When I come home from the grocery store with meat I package it as soon as I get home. If it is ground meat I portion it into 1oz meatballs (using my scale) for recipe usage and portion control that way I know that I am getting the right amount and am less likely to ever eat, it's also easier to defrost. My chicken I portion to about 5 oz per package. I have noticed that I don't need to eat as much meat as I thought I did.
Before doing this I would sit down to eat and have an 8-12 oz piece of chicken and not even think twice, but now I know that I was eating enough meat in one seating that I need for a day and a half. That is a real eye opener. Have finally seen the scale begin to move in the right direction again.
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Do you know anyone who hunts? WIld game meats are more nutritious than store-bought counterparts. Hunters are usually happy to share their harvest. Offering to cook the meat and return a portion of the food is a great way to keep your freezer stocked with meat. Don't be afraid of the "gamey" taste: a soak in milk for a day usually pulls all the "strange" flavor from the meat. 334
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