Ground meat is cheap, and very versatile. I eat a lot of carrots & cabbage. Both are fairly versatile also. Onions too. They're almost a requirement.
Eggs, with a side of eggs, on top of eggs with a side of lean ground beef (if not grass fed) cooked in coconut oil.
Self-realization. I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
Organ meats - frozen lamb hearts (roasted or sliced and stir-fried with veg) every now and then. To me they taste as good as lamb itself and have some great nutrients lower in other muscle. Liver, especially beef, is nutritionally dense but not to my taste. Stews/broths with a stock from bones you've got left over.
Get's me thinking, I had bone marrow with paprika on toast in Hungary as a teenager and it was beautiful.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
I take life easier than almost anyone I know, but when I exercise I do it as though my life depends on it (which it does).
(Arthur De Vany)
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Karen De Coster
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.
Staple foods? I eat these pretty much every week:
Steak (assorted cuts)
Sweet potatoes (jewel, garnet, Okinawan, Japanese, etc.)
Salmon (Wild, fresh/frozen/canned)
Hot peppers (assorted)
Extra virgin olive oil
I would find life difficult without those foods. Anything else can be cycled.
Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.
The Caveman Eats: My Primal Recipes for Athletes and Average Joe's Alike
Meat on the bone is usually very cheap and is healthier for you than straight muscle meat. Cuts here are likely different to where you are but recently I've been eating lamb shanks (with the bone cut to release the marrow), lamb rosettes (slices of the neck bone so plenty of connective tissue and spinal cord), osso bucco and chuck on the bone. Slow cooked in curries, tagines, casseroles etc they are all delicious
Why I don't worry about cholesterol:
Lyon Diet Heart Trial
Get With The Guidelines admission data
Sydney Diet Heart Study revisited
Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet
The problem with modern medicine is that doctors don't view the prescription of drugs as a failure to keep you healthy
Whole chickens bought in bulk on sale....used to make the following:
-whole roasted chickens (oven or grill)
-cut up, seasoned and put on grill or roasted with veggies and sometimes sausage
-Leftovers used for lunches or chicken salad
-Use leftover bones for stock and use that in soups
(soups and stocks use onions,carrots and celery all inexpensive items that can be bought in bulk)
Chicken thighs and legs (bone and skin on), usually seasoned and grilled, or roasted with onions and peppers.
Turkey legs brined in salt water and seasonings and then roasted (not a staple for us, but usually the legs are inexpensive)
Pork roasts when on sale, usually cooked in crockpot
Ground beef/sausage for meatballs, meatloaf, or lettuce burgers