I eat conventional, non-grass fed meat at restuarants. Its part of my 80/20, although I would love to eat just organic meats or grass fed beef, I dont do this all of the time because I have a life lol! However when at the grocery store, or market, I buy organic, free range chickens, and grass fed beef only. Its expensive, yes. As far as budgeting, I consider myself a person who makes very little money, and spend a good amount of it on food. I have less money for lots of other things, but its a priority thing to me. I have no idea what your financial situation is, if you have children or not, or a large amount of monthly bills/responisibilties, so I feel a little presumptious telling someone "you can afford it!" when I have no idea what other(financial) factors are at play. I am on a very tight budget, and manage to get enough meat and other proteins to cook dinner 5 out of 7 nights. It involves a little planning, and I can only really afford to buy chicken, fish, and pork products. Grass fed beef is the real wallet-breaker! So I dont buy it often at all.
2 whole organic chickens from whole foods (2 at $13-$15= roughly $30)
16 oz wild sockeye salmon at $12/lb (previosly frozen)
I buy 3 lbs, so thats 48 oz at roughly $40
yeilds 8, 6 oz portions
One package local, organic bacon $6
Pork chops 2.5 lbs (roughly 4 10oz chops) $20
Pastured, organic eggs $12 (2 cartons)
Pastured, organic butter $5 (200 grams, 2 sticks)
Coconut oil $7
misc veggies, nuts $20
This is a good amount of food for an entire week, possibly more, for two people. I regularly buy this exact list at whole foods. Its around $135-$150, depending on what other little things I pick up, like cheese, wine, or chocolate. If you split the groceries with the Hubs, then thats around 75 dollars for one person. Thats a pretty good deal for one week of meals, including some lunches and breakfasts (bacon and eggs, left overs from dinner, ect). Could your budget allow for this every other week, instead of every week?