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  • Best Budget Primal dinners and lunches

    Hey guys

    Just forward planning my shopping list for the month - can anyone chime in with any top "budget" dishes?

    Mainly dinners, lunches are easy enough and I tend to have similar things, but dinners?

    thanks!
    qs
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  • #2
    don't know if this helps, we use heart or any organ meats (since they're cheap) as a filler w our ground meats. lasts longer;-)
    Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

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    • #3
      Originally posted by shannon View Post
      don't know if this helps, we use heart or any organ meats (since they're cheap) as a filler w our ground meats. lasts longer;-)
      thanks shannon - not quite there with the ol' organ meats yet...heck it's taken me 33 years to eat an avo or olives! I hated both but forced myself to have a littl each time the opportunity came up - so found i could tolerate avo as long as not too ripe and the funny little black olives.

      I will get onto it one day...maybe
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      • #4
        Definitely anything with eggs... bacon is pretty cheap too! Also, when cuts of meat are on sale that you enjoy, try to stock up a bit, or set aside a bit of grocery $$ every week for "sale items" when they come around.

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        • #5
          on this side of the pond, turkey legs and chicken thighs are very cheap, like 1.50 a pound.
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          • #6
            Soups and stews for sure. Meatloaf.
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            • #7
              You should calculate the cost of the main food - meat. And use that money to buy as much as Ground beef/pork, eggs and animal fat you can. (You will probably get loads of it). What's left is for fruit and few vegetables.

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              • #8
                +1 jarnapal. we learned the hard way recently.
                Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers

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                • #9
                  Pork shoulder (try the Garlic Pulled Pork recipe on this site) is the best deal going.

                  Chicken thighs.

                  Egg dishes.

                  Ground beef (try it new ways, like in curry -- yum!)
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                  • #10
                    Hi Sheba,

                    Don't know about costs in Scotland but if I'm cooking just for me I like to bake 6 chicken legs at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (~200 degrees Celsius) for 70 minutes if frozen ( 60 minutes if thawed.) Organic chicken legs are $1.99/lb at Whole Foods here in Cincy.

                    6 legs ends up being about 1.5 lbs = $3 = 2.2.

                    Don't forget to dip it in my world famous Susie Blue Cheese dressing.
                    Never eat anything bigger than your own head.

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                    • #11
                      thanks guys!

                      we get hot and spicy chicken thighs in the deli at Sainsbury for 49p. I mean you can't even buy a pint of milk for that, or a bag of crisps! (not that i wuold!) But these thighs are just AWESOME. great on a salad too!

                      pork shoulder huh? Will look into that.

                      chicken soup - will track down a recipe.

                      Going to buy some stewing steak and casserole a load of it.

                      veggies i can keep froze, cauli, broccoli, green beans, some blueberries

                      I just spent 21 at the health store for coconoil, vit d3 and almond flour so need to keep the rest of the shop under about 80! I still have a duck leg left, a few cod steaks and 4 slices of pork loin.

                      so butter, eggs, mince, avo's and some salad stuff weekly I should be okay - was just panicking slightly!

                      : - )
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                      • #12
                        Any kind of shoulder tends to be cheap and delicious. Unfortunately I have no idea what the UK trade names for those meats are. In the US, it's either plain "shoulder" or for pork, "butt" or "picnic" for the sperated shoulder parts, and for beef it's "chuck." Lamb "neck slices" are awesome as well, and a fraction of the cost of shanks, generally. Stews and slow cooked meats in bulk tend to freeze well, be cheap, and be yummy.

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                        • #13
                          we love us some pork butt! we crock pot it with onions and garlic till it falls apart, then shred it.....of course pre-pimal we would load it with sugary BBQ sauce, but a great mustard sauce would be fab!

                          I would find what is on sale and then plan your meals. For us gorund beef (mince) is not always the best buy! sometime pork loin is a far better choice. Buy as much as you can on a good deal, then after a few weeks like that you will have meats to rotate better.

                          Last night we had taco omlettes! They were 4 egg omlettes, and filled our whole dinner plate. We had beef in the freezer and cooked it up when it was still partially frozen actually, added cumin and chili pepper seasoning and a can of tomatoes, let the simmer till the liquid was gone, added sliced onion and zucchini that was sauteed, and used some pepper jack cheese inside the omlette for those of us who wanted the cheese.......best dinner we had all week I would say!
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