Some of you may remember the last post I wrote about how to save money on meat for April Fools Day. I’m sure you’ll be relieved to know that I’m writing the post for real this time! Here are a few tips to save money on meat:
- Check with your grocery store’s butcher and find out if/when they mark down close dated meats. I’ve been able to find close dated meat for more than 50% off at times. You do not have to worry about using it all right away – just throw it in the freezer!
- Sometimes buying meat in bulk is cheaper. Be sure to do a price comparison per ounce to make sure you’re getting the better deal.
- Try to plan a meatless dinner each week. Some of our favorites are black bean burgers and zucchini casserole.
- Consider making the meat stretch by using oatmeal or breadcrumbs and making a meatloaf.
- Stock up during the sales. If there is a great price on chicken, don’t just get enough for that week, get enough for several weeks. Freeze it until you need it.
Do you have any tips on how your family saves money on meat? Leave a comment and let us know!