The following is a visual aid from Frugal Dad about how to buy your beef. Frugal Dad is a website with helpful tips for saving money and living better, with information on everything from dental insurance to todays topic, Beef 101. You may have seen the post back at the end of March about how you can lower meat costs by purchasing sides of beef. This infographic is along the same lines, but contains more information about the health benefits of beef, and offers a simple breakdown of the different types of cuts you can buy at the grocery store, and some easy guides to shopping for beef.

I find that guides like these can be really helpful for novice shoppers and seasoned pros alike when it comes to meat—I think it’s never a bad idea to reinforce best practices. Read on for a basic guide to buying beef. I hope you find it helpful.

Beef Infographic