Can’t Afford Paleo? Stick to the ABCs!

If you’re thinking Paleo living sounds nice, but unattainable because of the cost of grass fed meats, organic produce and wild fish, that alone needn’t be the sole reason to not give it a try.

Yes, the source of proteins and vegetable is very important but still, not having the budget doesn’t have to mean shrugging your shoulders and heading to Costco for boxed, canned or packaged food stuff.

All it takes is a little going back to basics…kind of like the ABCs.

I’ve worked with many a client who was on a shoe string budget but was still able to make it work.  

Whether we’re talking about a recent college grad in the midst of paying of student debt up to the eyeballs, or a whole family on a tight budget, it can still fit.  If we look at the big picture, it’s simply too important not to.

Now, please keep in mind; the intention of this blog post is simply to give suggestions for ways to be more economical about fitting Paleo into your regime and not to address how to attack the gigantic political issues governing the seemingly insurmountable issue of how to get fresh food to all people!

Keep the following ABCs in mind and you’ll be off to a great start!

Focus on:

  • Availability of local, seasonal foods
  • Buying in bulk
  • Creativity in the kitchen

Anything goes- so long as you make every meal consist of a whopping serving of veg (I write whopping as for many, three leaves of kale is ‘a lot’!), a healthy portion of clean protein and a generous portion of solid fat.

Honestly, that’s all there is to it! 

If we don’t make what we eat, and subsequently, the state of our health, a priority now, we will truly only end up paying more in the long run and not just in terms of dollars.