Grocery Shopping Has Changed Since Going Paleo

People ask us all the time what has been the biggest change since Jeff got all crazy back in January. Honestly? Everything.

But one thing specifically that I didn’t notice overnight, that has become a major shift for our family is how we do grocery shopping. Prior to Jeff’s Crazy Idea, I shopped regularly at Wal-Mart (don’t hate, it was fast and economical).

I still shop at Wal-Mart for household items, but rarely if ever for food. Here’s why—almost everything we eat is organic, fresh and goes bad in about a week. So we shop at Costo. Every week. This week Jeff was even offered the Executive Membership because we are there so much. Yay for rewards programs!!

Here is just a sample of some of the consistent items we pick up on a regular weekly grocery shopping trip to feed our family of 5 (Jeff, Julie, our 14 year old son, 12 year old daughter, and Grandma Freda who is 89):

4 pounds of strawberries

2-4 cans of coconut milk

1 roast

2 packages of Aidells All Natural Sausage (Chicken Apple are the best!)

1 Whole pineapple

3 pounds of ground beef

12 chicken breasts

3 pounds of Jimmy Dean All Natural breakfast sausage

4 pounds of grapes

18 organic apples

1 pound of blueberries

24 Minneola tangelos

6 heads of Dole romain hearts

3-4 bunches of bananas

4 dozen eggs (I’m not kidding)

1 turkey breast

1 large bag of carrots

3 extra long cucumbers

5 large onions

12 bell peppers

4 avocados

2 lemons and limes

almonds, pistachios and macadamia nuts

and a few sweet potatoes thrown in for good measure


How does that compare to your grocery shopping list?

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  1. I picked spinach and arugula today from our (all organic) earth boxes. Looking forward harvesting lettuce and kale as well, then planting more variety in a few weeks.

    • Cheryl – that is fantastic. We watched Food Inc last night and I would love to be able to produce some of our own food. Growing stuff seems harder here in CO than back east though. Who knows, we might give it a try.

  2. Would love to see more of the yummy recipes (like the chicken soup!) that come from this awesome list 🙂 Preparing to start my first Whole30 in May!!

  3. This has been inspiring to watch. A few of us at work did the Whole30 and it was life changing. I am also excited about the difference it is making in my kids health (just need to get that girl to the gym..Ha!)
    Love watching your updates!

    Hope to see you all soon!


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