I know, it’s week 3 and I’m only on part 3.
– Use larger cuts: Buy the largest package of meat when it’s on sale to yield the most meals from one package.
- Pork tenderloin: Eat 1 night marinated and use the rest of the meat in stir fry the next night
- Whole Chicken: Purchase a whole chicken for $6 to yield multiple meals instead of 1 package for $3 and only get 1 meal
–Meatless Meals: Consider having 1 meatless meal per week. Serve soup and a sandwich, garden salad and baked potato or use beans for protein in lieu of meat.
–Leftover night: Consider having 1 leftover night per week. In addition to avoiding another package of meat, you have the added benefit of reducing waste. A mid week leftover night works well for us depending on our schedule and menu plan.
–Try ground turkey: I started substituting ground turkey for ground beef a few years ago. Ground turkey is healthier, and I can usually find better deals on Butterball ground turkey versus a package of ground beef.
Read Part 4 of How to Save on Meat – we finish up saving on meat in the kitchen.
What are your tips for saving on meat and produce? Comments left that are not on my notes, will be added in a separate post at the end of the series.