Protein Foods

Find protein foods throughout the entire store. They can be found in the fresh meat case, frozen foods section, dairy case, and canned and pantry food aisles.

  • Some great low-cost protein foods include beans, peas, and lentils, such as kidney beans, lima beans, split peas, and garbanzo beans (chickpeas). Beans, peas, and lentils cost far less than a similar amount of other protein foods.
  • To lower meat costs, buy the family-sized or value pack and freeze what you don’t use. Choose lean meats like chicken or turkey. When choosing ground beef, make sure it’s lean (at least 93% lean) ground beef.
  • Seafood doesn’t have to be expensive. Try buying canned tuna, salmon, or sardines – these store well and are a low-cost option.
  • Don’t forget about eggs! They’re a great low-cost option that’s easy to prepare.