something on Sisson's site, I think, but I can't find it right now). When cooking is available, that... (more)

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by 15 · January 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Hi Everyone, Im pretty new to the paleo thing. Im easing into it adding a paleo meal to my diet every three days as was suggested by a buddy at a crossfit box. Im a recently graduated college student making very little money so im finding it... (more)

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Thrak 0 · January 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I think if you stick with lower fat non-grassfed meats and supplement with O3 you should be good. Use krill oil as it is much lower in mercury. If you can work some decent seafood into your diet it will help. If you stick to just meat, frozen... (more)

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by 55 · November 29, 2012 at 07:26 PM

Has anyone successfully cooked paleo for two on less than $450 a month, groceries and grass fed meat included? My husband and I are saving for the down payment of a new home and need all the extra money we can come by so I am trying to limit the... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 29, 2012 at 07:26 PM

I like foods that go a long way to stretch the budget. Chicken is good for a minimum of three meals: We eat the roasted dark meat for dinner one night, the white meat goes into something else since we don't like it that much on its own, and... (more)

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by 91 · July 17, 2013 at 01:39 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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ves 0 · July 17, 2013 at 01:39 PM

Get the best quality protein you can afford. Include some organ meats, which are cheaper. If you can't afford grass-fed or organic, don't worry about it. Buy vegetables and fruits that are in season. Look for the "clean 15." If you are staying... (more)

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by 3929 · September 01, 2012 at 02:55 PM

I am a Ph.D. student who just lost all funding this year. I'm also a single mom of 4-year-old twin boys, so we've been on a tight budget for years and don't have much savings. The good news is that I have almost half a cow in my freezer (a gift... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

If you have anywhere around your house to plant, potatoes are sort of self perpetuating, doesn't even need to be good soil. Every time you get potatoes, if a few sprout, chuck them out back, and add a little soil. I'm in the Northwest and they... (more)

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by 871 · April 04, 2012 at 03:52 AM

I know there are a couple of you so far...So i am wondering..in this city that we live in, with incredibly limited finances, (just scrapping by as an artist).. How do you guys make Paleo eating work here? Do you do what i do, Deli/Bodega Salads... (more)

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gimmeMoreLiver 0 · April 04, 2012 at 03:52 AM

Frozen vegetables organic from whole foods (they have organic kale collard greens, onion, all the other usuals), bottled egg whites, canned fish from trader joes -- all quick, durable, cheap, and healthy -- not as good as the freshest sources but... (more)

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by 554 · April 01, 2012 at 04:01 PM

I am on a severe food budget - approx $330 a month for 4 people (2 adults, 2 preschool boys growing like weeds). I am trying to go as paleo as possible within that budget. My hubby will join me... eventually (has a serious cereal habit, but we... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 28, 2011 at 03:26 AM

Looking at your list I have a few suggestions. Coconut flour is a fun ingredient for making paleo treats, but it's not exactly a nutritional powerhouse and it is very expensive. I would skip that. Because you are buying conventional meats rather... (more)

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by 447 · November 18, 2013 at 02:34 AM

The winter is approaching fast here at the higher northern latitudes, and I'm noticing my mood going down quickly. I already take 5000 IU of vitamin D3 daily, and it's not helping nearly enough with my SAD (the disorder, not the diet) symptoms. So... (more)

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Light_Therapy_Box 0 · November 16, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Wow, interesting! Has anyone else come across the same thing compared to this? I am curious where to find more responses on this matter…

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by 587 · September 04, 2011 at 07:59 PM

Could this be done paleo? How would you do it using ordinary food shopping methods? (I won't go hunt something or scavenge for road kill.) Would anyone like to join me in doing it? In San Francisco and Marin counties, an area overflowing with... (more)

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maryeeclarkisouthunting 0 · September 04, 2011 at 03:22 PM

Let's see what I pay to fit in almost 3k calories a day: 2 cups kirkland pistachios: $5.38 "salad" tomato: $.29 Costco avocado: $1.59 (they're 2.29 everywhere else!) one broccoli stalk: $.85 3 carrots: $.33 another broccoli stalk: $.85 12 oz... (more)

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by 35 · April 28, 2011 at 06:55 PM

My limited experience with Paleo has been a success story. I have lost a good amount of body fat and I feel much better. I have more energy and I feel better in general. Wonderful!!! I have just been hired as an outdoor guide for 3 months in... (more)

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Lavendergrits 0 · April 28, 2011 at 03:19 PM

Hope you are going to be "tenting" in a bear free zone. Keep in mind the wild critters who might discover your stash and think they have discovered their own "Whole Foods!" Most of what you appear to be taking is portable and self contained but... (more)