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Do you have any recommendations on good places to shop to get paleo diet meals/ingredients?

My status as of today: I don't shop much, and I barely cook. Premade meals are neat, and so are stores where I don't have to worry about reading every single label.

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closed as too localized by Dave Liepmann, Matt Chan Apr 25 '12 at 19:11

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Could you rephrase your question so that it is less of a shopping recommendation specific to north Jersey? We try to avoid those two types of questions. What is your specific situation, and what problem are you really trying to solve? –  Dave Liepmann Apr 25 '12 at 18:56
    
My specific situation is: I want to use the paleo diet. I want to minimize the pain of shopping for the paleo diet. What if I just removed the location and said I was in the US instead? –  Trevoke Apr 25 '12 at 20:27
    
It's my understanding, though I can't find an authoritative reference, that shopping-recommendation questions are off-topic. –  Dave Liepmann Apr 25 '12 at 20:30
    
@DaveLiepmann if they are off-topic, where will they be on-topic? –  Trevoke Apr 25 '12 at 20:52
    
A tweet to @robbwolf? I don't know, man. :) –  Dave Liepmann Apr 25 '12 at 21:14

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I think the most effective strategy for the average person is to shop for their lean meats and veggies on a day that you have off work and prepare a large number of meals upfront and freeze some. To meet the minimum requirement for Paleo you can buy good ingredients at your local supermarket. If you want to go a little more down the proverbial rabbit hole you can buy grass-fed beef and bison as well as free-range chicken and wild caught fish. Check the web for local farmers' markets as well. It is unlikely that we will ever find convenient pre-made meals in our supermarkets that are Paleo as the higher degree of processing required would take such meals out of line with the dietary philosophy. For small snacks you can combine dried fruits (no added sugar), unsalted nuts, and jerky.

All that being said their are services out there that you can find. It might take some searching on Google or networking. My wife, for example, prepares Paleo meals for a few people I work with. We do lunch-hour crossfit sessions and many of the participants are Paleo eaters. So you might find someone like that who could shop and prepare the meals for you. She charges $5.00 per meal (but it's just for the people I work with, sorry!).

Here are some links for you that might help:

http://www.paleobrands.com/

http://www.paleoplan.com/resources/sampler-menu-meal-plan/

http://robbwolf.com/2011/01/16/pre-cooking-paleo-diet-food/

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Well, that paleobrands website is amazing. Thanks for the link! –  Trevoke Apr 25 '12 at 20:26
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I think you should edit your question and make it a little more generic about preparing Paleo meals with a sports nutrition slant. That way we can ask the question be re-opened. –  Robert Kaucher Apr 25 '12 at 20:39

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