I speak with plenty of people that have little money to splurge on things like gadgets, or movies, or even fancy clothes, but I hate it more than
anything when they tell me thats also the reason why they eat out so much, or they cant afford to eat organic food. I would like this thread to
dispell that disinformation and also help ourselves and otehrs to be healthier.
We are aware that Monsanto has run their grubby little fingers in everything, well there are way to maybe not avoid everything, but you sure as hell
can make a difference if you have some tips.
Also please share anything else that you can!
Lets start with the basic, as we can cover 2 meals, one snack for least a week, these are some of my own tips, and others that I have learned in order
to be healthier and not be broke. This of course cannot cover everyone with illness, or dietary problems, but it can give you some ideas of your
This will be one random week, just to give you an idea
Prices in your area may vary, but nothing that a little shopping around couldnt help.
2lbs of ground beef
2 lbs of beans
1 pack of corn tortillas
I fryer chicken
I box of spaghetti
2 dozen eggs
I gln of milk (dry preferred by me)
3 lbs. of potatoes
I small 6 pk of raisins or dried fruit of your choice
1 loaf of bread
i bag of mixed veggies frozen
2 cans spaghetti sauce
Now remember many of you have these things already, so you can change the ingredients as needed.
With the ground beef you can make.
Meatloaf with the eggs and bread toasted and used as crumbs also the veggies on the side.
With the fryer chicken, you can cut the (whole) chicken up and have 2 meals with it as it will produce 2 legs, 2 wings, 2 thighs, and 2 breast, but
also the ribs and back.
Also the back and ribs can be boiled and used for a healthy soup (broth) and added for noodles will be the spaghetti, veggies, potatoes, and some
Breakfast you can use the eggs and tortillas and make breakfast burritos.
Also the tortillas can be baked or fry for a snack, and beans boiled and mashed for dipping, and beans and heated tortillas for an addition to the
chicken for dinner.
The ground beef and the sauce can be a spaghetti dinner, and a covering for meatloaf.
The rest of the bread can be used for bread pudding which can be done with milk, bread, dried fruit, and baked.
The potatoes can be used as an accompaniment for the meatloaf and there is a great way to have hash brown on the side with your breakfast burrito.
Also the dried fruit is for snacking, but if you have left over bread,egg, and milk you can also make french toast, add some sugar and fruit and make
a sweet glaze, if you dont have syrup.
A quick tip for the potatoes you can boil or microwave them in advance and refrigerate this will make things much easier when you want them without
And last but not least and this will indeed be for the 2 last days.
Anything that you have left over can make a frittata, this will include any and all left over, the bottom base is potato, eggs and leftovers added to
the top and baked this will last for days, cooked in a med/large frying pan it can make 6-8 slices.
With everything used up, your next week can start fresh with new ideas but the same premise of saving and uses for all our food, without breaking your
Most people dont know what a frittata is, so here is a pic of what you will NOT waste at the end of the week
Hope this helped, even if just to reinvent what you do now, and just needed a fresh look.
edit on 16-5-2013 by NoRegretsEver because: change title.