This is my first thread here on MDA. There will surely be more to come as I've been fiddling with the Paleo diet for a little over a year now.

I'm in college now, living on my own. With money as tight as it is, I have been less religious when it comes to my grocery shopping. It can be tough to find meat that possesses all of the primal qualities (high in fat, grass fed etc), so I've stooped to picking up meats that come close to these criteria- all while maintaining a low price/lb.

Clearly bacon, bologna, and meats of this sort are not the ideal paleo meats. But just how UN-paleo are they? Has anyone maintained primal diet success while eating foods like these? All input/comments are welcome