As I shared here last week, I've been a little shocked by the prices of groceries out here. I decided on Friday that I needed to do a monthly meat "stock up". Basically, what I did was go to Costco and buy a month's worth of meat. I love buying meat straight from the farmer, however when you are on a budget the best way that I have found to get affordable meat is through a bulk buying store. Our favorite bulk store is Costco and I think that the meat tastes better than from a grocery store.
I bought a lot of ground meat to make taco salad, ground beef stir fry, and Sweet Potato Chili. I also bought some stew meat, whole chickens, chicken thighs, pork loin, salmon, and tilapia. I will use sprouted beans to bulk up some of our meals and focus on making this last a month.
I know that some people tell you that when you are cutting grocery budgets to go meatless, that is not an option for our family. My husband and I struggle on a vegetarian diet, we have major hypoglycemic tendencies and meat along with good fats are one way to combat those energy and blood sugar dips and crashes.
Next week, I will tell you about how to get fresh produce without making your checkbook cry!