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Paleo organic foods budget per months and week

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Updated October 21, 2014 at 4:37 AM
Created May 08, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Hi I wanted to know what is youguys budgets per months and per week for paleo and organic foods. I want to know details as What country and town you live, for how many people you buy, male/female and are you a student or profesionnal, Are you buyging 100% grass fed or more 40-50% and are you buying organic foods 100% 40%. And is this including or excluding supplements and eating out.

Lets start with me

I am living in canada montreal, live at home with my mom work full time. I buy for me only. 40% of my fruits is organic and 30-50% of my meat is grassfed. My meats is limited to ground beef grassfed+ Whole Chicken conventional grain fed. I buy organic good quality 900ml of coconut oil for the month and 900ml of olive oil for the month (not cheap)

So 150$ per week and 600$ a month For 1 person(me) an ex student with a full time job with entry level salary

supplements is not included, I pay 40$ month on top of the 600$ for fish oil

And if I eat outside 1-2x a week that is an extra 80$ a month 20$ a week and this includes sweets also.

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70 · May 13, 2014 at 12:55 AM

about the organ meat. the online source you buy your liver from is it grass-fed? So if I understand, if I am going to be eating Organ meats, I should avoid it if it comes from conventional animals. I have been looking for info about it online but havent yet.

But on the other end eating conventional meat as the muscle is fine as long as the meat is lean. Right?

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598 · May 12, 2014 at 10:58 PM

In the winter just don't eat as much fruit and veggies. Get winter squash and other winter produce. Try to buy anything that lasts a while in bulk (huge vats of EVOO from Costco for instance)

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598 · May 12, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Organ meats from conventional (CAFO) animals are far worse. Bad stuff is processed and concentrated in organs throughout the animal's life. I don't always buy grass fed/organic but when it comes to my beef liver, I buy from a reputable online source and it comes to my door in a box with dry ice.

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70 · May 10, 2014 at 9:18 PM

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(for instance, on the coast of BC Canada, Save-on-Foods generally has the cheapest organic carrots, broccoli, kale, chard and peppers. In the summer I grow my own greens.

Local butcher is all organic/pastured non-GMO non-antibiotic/hormone meats, and they sell rendered duck fat, lard and tallow that I use in addition to big tubs of coconut oil from costco (at $17 for a LOT))

Yeah I heard BC is really great for organic food and grass-fed meat, Maybe you might have bette price for foods but higher prices for houses I guess.

retterin

(Right now I am part of a local CSA, so I spend what amounts to about $25/week to get a big box of fruits and veggies that tend to last the entire week, plus allow me to occasionally freeze some fresh produce for winter. I also have a patio garden that will yield peppers, tomatoes, salad greens, eggplant and yellow squash for most of the coming season.)

Yeah I have a Few csa i got to try, maybe I can save money from doing that, and maybe I should buy frozen more. I could save an extra 10-15$ a week

I wonder if Organ meats that comes from conventional animal are good? Because if I think about it . seems like the organ would be worst than the muscle as food if it comes from conventional animals vs grass-fed. right?

(Answer by DawnseyDoll 0 · yesterday

I do not buy organic since I eat about 15 to 18 servings of fruits and veggies everyday. I also do not buy grassfed meat. I spend about $140 a week on groceries for 3 people. I live in The DFW area.)

Yeah thats pretty cheap, good prices.

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598 · May 12, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Organ meats from conventional (CAFO) animals are far worse. Bad stuff is processed and concentrated in organs throughout the animal's life. I don't always buy grass fed/organic but when it comes to my beef liver, I buy from a reputable online source and it comes to my door in a box with dry ice.

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70 · May 13, 2014 at 12:52 AM

hmm I actually dont event know what is winter squash and vats of evoo. I will definitely check this vegie methodician, i can try new things.

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70 · May 12, 2014 at 9:53 PM

seems like most people can buy cheaper than me, maybe I am not spending strategically, or grass-fed organic is expensive in montreal. I know that it is more difficult to grass fed in the winter because of the weather and a lot of the fruits are imported

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598 · May 12, 2014 at 10:58 PM

In the winter just don't eat as much fruit and veggies. Get winter squash and other winter produce. Try to buy anything that lasts a while in bulk (huge vats of EVOO from Costco for instance)

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0 · May 09, 2014 at 5:48 PM

I do not buy organic since I eat about 15 to 18 servings of fruits and veggies everyday. I also do not buy grassfed meat. I spend about $140 a week on groceries for 3 people. I live in The DFW area.

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0 · May 09, 2014 at 5:38 PM

I'm on a fairly tight budget at the moment, so I'm not able to spend as much on really high quality foods as I would like to. I still do what I can though.

Right now I am part of a local CSA, so I spend what amounts to about $25/week to get a big box of fruits and veggies that tend to last the entire week, plus allow me to occasionally freeze some fresh produce for winter. I also have a patio garden that will yield peppers, tomatoes, salad greens, eggplant and yellow squash for most of the coming season.

As for meat, I spend about $20-$30 a week usually. I don't always buy grass-fed, because I can't really afford to do that often. I get organ meats from my local farmer's market and supplement with non-grass-fed supermarket meat that is on sale. When my financial situation improves, I'll start getting all of my meats from local farmers.

I spend an additional $10-$20 a week on eggs, almond milk, nuts and the occasional oil or vegetable that doesn't come with my CSA.

So, all told I spend between $55 and $75 a week, which translates to between $220 and $300. I could probably get this number down lower if I exclusively shopped for non-organic and non-grass-fed supermarket bargains.

I am a single woman, so I cook only for myself right now. I don't tend to eat very much (by nature--I'm just not a big eater in general), and I get creative with the crockpot to make my portions stretch as far as they can. This is working well for me right now, but I live in a part of the US (a mountain state) where one could easily spend a fortune on really high quality foods from the organic farms around here.

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10 · May 09, 2014 at 3:10 AM

100% Organic or Clean 15 fruits and vegetables, 100% of my meat is grass-fed (or, because I eat fish more often than meat, wild). I eat farmed mollusks and prawns. I shop at Costco, local farms, grocery stores with the cheapest organic options - for instance, on the coast of BC Canada, Save-on-Foods generally has the cheapest organic carrots, broccoli, kale, chard and peppers. In the summer I grow my own greens.

Local butcher is all organic/pastured non-GMO non-antibiotic/hormone meats, and they sell rendered duck fat, lard and tallow that I use in addition to big tubs of coconut oil from costco (at $17 for a LOT) and 1.5 litres of organic extra virgin olive oil (Costco, $11-12). I also grab olives and caselots of organic canned tomatoes from costco, and occasionally coconut water or big tubs of strawberries/big bags of kiwis. They also have bags of wild organic blueberries for cheap.

I average around $100 per week, so around $400 per month in food, usually less. But, I also am a 5ft 4 male with a gastrointestinal disorder and can't eat a ton.

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