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I'm a budget, any food ideas that's healthy and that I can afford and stick too? I do the salads, but after a while that can get old:-)

Sat. Jun 2, 3:33pm

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Search on "budget" in the window above - there are a few threads on this for you to harvest ideas from.

Saturday, June 02, 2007, 5:18 PM

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I am a huge fan of beans, especially black beans. You can't lose they are cheap, healthy (fiber, protein, vitamins) For dinner tonight I am making, brown rice, with sauted spinach, black beans, onions, fresh tomato's on top. My kids love this meal. it is so inexpensive and filling. For a family of 5, it cost under $5 and is so healthy.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 4:25 PM

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I love the store brand light english muffins - 90 calories each, 1-2g of fiber, and only $1.50 for 6.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 6:49 PM

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Another vote for beans. They are cheap and filling. I survived as a single mother poor college student on pintos, brown rice and home canned salsa and I still like them today! You can often get large packages of pintos and other beans that will be so cheap you can afford to spend more money on veg and fruit.

Another thing is to use your veg/fruit dollars for the most nutritious per $ that you can get. Carrots and sweet potatoes are obvious - a huge bang for your buck. Greens like kale, collards etc are usually very cheap for what you get.

Buy things in season, shop the local farmers markets, see if there are any pick-your-own farms in your area. Don't buy processed food, you'll pay for all that advertising and packaging, and it's not good for you anyway.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 7:45 PM

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Veggie recepies at

The weight watchers stuffed zucchinni receipe at was good. It had just veggies in it and not meat, so not too expensive. Might be good to try. Less meat=less money. There are more recipes there too.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 8:31 PM

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great for lunches- michelina's lean gourmet frozen meals, they're only $.99 at super target compared to upwards of $3.50 for lean cuisines.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 8:43 PM

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Hey...I LOVE brown rice with lentils cooked in water and a little salt with a little soy sauce (like 1/4 of a teasp.) I also like to eat steamed carrots(they were frozen) it's really cheap and really good!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 9:02 PM

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Check sales .Waldbaums had a bag of fileted flounder for around $9 that was ateast 10 meals. What do you like to eat? maybe you could make stuff instead of buying the prepackaged 100 calorie snacks. Trader Joe's offers alot. How abiut eggs? I love eggs. Check you fliers for good sales

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 9:11 PM

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i don't know if you have a trader joe's in your town, but if you do, you should freqent the joint. the store has numerous healthy options and is very reasonably priced. CGS

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 9:33 PM

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Truly cheap: eggs! Just do (mainly) egg-whites of course - very healthy. I think a dozen is under $2. Also brocolli and cauliflower are cheap and filling. Make South Beach mashed potatoes: - huge fiber, low fat and calories (recipe & nutritional info in URL).

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 10:42 PM

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I tend to make ground chicken tacos or fajitas.
Last week I ground 2 chicken breasts and got 1 chicken burger and 6 tacos out of it. I was amazed.
I aslo like to used fillers in my meat like shredded carrot, onion or zucchini. It really makes it stretch and it's tasty and moist.
Also soup can be inexpensive.
Hope that helps.

Thursday, June 07, 2007, 6:38 PM

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