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Jessica Smith on Apr 13, 2012 at 12:00AM

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Supermarket Staple #17: Lean Pork

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a Jessica Smith on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:57AM

Why It's a Must Have: This ‘other white meat’ can be a surprising source of lean protein, iron and B vitamins, says Cooper. A satisfying, non-chicken alternative to red meat, some lean cuts (such as tenderloin) actually contain less fat (122 calories, 3 grams for 3 ounces) than chicken.

Budget Bonus: “Pork is generally priced lower than equivalent cuts of chicken and meat,” Cooper says. “Just make sure what you are paying for in your cut is protein, not fat -- if not, it's not a bargain!”

Recipes to Try:

Quick Pork and Chile Stew

Pork and Bok Choy Stir Fry

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