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August 07, 2009

Contest: Show Your Groceries

By Mark Sisson
20 Comments

The Prize:

The week began with grass fed beef, the week ends with fresh, wild caught Alaskan salmon. Salmon is a top notch source of Omega 3’s, and you may know how important it is to choose wild caught salmon over factory farmed salmon. If you’ve read my book, you may have noticed that I mentioned SeaBeef.com as a great source of wild caught salmon. The winner of today’s contest will receive 5lbs of fresh Kenai River Sockeye Salmon overnighted to their home, courtesy of Trish and Sara from Wild Alaskan Salmon Company. If you want to buy your own fresh-caught fish from them, head to SeaBeef.com.

The Contest:

How Primal is your kitchen? You may have seen Time Magazine’s pictorial titled, “What the World Eats.” The photo shoot featured families from different countries surrounded by the foods they eat in a week. While some families are clearly eating healthier than others, I couldn’t help but notice the thorough infiltration of Coca-Cola into the world diet, or the high percentage of processed foods consumed by any given family. So, I’m asking you to take your own pictures. Round up the kids (or parents, or fiance, or roommates) and toss all the groceries on the table, because I want people to see “What Grok Eats.” The pictures don’t have to be fancy, nor do they have to be 100% Primal (or even 80%, just so long as people can see what you eat in a week). Mad props go to the most Primal family, but the winner will be selected in a random drawing, so don’t feel obliged to play “Keeping up with the Grokses.” Email me the picture along with the subject heading: “Show Your Groceries Contest”. As long as there are groceries on the table and smiling faces, you’re entered to win.

Examples:

Check out the original Time Magazine photo spread to get an idea of what to do.

Eligibility:

This prize is only available to residents of the 48 contiguous states + Alaska. [If you don’t live in the U.S. and you win I’ll ship you a bottle of my Master Formula instead, and the salmon will go to an alternate winner.]

The Contest End Time:

Midnight, August 25. You’ve got a couple weeks to do some grocery shopping if your cabinets are currently looking a bit sparse.

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants who submit adequate photos.

To track all the contests visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

Visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge for challenge details.

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umuhk
umuhk
7 years 1 month ago
Ouch. There are four people in my home: my partner (with a Lap-Band installed, on a restricted diet), two boarders (one from the South, who eats Tex-Mex most of the time, and another who eats mostly bowls of cold cereal) and me. My kitchen is full of lots of food I won’t eat. I usually keep a small supply of meat in the freezer (at the moment, some fish, some bison and some wild boar), and occasionally some berries in the fridge, but other than that, it’s all Tater Tots and honey-wheat cereal and non-fat “cheese”. Maybe after a grocery… Read more »
Grok
7 years 1 month ago

Oh man…. This is an awesome idea!

Yummy
7 years 1 month ago

this is super cool!

Chunster495
Chunster495
7 years 1 month ago

time to empty out my fridge

Henry Miller
Henry Miller
7 years 1 month ago

I’m not sure how much will show up – my only camera is on my cell phone, and I’m single so I’ll be trying one of those self-portraits in front of the fridge. (I buy almost nothing that isn’t kept in my fridge)

Karin
Karin
7 years 1 month ago

Fitday should help with this one…

primalmom
7 years 1 month ago

oh man – should have been yesterday when I got home from my CSA-pickup !!

primalmom
7 years 1 month ago

oh wow – I just clicked on the Time magazine link and went through the slides – what an eye-opener to see the differenes around the world !! I looked at it with my 9 yo son – very cool !

Arlo
Arlo
7 years 1 month ago

But Mark, my cupboards are almost ALWAYS bare! I usually buy only what I’ll be eating in the next 2-3 days 🙂

Annie
Annie
7 years 1 month ago

Great link and idea Mark.
After looking at the photos, which family would you all like to visit for dinner?

crunchysue
7 years 1 month ago

I’d choose the Polish family. Looks like the most likely place to get a primal meal.

johndilsaver
johndilsaver
7 years 1 month ago

Hi Mark and all

Was Grok a good housekeeper?

I have some unwashed dishes on the counter and a pile of mail on the table.

Well the deadline is Aug 25, so there is hope (of cleaning)!

Joseph Michael
7 years 1 month ago

OUCH indeed.! I went to seabeef.com to find that for $16 a pound you get frozen salmon….

I grew up in Upstate NY and my father and i would fish the salmon run every year… Each person allowed to catch 5 wild salmon per year…free.

BestSelf
BestSelf
7 years 1 month ago

Cool idea – can’t wait to see the pictures you get.

While we eat much less processed foods than many families I know, and I choose ‘healthier’ foods for my kids, at this time the kids still are not really fully primal or low carb. so our household would not be that pure. I guess I have to have something to strive towards in future challenges ;o)

FlyNavyWife
7 years 1 month ago

What an AWESOME idea! I can’t wait to see all the pictures!

Annika
7 years 1 month ago
I recently bought the book that goes with the Time magazine article. What an eye-opener! I think the American family picured above, who eats the typical SAD (Standard American Diet), was the worst inthe entire book. I have been thinking it would be very interesting to photograph a week’s worth of our food – now I have the opportunity! I’m very new to Primal eating and have just begun to transition in the past few weeks, and I’m excited about it. My husband is very on board with it, but my kids (12 and 14) are NOT. Any suggestions for… Read more »
Piper
7 years 1 month ago
What a neat idea! I will definitely enter next time I go to the store. Problem is, I only have a small fridge, 2/3 the size of a regular fridge, and I only buy what I can eat over 2-3 days. I go to the store probably 3 times a week to get fresh things and the farmer’s market on Saturdays. I don’t know if I could put everything I would eat in a single photo without having some wilting or rotting food there. Oh well. I’ll do my best. The slide show was really amazing. Kind of funny to… Read more »
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