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Old 09-23-2010, 10:27 AM   #11
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

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I'm actually gonna go with the dictionary on this one:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/octopus?&qsrc= (wfs)




Looks like octopodes refers to the collection of species, whereas octopi refers to a bunch of the same type of animal.
Even further
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFyY2mK8pxk
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:33 AM   #12
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

I'm gonna go with the Crossfit spelling.

Octopood.

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Old 09-24-2010, 02:41 PM   #13
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

Shane,

Great post - very informative.

I'd also like to add the following: Avoid buying food on credit, unless you can pay it off at the end of the month. There is no need to pay interest on food that has been sent off to the water treatment plant a month ago.

I learned a lesson while I was unemployed a couple of years ago - I went to the grocery store with cash, and tallied my expenses throughout the entire store, to make sure I didn't go over. It takes a little bit longer, but it is pretty embarassing to have to return things at the register because you didn't count. Even when not on a strict budget - it forces you to think twice about things like buying Lara bars vs. dates & nuts in the bulk food sections.

Not shopping hungry - hungry shopping means more impulse buys (even when eating clean), which means more money.

Produce - nothing is a bigger waste of money than produce that goes bad from not eating it in time.

Hope these help somebody!

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Old 10-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #14
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

I would like to +1 the comment about going to a local farmer. I found a local farmer here who sells whole free range, grass fed, lamb and goats. We pay the farmer to slaughter and quarter the animal. The cost ends up being about $2.50 a pound for meat that sells in stores for closer to $14 a pound.

You can reduce the cost if you slaughter and quarter the animal yourself.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:37 AM   #15
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I would like to +1 the comment about going to a local farmer. I found a local farmer here who sells whole free range, grass fed, lamb and goats. We pay the farmer to slaughter and quarter the animal. The cost ends up being about $2.50 a pound for meat that sells in stores for closer to $14 a pound.

You can reduce the cost if you slaughter and quarter the animal yourself.
Another great source are hunters. A friend of mine is a hardcore bowhunter, and the result of his passion is meat that costs me nothing, and him enjoying his hobby (not to mention ridding the east coast of pesty deer.) Local butchers can still be found, believe it or not, like the one I go to- $50 to take a gutted and skinned deer (only about 100lbs on the east coast) and turn it into 80 or so pounds of meat in convenient steak and sausage form.

Hardcore hunters often cannot eat as much as they can kill, so find someone dedicated and buy a deep freezer. Cut out the convenience of the butcher and get free, grass-fed, low fat meat. :stir:
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:12 AM   #16
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Another great source are hunters. A friend of mine is a hardcore bowhunter, and the result of his passion is meat that costs me nothing, and him enjoying his hobby (not to mention ridding the east coast of pesty deer.) Local butchers can still be found, believe it or not, like the one I go to- $50 to take a gutted and skinned deer (only about 100lbs on the east coast) and turn it into 80 or so pounds of meat in convenient steak and sausage form.

Hardcore hunters often cannot eat as much as they can kill, so find someone dedicated and buy a deep freezer. Cut out the convenience of the butcher and get free, grass-fed, low fat meat. :stir:
Or find a friend to teach you how to hunt!
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:42 PM   #17
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

I just spotted this thread and wanted to bump it with this 9 year old article written by Greg Glassman. It's a free CrossFit Journal download

http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/FastFoodDec02.pdf (WFS)

I've mentioned it to quite a few people, BCF I was one of those people who was convinced that I didn't have time eat right and had to hit Mickey D's.

Thank you to Shane for his detailed work on this thread.

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:51 PM   #18
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

Fan_tastic.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #19
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

Base your purchase decision on price, personal preference and recipe you will prepare. For example, if a recipe indicates to brown and drain ground beef, any lean percentage is suitable.

However, if a recipe calls for raw ground beef to be mixed with other ingredients before cooking such as stuffed peppers and some casseroles, it is better to use a higher percentage lean ground beef.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:47 PM   #20
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Re: How to eat clean without cleaning out your wallet

great post!

I might add that Costco is a great place to get certain items, and also the internet can be quite lucrative for things like nuts and seeds.
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