10 Tips for Eating Paleo on a Budget
The truth is that the Paleo Diet doesn't have to take a hit out of your bank account. Even if you are on a budget, you can still eat healthy Paleo foods and live a better, healthier life.
Your health (and physique) are not worth the hit!
Check out these 10 Easy Tips for Eating Paleo on a Budget
Tip #1 Skip The Organic
Organic produce is always the best choice, but when on a tight budget it is not a necessity. Think about it; it is better to eat a “regular” cucumber than it is to eat “organic” whole wheat bread.
Tip #2 Stock up on Omega 3 Eggs
Eggs are a great source of high quality protein, and when organic will also provide a good balance of healthy fats to help nutrient absorption. Eggs are cheap and extremely versatile. Have hard boiled eggs in the fridge at all times
Tip #3 Be Sustainable
Eating Paleo is being responsible. Having a garden in your backyard is something that can save you a lot of money as well as provide satisfaction knowing you can grow your own food. Having your own chicken pen for eggs is another great idea if applicable.
Tip #4 Eat Fatty, Satiating Foods
Foods like eggs, steak, avocados, and other healthy fats are going to provide many calories while also keeping your full until your next meal. Don’t be afraid to add a little uncured bacon to your breakfast if it means you will not need a snack two hours later.
Tip #5 Farmers Market!
Buying produce that is in season is always going to be a good idea when eating Paleo on a budget. Not only will this save you money, but this is also more responsible. This saves energy by reducing transportation and also supports your local community.
Tip #6 Hit the Freezer Section
Fresh produce and berries are great, but when on a budget frozen is often the best way to go. Pick and choose which veggies are best fresh, and which ones you can enjoy frozen. Asparagus tends to be
better fresh, while stir fry vegetables are great frozen.
Tip #7 Buy in Bulk
This is pretty obvious, but buying in bulk allows you to bypass the marketing fees associated with many products. Products like seeds, dried fruit, nuts, and even nut butters can be found in bulk at a much more affordable price.
Tip #8 Stock Up
Having additional freezer space allows you to stock up on Paleo foods when you can find them on sale. This reduces week-to-week shopping at full price and having the Paleo foods on hand makes cooking much easier.
Tip #9 Plan Your Meals
Planning your Paleo meals ahead of time prevents you from wasting food. Spending $50 at the store and finding half of the food spoiled 2 weeks later in the fridge is never good. Planning your meals
allows you to know exactly what you will need to prevent wasting food and naturally wasting money.
Tip #10 Learn to Use Your Leftovers!
Rather than throwing out a few extra veggies that you didn't eat with dinner, put them away in the fridge for a future meal. Leftover veggies are great in an omelette and there is so much you can do with leftover chicken!
The Paleo diet doesn’t have to hurt your wallet, and even if you’re on a tight budget, as you can see you can still eat Paleo.
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