Wild, and grass-fed, pasture-raised meats cost more than conventional meats. There aren’t as many wild and grass-fed animals as there are conventionally raised animals out there, thus they’re more expensive. But grass-fed trumps grain-fed in both nutrient density and in that the animals are humanely raised.
I always tell people to buy the highest quality meat they can comfortably afford. If buying grass-fed beef stresses you financially, it’s not worth it– our number one goal is to lessen (and avoid) added stress.
Your diet should never stress you out.
There are things you can do to save money on a Paleo Diet:
Buy meat on sale
Buy SOME organic fruits and veggies.
If it has a thin skin or you eat the skin, buy organic– these fruits and veggies are harder to wash than those with a thicker skin. If it has a thick skin, or you peel it, conventional is okay– things like avocados, bananas and squash usually have less pesticide residue than thin skinned veggies. Strive to buy the organic versions of the “dirty dozen”:
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Nectarines- imported
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Hot Peppers
The “Clean 15” are the 15 cleanest fruits and veggies:
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas- frozen
- Sweet Potato