How to Save on Meat

If you’re an athlete, you likely know protein is a necessary component of a balanced diet. But that also means lots of money spent on meat at the grocery store! Protein tends to cost much more than the equivalent calories from carbs or fats too.

Here’s a link to a blog on how to cut down that monthly grocery bill and still get all the meat your athletic heart desires:

Besides the obvious tips, such as buying family sized portions and choosing frozen over fresh, the author recommends skipping on boneless/skinless chicken (which are outrageously priced in Canada) and instead peel off the skin on the cheaper versions.

My tip: Don’t be afraid of a little fat! Chicken thighs aren’t fat free, but the savings will bulge your wallet more than your waistline, and lean beef can be washed under hot water to remove most of the saturated fat content. Beef is my preference over chicken in most cases anyway. Read about grass fed beef below.


Mitch Calvert is a Winnipeg-based fitness coach for men and women like his former self. Heavyset in his 20s, he lost 60 pounds and now helps clients find their spark and lose the weight for life.