One of the biggest parts of our grocery budget is fresh meat. It averages $3-5 per pound, as opposed to $1-3 per pound for fresh produce.
In a perfect world, I would just go vegetarian to cut it out altogether. But let’s just be honest — that’s never going to happen.
I’m a carnivore through and through, so I’ve had to get creative to keep our grocery budget under control.
We prepare three meals per day at home for five people — it adds up quickly! Here are a few of my favorite solutions for lowering our meat budget.
I cut my taco meat with rice to cut back on the more expensive ground beef. Stir fry, stews, and soups are another great way to mix meat with other ingredients for a hearty meal with lower costs.
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