bought a whole chicken at krogers and had a coupon from them and got it for 4.99. with the coupon off of 1.00. so i got it for 3.99 . have not purchased breast or anything like that for a long time . been cooking without meat for a while .
Kitty, My DH is a diabetic. He has to have a balance between the veggies, fruit, and meats. If he doesn't eat meat or eggs, and then exercises, his blood sugar drops to 70 or less. then, of course, if he eats to many high carb foods, he goes the opposite extreme. We weigh fruit, potatoes, and corn before eating. We probably should weigh legumes, but that is hard to do because it is usually mixed in a salad or soup.
Most of the ads in recent days are for chicken legs at $1.39/#.
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Western PA, Save-A-Lot has frozen chicken thighs, 5 lbs for 3.98 and Drumstiicks for the same price Walmart has the whole legs for 10 lbs for 5.98
I agree, I'd prefer pasture raised organic chickens, but I'm diabetic and need meat since almost all veg raise my blood sugars and it's hard to get them down. I eat what I can afford. SOME day, I'd like to have a small place where I could grow my own chickens and eggs. but for now, I buy my eggs at a local farm and my chickens from Walmart or Save-A-Lot depending on how their prices are.
of course the cheapest way to eat meat, particularly red meat, is HUNT!! LOL my hubby brings home venison so that's a blessing for me too. FWIW, Kitty
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Since I've learned what commercially raised chickens are fed (GMO corn and soybeans), how they are kept (so tight they can't turn around) and how they are slaughtered in many cases (there is a reason they are usually contaminated with salmonella) I only buy pasture-raised and humanely slaughtered chickens and I can only afford those rarely. I pay around $10.00 per chicken depending on size. It makes it a special but rare treat a couple of times a year. Birgit
I really usually only buy boneless skinless, unless I specifically want it for broth or something. If I watch for sales I can usually get fresh for $2 lb and pre-frozen (not the bagged) for $1.18-$1.29 lb. at Price Chopper, or our local store (we are in a small town) has a 5/$25 meat program where special marked packages that would normally be anywhere from $6-$8 are $5 if you buy 5, and you can mix and match. Then, I can usually get about 3 lbs fresh for $5. I'm sure I have seen whole chickens go below $1 lb and I know I have been able to get split bone in chicken breast for less than $1.50 lb. Oh, and I'm in MO, near Kansas City
The chicken thighs (the only part of the chicken I could afford at the time) were inexpensive last winter, but started to go up in price before the summer. I could pay about $2.99 for six decent-sized thighs before they went up in price. Then the bag of potatoes that I usually bought (to accompany the chicken) went up $1.00.
Those same supermarkets (two of them) that raised their prices on the chicken & potatoes, lowered their prices on Banquet frozen dinners, so I switched. The dinners have meat, starch (potatoes or macaroni), and a vegetable (corn, peas), and range from 220-360 calories per meal. The sales are 99 cents to $1.25. The peak price is $1.79. A frozen dinner is not as flexible as chicken, but I'm not looking for flexibility when I come home from work at around 10:30 at night.
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