Eating Paleo doesn’t have to break the bank. The key is fresh meats, veggies, and nuts. No overpriced diet products, processed frozen meals, or shakes and supplements needed. We’ve put together five frugal tips for eating Paleo on a budget.
1. Plan your meals. When planning, consider what ingredients you already have, what’s on sale, and try to pick recipes that re-use ingredients for different meals.
2. Create a budget. Follow a grocery budget and use the calculator on your phone as you go through the grocery store to track your costs.
3. Stock up. Buy in-season fruits and veggies while they’re at their cheapest and freeze them for future use. Stock up on sale items and buy in bulk.
4. Pick simple recipes. Stick to recipes with seven or less ingredients.
5. Cut yourself a break. If a recipe calls for soy sauce and you need coconut aminos as the Paleo substitute, don’t worry about it. Consuming a small amount of low-sodium soy sauce won’t wreck your diet and can help you keeps costs under control.
Get started with some of our favorite Paleo recipes.
An affordable and easy to assemble appetizer or main dish. See recipe details.
A quick 3 ingredient snack that’s great for entertaining. See recipe details.
Slow cooker recipes like this one often save you both time and money. See recipe details.
Considering you might have at least 4 out of the 6 ingredients needed here already in your pantry, this recipe is perfect for the cost-conscious Paleo. See recipe details.
Serve with the recipe above for a budget-friendly, delicious meal. See recipe details.
Using a whole chicken is always cheaper and the bones can be used to make broth. See recipe details.
A yummy side everyone – including your bank account – will love. See recipe details.
This recipe proves that frugal salads don’t have to be boring. See recipe details.
Succulent, juicy, and low-cost. See recipe details.
Using canned salmon helps to cuts costs but still keep things delicious! See recipe details.