Podcast Notes: Budget Grocery Hacks
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In this episode of the Brawn Body Podcast, I discuss my biohacking routines and preparation for my upcoming fall semester at college. My college, in central PA, is returning to campus in the fall in-person (for now).
In this episode, I reviewed:
Dan’s Essential food guide
Below are notes about each section
The essential food guide
Primarily paleo or modified paleo
Whole foods-based, limiting artificial/processed foods
This alone saves SO MUCH!
Clean protein source (1-2) daily
Clean eggs (free-range)
Yogurt or other fermented food
Budget protein hacks
Local egg farms - MUCH Cheaper, eliminate the middle man. $3 / dozen
Ideally grass-finished too
Local farms are great ($4.29 / lb) but some grocery stores have deals ($5 / lb) ground
Steaks - I pay $9 / lb for grass-fed/finished steaks at my local grocery store and love it.
Watch those weekly ads… shop the sales!
Local farms for chicken.
Local fisheries (if you live near the coast) for fish
Charter fishing boats - friend filled his freezer with 20 lbs of fish for a $89 charter (price varies greatly depending on location)
Salmon = gold standard for fish. Look for Wild Alaskan for top quality (AVOID farm-raised feed lot meats)
Buy in bulk!
Budget produce hacks
Clean 15/dirty dozen
Literally SO cheap! Less than $1 / lb
Pair with meats, throw in eggs (frittata or scramble)
Cheap, great with almond butter
High in arginine, hydrating
NEGATIVE calories - costs more for your body to break it down!
Under $2 per bag or less if you purchase heads
Salads = two thumbs up
Add carrots, berries, all kinds of options
Blend spinach in smoothies
Peppers and onions
Nothing wrong with FROZEN (applies to all produce)
CHEAP. NUTRIENT DENSE. METABOLISM (SPICY!)
Onions are questionable
Bananas, berries, grapes and avocado
Bananas are literally $.45 cents per pound. It doesn’t get much cheaper.
Wild Blueberries - $5.50 for 3 lbs at Walmart!!! HAPPY DAYS!
Grapes + berries = antioxidant powerhouses. Red grapes are CHEAP. Can also get in wine form… petite verdot is great
Avocado - may not be cheap (~$1 each) but FILLING! If you’re full, you eat less!
Make it yourself!
SO MANY recipes online!
Organic if you avoid pressure-treated lumber/pesticides
High yield if done right!
Money saving apps
Ibotta (use referral code dlulhah to support the podcast!)
Fetch rewards (use referral code E6WYP to support the podcast and get 2,000 bonus points!)
GetUpside - save on gas purchases (use referral code DAN32638 to save 15 cents per gallon on your first purchase!)
In this episode, I referenced the following people and articles:
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Information in this post is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease or condition. Consult your primary care provider prior to making any changes in your diet or lifestyle/exercise habits as discussed.