Is eating Paleo/Primal/ Low Carb Expensive?
I went shopping today to buy some ingredients for some of the Paleo recipes I have been seeing lately. I want to make pizza, I told some readers that I would try it this week and fill them in on it.
I decided to go to the health food store to shop today. We have one called Earthfare that is not far from our house. I have been buying some meats, fruits and vegetables and a few other things from there for a while. I have written about Earthfare in the past.
Well today I decided to shop for some of the non-wheat flours and something to make pizza with. I was shopping for coconut flour and almond meal/flour. The bags of flour were only one pound and they were 12.99 a bag.
As I continued to go through the store and look for things I came across a local almond meal that wasn't as expensive. So I put back the first one and purchased the local one. It was only 8.99 a pound.
I also bought uncured ham, artichoke hearts, and mushrooms which I didn't photograph.
I don't know how much one pizza will cost, but I think it will be pretty expensive. I know it will not take all of the flours to make a pizza, so there will be some for other recipes. I'm not sure that I would have to buy organic in most of the ingredients, but I wanted to try to make this as clean as possible.
I plan to make the pizza in a day or two and then I will post the recipe that I decide to use and pictures of making the pizza. Here is a picture of a Paleo Pizza I found on Google Images. It looks good to me!
Do you use paleo/primal/low carb recipes? Do you find them to be expensive? Do you have any money saving ideas for purchasing the ingredients?
I am thinking these foods are much healthier, and they will help me to lose weight. If I can get off my medications it would save me money on the prescriptions. I am still learning and trying things to see how it all works for me.