Friday, January 13, 2012
Saving Money Challenge: Weigh Your Meat!
The best thing about joining Weight Watchers for me was losing weight and looking like a sexy beast. The second best thing was buying their food scale. I never though much about weighing food. This scale has changed a lot of my cooking habits (even though I'm not doing Weight Watchers anymore and have gained 10 pounds since leaving).
I weigh a lot of things on it, but the most cost effective thing I have been able to do with it is weigh meat. We're a family of four (with 2 young ins'). So right now, a good portion of meat for us to eat is 1 lbs. I say I eat 4 oz., The kids eat about 2 oz - 3 oz and the husband has the rest.
So how do I try to save money doing this? Well first, I try to buy meat in the bigger packs so that the price is lower. Secondly, when looking for packages, I try to find a package that is as close to the poundage marker as possible. For instance, 2.06 or 2.98, or 3.1. Then I know I have roughly 2 or 3 "dinners" out of that package.
Then when I get home, I weigh it. See the picture above. Yup. That's all me.
This post is partially inspired by the group challenge Precious started at Frugal Makes Cents.