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    Going to agree with the beef. Grocery store chicken and pork are edible. Grocery store beef is NOT. I never buy it anymore because you might as well be throwing your money down the toilet. I only get the organic beef from the market now (can't afford grassfed).

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    I'm going to have to diverge from the concensus a little bit here. Pork is the one item I absolutely don't eat CAFO/grocery store/restaurant versions of. It's kept in the worst conditions and is most susceptible to having its own fat profiles altered by its diet of the three.

    So if you can eat lean beef from the grocery store, and buy pastured pork, and maybe compromise on organic chicken, even if it's still off the grocery store shelf, I think that's about the optimum mix of health:budget balancing.

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    I don't like beef. My first choice would be pork, then - chicken.

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    Thanks for all you responses so far!

    So the concencus is that there is no concesus

    Sale shop wherever possible, stock up on the non-perishable essentials, and go with the highest quality meat of your choice that you can afford...

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    Yup. Wild caught fish in cans is cheap. Even the bpa-free ones go on sale from time to time. They last forever, so stock up.

    Grass-fed beef organs are reasonably priced, if you have access to a local farm. You typically have to buy bulk from the online retailers. Not a bad idea if you have a freezer.

    Sometimes there are good Australian grass-fed beef sales in one of the supermarkets around here. Might have to buy a whole tenderloin and slice it into steaks yourself before you freeze it, but grass-fed filet for $7/lb is a hard bargain to pass up.

    Someone in another thread mentioned that Whole Foods has whole organic chickens on sale from time to time. I don't have one near me, but you might.

    I still say don't eat grocery store pork. Just ick. But do what you can with what you got.

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    Its all down to what is available in the part of the world you live. I can buy anything on your list..at a price. I buy all three from a farmers market that's home grown, so I just eat all three types of meat and try not to worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Seekins View Post
    Its all down to what is available in the part of the world you live. I can buy anything on your list..at a price. I buy all three from a farmers market that's home grown, so I just eat all three types of meat and try not to worry about it.
    I think the OP plans to eat all 3 and is asking which one to get from a better source if he/she has to pick only one due to budgetary constraints. That's how I answered it. If he/she's going to ONLY eat one of the 3 animals' flesh, beef is the winner, hands down.

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    @RichMahogany - You are right. I want to incorporate all of the meats at this time - that is what I have been eating since..well forever...and I do not want to drop one over another.
    Since starting the Meal Plan provided by the Primal Blueprint folks, I have bought a few grocery store 'steaks' and have been less than impressed. The pork (tenderloin) and chicken (usually thighs) have been quite good (my meats of choice since always). I have tried the wild salmon canned, and thought it was alright, a matter of getting used to. The wild stuff is way out of my price range. I love pickled herring, so that's been a small snack here and there. Eggs have been a staple. Kangaroos do not exist on my continent so eating them is a no-go unless I kidnap one from the zoo lol!

    I think that grass fed/local beef is something I will incorportate into my diet once I get an intuitive sense of how to shop for everything else to balance costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Seekins View Post
    Its all down to what is available in the part of the world you live. I can buy anything on your list..at a price. I buy all three from a farmers market that's home grown, so I just eat all three types of meat and try not to worry about it.
    Also here our beef is majority grass fed as a rule, so pretty tasty and healthy, though not totally free from soy feed supliment, or un-nessassary drugs. Chicken is pretty crummy but freedom foods or Co-ops chicken is rasied to better standard and not much more, free range is a bit of a step up and then organic even better. Pork, well I only buy UK pork so it is better treated than EU pork, but IMHO if you can get free range outdoor reared pork, and even better pork fed on a natural diet the taste is a world better than the conventional raised stuff.

    So if I was going to up one thing it would be pork for taste and chicken for price. But that is coming from a UK viewpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    I think the OP plans to eat all 3 and is asking which one to get from a better source if he/she has to pick only one due to budgetary constraints. That's how I answered it. If he/she's going to ONLY eat one of the 3 animals' flesh, beef is the winner, hands down.
    Fair comment

    I guess I eat more chicken than anything as I can source good quality stuff and its cheaper than beef. out of the three I would dump Pork.
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