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cmosley2011

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Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« on: April 26, 2018, 09:32:34 am »
Ok, I am looking for food that is cheap and healthy (if that's even possible lol or somewhat healthy lol) I can eat once a day if needed keep in mind :) I'm trying to keep total cost under 70 dollars. I just want to keep maybe 10 of that 70 for water. Thank you for any help!

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 12:25:17 pm »
Eat veggies. You can get a head of lettuce for like $1.00. Or you can buy collards/kale that you can cook You can go to the dollar store and buy dressing. This is under $70.00 and you'll lose weight.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 01:04:07 pm »
Watch your stores for sales  and once farmers markets open up go around the end of the day when they are trying to get rid of stuff.

A couple weeks ago I got black berries for 77 cents for 6 ounce bought 4 and saved almost $16

They now have corn 5 cobs for $1

If itís in season you are more likely to find better pricing

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 01:46:37 pm »
Go to Farm, veggies and fruits are cheaper. Sometimes stores have a markdown table.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 10:41:44 pm »
A bag of apples.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 06:12:14 am »
IS is $70 per week?  Per month? Are you feeding yourself or anyone else? Canned Tuna and Peanut butter are good for protein.  I think $10 in water is a wise investment.  Watch markdowns & good deals on things like raisins and other dried fruits.  Celery & carrots make for a healthier crunch opposed to chips.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 09:55:53 am »
I have volunteered for various organizations throughout my life and always wondered if claims that a person could not live on food stamp alotments. Three years ago I set my goal to spend less than two dollars and fifty cents a day which is much less than what government programs award to the needy.I do a Tuna Casserole once every two weeks that cover eight meals inexpensively. I buy five dozen eggs at a time-bulk keeps them cheap and cover my breakfast as well as egg salad sandwiches or great on a bed of lettuce. I get Friday freebies from Kroger grocery stores as well as coupons for freebies. A pound of pasta at seventy nine cents plus a can of crushed tomatoes at fifty cents covers three meals Four if you add a bag of frozen vegetables at less than a dollar. Samples at COSTCO can cover a meal a week.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2018, 05:32:04 pm »
Best way to cut cost is to cook it yourself and freeze it.  You can make bulk food, freeze what you can't eat, and enjoy the rest.  My sister has a recipe for soup that fills like 5 quart containers, so she just does that, freeze the 4 containers, and then has soup for whenever she wants it.  To make it easier, you can use ice cube trays to portion stuff out so that if you want a bowl of soup you just take 5 ice cubes from the bag and heat for a meal.

Stores like Costco and Sam's Club are great for things like this.  You can buy a 64 oz thing of sour cream for $5 while a normal 24oz one costs about the same.  Not saying you will need 64oz of sour cream, but you can keep cost down by doing that.  If you can use the bulk items across various meals, it will save you money.  Just plan a bit and you can do a lot.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2018, 01:56:28 pm »
Eat lots of veggies, eggs as cheap, kroger has 99 cent produce.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 06:36:20 pm »
IS is $70 per week?  Per month? Are you feeding yourself or anyone else? Canned Tuna and Peanut butter are good for protein.  I think $10 in water is a wise investment.  Watch markdowns & good deals on things like raisins and other dried fruits.  Celery & carrots make for a healthier crunch opposed to chips.

Just myself lol and thanks for the suggestions. I kinda get tired of eating the same things over and over lol I would love a very good variety of things that I can stomach that are somewhat healthy lol ;P

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 06:41:12 pm »
Best way to cut cost is to cook it yourself and freeze it.  You can make bulk food, freeze what you can't eat, and enjoy the rest.  My sister has a recipe for soup that fills like 5 quart containers, so she just does that, freeze the 4 containers, and then has soup for whenever she wants it.  To make it easier, you can use ice cube trays to portion stuff out so that if you want a bowl of soup you just take 5 ice cubes from the bag and heat for a meal.

Stores like Costco and Sam's Club are great for things like this.  You can buy a 64 oz thing of sour cream for $5 while a normal 24oz one costs about the same.  Not saying you will need 64oz of sour cream, but you can keep cost down by doing that.  If you can use the bulk items across various meals, it will save you money.  Just plan a bit and you can do a lot.

That's a pretty good idea with buying a 64 oz of something for cheap lol I may in the future see if i can buy certain things like pasta in the boxes and trying to find some spices and things to put in it. I think I just need to experiment some when it comes to this and maybe I'll come up with many different healthy things I can eat  :pumpkin:

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 07:51:59 pm »
fruits and veggies are your best bet. If you want protein, chicken and salmon would be good.

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 01:09:28 am »
Ok, I am looking for food that is cheap and healthy (if that's even possible lol or somewhat healthy lol) I can eat once a day if needed keep in mind :) I'm trying to keep total cost under 70 dollars. I just want to keep maybe 10 of that 70 for water. Thank you for any help!
                                              Lemon juice w or without water mixed.apple cider vinegar mixed with water, chicken and beef livers are a great start,bananas too
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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 07:09:46 am »
Ok, I am looking for food that is cheap and healthy (if that's even possible lol or somewhat healthy lol) I can eat once a day if needed keep in mind :) I'm trying to keep total cost under 70 dollars. I just want to keep maybe 10 of that 70 for water. Thank you for any help!

Cheap food is not healthy. Healthy food is not cheap. And you need to eat more than once a day. Your body thinks you are starving (and it is) if you eat once a day. Then anything you do it is going to be stored because your body thinks it may never get any food again.

So you want to spend $60 on food?  How long do you want that to last?  A week?  A month?

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Re: Looking For Cheap And Healthy Food!
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 07:11:01 am »
Eat veggies. You can get a head of lettuce for like $1.00. Or you can buy collards/kale that you can cook You can go to the dollar store and buy dressing. This is under $70.00 and you'll lose weight.

Lettuce has no nutritional value.  Neither do collard greens or kale.  And if you buy salad dressing that def is not healthy.  And unless I missed something she didn't say she wanted to loose weight.  But if all you eat is lettuce and water you def will. Eventually you will starve to death.

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