I'm pretty new to the paleo sphere. I've read numerous blogs, Mark's "Primal Blueprint," and the FAQ; I have a general idea of what kind of meats/foods to be consuming.
However, I am also new to the omnivorous range of eating. I had been a vegetarian for a good amount of time but transitioned back to meat-consumption pretty recently. This has been a tough couple of weeks, as this is the first time I've been out of the house [where mom did most of the meat selecting] and buying the cuts on my own. (I look hopelessly lost in the meat section at the store!)
Here is what I know and some questions that have risen:
- fatty meats = the best [if grass fed!]
- lean meats = okay [if grass fed is not available, supplement the fat with coconut oils/good butters]
- ruminants: main meat consumption
- limit pork and chicken: they're good meats, but not the best
- fish: great sources of protein/fats
Warning: the following may sound incredibly dumb.
So with this...
- What are the fattiest cuts available?
- What are they called in the meat department? [Yesterday I picked up tri-tip steak at Costco, because it had a fair amount of marbling... -->]
- I'm looking for white/marbling, right?
- Does a more vibrant red mean a fresher/better cut?
- Where are those damn organ meats?!
- Are there any paleo/primal ways to prepare these meat or are most cooking methods about equal?
Thank you guys for any input you have! All is very much appreciated.
PS: Apologies if you're a redditor on r/paleo. This is a repost!