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The problem for me in answering this question relates.to the emphasis on improved food quality. So when I go shopping, I go and see what organic fruits and vegetables they have, is there any wild caught fish or grass fed beef. As such its tough to say as these higher quality items tend to be available on a more sporadic basis so I am coming home with different things each week.
As far as lists go, Robb Wolf has a good couple of free pdf's you can download and I am sure that Mark has some ideas on an old blog post somewhere.
What I did, and im not really a newbie, but still...is i ordered the primal cookbook its should be in my box by monday . Im gonna go thru and choose a menu for teh week, write down the ingredients list then buy that stuff, plus some snacky type stuff like fruits, nuts and yogurt.
Hope that helps.
I actually don't think those lists are useful - look, you can eat almost everything in the produce and meat sections, add fat in the form of good butter, olive oil or nut oil, cocnut oil, lard or tallow. Dairy is your call but make it 1) full fat 2) less processed when possible and 3) without any additives ie buy plain unflavored yogurt and flavor it yourself.
If that is still confusing, your problem is that, sorry, you don't know how to cook, not that primal is confusing. KISS principle: hunk of good meat with a side of nice veg. Nothing that inherently has a bar code. EDIT: nothing that tells you how tasty/healthy it is in words on the package. Use your crock pot, make pot roast. etc. Steak with spinach. Salmon and baked squash. Bunless burgers and a baked sweet potato. It's actually really easy.
And, forget the supplements for the moment. Just get some good cookbooks and go to town.
The problem for me in answering this question relates.to the emphasis on improved food quality. So when I go shopping, I go and see what organic fruits and vegetables they have, is there any wild caught fish or grass fed beef. As such its tough to say as these higher quality items tend to be available on a more sporadic basis so I am coming home with different things each week........
I like the fact I can't get the same foods every week - to me it just adds to the whole "sorry honey I couldn't catch a rabbit but just LOOK at the ducks I got" thing. And at least I can pretend I am tracking my primal food even if it is simply around the chiller cabinet and fruit/veg aisles. Not a criticism of the post btw .......
I don't ask that you like me - all I ask is that you respect my life experiences and i will do the same.
I agree with tfarney in that it's pretty open about what to get, and if you're struggling for recipes/ideas of what to cook, that's another story (and there's plenty of help on here for that too). Still, I know sometimes I get a brain stall about what to buy because I'm bored/not creative. So...
The basics that should be in your cupboards/fridge: Spices, fats (olive oil, butter, coconut oil, and/or lard), dark chocolate, nut butters (if you eat them).
Just for some inspiration, this was my grocery list for last week for a week for two people (granted, I still had some stuff in my fridge I was planning to use, but it might still be helpful):