The perfect grocery list
Hey everyone! I'm just getting started on this new primal lifestyle thing and I've gotten by for the past two weeks on spinach, broccoli, pork tenderloin, lamb, and brussel sprouts... thankfully I just got my paycheck and I'm ready to go stock up so I can have a full compliment of properly ratio-ed fats and good protein at my disposal...
If you could do an ideal primal grocery shopping, what would it include? I know I'm going to pick up:
-frozen wild caught salmon
-some fresh veggies
I'm probably going to a farm stand so I can get some nitrate-free bacon and free range chicken... does this seem like it would provide a pretty good mix of nutrients? Also, are frozen veggies any worse than fresh? I don't even know if they're full of salt or preservatives. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
there is a grocery list thread somehwere on here... just do a search.
Here in Australia, regular frozen veggies - just the bags of peas or broccoli or whatever - don't have any additives. They are regarded as a good option - sometimes even better, because they haven't sat in your fridge for a week losing nutrients, but are blanched and snap frozen soon after picking. However watch out for those pre-prepared microwave veggies and such, there's a good chance they are seasoned already so check the ingredients. I don't know what your labeling laws are over there.
Macadamia nuts. Lower in Omega6s, and delicious. I also like Brazil nuts, and maybe some pepitas.
I like Asian greens like Bok Choy and Choy Sum as they are lower in oxalates than spinach.
Local Farm Eggs
Fresh fruit of all kinds
This is my list to appease all 5 members of my family...I am limiting dairy and fruit as of right now.
Found the previous thread. Thought I'd link it here in case anyone else wanted to read it too:
I did not know that about frozen vegetables. Now I suppose they deserve an apology for me snobbing them all these years. If they have no additives and are snap frozen they are probably better than Coles and Woolworths "fresh" vegetables.
Originally Posted by Helen in Oz
whatever veggies are in season
butter if i need it
thats all i buy!
occassionally stock on spice/garlic cloves
Thanks for all the suggestions... my trip last night led to a really tasty breakfast and lunch today. Who knew that fiddlehead ferns would taste awesome?!? I picked up some macadamia oil and pumpkin seed oil as well - I used the macadamia oil on some spinach this morning and it was great, I can't wait to try out the pumpkin seed oil...
I keep it simple: (for me and my fiance)
2lbs ground beef
2 packages chicken drumsticks
LOTS of eggs
I envy you guys who can just shop for yourselves or selves and primal partner. I'm trying to improve my family's diet, but it's going to be a gradual process. Right now I'm sitting here smelling the instant noodles my daughter just ate. And shopping, I was buying biscuits and stuff I knew they'd want. They aren't allowed to have nuts at school anyway.
Today the more primal contents of my cart included -
Veggies! - Cauliflower, leafy greens, carrots, capsicum (pepper)
85% cocoa chocolate (lindt)
also some frozen seasoned chicken