(Family Features) - If you're looking for ways to eat well on a budget, you're not alone.
So what can you do to keep good quality food on the table? Theo Weening, AKA "The Meat Guy," is the global meat coordinator for Whole Foods Market. He encourages people to try value cuts of meat. Flap steak and chuck roast are great options for creating delicious meals on a budget without sacrificing quality.
Flap steak is similar to skirt, hangar or flank cuts. It's a versatile value cut that lends itself to marinades, grilling and other easy cooking methods. Great for fajitas and steak tacos or simply marinated and grilled, flap steak also presents well at special dinners for friends or family.
Chuck roast makes a great budget choice for kabobs, stews, chili and soups such as Beer-Braised Beef Stew with Brussels Sprouts, Barley Soup with Beef and Mushrooms and, for special occasions, Venezuelan Roast Beef.
Buy More for Less
Another great way to save is to buy family value packs. Purchasing larger-packaged quantities results in lower prices for poultry, beef and pork. Buy extra to cook more now and have enough protein for several meals. Or freeze what you don't want to cook immediately. Then, you have meat on hand and ready to cook without making an extra shopping trip.
You can keep meat on the table without sacrificing quality and taste. It just takes a little shopping savvy.
For more recipes and how-to videos, visit wholefoodsmarket.com.