It was the fourth week of our Costco Challenge when my husband came home with a copy of this:
His Crossfit instructor sent it home with him and swears it will improve his performance. (The book is hyperlinked – if you want to take a look. FYI – I’m not an Amazon affiliate – just hyperlinked in case you are curious.) All I know is Paleo or Primal is not the way our family typically eats. It’s heavy on meat, and I can go days without consuming a meat product. Take a look at one of my meal plans, and you’ll see lots of pasta and a Meatless Monday meal.
However, there are a few parts to eating Paleo that I can definitely get on board:
- Usage of Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
- Emphasis on Vegetables
So those are two items I’ll really be playing up in our family’s diet over the next few weeks.
Because this is not the way we have always eaten, I’ve been working on ways to implement a special diet and to still stay on budget. Here are three ways I’ve already saved:
- Vitacost – Vitacost is still offering $10 off your first purchase when you shop through a referral link. They send you a code via email within minutes of sign-up that you can use towards your order. Worth it? I think so. Check out this cost comparison on coconut oil between my local health food store and Vitacost:
- There is over a $10 price difference over my local store PLUS I got an additional $10 off with my code!
- Swagbucks – I have the Swagbucks toolbar installed on my computer. I use it to search the web instead of the Google toolbar. Every time I do, I earn swagbucks. Earn 450 swagbucks, and you can redeem it for a $5 gift card to Amazon. I’ve earned enough swagbucks and gift cards that I was able to get organic raw coconut for FREE! This is definitely a workable option for anyone wanting to save on a special diet.
- Alice.com - Another great online shopping site, you can get 20% off your first order PLUS they have automatic coupons. If you are following a special diet, they have a great selection, reasonable prices, and free shipping with orders over $40. And if you follow a real food diet, they have EXCELLENT prices on organic flours by Great River Milling like whole wheat pastry flour and sunflower millet.
These are the ways I’ve already saved, but I’d love any input or suggestions you might have!