I've recently made switch to a much lower carb diet, but I'm really wondering how I can possibly make it work in the long term. I was a vegetarian for many years, and I still believe in many of my vegetarian ideals. When I stopped being a vegetarian, I still made many vegetarian meals for our family. Ideals were one reason for this, but my food budget was a big concern, too. Legume/grain-based meals are soooooooo cheap. How can anything else compare? I do make a big effort to use the heck out of the meats I buy. We generally eat the meat itself for 2 meals, then make a broth and have 2 days of soup with the remainder. Sometimes there's a bit more left to freeze/save, also. But then there's still lunch and breakfast to consider, and those are the meals that I'm really struggling with. Especially since I still feel morally queasy about eating meat at every meal. And we're running through what feels like HORDES of veggies, which also are not that cheap.
If anyone can give me a sense of what your weekly food consumption is like on a paleo-type diet, that would be really helpful. I may just be getting too hung up on the protein thing, or maybe I don't have a good sense of how this will all balance out in the end. Anyone else eating this way on a very, very tight budget?