The average price per pound for meat is not what I would consider economic! Especially if you are looking to buy organic and grass fed.
One of the most important kinds of meat to include in our diet is fish, seafood. All traditional cultures went through great effort to include these water dwellers in their diet even when they did not live near a body of water.
Chicken, beef and fish stocks are easy ways to include a healthy, mineral rich, and not to
mention scrumptious food into your diet. The best part, the cost of ingredients to make a stock is peanuts!
I can’t afford to pay $13.00 to $17.00 dollars a pound for local sea swimmers. I can, however afford the $1.00 per pound fish head to make stock! That’s right. One buck per pound and the nutritional punch is packed! Don’t get smacked around from paying too much for a little bit of fish!
The stock from fish, chicken or beef can be used to make soups, chowders, stews, sauces, gravies, to cook rice and much more. Go find a local fish monger, ask around for local seafood source, and be sure to check the farmers markets.
For your chicken stock, after baking a chicken, save the bones and use them to boil your brew. Add some very inexpensive chicken feet which has a ton of good fat and gelatin.
For your beef stock, look for marrow bones in your grocery store meet department or ask around for ‘dog bones’. Neck bone is another good one that is inexpensive, .79 per pound in my area.
Here is an article that will help you along with preparing stock.
Are you willing to add stocks and broths to your kitchen routine?
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