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5 Oct

Contest Results: Grocery Time

I love seeing the pics submitted for this contest. It’s always a pleasure to see the happy, healthy, glowing faces of Mark’s Daily Apple readers. Not to mention the great looking food! Once again, many thanks to everyone that participated.

The lucky winner of this random drawing will take home a Kangaroo Pro, 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, 1 quart of Organic Coconut Cream Concentrate, a 2.2lb bag of Organic Coconut Flour, a 2.2lb bag of Organic Coconut Flakes, a 17oz jar of Organic Raw Honey, 6 jars of 14.2 oz. jars of PRIMALFAT™ – Virgin and Certified Organic Coconut Ghee, and 2lbs of fresh fish from Wild Pacific Salmon.

And the winner is…

Gretchen G. and family!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. does the little girl have her hand on a container Quaker Oats?!

    barb wrote on October 5th, 2013
  2. I noticed that too. And spuds.

    Gina wrote on October 5th, 2013
  3. It doesn’t matter – all these people have good grocery hauls, better than 99% of what I see in carts when I’m in the grocery.

    Most of the pics look like my cart, primarily filled with fruits & veggies with some minor amounts of crap, my favorite black licorice, my hubby’s loaf of white bread he will not give up, etc.

    Mine rarely has much meat or dairy, as I get those grassfed from local farms and *delivered* by a milkman.

    These folks all have HUGE piles of fruits and veggies, criticism is just being nit-picky. People like us is why grocery stores even HAVE produce sections anymore cause the normal public isn’t buying much of it.

    It’d be EASY to take a picture that was 100% paleo/primal – we’ve all got gobs of meat and veggies around. I appreciate them telling the truth in their pictures.

    For the vast majority of real people, eating even halfway this way would be a huge improvement.

    jpatti wrote on October 5th, 2013
    • Yes, I do believe the contest post said this. “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).”

      Congrats on winning, Gretchen! Grok on.

      ninjainshadows wrote on October 5th, 2013
    • Don’t low carb/paleo people usually run from fruit??

      Joey wrote on October 6th, 2013
  4. Congrats Gretchen and family. And, I like your photo. Happy looking family.

    Sharon wrote on October 5th, 2013
  5. Congratulations, Gretchen and Family!! You will soon be in coconut heaven!! :-)

    Primal Praxis wrote on October 5th, 2013
  6. Congrats Gretchen and family! Looking good!

    Grant wrote on October 5th, 2013
  7. i did not participate in the contest, but i did do my usual weekly shopping at the farmers market today. my cart contained 1 lb ground beef,
    1 whole chicken, 1 lb bacon, a dozen extra large eggs. all pasture raised and from local farmers. i also got spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, onion, butternut squash and apples. all organic and locally raised. i feel like a winner :)

    allison wrote on October 5th, 2013
  8. I really liked the lady who did the pyramid, I think she should have won it for orginality.

    Laurie wrote on October 5th, 2013
    • +1

      PrimalGrandma wrote on October 5th, 2013
      • I thought she should have won too.

        Karen DeLee wrote on October 6th, 2013
    • I loved the food pyramid too!

      Megan wrote on October 6th, 2013
  9. Wow, what a great give away! I’ll definitely have to be on the lookout for the next one. Thanks for sharing all of these amazing posts and tips- your blog is great.

    Amanda Jones wrote on October 5th, 2013
  10. Seeing the pic of the big shaggy cat (? Norwegain Forest Cat?) rminded me that my two middle-aged cats have not done all that well eating grain, either. One of them tends to be thin, so recently I quit their popular-brand commercial food and started them on a mixed-meat grain free food from my favorite local HFS. In just a few days I’ve seen an improvement their coats (the skinny one has medium-length hair and the other one looks just like the cat in the pic except he’s solid white); hopefully in a couple of weeks they will be filled out again.
    Inspired me to go back on my evolutionary food plan–gotta eat what Nature designed for you to eat.

    shrimp4me wrote on October 5th, 2013
    • I adopted a rescued cat that was severely malnourished. He was a bag of bones with a bad coat, acted depressed and refused to eat. The vet gave him an Rx that increased appetite as a side effect, and he started to put on weight. But he didn’t really look healthy, and nearly died from a urinary tract blockage a few months later. The doc said he might not survive another one like it. I did some studying up and found that, as obligate carnivores, cats do even worse on a dry food diet that includes grain than humans do. I changed his diet from standard grocery store crap-in-a-bag to no grain, high quality protein wet food, and the change has been absolutely amazing. His coat is soft and shiny, he’s muscled out, and he’s never had another Illness of any kind. Now he follows me around like a puppy; I can’t go to the bathroom alone anymore, and he’s even been known to sit on the opposite side of the walk-in shower when I shower!

      Gina wrote on October 18th, 2013
      • Glad to hear of you and your cat’s success. Just in case you got Fresh Pet–the orange cat on the Feline bag is a dead ringer for my red Somali, my thinner guy. He and his brother are both doing better. Good luck to you both.

        shrimp4me wrote on October 18th, 2013
  11. *Watches slideshow* … and I’m inspired. More veggies! Better eggs, and more of them! Sadly, neither of my roommates are paleo/primal, and we shop independently and eat our own food. The fridge runs out of space rather fast with four gallon containers of “juice” (sugar water with colors, flavors, a splash of juice, and preservatives) and two gallons of 1% milk.

    Bill C wrote on October 6th, 2013
  12. This appeals to my nosy nature! Congrats Gretchen and family!!!

    Leanne wrote on October 6th, 2013
  13. I love the one with the giant liver on the counter, lol!

    Jennifer wrote on October 6th, 2013
  14. Gretchen, where are you from? We see some Louisiana products in there! If so please join NOLA PALEO on Facebook!

    cajungrokgirl wrote on October 7th, 2013
  15. The liver and the heart as well !

    Im off to my not so local egg farm where we pick up 150 eggs every 14 days and 3kgs of duck fat for all our frying needs. (2.5 hour turnaround trip) BUT the eggs are freshhhhhhhh and I get to see all the chickens running around as close to as nature intended. That is then supplemented by our monthly 3 hour drive to the farm where we get our meat. Talk about your forage expeditions :) but I have never been happier and to do this is a joy as I know exactly where my eggs and meat are from and these form the saple of our diet along with the vegies from the local grocer. The only thing I buy from the supermarket is imported butter (Lurpack) and cream and toilet paper :)

    Michal wrote on October 7th, 2013
  16. Congrats Gretchen and family!! Awesome grocery haul.

    Carlton Melton wrote on October 8th, 2013
  17. Is that a jar of Steen’s cane syrup on the left? That stuff is nassssstttyyyy

    Joe wrote on October 9th, 2013
  18. All that plastic – leaching into your “healthy” food.

    Do some research. Bad, bad, bad.

    J.R. wrote on October 10th, 2013

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