I found a link from paleomomRx on facebook about Paleo on a Budget, Balanced Bites, and I was intrigued because this seems to be what holds many people back, especially young college kids poor and on the go. I’m not sure the articule truly depicted paleo on a Budget, because at the end of the day, it’s hard to put food in your mouth you know will hurt your body, and the food that is best for your body is going to be expensive. You can choose cheap conventional meat (which contains toxins,chemicals, and antibiotics) or expensive grass-fed meats that don’t. Do you want to pay more money for a healthy cow or less money to eat a sick cow? That’s the bottom line.
This is my take on it.
- Budget. Save your money. People die of preventable diseases. Spend your money wisely.
- Don’t waste money on snack foods. If you’re eating paleo right, you don’t HAVE to have to eat every 2-3 hours like a raging beast rummaging for food all day. Breakfast can last me 5-6 hours with well rounded protein, veggie, and fats on your plate.
- purchase fresh foods throughout the week and don’t let them go to waste. For instance, buy pork, steak, and chicken. Then, purchase bulk vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and spinach. Mix it up next week and try a new veggie like okra, brussel sprouts, or artichoke. Only purchase tomatos, onions, mushrooms, etc. if you have plan to eat it. Otherwise, they sit forever then go bad.
- Purchase fruits that are in season and organic. You will only may pennies more for organic, and it would be beneficial to choose them – there’s more antioxidants and vitamins in organic foods. I purchase fruits on sale, and usually that also means they are in season because stores have tons of supply and need the demand. A $5 watermelon can last you a few weeks. A $5 bag of apples can last you a couple weeks if you have one every other day.