It can be totally hard to find affordable, quality Paleo food locally. Luckily, it’s getting a lot easier than it used to be. But if you don’t live in a big city, it can be almost impossible to find Paleo foods. So I thought I would help you all out and write this post about where you can buy Paleo food online.
US Wellness Meats
It can be hard to find grass-fed meats in regular stores. OK. Well, almost impossible. Our Sprouts carries it (it’s not my favorite tasting nor the most affordable but it is grass-fed). Real Foods in Utah carries but it’s expensive – I’m so happy that I found US Wellness Meats.
What I like about them is their costs for things are reasonable and you can also get a wide variety of Paleo foods from them, like grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, lamb, bison, duck, pork (including Whole 30 approved bacon ), pemmican, trail mix, sausage, wild salmon and a bunch of other things. It’s so nice to have it all in one place.
I’ve tried a lot of it over the last several years and it’s all good quality. It arrives frozen in a cooler with ice within a few days after you order. There is only a $7.50 handling charge per order and free shipping and a discount of $25 if you order more than 40 pounds (which is SO not hard for our family – especially since we’ve been trying to eat Paleo and GAPS lately).
I’ve had good luck finding good prices on VitaCost . It’s especially useful for other items that are hard to find online and in stores, especially the items that Amazon doesn’t carry themselves. If you haven’t already checked them out, they are worth looking into so you can see if they have your favorite health foods and household items cheaper than where you’re buying them.
Here are some of my favorite items from VitaCost :
Paleo Chocolate Chips – well, lots of people say they are Paleo. I think it’s kind of pushing it, but if you keep it to a minimum and they keep you from truly cheating, I say go for it. I will say that they taste great. My children love them.
Amazon is always worth looking at, although don’t assume it’s always the best price, because it’s definitely not always the most affordable place, especially with alternative foods. I’ve actually found that VitaCost about 75% of the time has the same price or less than Amazon, so that’s why it’s good to shop around.
Here are some Paleo staples on Amazon you may not have seen before and are worth looking at:
Nutritional Yeast – It has a bit of a salty, cheesy flavor and is also a superfood, so sprinkle it on things to give them a bit of a cheesy flavor. Try it on omelets or to make Paleo “cheese” sauces
In-Depth Articles on Popular Paleo Foods
Paleo Baking Flour
My Favorite Skillet/Frying PanThere is no going back! Once you buy this life-long investment, you'll wonder why you ever bothered cooking with anything else. It's worth every penny (although try to buy it on sale at a factory outlet if you live near one). It's almost non-stick (about the only thing I use my non-stick pan for now is eggs, breaded food and tortillas) and you can move it from the stovetop to the oven. To clean, I let it soak in hot water for 10 minutes and scrub it and it comes clean most of the time. If something sticks, all I need is a little baking soda and it comes right off. Between this and my Instant Pot, I cook at least 80% of my meals.
My Favorite Nonstick SkilletAmazonI've really struggled trying to find a nonstick frying pan. I haven't been able to find a "safe" one that actually works and stands up to the rigors of my children. I finally settled on the Swiss Diamond pan (above), because the finish really holds up and it doesn't scratch or peel, which is the point you really have to worry the most about a nonstick finish. Another way I minimize the effects of a nonstick skillet is I try hard to use it as little as possible. I pretty much only use it for eggs or breaded foods. I use this pan for everything else.
BlendersYears ago I went through three blenders in a year. It was getting expensive and I was frustrated that they weren't very powerful. About that time, Costco started selling Vitamix blenders and doing demos. I splurged and bought one. It's been very worth the money. For one thing, it's been at least five years and it's going strong and it makes the best smoothies. They are so smooth. I've seen them at a lot of restaurants and on TV cooking shows all the time.Read Reviews, Buy or Learn More HereVitamix isn't the only good blender out there. Read more about blenders here.
Food ProcessorBasic - AmazonPremium, aka what you buy when you're tired of food processors breaking - Amazon
Pre-Made Paleo Food[clearfix]
Now that you know where to buy Paleo food online, let me know how it works out for you. I’m sure I’ve missed lots of places too, so please let me know where you like to shop. I love shopping online because I don’t have to go to the store very often and the prices and selection are generally much better than I can get locally, although if you live in a large city, you probably have more access locally than I do.