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Eggs, chicken, turkey - food for sportsmen

Hi All,

Can you advise if except for Lidl, Coop, Migros etc., there are other shops where I can buy more food relatively cheaply?

I know food is generally expensive in CH, but me and my wife try to eat healthy as we also train on gym regularly and depending on current "diet" we have to buy lots of products which hits our pockets really badly.

It relates mostly to chicken, turkey, eggs but also any kinds of seeds like sunflower, pumpkin seeds (or hard to get or very expensive as well).

Thanks for any information.
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Re: Eggs, chicken, turkey - food for sportsmen

Aside from stores, the obvious options you have are farmers and butchers. Or become a farmer and grow your own.

For cheap food in stores:

Eggs - Prix Garantie/M-Budget
Meat/chicken - Carmelo's
Seeds - ???

For more info, I refer you to this thread: Chicken breast and eggs
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Re: Eggs, chicken, turkey - food for sportsmen

Organic proteins (lentils etc.) are good, too. And much cheaper.
Too much meat isn't too good anyway.

If you buy a lot of meat, Aligro might be an option.
But I see that it's basically a 50km drive from you.
I wouldn't bother.

If you have giant fridge, you can buy full or half pigs or cows directly from a farmer.

As for seeds. Well, they're much cheaper in Germany. If you happen to be there, you can probably pick up a lot of them, too.
Not sure if seeds count towards the 20kg tax-free limit of flour.
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Re: Eggs, chicken, turkey - food for sportsmen

second the germany option.
the chicken and turkey breast is literally 10 times cheaper there.
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second the germany option.
the chicken and turkey breast is literally 10 times cheaper there.
So actually 10 times cheaper? Free range chicken at 3.3chf per kg? (Migros price is listed as 33chf per kg)
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Hi All,

Can you advise if except for Lidl, Coop, Migros etc., there are other shops where I can buy more food relatively cheaply?

I know food is generally expensive in CH, but me and my wife try to eat healthy as we also train on gym regularly and depending on current "diet" we have to buy lots of products which hits our pockets really badly.

It relates mostly to chicken, turkey, eggs but also any kinds of seeds like sunflower, pumpkin seeds (or hard to get or very expensive as well).

Thanks for any information.
My advice to you is to give up all the expensive "supplements" you are buying, you don't need them! Who told you they were good for you: are yes of course, the people selling them! Speak to a professional, doctors or dietician, and eat just 80g of meat per day, within a balanced diet. You will then be healthier and a richer person.
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So actually 10 times cheaper? Free range chicken at 3.3chf per kg? (Migros price is listed as 33chf per kg)
Real in Singen sells turkey breast at 3.99 per kg (frozen)
Even if you go to an organic store, you can still pick it up at 7-8 per kg.
so yes...
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Real in Singen sells turkey breast at 3.99 per kg (frozen)
Even if you go to an organic store, you can still pick it up at 7-8 per kg.
so yes...
So not 10 times cheaper then?
In fact if you want cheap frozen chicken then Migros has it for 12chf per kg.
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So not 10 times cheaper then?
In fact if you want cheap frozen chicken then Migros has it for 12chf per kg.
The clue was in the "literally". If someone says "literally..." ... it generally isn't
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So not 10 times cheaper then?
In fact if you want cheap frozen chicken then Migros has it for 12chf per kg.
chicken yes...chicken breasts/fillet no (slight distinction to us that train but important nonetheless)
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Re: Eggs, chicken, turkey - food for sportsmen

It should also be noted in threads like that the reason that chicken is (not)literally 10 times cheaper in Germany is because the regulations for keeping chicken and turkey are far less stringent in Germany than in Switzerland, to say nothing of Brazil, for example. Flock wide administration of antibiotics and debeaking, and in the US or Brazil on top of all that the chicken is literally bathed in shit water, and then injected with water to increase weight. You get what you pay for, especially when it comes to living creatures. En Guete!
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My advice to you is to give up all the expensive "supplements" you are buying, you don't need them! Who told you they were good for you: are yes of course, the people selling them! Speak to a professional, doctors or dietician, and eat just 80g of meat per day, within a balanced diet. You will then be healthier and a richer person.
Where does the OP mention supplements?


It sounds like he's simply interested in protein-rich (meats, eggs) and fatty (seeds) foods.

These two (proteins and fats) are essential parts of a diet. How much of them one consumes vs. how much should be consumed is a different question.
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chicken yes...chicken breasts/fillet no (slight distinction to us that train but important nonetheless)
I pay CHF 13/kg for fresh chicken boneless breast meat at Denner.

I often pay CHF 6.50/kg for fresh whole chicken at Migros.

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chicken yes...chicken breasts/fillet no (slight distinction to us that train but important nonetheless)
A probably more important distinction if you feel the need to consume large quantities of protein from chicken breast is that the large, bloated chicken breasts on sale from Germany are full of fat and it would be much better value to consume the smaller, leaner breasts from Swiss chickens which have more protein when comparing weight for weight.

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A probably more important distinction if you feel the need to consume large quantities of protein from chicken breast is that the large, bloated chicken breasts on sale from Germany are full of fat and it would be much better value to consume the smaller, leaner breasts from Swiss chickens which have more protein when comparing weight for weight.
Err...

Edit: fixed

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Err...
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I pay CHF 13/kg for fresh chicken boneless breast meat at Denner.

I often pay CHF 6.50/kg for fresh whole chicken at Migros.

Tom
My wife regularly buys a pair of whole SWISS chickens at Migros for <15 CHF, I part them out and vacuum seal.

The premium you pay to have someone cut up a chicken is madness.
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Is that your contribution to this topic?

You wrote CHILDRENS breast instead of Chicken ... I also thought errr :-D
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My wife regularly buys a pair of whole SWISS chickens at Migros for <15 CHF, I part them out and vacuum seal.

The premium you pay to have someone cut up a chicken is madness.
But if you want a lot of chicken legs, for example, and you have a big family, then you need to cut up quite a few chickens.

But yes, I agree - especially as a whole chicken can be cheaper than a couple of breasts.
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