Isn’t Paleo dieting fun? Well it should be. It should be about re-igniting your love with food, real food. I took a Paleo shopping trip yesterday and it was awesome.
I hit up a local farmer’s market (Rorabeck’s in North Palm Beach), Costco, and Whole Food’s. I will break down each visit so you can see how I spent my money and where it might be best for you to buy these products. I spent a little over $300 total for well over a week’s worth of food for my wife and I.
I may have went a little overboard since I haven’t been to Costco in over a year and this was my first trip to this particular farmer’s market, but as I said before “Buy Now, Recipe Later.” It’s a little Paleo philosophy that will help you get the ball rolling in your SUPERHUMAN30 Challenge. I got creative with a little Raspberry Vinaigrette Broccoli Slaw yesterday and while not post worthy just yet, it was fun and tasted kind of like a Jolly Rancher.
Rorabeck’s Farmer’s Market – $40 – I got a tremendous amount of great fruits and vegetables here, as well as some natural almonds and coconut shavings. It was such a COLORFUL trip. I filled a bag of those small sweet peppers (red,orange,yellow) and it was like a quarter of the price of the pre-packaged ones at the supermarket. These are essential for mixing in with my scrambled eggs. I also got avocados to make some guacamole, a ton of sweet potatoes, and the most giant red apples I’ve ever seen. I also got a pineapple, oranges, raspberries, green onions, garlic, and more. I felt like a Paleolithic gatherer, except for the fact that everything was laid out in front of my face so beautifully.
Costco – $200 – Yes they have stuff in giant quantities, but not a problem because this is a Paleo diet not a calorie restriction diet. Some of the highlights of the visit; Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Sea Salt, Broccoli Florets and Mixed Berries (both in frozen bags), Wild Sockeye Salmon and Wild Pink Salmon (both in cans), Wild Mahi Mahi, frozen chicken tenderloins, chicken apple sausage, almond butter, a giant thing of ground beef, and a couple premade things for a quick dinner – a rotisserie chicken and pre-cooked shrimp.
Whole Foods – $60 – You can find some things as Whole Foods that you can’t find anywhere else. Some of the things we bought; Kale, Cage-Free Eggs, Spices, Clarified butter “ghee”, Grass-fed butter, Organic Crushed Tomatoes, Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth, Organic Tomato Basil Sauce, and Bananas.
Here’s a pic of my Jolly Rancher Broccoli Slaw. The recipe I found online needs a little tweaking in my opinion. If anyone has a good Raspberry or Strawberry dressing recipe with Olive Oil please post it below. I’m not an “Iron Chef” just yet; I’m more like a “Mad Scientist” trying to earn his cooking degree.