*From the deli, choose lean beef, chicken, turkey, 2% or light cheese;
$ saving tip: Avoid the salads at the deli because they will be healthier and cheaper if you make them on your own.
*Canadian or turkey bacon- but only once in a while because they contain nitrates.
Beef: Tenderloin, Top Loin, Top Round, Eye of the Round
Pork: Tenderloin, Top Loin, Top Round, Round Tip Sirloin
Chicken: Breasts without skin
Fish: any unbreaded
Sausage/Kielbasi/Hot Dogs-Turkey varieties(but still limit your use of these items due to nitrates)
Ground Chuck or Ground Round-85% lean or greater
Substitute Chicken or turkey burgers for beef burgers
Health tip: Thoroughly wash your hands after touching any raw, uncooked meats and clean all touched surface areas before preparing anything else.
$ saving tip: Look for any “manager special items” that are a reduced price and take home. Use immediately or freeze.
Time saving tip: Buy a rotisserie chicken and serve with steamed vegetables and a salad.