Thread created on Sun Dec 23, 2012 14:28:34 Last replied to on Fri Apr 12, 2013 15:18:50
I am really low on cash, and I'm going to try and save as much as possibly by eating as cheap as possible.
For breakfast I eat oats most days.
I have a sandwich for lunch, usually ham, lettuce and tomato most days, sometimes just two apples instead.
It's dinner I need help with.
If I wanted unhealthy shit, I would and probably will just go to iceland and buy a load of frozen stuff.
One cheap easy meal I can think of is:
chopped tomatoes (37p), garlic (10p per clove), frozen veg (10p per portion *2) and mince meat. Bolognese. Simples.
Another is egg friend rice, (18 eggs = £2, 1kilo of rice = £2, ~18 meals) which is relatively easy too, just adding more veg to go with it.
I don't mind spending a bit longer with cooking as long as it's a lot cheaper. Like the jar of bolognese would cost £2, whereas I'm making it for 50p, and I'll probably make a LOAD of it and freeze it
I think you guys get the idea. Any chance you can help me out with more ideas?
Bag of potatoes .. relatively cheap
Rolled oats .. cheap
erm .. you said eggs = cheap
grab some milk
dont go for fresh veggies .. frozen as you said
or the steam bags .. no real added benefit from fresh tbh
erm .. tuna cans? (in spring water) .. low in calories, high in protein and pretty healthy .. you get odd person who doesnt know shit says they arn't
then you get your fruit and salad..
chickens rather expensive .. but you might be able to budget it in
maybe some beans? or pack on lentils? spinach?
pack of wholemeal wraps for your carbs .. i get like pack of 8 from asda arnt expensive
Basically it works with whatever the hell you have left laying around. It can take a while to cook in order to taste good even if you have a fancy crockpot, but its generally easy and can work with just about anything. Throw a bunch of shit in, wait for it to smell good, and then eat it.