10 Cheap, Healthy Alternatives to Red and Processed Meat
Fancy duck dishes often show up on French restaurant menus, but duck meat is worth adding to the grocery list as a healthy red meat substitute. Duck meat is rich in iron, zinc, and vitamin B and contains as much protein as dark cuts of chicken and turkey. Some supermarkets carry duck, but the price is far lower -- about $2 a pound for a whole duck -- at Chinese markets. It's also available from online vendors such as Maple Leaf Farms, which sells antibiotic-free ducks weighing 4 to 6.5 pounds for $16. To get the most servings from a single bird, in a recipe such as duck confit tacos from Food & Wine, substitute roast duck meat for the confit legs and decrease the ratio of duck to other ingredients.