Is Paleo Really Expensive?

Have you ever heard people say “it’s too expensive to eat healthy” and then proceed to buy something from the $1.99 menu at McDonalds or other fast food chain? Only they don’t order just 1 item they probably order 2 or 3 (or more as portions sizes are generally smaller on those menus) upping their total to $4-$6 plus, then add tax on that. My argument is that per meal eating paleo doesn’t have to cost a lot. If you buy raw foods to prepare yourself from the farmers market or grocery store you don’t pay tax on it so you’re already saving 13% by not eating out. Robb Wolf wrote an article about this (linked below). I’ve also wanted to do my own experiment and calculate how much we spend per meal for a weeks worth of food. I’ll try and do that in the next couple weeks and let you know my findings.


food prices


2 responses to “Is Paleo Really Expensive?

  • Chantal L.

    We get our meat from Springbrook farm at the dieppe farmer’s market and we buy it bulk so we get a discount. We roughly calculated the price of what it would cost at the grocery store, and it came about even.

    I’m also a HUGE grocery basket creep and people who buys any kind of processed food always end up paying more than my full basket of fresh fruits and veggies. I enjoy people creeping my basket and probably thinking: Oh she must be a vegetarian! LOL 🙂

  • Robyn

    I’ve found that when we shop the perimeter of the store where the fruits, veggies, meats, etc. are, the bill is quite low. It basically doubles, as soon as you go through the aisles where the junk/processed stuff is. It’s a SIGN! Stay away from the processed stuff – it’ll just be better for your body AND your wallet. 🙂

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