Day 55 of 365 | The Carnivore Diet Experiment! Carnivore budget shopping list!
Hi friends: It’s day 55 of 365 of the carnivore diet experiment! So you are thinking about trying the carnivore diet but you are worried about the expense. My first attempt at the carnivore diet was a fail. I did it for about five days because we could only afford to buy a few steaks. I felt guilty eating all of them because I wanted to try this diet. I was hard watching my daughter and hubby eat chicken while I ate steak. I decided if I was going to try again we would all have to option to eat steak. Another reason I failed, I really missed variety. I got bored very quickly eating just meat!
Here is my advice for carnivore on a budget. The second-best alternative to steak is ground beef. Go for the fattiest option of ground beef and stay away from the lean. I prep my meat by adding two eggs to the mixture with salt and pepper. The eggs really hold things together and it’s added protein.
I prepare my hamburgers on a non-steak griddle. I also use my George Foreman Grill. I do like to add a pat of butter. I don’t add cheese to mine but feel free to do what you like. I am mentioning this because some tolerate dairy better than others. I hope to one day overcome my dairy issues so that I can enjoy it again. I have read that many strict carnivores eventually overcome their food sensitives.
Ground beef is a popular alternative. However, here is my carnivore on a budget shopping list:
1. Organ meats are often cheaper, more filling and nutrient-dense. Beef liver is perfect for this but hearts and gizzards work fine. Once you get used to the taste you will begin to love them but until then find recipes and ways to make it palatable if you not used to it. I’m not a fan of organ meats but my husband loves them.
2. Avoid meats that do not satisfy you. Avoid chicken breasts. Stick with the thighs and the wings.
3. Stick to fatty fish such as canned salmon.
4. Buy cheeses that are on sale. These are often cheeses close to expiry but that’s fine just refrigerate it well. (avoid low quality and cheeses with extra carbs) Go for the high-fat cheeses.
Re-evaluate how much you are actually spending. In my experience, by avoiding carbs you actually spend less. You snack less, you buy less house hold ingredients (like flour, sugar, sodas, snacks, shakes etc). Carnivore is not as extravagant as keto. If you are buying mostly steak, your grocery bill may seem extreme but remember that you are not buying the expensive junk food you use to. So you should be fine. Just make a meal plan, schedule strict grocery trips and learn to appreciate the simplicity of it.
What’s for dinner? Wings!
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