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 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 buy lots of ground beef , chicken with bones to make stock, beef bones, organ meats, hot dogs, and ground pork and then usually throw in a few extra things to try. To order, Just click here.
My goal is to make this page a resource where we all contribute and make it really awesome. It’s something I want to use myself when I go to shop for Paleo foods online so I can easily see all the options and compare online.
This is just a sampling. For example, I only put the ground bison on here, but there are several different cuts of bison.
Thrive Market is relatively new and I’ve had good luck finding good prices on it. 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 in to so you can see if they have your favorite health foods and household items cheaper than where you’re buying them. While you’re at it, get 25% off your first order plus free shipping!
Paleo Meat (Grass-Fed, Free Range or Pastured)
Paleo Packaged Staples
Amazon $10.00 with free Prime shipping
Amazon $7.99 with free Prime shipping
Amazon 2 for $21.95
I was on the Paleo diet for years before I discovered these chips. They were life changing for me. For lunch I really struggled with a way to eat a “sandwich” sort of thing. This may sound weird, but what I eat for lunch a lot of the time is I make chicken salad from a “clean” canned chicken (see below) and homemade mayo and then put a little on pieces of these chips and eat 20 almonds with it. It’s quick, satisfying and Paleo (don’t bug me about eating something from a can and say the caveman didn’t do that. I think the convenience, consistency and non-refrigeration far outweighs the concerns of eating chicken out of a can). These chips sort of takes the place of bread for me.
When I’m feeling more ambitious, I just put 2 chicken tenderloins in my Instant Pot, put the Poultry button and wait about 18 minutes and I have perfectly cooked chicken that tastes a lot better than canned chicken.
Now, I wouldn’t call this the cheapest lunch ever invented, but I am very frugal with the number of chips I eat. I don’t allow myself to eat any chips just for the heck of it. I only eat a chip if it’s piled high with chicken. I can make a bag last about five days or so. And, I’ve found that buying these chips online is cheaper than buying them in my local health food store. The prices change often, but here are some current prices for these 5 oz. Paleo chips online.
Amazon $7.21 with free Prime shipping
Thrive Market $4.25 (free shipping over $49)
Here is the canned chicken I talk about above. I had been buying a different brand on Amazon on Subscribe & Save and it was fairly affordable but Amazon quit carrying it a few weeks ago. I figured it was time to switch back to this brand because it tastes a lot better than the other brand I was eating just because it cost less. So I looked at my local health food store and it’s over $4 there, which is not awesome so I looked on Thrive and it was $3.45 so I’ve been buying it there. Apparently I should have shopped around more because I just found it on Wal-Mart for only $2.60 a can. When you eat it almost every day for lunch like I do (see how I eat it here), that’s some savings that can add up quick and it’s not going to be a problem for me to come up with the $50 minimum order for free shipping. I’ll buy $50 of chicken at a time, but come on, this is Wal-Mart. It shouldn’t be hard for anyone to come up a $50 order. Here’s the official breakdown of the costs:
Amazon $18.99 for 4 ($4.74 each) plus free FBA shipping
Thrive Market $3.45 (free shipping over $49)
Wal-Mart $2.60 (free shipping over $50) – 45% off
Nutritional Yeast 4.5 oz.
It has a bit of a salty, cheese 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