The more prepared you are to eat a Paleo/Primal/Low-Carb diet the easier it is to stick to. We’ve all had times when there’s nothing in the house to eat, and we slip–we go out and pick up questionable take-out or eat something from a can. Not that it’s the end of the world when it happens, but the easier it is to make that decision to cheat or slip-up, the more frequently it is made. This list is a guideline, it’s definitely not the end-all, be-all. This is just what we try to always keep on hand.
We would like to stress the importance of making a menu. I know… it takes a lot of freaking time to make–wa, wa, wa. It is so helpful when we go the grocery store. If you think eating this way is expensive, I would highly recommend that you try making a menu and see if you don’t save a bit of money. Why? Because we’re not buying all kinds of odds-and-ends that rot and spoil before we even remember we bought them.
Another way to save is to buy in bulk or on Amazon.com. We always buy our nuts and nut butters from the bulk section or from the discount warehouse club (Sams, Costco). Look at the prices and compare for yourself. Another thing, nut pieces are always cheaper than whole nuts, so if a recipe calls for chopped nuts, buy the pieces and save yourself some time and some cash.