Have you ever been tempted to avoid buying meat and seafood, just to save money? Well, expert food blogger Jenny Rosenstrach opens in a new tab is here to say it’s a sacrifice that need not be made. Don’t nix the foods you love just to conserve cash — try her smart budget shopping techniques for meat and seafood, and keep your dinner menus diverse.
In this video, Jenny takes a quick spin through the Meat and Seafood Departments to explain how she finds the most value — and can maintain her die-hard commitment to share a homemade meal with her loved ones.
Go in with an open mind, see what’s on sale, then plan a menu
Buy large family packs of meat and seafood
Freeze whatever you don’t cook for use later*
Once you’ve got those family-sized packs, choose one-pot recipes that combine the protein with veggies and carbs, to save time and make the most of the dish. Here are two tasty examples:
A Simple Jambalaya with Shrimp and Sausage opens in a new tab is a spectacular Cajun way to make seafood and meat go the distance in a spicy base of rice — and it freezes beautifully.
The traditional comfort food favorite Beef Pot Roast opens in a new tab is easy to customize with the potatoes, onions, and other veggies you may have in the fridge. And it makes delicious lunches later!
* If you’re new to freezing meat and seafood, you might find these guides to Handling Meat and Poultry Safely opens in a new tab and Handling Seafood Safely opens in a new tab helpful.
How do you maximize value with the meat and seafood you buy? Share your tips in the comments below!