So for this week's Food For Thought Friday, here's some real food for thought 🤔 Conventionally raised chicken is routinely plumped up to 15% with a saline solution during processing to create more flavor. Or with the package in this photo, plumped up with chicken broth and other flavorings 😜
So from a budgeting standpoint, 15% of what you are actually paying for is plumping liquid that will eventually cook away. Making the price of cooked meat per pound actually higher than what's reflected on the label 💸😝😧 Not sure about you, but I want to get what I pay for 🤑 And that's 100% Chicken 💯🐓😉
I didn't fully appreciate this concept until I switched to pasture raised chicken. Notice from these labels there was no added plumping liquid 💯🌱🐓⚖ And I paid $23.11 for 3.64 lbs (2 breasts @ 1.71 lbs and 8 legs @ 1.91 lbs).
But we had enough meat from the cooked chicken for four or five days of lunches & dinners. 8-10 meals, $2.31 to $2.89 per meal 🙌🏽👍🏽👊🏽🤑💰
In contrast, I priced a pkg of conventional breasts, $7.02 for 1.76 lbs. Typically 1 dinner for us. With enough for Hubby's lunch the next day. 3 meals, $2.34 per meal.
So if you can make a mental shift to get past the initial sticker shock at the cash register. And consider the price per meal, the purchase pasture raised chicken can be a lot more palatable 😉😋 Not to mention the benefits of lifelong health for you and our world 🙌🏽🙏🏽💪🏽😍💚 🍴
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