Tastes great, does good, costs less – what a win

As prices continue to rise and unemployment spreads, an increasing number of households are feeling the pinch. After housing and travel, food is the largest expense for most South African households. South Africans are looking for ways to make their food budget go further – but without sacrificing taste and nutrition.

Without going into the dreary detail of current economic indicators, it’s clear that they paint a dismal picture; one which shows a sharp decline in the buying power of household food budgets. Food, however, remains an obvious priority. It is after all, on an individual level, a matter of basic health. Children who don’t eat well don’t develop optimally. After all other discretionary expenses are eliminated from the household budget it’s the ‘food budget’ that the prudent home-maker will scrutinize – and rightly so.

Sugar laden foods can, and should, be cut from the monthly shop and this will leave your health and your budget in better shape.

Yet, when it comes to protein, elimination – or in most cases even reduction is clearly not an option. To reduce protein levels in your diet in the hope of saving money is penny-wise-and-pound foolish – especially for growing children, but also for adults. Most experts agree that daily intake of protein is critical. The recommended minimum daily intake of protein is 56 grams per day for the average man and 46 grams per day for the average woman.

In tough times, getting enough protein without blowing your food budget can be hard.

Luckily for shoppers in the Eastern Cape, a product which helps you achieve this goal is now available at selected Spar stores.

Karoo Catch is a tasty and affordable source of protein. It comes in the form of burger patties and sausages. Its protein comes from fresh water fish – packed full of omega 3 as a bonus. Currently these are available in two flavours: beef, and fish with lemon. Consumers who have tasted them just love them – and the good news – you will save up to 30% on your budget for protein for your family.

The price point of Karoo Catch’s patties, sausage and wors is below that of their beef and chicken based alternatives.

Choosing Karoo Catch products as one of your main sources of protein will not resolve all your money woes. But, in these tough financial times every cent counts. And Karoo Catch will make sure you get better nutritional bang for your buck. And Oh my, are they good to eat!

Karoo catch sausage and burger products are also available in kiddies portions to make the budget stretch even further.

Karoo Catch is now available at selected Spars in the Eastern Cape.