Wednesday, November 9

Frugal Meats

Everyone knows that hamburger is a fairly cheap source of meat. However, for about the same price you can buy other quality foods.

For example, sausages come in many different varieties and flavors. Just today I picked up some mild Italian and some English banger sausages. Yeah baby! Talk about good food. However, because sausages and other thriftier meats often have a lot of fat in them, you do have to make sure you know how to combine macronutrients so that you are eating healthy.

In a nutshell, try not to consume large amounts of carbohydrates and fats at the same time. So, if you want to eat meats with higher fat content, eat carbohydrate sources such as vegetables. Most vegetables provide carbohydrates either as fiber, which is not absorbed anyway, or digest slowly so that a spike in insulin is avoided. It is the insulin spike combined with fat consumption that has to be watched carefully if you have health concerns.

Anyway, all that talk of macronutrients is a different subject.

Another meat that I bought today, cheaper than prime cuts of beef and a bit more expensive than sausages, was a slab of pork. Rolled in peameal corn and often sold as slices, you can instead pick up a pound or two of this slab for a very good price compared to most meats.

Eating cheap doesn't mean you want to eat unhealthy. You need to keep an eye on your calories, fats, macronutrient profiles and so on. However, and just as importantly, it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a wide variety of healthy and satisfying foods.

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PJ Wyatt said...

Exactly what cut of pork is "slab?"

Lawrence said...

I am always on the lookout for chicken on sale.