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Old 03-20-2017, 15:55   #1
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While I realize this is a topic we have discussed in multiple threads, it is still a concern for many people, so I thought maybe we should do some brainstorming on ways we have found to live a LCHF lifestyle on a budget. What ways have you found to make it more affordable for you?

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Choosing Where To Shop For Produce
I stopped trying to shop for my produce all at once. I used to buy for the week and frequently ended up throwing too much away because of spoilage. I also found that I can get fresher produce at lower prices by shopping at a local farm to market type store.

Using a FoodSaver
Buying a FoodSaver was one of the best investments I have made. Not only does it help me avoid throwing away food from spoilage, it makes it so much easier for me to prep meals for the week. I seriously don't know how I got by without one before.

Shopping The Sales and Stocking Up
I am finally learning to stock up on stuff when it is on sale. As an example, I like to use canned tuna or chicken (or foil packs) in several recipes that I do. When they are on sale, I definitely stock up.

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For meats:

I buy the cheapest hamburger - which is 75% lean (or 25% fat) when I can find it. If it's on sale, I stock up and freeze. I'll fry up two pounds at a time, and save the fat. I strain it and refrigerate it to separate the tallow from the liquid. Then I save the tallow to use in frying other leaner things.

I'll buy chuck steak and other fatty cuts of meat - and stock up when on sale. They'll also render out fat when cooked.

I cook up large amounts and freeze in portion size - which reduces the risk of allowing cooked meat to go bad in the refrigerator if I don't get to it soon. The up side of this is that I have the ready means to for a quick meal.

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For meats:

I cook up large amounts and freeze in portion size - which reduces the risk of allowing cooked meat to go bad in the refrigerator if I don't get to it soon. The up side of this is that I have the ready means to for a quick meal.
Great idea! My cooked meats/food are often spoiling because I forget they are there.

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