For me, lean meat is called,, GAME. Rabbit, squirrel, venison, wild pork, frog legs, crawfish, shrimp, crabs, oysters, duck , quail, dove and fish or all great. Most are available in stores . Here they are available in my neighborhood or back yard. Chicken and turkey are not that expensive . If you want beef you can find grass fed beef and it is lean and better for you. I stretch ground beef with cracker crumbs or stale bread . It makes a great burger or pot roast . I also make lots of casseroles with eggplant, squash or vegetable pear,( also called alligator pear or merliton ). I also get protein from beans, like red beans and rice. Always use beano to stop gas and it should be ok. I also use a little hot sauce and find it helps with gas. Just a few drops of Tabasco is all I use. I also find that I can eat beef if I cut it in small pieces and chew it very well. I eat less that way and nothing is large enough to stick in a restriction. The slow cooker is great for making meat tender and that helps with some problems. Fresh coconut can be grated fine and cooked down with rice.Try that with papaya. A few bay leaves placed on top of rice while its cooking adds a new flavor to ho hum rice. When my old gut acts up and I am eating mostly rice I saute onion , bell pepper and celery down and fold in cooked rice and just a little ground beef. Lots of good flavor without spice .
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