“What the Paleo World Eats”: Call for Contributors – Round 2

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Back in April we put out a blog post asking YOU to tell and show us what a week in your paleo food life looked like.  Some of you took us up on the challenge and sent some awesome photos and great supporting information: store receipts, food costs and family stories.  The submissions we received were great, but we didn’t get as many as we were hoping for and when we posted the results the comments that you left were very positive.  Many of you asked us to give it another go and told us that you’d like to share your ‘food story’ with the rest of the paleo world.  Well folks, ask and you shall receive! Let’s try this again!

Get on your shopping shoes, pull out your camera and save those receipts!  We want to see what foods you and/or your family buy and eat in a week.   As before,  the inspiration for this assignment/project comes from my favorite coffee table book: Hungry Planet: What The World Eats which showcases photos of what families around the world eat in one week with everything laid out in one shot.  It also lists out the foods pictured, how much each cost, and the entire bill for the week (this is why we’d like pictures of the receipts too!).  At the end of all of this we’ll be able to see how eating styles, food costs, and how the family compliance/non-compliance factor (if your whole family isn’t paleo – show us everything you buy anyway and let us know who’s eating it!) plays into the paleo way of eating around the country and hopefully world!  This is your (second) chance to show us what you and your modern cave-family eats.  

Once again, here’s what we need:

  • Photo(s) of your/your family’s weekly food purchases – this includes restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and anywhere else you buy any other consumable item.  Include ‘non-paleo’ foods too for price comparison and to illustrate that in some cases not all family members are paleo followers.
  • Tell us who you are, where you’re from and how many people (who and ages ) you are feeding).
  • Also send photo(s) of receipts from all food/beverage purchases (this includes bottled water, Starbuck’s stops, and non-paleo foods too.).
  • List of the foods pictured and the amounts of each. (example: 4 apples, 1 pound grassfed ground beef, etc.)
  • Any other photos of meals you prepared, shots of your family eating, grocery store shelves, farmers markets, etc. to help illustrate culture are welcome.
  • You are also welcome to share some of your ‘back story’, comments on the paleo lifestyle (what’s hard and what’s easy, etc), and your thoughts on this project and experience.
  • I highly recommend looking at this slide show and/or checking out the book at your local library to get an idea of how awesome this project could be.
  • Send all submissions and photos to:   amyk.rd@gmail.com

With any luck we’ll have an EPIC response this time.  So show us what you’ve got!  This is going to be fun, eye-opening and a great way to show the rest of the world (paleo or not) what you eat!

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  1. Alice
    September 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I’m Lacto-Paleo and I try and keep every meal/pudding/snack at under £1 a portion on my blog (being a skint teenager/student helps!). I have recipes, advice and price breakdown per meal! Maybe you could include a link to the blog to show how it’s easy, even as a teenager with little money, to ditch the grains, legumes, refined sugar, readymeals and other junk?
    onepoundmeals.blog.com

    • ravi
      September 22, 2012 at 1:59 am

      thanks for that Alice! i think there are 2 atttitudes to change here, one is that good food – quality organic fare – should be as dirt cheap as conventional – it simply can’t –

      but that said…

      one can intelligently and economically seek out and find such fare with a little effort – kudos to you for getting healthy on the cheap!

      ravi
      Daiasolgaia
      don’t go back to sleep

  2. Alice
    September 19, 2012 at 6:29 am

    No, it’s not the healthiest version of Paleo, but it’s far better than SAD/SBD and my health has improved massively since going on it. I wouldn’t recommend it to those who can afford organic and grass-fed, but it COULD help uni students and others on a very tight budget!

  3. Patty
    September 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Amy, the reason that I didn’t participate last time, as much as I wanted to, is that I don’t get receipts from most of my food sources and we don’t grocery shop on a weekly basis. We get most of our produce from our garden or the farmer’s market and buy our animal products in bulk when a local farmer has it available. I usually buy large quantities of coconut oil and other fats online, and we only get a few items from the grocery store. So it’s kinda of hard to say what our actual weekly food cost is, but I love the concept! Would a explanation of how we shop and a weekly average suffice?

    • Amy Kubal
      September 20, 2012 at 4:22 am

      That would be perfect Patty! Tell us how and where you buy your foods and a food cost for the week estimate is totally okay! I can’t wait to see what you and your family eat! :)

  4. Kade
    September 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    I’d love to submit a picture, but I eat the food I buy before I have a week’s worth left to take a picture…

    For example, in any given week I shop at two different farmer’s markets and hit the grocery store a couple times. But I don’t have a week’s worth of food necessarily at once :)

    • Amy Kubal
      September 20, 2012 at 4:19 am

      Take several pictures and send them all!! Show us everything!

  5. Dana
    September 21, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I’m with Patty on this one. Although we do generally shop on a weekly basis because I plan a menu for the week so we only have to purchase what we need for the week. We do purchase most of our foods from local farms/ farmers markets. This is going to be fun! Is there a deadline on this?

    • Amy Kubal
      September 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Awesome! I’m so glad you’re going to participate!! As far as a deadline – December 1st!

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