Simple Living, Simple Diet, Simple Shopping

food-shoppingOne of the best things about finding the Paleo way of eating is that it turns out to be pretty simple as there are only a few items that I purchase each week. As I was looking in the fridge and pantry this morning for idea’s to reduce more clutter it dawned on me that where at one time I would have had both of these areas filled with all kinds of stuff, they are actually pretty bare now. And come to think of it, food shopping has become so much more simpler. There are two parts to a Paleo meal. One is meat and the other is vegetables. It really is that simple, yet not so simple. With those two items comes other things like spices, olive oil, grass fed butter and farm fresh eggs.

Simple Shopping for vegetables is done at just a few locations. Seasonally at the Farmers Market, or off season at the local grocery store always keeping in mind to purchase Non-GMO produce. And of course harvesting my own vegetables from the raised bed gardens.

Simple Shopping for meats are at our local butcher or a supermarket that has a good quality meat section. I only buy grass fed, grass finished beef, Buffalo, Lamb or Chicken.

Simple Shopping for all of our cleaning, personal hygiene and beauty items we purchase on a monthly basis online through a company called Melaleuca. This company uses no harmful chemicals in there products that are safe for humans and the environment. So we just place one order per month and we are done.

Of course there are other items we purchase as well like toilet paper and trash bags, but I try to find the cheapest prices and buy in bulk. I actually have shelves in the garage for these bulk items.

It’s funny how your mind thinks by simply looking in the pantry. LOL

 

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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5 Responses to Simple Living, Simple Diet, Simple Shopping

  1. I think I might try the Paleo diet. I am learning a lot about GMO’s as well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I couldn’t agree more. Although mot Paleo, my diet has changed significantly since I started my weight loss “journey” and as such so has the content of my fridge. I do find that I am in the supermarket more frequently in order to pick up fresh produce for that day where as before I would have a freezer full of crap that would last me many weeks between visits. A de cluttered fridge and freezer are the way forward!

  3. teamgkb says:

    I’m trying to get everyone in my house to change over, i dont expect them to do it 100% but i do expect them to adjust their habits. We have two diabetics in our house and thats the angle i’m pitching this at. It’s healthier and long term better for us with our insulin control. Anyway I DO THE SHOPPING so I will make the meals lol.

    Thanks for your post.

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