How to Save Money on Meat and Seafood
Try these lower-priced alternatives and makeover your kitchen budget easily.
By Meaghan Cameron from Reader's Digest
Sirloin steak at $8.99 pound
Rib eye at $16.99 pound
Filet mignon at $20+ pound.
Beef chuck stew meat at $2.29 pound (sometimes less)
Beef short ribs $4.99 pound
Beef chuck stew meat is easily turned into a meal that you can keep in the fridge and heat up all week long. Also try short ribs which cost slightly more but are excellent braised. Steak should be saved for special occasions if you want to save money.
Recipes to try:
Balsamic Braised Short Ribs With Horseradish Mashed Potatoes recipe.
Chicken breast at $5.49 pound.
Drumstick and thigh combo $1.59 pound.
Chicken thighs are dark meat and have slightly higher calories and fat, but that fat transforms into taste. A 3-ounce serving of skinless chicken breast is 138 calories and 3 grams of fat, while a 3-ounce serving of skinless chicken thigh is 177 calories and 9 grams of fat. Well worth the price difference!
Recipe to try:
Osso Bucco-Style Chicken Thighs
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