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CORTNEY-LEE
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6/10/13 10:35 P

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Thank you all very much for the suggestions!

Most butcher shops in my area are plentiful with locally raised beef and pork - chicken... not so much. It is the same stuff you buy at the supermarket. Most of the chickens in this area are raised for laying hens, then after they are done with producing... well, I won't get into that, but lets just say they don't end up at the butcher shop.

I am going to check a few of the local wholesale distributors and see what I find.





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6/10/13 11:57 A

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try your local butcher

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6/10/13 11:46 A

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You're gonna have to pay a heck of a lot if you want all that organic and natural stuff. It's just a decision we all have to make for ourselves.

As me, a college kid trying to eat healthy, I don't see anything wrong with getting a little extra sodium with my chicken (which is basically all that enhancing broth is) and paying only $1.99/lb at walmart.

I'm 5'8" stinks being shorter
Summer 2011- 215 lbs. Peak weight
Christmas 2011- 200 lbs
Start of summer 2012- 170 lbs
September 2012- Made my goal of competing at feather weight for Bjj (under 149 with a little water cut)

Now I'm just trying to maintain around 152ish to leave me in easy cutting range. Also trying to relax and eat more like a normal person now, balancing enjoying life and staying healthy.


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6/10/13 11:36 A

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LDHAWKE, if it's the pre-frozen ones in the big bag from Costco, yes, they are enhanced. I buy the fresh Foster Farms ones from there in the vacuum packs but I'm not sure if they're enhanced too, I'm going to look next time I go, I ran out the other day.

CORTNEY, do you have a Kroger store in your area? They have a store brand of organic foods called Simple Truth, and the chicken sold under that label, I believe, is not enhanced. There's definitely a noticeable difference, it's very good chicken, I wish I could afford to buy it all the time. It's not real cheap, I think like 5.99 or 6.99/lb, but better than $10/lb :) Also they do digital coupons for $1 off some times. www.simpletruth.com/products/poultry/chick
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LDHAWKE
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6/10/13 9:44 A

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I like to buy the Kirkland brand from Costco. Now I'm wondering if those are enhanced?



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6/10/13 9:21 A

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I have always eaten the Perdue ones...now you've got me going back and looking at my labels lol

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6/10/13 9:12 A

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get mine from the farmers markets. Try upthelane.com or any other good farmers markets.

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6/10/13 9:10 A

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don't like chicken and eat it only under duress



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6/10/13 8:25 A

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Look around for a local meat shop. There are several here where I live and they always have great sales on chicken breasts.I think most cities and towns have at least one.

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6/9/13 9:05 P

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Grocery shopping is becoming much more difficult...thanks for the tips!



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Just keep looking. A lot of store brands or no-name butcher counter breasts have nothing added. If you're willing to go with frozen, your options open up even more. I buy frozen boneless skinless breast at a regional chain that caters to the Mexican immigrant community; they often have it on sale for 99 cents a pound. It looks awful because it's just piled into bags and frozen, but it has nothing added and is probably fresher than Purdue and the other "name" brands.



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Chances are you won't find any chicken in a chain supermarket that has not been enhanced. Enhancing it is what keeps it fresh tasting despite being shipped long distances from the manufacturers to the stores.

If you have a locally owned grocery store nearby, check there. Often times local grocers get their meats from farms nearby and the meat doesn't need to be enhanced to keep its freshness.



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CORTNEY-LEE
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6/9/13 5:28 P

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I am having a heck of a time finding plain, regular, boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

All of them seem to be "enhanced" with some type of broth "solution"

The one I did find that was regular was $10.99/pound which is a bit ridiculous. I don't do the whole chicken thing because I think it is gross, not a fan of split breasts because of the bone.

Are there any brands I should be looking for that can be found at most major supermarkets? I just bought Prudue and it is "enhanced"

Thanks in advance





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