I have been thriving on a vlc paleo diet, and I do wholeheartedly believe that the paleo diet is the healthiest that I can offer to my family. I am, however, finding it very hard to keep up my high standards of where my meat comes from, from a financial standpoint.
A little background: I have a potato allergy, and a pretty strong intolerance to starchy foods in general, and I am a bit dairy sensitive (though I can handle cultured/raw dairy somewhat), so I am pretty limited to meat and veggies, plus some fruit in the summer. I am working on recovering from a thyroid imbalance, and have another 5-10% body fat to lose. I am also feeding my two perpetually ravenous sons (3 and 1 years old), and my husband who LOVES his carbs.
So, my question: Is it more nutritious to eat more organic veggies and a smaller amount of organic, grass-fed meat, or a moderate amount of CAFO meat and less veggies? I can definitely start making more sweet potatoes etc., to round out meals for my family, but I am still stuck needing to get a good amount of fat and protein myself to feel well. I am really hesitant to feed my children CAFO meat for health reasons, but I also don't like to eat it myself, as it isn't a food system that I think deserves my money and support.
So, paleo peeps, what would you do?