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Save your money on groceries this week with these three hearty dishes

Irene Matys shares recipes to use different cuts of meat to save money on your next grocery bill.
April 17, 2023 12:00 p.m. EST
April 17, 2023 12:00 p.m. EST

Everyone is watching their grocery bill, and meat is one item that can really cause our bill to skyrocket. Food expert, Irene Matys shows us how can we still enjoy meat, without spending a fortune. 

Bizeli Yaxni with chicken drumsticks with braised peas

An inexpensive way to feed a family that is nutritious and absolutely delicious. Using inexpensive cuts of protein like chicken legs helps reduce costs and gives the dish so much flavour. Frozen vegetables are also a great way to budget. The vegetables are picked at their peak and frozen.

Lentil ragu

Dried lentils are an inexpensive substitute for protein and are so nutritious. Slowly simmered in an aromatic tomato sauce makes it so delicious and flavourful. This lentil ragu can also be enjoyed on top of creamy polenta or mashed potatoes.

Middle Eastern-inspired kefta kabobs with garlic chickpea dip and tomato, onion, cucumber, and parsley salad

These Middle Eastern kefta’s are inexpensive but are exploding with flavour. They come together in no time and an inexpensive way to enjoy the flavours of the Middle East. Substituting medium ground beef for beef or lamb cuts is a wonderful way to still enjoy the flavours without the cost. Using medium ground beef saves you dollars and with its slightly higher fat than lean, it gives it a juicier and flavourful bite. 


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