Grocery list?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by phas3, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    I'm trying to save some money and I was wondering what you guys think I should get that can last me 2 weeks or 3 at the max...my budget is under 50 dollars. I was thinking of just getting a box of ramen and that would def last me 2 weeks lol
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Mac N' Cheese and try to get some canned veggies, not as good as real veggies but you can still get some nutrition.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  5. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Do what the rest of the world does cook rice and beans (dried beans not fresh)
     
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    And hopefully you want to lose a little weight because this is a good time to do that!
     
  7. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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  8. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Chicken, chicken, chicken. I buy 2-3 packages every two weeks. Cook up the 4 or so in each package and use them throughout the week. I like a little lemon juice and I'm neverendingly changing the spices that I put on them. That and soup, lots of soup. I like the healthy choice chicken noodle. Pasta with some sauce. Celery, cheap fruits (apples on sale, etc. etc.). Can you tell I'm in college?
     
  9. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    lentils
    legumes aka beans, chick peas
    rice
    noodles
    ground beef - buy bulk cook all at once , use in pieces while cooking
    big bag frozen veggies
    eggs
    flour < if you can cook

    cost less than 50$ and eat quite well
    make stews, soups, sauces over rice.

    Can you tell I am a student ?
     
  10. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Bulk foods like brown rice, beans, and oatmeal are very inexpensive, tastes great, are filling, and are healthy too. If you eat meat (I don't), you could also eat lean hamburger and get by nicely. Fast a day or two here and there too and you should be able to live for 3 weeks for under $50 without much problem.
     
  11. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Split 50/50 between Ramen and Easymac. Drink water and eat 1 or 2 meals a day.

    Buy a big fat loaf of bread and some bulk peanut butter and you've got breakfast.
     
  12. poopyhead macrumors 6502a

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    brown rice, beans, onions, and bacon

    bring the beans to a boil and then turn off and let soak one hour
    during the soak brown the bacon then saute the onion in the bacon grease
    throw the onions and bacon into the soaking beans, return to a boil and let cook till done

    2 pounds of beans and a pound of brown rice is easily under 5 bucks and will feed you for several days
     

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