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Reconsidering what to eat as food prices rise

Wednesday - 4/27/2011, 9:19am  ET

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Turkey is another option. You might want to try panini press turkey medallions with mushrooms and asparagus. Of course, you can substitute chicken. Just get thinly sliced chicken breasts or slice regular breasts into cutlets. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

UNDATED - Your grocery costs are rising, thanks to higher oil and higher feed prices, but there are ways you can save.

Swap out your meat. Go for chicken over beef. Beef prices are more than 12 percent higher than a year ago, while chicken rose about 3 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ditch your java. Coffee prices are up 9.4 percent. Consider tea.

Eat more eggs. Egg prices are just 1 percent higher than a year ago.

And, of course, eat your veggies. Either consider locally grown vegetables and fruits or consider planting a garden. WTOP's Garden Editor Mike McGrath will have advice throughout the spring and summer on gardening.

Recipes for you to try:

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