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    Let's see your best budget primal meals!

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    It would be so nice to have these all in one place.

    We're considering a major life change and I fear it may be the end of my lovely $800/mo grocery budget (we're a family of 5).

    Ideas for stocking a primal pantry would be helpful, too.

    TIA!

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    You can't go wrong with grass-fed ground beef. So many things you can do with it, besides just burgers. Another great budget stretcher is pastured pork butt or pork should roast. I can get these for about $4 a pound. Season it and toss in the slow cooker and you'll have shredded pork that you can use for tacos, salads, or just by itself. I bet you can easily stay within your monthly budget.

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    Frozen veg on sale, coupons. Stock up/cowpool w/ friends. Farmer's market. Eggs. Yeah, I don't do pasture-fed and I still blow my $800 a month budget. I'm trying, though. Less meat, more veg. Under $3/pound meats, so looking for sales, etc. Or pay more and use it sparingly, bulk w/ veg & eggs. Soups, homemade broths.

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    Tinned fish are cheap and healthy
    Pork lard is cheap and good cooking fat.
    Creamed coconut is calorie dense and cheap.
    Market egg are cheaper than shop bought.
    market veg is also cheaper.
    Frozen veg is cheap.

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    I need to start seeking out more ways to prepare offal. Liver is cheap, even grassfed, and so is heart. Maybe more meals w/ eggs as the main protein, too. And soups are good - I just can't think of soup when it's this hot out!

    Thanks for all the ideas, this is really helpful...

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    We recently discovered our local restaurant supply company (GFS here where we are) and I found great deals on frozen vegetables.

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    4 eggs & 1tbs butter, ~$1.50
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomickim View Post
    I need to start seeking out more ways to prepare offal. Liver is cheap, even grassfed, and so is heart. Maybe more meals w/ eggs as the main protein, too. And soups are good - I just can't think of soup when it's this hot out!

    Thanks for all the ideas, this is really helpful...
    What about chilled soups?? Gazpacho, chilled root vegetable soup.... mmm

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    Eggs + whatever veggies (usually spinach right now, 4 cups cooks down nicely) and meat happen to be in the fridge = delicious, colorful, healthy omelet.

    I love using things like red (purple) onions, green spinach, red peppers or cilantro in contrast with the yellow eggs. There's also the old standby of the hard boiled egg.

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    free or cheap animal fat from the butcher
    use liberally
    lean towards the fat side of a diet, to exploit how cheap fat is.

    eggs, ground beef, maybe sweet potato, and definitely liver once a week or so

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