Our WalMart has an
section. Not necessarily
paleo, and I don't use it all the
time, but it's nice to have
there for certain occasions.
Prices subject to fluctuation seasonally and regionally; once you hear of something I've found, double check your own locations' stock and prices. I've put a bold GF for "gluten free" where the product in question has been specifically marked as "gluten free".
My WalMart is not so good with its coconut milk selection. It used to carry Golden Star, which is just coconut milk and water, and comes in a green can. It wasn't always in stock, so I always grabbed a bunch when it was there. Even after I'd politely talked to a couple of managers about keeping it in stock more regularly, I mourned deeply when they instead stopped carrying it and replaced it with Imperial Dragon, whose ingredient list includes a couple of preservatives. Coconut milk is consumed so regularly at our house, including by my 3 year old daughter who has gut health issues, so finding a short ingredient list is very important to us. Now when I am in a pinch at WalMart I'll pick up Thai Kitchen's coconut milk, which still has guar gum in it, but if I plan ahead I can keep stocked with a BPA-free no-additive coconut milk via Amazon.com.
This is a coconut milk I avoid;
look at the ingredient list!
Goya: Another coconut milk to avoid
because of added preservative.
My Typical WalMart Shopping List
|Label for WalMart's|
in-house organic milk.
Besides bulk meat purchases from local farmers, WalMart and Wegmans roughly tie for getting my most grocery dollars month in, month out. Here are the things I regularly buy for our family at WalMart.
- Organic Eggs: $4.18/doz.
- Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk: $3.18/half gal. GF
(I like this brand because it does not have carrageenan)
- Organic Stonyfield whole milk (in-house): $3.58/half gal
- 1 lb. Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Carrots: $1.94/ea. (We usually buy several pounds each visit! They go in almost every lunch we pack.)
- Mariani honey bars: ~$4.99/5 pack - these are nuts, dried fruit, and honey GF
Mariani's Honey Bars. I find these by the produce section.
I love their simple ingredient lists of nuts, fruits, and honey.
My 6 year old daughter loves that they look like granola bars.
- Pistachios, 32 oz.: $10.99
VERY nice prices
on Thai Kitchen's
red curry paste and
green curry paste.
- Fischer nuts - walnuts, pecans, etc. Allergen info says processed in a plant with tree nuts but says nothing about wheat. Prices vary across sizes.
- Bananas: $0.47/lb.
- Blood oranges, around 8 in a 3 lb. bag: $3.88
- 6 ct. Marketplace single serve guacamole (WalMart's in-house version of Wholly Guacamole): ~$3.88 GF
(These are also a lunchbox staple of ours! I sometimes stick a short straw in an opened one for my 3 year old to build her oral motor muscle tone as she sucks it up like a milkshake.)
- Wyman's frozen wild blueberries (these are teeny berries and thus great for baking): ~$0.20/oz, depending on the size bought.
- Mezzetta Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives, 9.5 oz.: $4.72/ea. GF
- Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste and Green Curry Paste: $2.30/jar GF
(This is at least a dollar cheaper than almost anywhere else!)
- Pace Salsas: ~$2.50/jar GF
- Local raw honey: $8.99/35 oz. jar
- Hormel Natural preservative-free ham, turkey, and salamis: ~$2.50/pack GF
- Zico 1 L coconut water: $4.48 GF
WalMart has fair prices on coconut water. Zico is my favorite
brand available at our WalMart as far as taste goes.
|Love me some olives!|
What paleo-friendly finds have you scouted out at WalMart?This post contains an Amazon.com affiliate link. Shopping Amazon through this link results in a tiny percentage of the purchase price being given to Primal Kitchen, at no added cost to you, so thank you for supporting Primal Kitchen!