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Old 06-10-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
Michael Salem
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I am doing the paleo on a budget ... a pretty tight budget. I went to Wal-Mart today with some sort of nuts (except for peanuts or cashews) on the grocery list. I saw that a thing of walnuts (which didn't look like many at all) cost around $5. Is there anything else out there that might cost less but have the same nutrional value as nuts?
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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Try Costco's or Trader Joe's and you can get walnuts/almonds for cheaper. Other than that, olive oil is cost-effective.
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Old 06-11-2007, 04:49 AM   #3
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Yeah, Costco has 3lb bags of walnuts and 3lb bags of almonds for around $10/bag. My regular market sells for $6-8/lb.
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:34 AM   #4
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I third the Costco reference but, if you don't have access to Costco, try checking out your local "co-op" or natural market options. I buy alot of nuts, spices/herbs, etc from the bulk bins and save a lot of $$. Although not as cheap as Costco, the nuts are far cheaper, and healthier, than those that can be found at my local grocer.

There are also a number of online resources as well where you can get very good prices buying in bulk.

Of course all of these solutions aren't substitutions for the expense of nuts but rather subs as to where to get them. Maybe not so helpful for you.

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Old 06-11-2007, 08:42 AM   #5
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where do walnuts rank with respect to almonds in the "Zone" hierarchy?

is 1 walnut equivalent to 1 almond?
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:55 AM   #6
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I know walnuts are considered to have the most beneficial Omage 3:-Omega 6 ratio of all of the nuts but I am not a Zone diet guy so maybe someone else can answer about how they fit on the Zone diet.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:19 PM   #7
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Olive oil is cheap and is almost all monosaturated.

Jason that avatar is sweet!
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