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HOUNDLOVER1's Photo HOUNDLOVER1 Posts: 8,813
1/23/13 12:46 P

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It is hard to get quality at discount prices. Try to buy from local growers in season and freeze. I try to save in other areas, by buying most our clothing second-hand or at yard sales. Walking or biking more instead of using the car saves gas. Selling cars and buying less expensive ones or car sharing can, too.
There are several teams on Spark dedicated to frugal living.


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1/23/13 11:36 A

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If you cannot afford grass fed meat, then just be sure to pick lean cuts and trim off the fat. Find your fat elsewhere~ I've read more than one blog or book that say to do this. Not everyone can afford the 'good' stuff nor do they have access to it.

Veggies~ I would be more likely to buy organic veggies, but even then I cant always afford them, so I stick to ones that dont hold as much residue, and am sure to wash with vinegar.

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1/23/13 9:24 A

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It's more important if you're trying to be primal to do the grass-fed meat than organic veggies. This is due to the difference in type of fat. You can always stick mostly to the veggies with least pesticide residue. Google "dirty dozen" to find the ones that are best eaten organic. That said, do what you need to for your budget and just eat as cleanly as you can. Snacks can be hard if you're avoiding dairy, which you may not be. A good Greek yogurt with berries, maybe? Apples with almond butter? Good luck!


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1/23/13 7:26 A

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I'm really spend a lot on grocery's every week, more than I can afford really and I'm wondering how important eating organic foods and grass fed meat really is?

I understand that its better for me but I really need to start getting serious about budgeting and I see potential for saving a lot of money here.

Also any snack suggestions? I have been eating nuts but those are very expensive and I have trouble with controlling myself when I eat them.

Edited by: RUKIDDINGME123 at: 1/23/2013 (07:29)

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