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Groceries, Paleo Style (PIOG)

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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Did grocery shopping today at Sav A Lot.

Bought russet potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yellow onions

Turkey dogs

5 lbs ground beef, 3 lbs skirt steak (marked down a dollar per package), 1.5 lbs beef liver, beef feet (for stock and geletin), marrow bones

1 lb chicken hearts/gizzards, 1 lb chicken feet (for adding to stock), 10 lbs chicken leg quarters

1 lb turkey gizzards, 8 lbs turkey wings (50% off),  2.5 lbs ground turkey

ketchup

eggs

$93  :-D

That's enough meat for a solid month, particularly if we eat most of it in soups, stews, and pies, as is my plan.

~~~~~  NOTES

I have a pantry and freezer full of fruit and vegetable so this time of year, I buy virtually no produce apart from tubers and bulbs (aka potatoes, onions/garlic, etc).

I live in CO Springs, CO.  Prices are fairly consistent amongst all grocery stores in the area 

We follow a more or less Paleo-style menu which means virtually no grain (I use a little rice once or twice a month), virtually no beans (again, maybe once or twice a month), very little dairy (I use clarified butter, a little cream and cheese), and no sweeteners at all.

Apart from looking for meats marked down and perusing the sales flyer, I don't go out of my way to save money on groceries.

"I am only one, but I am still one; I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do." ~~ Edward Everett Hale 1822-1909
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calsmom62
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Can you lose weight on a nearly all meat diet?
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eema.gray
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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Twenty lbs and a dress size since Sept. :-) We eat A LOT of veggies too, at least half a plate worth every meal. I fill the pantry and freezer during summer with fresh produce so I don't have to buy off season when it's more expensive.
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marilyn623
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Psh. We need a save a lot! I try to get as much as I can at grocery outlet, but its alot of processed junk mostly
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jendawn1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Cool !
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marilyn623
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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Yes! Were on gaps, very similar except we dont eat starches. Dh lost 40 lbs since dec 1! Ive lost about 12 but I had a lot less to lose. Im at the low end of healthy weight now, but its leveled off :)


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Can you lose weight on a nearly all meat diet?

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eema.gray
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Do you have an Aldi? That can be pretty good. I've heard good things about Wegman's too but never shopped there. I like ethnic shops too.
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calsmom62
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:58 PM
That's impressive. I get a wee bit cranky if I go totally carbless.
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circle_of_life
by Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:58 PM

 Hot dogs have nitrates which is a no no. And you should be buying only free range or organic meat. Most condiments like ketchup is also a no no, too isn't it?

eema.gray
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Veggies and fruit are carbs! We're moderate carb consumers. :-)


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That's impressive. I get a wee bit cranky if I go totally carbless.

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eema.gray
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:02 AM
"What works for you paleo". I'd like to say I always buy grass fed but that's not always in the budget so this is better than not at all.


Quoting circle_of_life:

 Hot dogs have nitrates which is a no no. And you should be buying only free range or organic meat. Most condiments like ketchup is also a no no, too isn't it?


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