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    When you go to the store, what are the things that always always make your grocery list? I have a pretty regular circuit that I've started making since going primal at Trader Joe's...


    might not be perfectly primal, but it's the base that stocks my shelves nonetheless:


    Pre-shelled bag of hard-boiled eggs

    European-style whole milk plain yogurt

    Avocados

    Celery

    Mixed veggie bag (carrots, cauliflower, broc)

    Almond milk (for protein smoothies, the one without tapioca)

    Coconut milk

    Nuts (macadamia big bag, "handful" bags of almonds, etc. for work)

    Frozen organic unsweetened berries for smoothies (love their wild organic blueberries)

    Chicken sausage (jalapeno)

    Cheese (i partake)

    Olives

    Frozen wild-caught fish

    Salsa verde

    TJ hot sauce (theirs is my favorite)

    fish oil caps (every few visits)


    Then from the farmer's market:

    2 dozen eggs from happy chickens

    2 packs of bacon from happy pigs


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    I shop at TJ's as well, this is the typical list:


    Organic Ground Beef

    Grass fed sirloin on the weekend

    Ground turkey

    Organic Chicken

    2 dozen free range eggs

    2 pckages broccoli slaw

    2 baby romaine backs

    Roma tomatos

    Organic cucumbers

    2 packages sliced white mushrooms

    Smokey Peach salsa (best salsa ive ever had out of a jar).

    Heavy Cream

    Uncured Bacon

    Avocados (if they are cheap)

    Coconut Milk

    The indiv. wrapped almond packs for school

    Raw Sunflower seeds


    That pretty much sums it up, although a dark chocolate bar sometimes sneaks it way into my cart...


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    I haven't been primal for long, but here is what I have been picking up.


    Bananas

    Avocados

    Almonds

    Bag of Fuji Apples

    Mixed Vegetables (Broc, Coli & Carrot)

    Big box of mixed baby lettuces

    Chicken breasts

    Whole Chicken (Organic)

    Ground Turkey

    Fresh Salsa (to put on my eggs)

    Natural honey dijon low cal/fat salad dressing

    Broccoli Slaw

    Tuna

    Shrimp

    Frozen blueberries/strawberries

    Jillian Michaels' protein (I like it cause' it has the natural sweetner)

    Nitrate Free Bacon

    Eggs!


    Unfortunately, I can't always go to Whole Foods or Trader Joe's because it's about 40 minutes away. I like to go to local Aldi for some things and Publix for what I don't get at Aldi.


    I'm so ready for the Farmer's Market to come back...spring, hurry up.


    Also, what are some of your favorite meal combos?

    Breakfast : 1 Egg + 1 White, over easy - A kiwi or 1/2 of a banana, small navel orange. I just vary it. PLUS, a small slice of publix bakery whole grain bread to sop up that yummy yolk (yea, trying to let go of it)

    Lunch : A salad with balsamic vinegar and oil, some almonds, choice of protein (chicken breast, shrimp, tuna salad (w/broccoli slaw mixed in), chicken salad)

    Dinner : If i'm feeling hungry, I do a protein and some of those mixed vegetables or if i'm not so hungry, I drink a protein shake with 1/2 banana, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 scoop chocolate whey protein, 1/2 cup of cream on top milk, 1/2 cup of water and some ice sticks. YUM! (That's probably what i'll drink tonight)


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    I just went to the store today...my first time with an almostly completely primal list. (Only almost completely because my husband won't give up sandwiches for lunch and I'm not pushing...yet.)


    I got:

    broccoli slaw

    red leaf lettuce

    carrots

    peppers

    onions

    avocados

    grapes

    bluberries

    strawberries

    macadamia nuts

    almonds

    walnuts

    pork sausage

    chicken

    bacon

    ham

    apples

    eggs


    I think that's it. It was weird shopping Primal though. I kept realizing how it's so different from low-fat, the way I'd been trying to get healthier (trying unsuccessfully, mind you). I think it's gonna take a while to feel completely comfortable in the grocery store, like I know what I'm doing.


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    Once a week our staples include:


    4 pkgs of bacon

    3 dozen eggs

    FF greek style yogurt

    FF cheese

    Butter


    Bananas

    Pineapple

    lemons


    Hugemongous bag of baby spinach

    some other dark leafy green

    Broccoli

    Tomatoes

    Cucumbers

    Onions

    Garlic

    other veg that peaks my interest


    If we have some extra money we will indulge in:


    Seafood (frozen uncooked shrimp and scallops, or fresh mussells or oysters if we`re rich!!!)


    Fresh berries.


    We buy our meat in bulk, and always have a variety of beef, pork and chicken on hand, as well as some fish!


    My pantry always has herbs and spices, coconut flour and almond flour, as well as basic staples like vinegars, cooking wines, coconut oil, nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios etc) and some dark chocolate!

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    I get most veggies at Farmer's market once a week. This time of year I am buying onions, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and greenhouse lettuce.


    At the Food Coop, I buy lacto-fermented sauerkraut, ginger carrots and kim chee, and free range eggs.


    I pick up meat from another farmer who delivers to a public place every two weeks, and for $100 I get a 'grab bag' of products: ground beef, a couple of steaks, pork chops, a large chicken, bacon, pork sausage, and a couple of dozen eggs.


    At WalMart, I buy frozen vegetables and frozen berries.


    I buy Kerrygold butter and cheddar cheese at the supermarket, along with any else I seem to need/want.


    I'm semi-retired, that's why I have enough time to be running around to all these places.


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    This is what I generally try to have on hand:


    Veggies:


    Spinach (the BIG bag!)

    Broccoli

    Avocados

    Cauliflower

    Carrots

    Pasillas

    Jalipenos

    Bell peppers

    Tomatoes

    Mushrooms

    Asparagus (if reasonably priced)

    Onions

    Green onions

    Garlic

    Cucumber

    Zucchini

    Jicama

    Spaghetti squash

    Sweet potatoes (occasionally)


    Fruit:


    Sometimes none

    Sometimes kiwi, apples, pears, grapefruit, grapes, plums, peaches, etc. Depends what's in season and whether I'm really backing down on carbs or not.

    Occasionally a banana.

    Fresh berries if they're in season, frozen if they're not.


    Meat:


    Lamb (I raise my own)

    Beef -- ground beef, carne asada, roast, sometimes steak

    Pork -- roast, hot sausage, bacon

    Chicken -- usually boneless skinless breasts, for ease

    Fish -- salmon, halibut, tuna, sardines, kippers


    Eggs/Dairy:


    Eggs (lots in winter, when my hens aren't laying)

    Heavy cream (lasts forever)

    Butter

    Cheese (occasionally)


    Canned/Bottled:


    Coconut milk

    Canned tomatoes

    Olives

    Oils

    Vinegars

    Curry paste

    Chipotles in adobo

    Broth (for speed if I don't have any homemade)


    Dry Goods:


    Dessicated coconut

    Herbs & Spices

    Nuts

    Coffee

    Very dark chocolate

    Pork rinds

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    I usually end up buying lots of salad type veggies, for example:


    Carrots

    Celery

    Cucumbers

    Tomatoes

    Mushrooms

    Bell Peppers

    Large bag/container of mixed greens or spinach

    Cilantro

    Avocados


    I also buy a lot of


    Broccoli

    Cauliflower

    Cabbage

    Zuchini

    Squash


    I usually buy frozen onions, since I become a blubbering mess if I attempt to cut them up.


    I usually have some apples and berries around too.


    As far as beef goes, I finally found a source of grass-fed, so I've been buying that, but also


    Lamb

    Duck

    Chicken

    Turkey


    I haven't tried it yet, but I also found pheasant, quail, goose, and rabbit! So can't wait to try those exotic meats. Well, they are exotic to me, since I practically lived off of Lean Turkey breast for the last 10 years.


    I also usually buy


    Green Olives

    Black Olives

    Garlic

    Ginger

    Goat cheese or raw cheese


    I buy eggs from a guy I work with. He has chickens that he raises in his backyard. They are supplemented with some grain since its winter, but they are allowed to forage and run around part of the day too. I can really tell the difference between them and store eggs. The yolks are a deep orange color. He sells them for $2 a dozen.

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    Usually, I buy veggies at the farmer's market - and then I'll go out to Winn-Dixie/Publix to get what they didn't have.


    Veggies:

    Lettuces

    (any or all depending on how good they look/my mood:

    Romaine, Spinach, Cabbage (green/red), Kale)

    Bags of mixed veggies - Cauli.Brocc.Carrot.

    Stir fry mix: Carrot, Brocc. Snap peas.

    Tomatoes

    Onion

    Celery


    Bulk ordered grass-fed steak in the freezer already.

    Will occasionally supplement with an Organic chicken (whole)

    Seafood. (Any mix of: Crab legs, fish, shrimp)


    Fruit:

    Strawberries

    Papaya

    Blueberries

    Oranges

    Apples


    Nuts:

    Macadamia nuts

    Almonds

    Walnuts

    Pecans


    Other staples:

    Eggs (Free-range)

    Green Tea

    Rooibos Tea

    Olive oil

    Almond butter

    Almond meal

    Coconut flour

    Beef and Chicken stock.

    Any array of spices..


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