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Re: Broke Food.

Post by DATo » 26 Aug 2018, 00:08

I have never been that broke in my life, but to answer your question here are a few ideas for consideration.

1) Spaghetti with tuna. At one of the discount food stores (like Aldi or Trader Vic's or Shop n' Save) a pound of spaghetti costs about $1.00 where I live. A bottle of sauce about $2.00 and a small can of tuna can be purchased for about $.78. Total cost = about $4.00 and you can eat on it about 2 or 3 times.

2) Peanut butter sandwiches. Peanut butter is high in protein and delivers pretty good nutritional bang for the buck.

3) Eggs At the discount stores I mention above a dozen grade A Large eggs sells for about $.38 - I'm serious. The price vacillates over the course of a month from about $1.30/doz to as low as $.36/doz. I assume this is to clear the shelves for the incoming eggs. When they are low I buy 6 dozen at a time and hard boil two dozen at a go. I am doing some body building and have 4 egg whites each morning before going to the gym. So 2 dozen lasts me about a week. By the time I need more the sale is back on.

4) Oat meal - Oat meal is very nutritious and also very filling as well as quite cheap. I have a bowl of this with no flavorings like sugar or butter every morning when I get back from the gym and I don't feel hungry at all till about mid afternoon. A half cup of dry oats swells up to make a fairly large serving and there are a LOT of 1/2 cups in one of those tubular containers.

5) Rice - Rice is fairly cheap and can be made quite palatable with spices. I like mine spicy hot with several types of dry peppers (black, red, cayenne) and a spice called "Sate" and a pat of margarine.
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Post by Cher432 » 26 Aug 2018, 02:30

Ramen noodles are incredibly cheap where I come from so when I am broke I buy them.

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Post by Curvyqtees702 » 31 Aug 2018, 12:37

My favorite go to broke meal is smothered potatoes and onions with garlic and black pepper. Add cheese if you're feeling fancy.
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Post by bruin » 31 Aug 2018, 14:00

Oatmeal, but only if it's on sale! Also, spaghetti noodles with marinara sauce. That lasts for a few meals.

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Post by Kareka88 » 01 Sep 2018, 11:40

Breakfast is always good or often times we will have beans and rice or tuna salad.
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Post by jjmainor » 04 Sep 2018, 02:39

DATo wrote:
26 Aug 2018, 00:08
I have never been that broke in my life, but to answer your question here are a few ideas for consideration.

1) Spaghetti with tuna. At one of the discount food stores (like Aldi or Trader Vic's or Shop n' Save) a pound of spaghetti costs about $1.00 where I live. A bottle of sauce about $2.00 and a small can of tuna can be purchased for about $.78. Total cost = about $4.00 and you can eat on it about 2 or 3 times.

2) Peanut butter sandwiches. Peanut butter is high in protein and delivers pretty good nutritional bang for the buck.

3) Eggs At the discount stores I mention above a dozen grade A Large eggs sells for about $.38 - I'm serious. The price vacillates over the course of a month from about $1.30/doz to as low as $.36/doz. I assume this is to clear the shelves for the incoming eggs. When they are low I buy 6 dozen at a time and hard boil two dozen at a go. I am doing some body building and have 4 egg whites each morning before going to the gym. So 2 dozen lasts me about a week. By the time I need more the sale is back on.

4) Oat meal - Oat meal is very nutritious and also very filling as well as quite cheap. I have a bowl of this with no flavorings like sugar or butter every morning when I get back from the gym and I don't feel hungry at all till about mid afternoon. A half cup of dry oats swells up to make a fairly large serving and there are a LOT of 1/2 cups in one of those tubular containers.

5) Rice - Rice is fairly cheap and can be made quite palatable with spices. I like mine spicy hot with several types of dry peppers (black, red, cayenne) and a spice called "Sate" and a pat of margarine.
I always find it funny when the news talks about how expensive it is for poor people to eat "real" foods instead of everything off the dollar menus from the fast food places. Even chicken can be found cheap enough if you price it down to individual meals. The Aldis here sells boneless breasts for $1.69/lb. I'll shoot for a half pound breast in a meal, making it 85 cents...that sure beats $1 for a 1/8pound "burger: off McD's extra value menu.

For the past month or so, Aldis has been selling milk at $1.88/gal...a gallon!

I love Aldis. $1 for a bag of onions. 79 cents for a bag of carrots. I forget if the red potatoes are 2.49 or 3.49 for 5lbs...and the sad part is, their produce holds up a lot better than what I've gotten from higher end retailers around here.

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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 04 Sep 2018, 16:24

I go for any type of pasta. Mac and cheese, ramen noodles, boxed spaghetti, ect. And if I don't have any pasta sauce I'll make a butter sauce out of butter, some flour, and if I have any cheese I'll throw that in there too. Some spices and it's pretty good. I also throw in an onion if I have one hanging around.

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Post by Italiansweety1982 » 07 Sep 2018, 17:12

When I was a poor college student I pretty much lived off of cereal and Kraft mac and cheese. I still like both of those lol

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Post by Jennifer Fernandez » 09 Sep 2018, 13:35

Ramen because of its versatility. Just add canned vegetables or ham if I have.
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Post by Ann Mattocks » 11 Sep 2018, 06:09

Spaghetti with sauce or just with butter and parmesan cheese is our go to have when money is nonexistent. We always try to keep a box of spaghetti and sauce in the cupboard as a just in case.

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Post by Joanna19 » 14 Sep 2018, 23:45

Mine is definitely ramen, prepared as previous posts mentioned, with an egg, and green onion. I add left over meats if I have some. Another go-to for me is canned chili. Add a fried egg and green chile for flare!

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