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Clifford Gillmore
05-31-2009, 11:28 PM
I finally got some decent prices from work, so I can start making up some microwave ready meals to grab out of the freezer and reheat come snack time. My wife and I eat ALOT of takeaway food, and its not that its crap food - but we are simply spending too much money on it! I'll be doing a costing as I go, I would like to see if I can make some portions for less than $2US - including a minimum of 30g of protein.

So I'll be making a trip to the markets for some dried pasta, 50c an lbs, rice and whatever else I can find - but I'm going to keep it simple. Just a carbonara or casserole, maybe a fried rice.

I'll take pics and hopefully be able to make some videos on how to live on the cheap :D

benno
06-01-2009, 05:15 AM
Haha, keep me posted.

benno.

Mercuryblade
06-01-2009, 10:14 AM
Real food is for millionaires.

My daily diet consists of nothing but veggies, fruits, pb&j sandwiches, tuna, and protein shakes.

When I'm feeling like livin it up, I pull out a couple of the chicken breasts I bought in bulk from costco.

ThomasG
06-01-2009, 07:45 PM
I live healthy and on the cheap.
Tuna
chicken breasts
mixed veggies
Ramen noodles-Mix that ish up with sauce chicken and veggies.
pb
turkey
Milk, lots of milk.
Protein shakes.


2 packs of ramen noodles-I only use one or half a packet of the flavoring.
Cup of mixed veggies
Chicken breast
Tapatio Sauce

Boom theres a cheap, high protein, lean meal. For let me think hmmm about a dollar!

Clifford Gillmore
06-08-2009, 12:52 PM
Eugh, your meal sounds like crap! No offense :)


Okay 1st cook is on! 2 6ltr slow cookers are chugging away, has been 12 hours and I'm about to cook the pasta for them. Smells awesome. Pics soon.

Clifford Gillmore
06-08-2009, 02:51 PM
God damn it. I don't have a cable for the camera....... So far out of the first cook I have 25 or so meals, around 35g protein to 80g carb, fats don't matter.. A months supply for self and wifey at around 70$ US, I'm hoping for 2$ per meal including veggies - but that might be a stretch!

benno
06-09-2009, 07:46 AM
God damn it. I don't have a cable for the camera....... So far out of the first cook I have 25 or so meals, around 35g protein to 80g carb, fats don't matter.. A months supply for self and wifey at around 70$ US, I'm hoping for 2$ per meal including veggies - but that might be a stretch!

Hahaha, still pretty fair.

Clifford Gillmore
06-10-2009, 08:50 PM
Found Cable. :D

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benno
06-18-2009, 01:13 AM
Found Cable. :D

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Hahaha. good job man. What have u got in the chicken dish?

Goodwinm
06-18-2009, 01:30 PM
Son of a bitch that looks so damn tasty. God I love chicken so much!!

You would not believe how much meat costs over here.
Chicken is the cheapest of course like most places but for good portions of lamb or pork your talking stupid money.

Clifford Gillmore
06-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Its expensive here too bro. Around 10$ US a kg for chicken breast :O But I'm lucky enough to work in food service so I organise deals from time to time.

dropshot001
06-22-2009, 07:44 AM
looks yummy

WBBIRL
07-07-2009, 11:13 PM
Chicken is a god send in the sense that it's really cheap, loaded with protein, filling, and low in calories as it's mostly protein.

I can buy chicken for $2 a pound from a company that does all kinds of large scale butchering. It tastes great and is a good value for the money.