|$1 per pound bone-in breast|
|Deboned (butchered by me)|
|Leaves 6 large breasts (with tenders)|
|Separated by waxed paper and ready to freeze.|
|The bones are baked and then boiled.|
|Results in rich chicken stock for another dish.|
Vegetables are another way to save. Although I do buy frozen, I like to freeze my own when I find a good deal in the produce section. I will use peppers as an example. We like the packaged frozen fajita mix of green and red bell peppers and onion strips. It cost anywhere from $2.50-$3.00 depending on the brand. Because we use them for more than fajitas, they last us a while and this is a good deal. Every now and again, I find red bell peppers and green on sale and buy several. I don't like to store all of them in the fridge because I risk forgetting them and they go bad very quickly. To prevent this, I leave only a couple out for fresh eating. The others are chopped or sliced and then frozen. I recently found green peppers for $.49 each and red bell peppers for $.88 each. I sliced them along with an onion (we buy onions in bulk) and put them in the freezer. I spent less than half of what I would have spent on the frozen package.
Now when it comes to fresh, I almost always peruse the online ads before heading out the door. Most times I find good deals....other times not. But even if the price is not the best, I get it if it's something we eat all the time.
|Small, but two for $.88|
So, I hope I gave good examples of cheap yet healthy food habits. And again, I apologize for the raw chicken picture. Hope it doesn't turn you off! Lol. Have a good day!