Call us crazy. Call us food snobs. Because we are. We spend a lot of money on food. We believe it’s crucial to our health and wellbeing to buy food without pesticides and poison in it. And we pay dearly for it.
So I’m always looking for ways to save some money with food. One great idea is to grow your own food, which we are working on. I’m pregnant with our third, and my hubs has had health problems (eating real, organic, nutrient-dense foods has really helped him to heal), so we are currently lacking in the garden department this year due to our decreased energy. Excuses.
Anyway, I wanted to briefly share a way I save money on organic chicken. One way, is stretching meat buy eating less. Pretty simple to do…for example we use about half the meat called for in recipes, and just add more veggies.
Second way: Do you know how much two organic chicken breasts cost? Here, they are about $8.00, I’m estimating depending on store. That’s enough for one or two meals for us.
I don’t buy lone chicken breasts. I buy whole chickens. They are about $15, with the giblets. This is a weeks worth of chicken for us. It’s not necessarily the only meat we buy per week. But it’s 2-3 meals. PLUS, I make chicken bone broth from the bones and some veggies I have on hand. Hear me- this is not the same as chicken broth bought at the store. This stuff is liquid gold. It is healing. That’s for another post, but seriously, just google it.
So for $15, I’m getting 2-3 meals worth of organic chicken for our family of 4. And about a gallon of a substance so precious, you can’t even get it in the store. Use bone broth for soup, sautéing veggies, cooking pasta, or drink it straight (add a good amount of real salt). Since drinking bone broth everyday, my husband has started healing from his ailments…but that’s a post for another day as well.
Also, you use the whole chicken. Nothing goes to waste.
If you buy separate chicken breasts for the same amount of meals, you’d have to purchase about 1-2 pckgs of two breasts each, and you definetly don’t get the bone broth. If you buy plain old broth separately (organic), its about $5 per box. That’s $8-16 of chicken breast and $10 of plain old broth (2 pckgs to equal how much bone broth you can make from home).
$15 vs $18-26 per week. $780 over a year vs. $936-$1352. Adds up doesn’t it? Organic food is expensive. You have to believe it’s worth it. You have to believe that homemade bone broth is essential for your health and worth making.
If you are like me and my family, and you believe that, then here is a way to save a little.
Now, you could raise your own chickens and eggs…but that’s another post.