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Eating on the cheap

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 3000fps, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. 3000fps

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    Is there any cheap and simple recipes someone could give to a college student?

    I'll start with one,

    Fried Ramen (Fried Rice)

    Make one packet of Ramen Noodles, boil the flavor packet in the water.

    Take a wok pan and add whatever good veggies you have in the fridge, peas carrots etc.

    Brown the veggies, add the ramen and raw egg

    Cook continuously stirring,

    enjoy

    Final cost is about $1-2 pretty tasty although nutritionally I'd give it a 2 out of 10
     
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    if you're not concerned about eating garbage, there's always the local dollar menu....blech.
     

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    Potatoes with salt and pepper (butter and cheese if you want to splurge). Before you eat your main dinner, ramen noodles or whatever it may be, fill up on potatoes. They are like $4 for 10 lbs.
     
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    1lb dried beans. Soak overnight. Chop one bell pepper and one onion, saute with some fresh garlic. Slice a pound of sausage. Dump all in a crockpot. Add spices. I use salt, black pepper, Worcestershire (Pronounced "Wershersher.") sauce, chili powder, cumin, Louisiana style hot sauce, and fresh garlic. Cook in crockpot until beans are soft. Cook rice. Eat.
     
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    macaroni & cheese with peas and tuna fish mixed in it was one of my staples (a few dashes of hot sauce to finish it off)

    Its not too hard to eat cheap especially if you have roommates. Pool up about 50 or so dollars a week, watch for specials on frozen veggies etc, shop at Aldis if you have one..check the unit price. You won't be eating like kings but you can eat healthy meals for a good price
     
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    crisp n tasty pizzas
    (forget the name) but the lil single pack burritos that are like 60 sum sence at the grocery
    bologne and a loaf of bread
     
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    Learn when the local grocery stores are sampling products. You can get a full meal for free while picking up your Ramen.
     
  11. Diesel_Bomber

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    Lived on variations of this and white roux gravy for a long time.

    Grow a garden. In my area, farmers markets and fruit stands are common. Lots of high quality locally grown veggies for relatively inexpensive. Local cannery sells veggies "factory direct" by the case.

    Good stuff.
     
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    Head to Costco and get a 20 pound sack of rice, and a big giant sack of beans. Now you've spent 20 bucks and there's enough to keep you alive for two semesters. Get creative with spice, veggies and meat additions to these staples using what's on sale cheap. Grow a basil plant in a pot in your apartment, great flavor and free regenerating herbs.
     
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    Good suggestions above. When I grew up if it hadn't been for all the varieties of beans, along with potatoes cornbread butter and some cheap meat on occasion, we'd have starved to death.

    Today I eat pretty high on the hog (or cow), but I still enjoy a pot of beans and potatoes and a pone of good (no sugar) cornbread occasionally. Good eating. And cheap.
     
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    - Rice
    - Beans
    - Non-name-brand frozen and/or canned vegetables
    - Whatever meat or entree you have scavenged from smart shopping

    Mix and match. You can eat healthy and to your fill for a dollar or two.
     
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    Get a small rice cooker.

    Rice, stir fried or steamed veggies and a small amount of meat or fish, experiment with seasoning.
     
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    Hey Bro, is that you????:supergrin:

    We shouldn't eat too much like that since we're older but it sure is good ever once in a while.

    Beans are a good source of protein.
    Cornbread, while not being the best source of fiber and fiber helps keep you from being hungry.
    These two with some type of "greens" can run your motor for years.
    While potatos are a food that can be fixed most any way and still be delicious, should be eaten in moderation.
     
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    Whys that? I don't know much about it; I just started eating a ton of potatoes in the last few months to save money.
     
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    I didn't say not to eat them at all, just eat them in moderation.

    I LOVE potatos, but white potatos are very high in starch which can pack some pounds on you unless you are a fairly active person.

    People who have diabetes should eat very little, if any white potatos, eating sweet potatos (small amount) instead.
    The same applies to rice, white or brown.
    In moderation there's nothing wrong with it.

    As I've said in earlier posts, beans (especially if prepared correctly) provide protein (and iron) and are a much healthier staple than potatos.
     
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    Mix up a can of tuna and a can of cream of mushroom soup. You can make about six sandwiches with this. Throw the sandwiches on a cookie sheet and bake about 10 minutes at 350. Flip them and bake about 10 mins more. Keep an eye on 'em as ovens may vary. Toasted tuna burgers. MMMMMM!! (I like to butter the outside of the bread and sprinkle a little garlic powder on same before I put 'em in the oven.)
     
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