Saturday, March 26, 2011

Tips to Make Paleo Eating Easier

  1. Join a CSA (consumer supported agriculture). We belong to a local CSA, Wild Goose Farm, that provides fresh, organic veggies weekly from June through October. You pay for the entire growing season upfront in return for the freshest local organic produce the midwest has to offer. The variety will challenge you to try new veggies and new recipes.
  2. Eat organic whenever possible. In the off season when organic local produce isn't available (in the midwest), an increasing amount of stores are carrying enough organics to get by. My go-to store is Sunset Foods, but Target and Jewel-Osco carry a decent variety. Whole Foods is a great option, too, but not a convenient one for my location.
  3. Join a meat-buying group or find a source for grass-fed meats. We order all of our meat from Wallace Farms who offers a great variety of grass-fed beef, sustainable seafood, free-range chicken, etc. Check for a provider in your area.
  4. Purge your pantry and fridge of all non-paleo items. Pass unopened items on to a local food pantry or shelter.
  5. Pick one day a week to roast a bunch of veggies. In less than two hours, you can clean, cut, and roast enough veggies for weekly lunches. It makes life a whole lot easier, reduces waste from raw veggies gone bad, and makes paleo lunches a no-brainer.

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