If Money Was Tight, And You Had To Bulk Up, Which Foods Would You Buy?

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  1. Big H

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    In general you can buy a lot of eggs for cheap (at least in comparison with other foods).

    Drinking lots of milk is a good option too right

    I don't know about USA/other countries stores, but in the UK a lot of supermarkets have a section for meat which has a day or two left on the sell-by date which is also much cheaper than the other meat.


    Any other ideas?
     
  2. Ayin

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    Discount meat is a good option. Especially beef and bacon, they keep very well when frozen.

    Additionally, many grocery stores also have a section for other produce which is on it's last few days, and the best of all of these are bananas. buy bananas 50% off, go home, eat 2 a day, throw them in shakes when they start getting really brown, and peel and freeze others.

    I seriously buy a dozen bananas for under $3 (I am in Canada) and eat them in a week. Every time I see them on clearance, I buy them.
     
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    You really answered your own question.

    Milk, lots of it

    Eggs

    Minced beef is cheap in the UK...supermarkets sell their own 'brand' dirt cheap or even better get to a local butcher for mince, steaks or diced beef for stews...
     
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    Rice and potatoes are super cheap as well. If I was eating on a super budget I would probably eat mostly rice, potatoes, eggs, and super cheap meats like pork butt or something like that.
     
  5. ClassicReward***

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    If your store sells those massive bags of spinach get one of those. I get like 2 kg of spinach for $5 and its already washed and trimmed. I just throw it in the freezer and make smoothies out of it or throw it in soup. You can pretty much chuck a handful of spinach into any dish.
     
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    Did you actually read his question or did you reply to the wrong thread?
     
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    You cant eat spinach when bulking? Why the eff not? Add it to any meal for a shitload of vitamins.
     
  8. IDRISCKY

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    No one said you couldn't. But again, have you actually read his post?

    Compare eggs and milk to spinach. Now tell me which one of these doesn't belong.

    He's looking for foods on a budget to help bulk. Spinach, while great, isn't really going to help out in the calorie, protein, fat departments compared to milk, eggs, etc. Now is it?
     
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    Rice is ridiculously cheap in bulk. It would become my stable carbohydrate (read: every meal) if I were on a budget. Easy to prepare and keep warm in a good rice cooker.

    If I wanted a high meat diet and I was on a budget, one of my budget items would be to get a second hand freezer so that I'd be able to take advantage of good meat sales when I see them.
     
  10. Envy

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    Carbs- Oats, rice, potatoes, beans

    Protein- eggs, ground beef, chicken legs, tuna
     
  11. ClassicReward***

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    They all belong. Except for the eggs. Too much cholesterol.
     
  12. IDRISCKY

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    You've mistaken my patience for kindness. Get The Fuck Out!
     
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    Successfully trolled. Thanks lol

    Come on man, the "eggs have cholesterol they are bad" is the oldest one in the book.
     
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    I'm in the same boat for 2 more months.

    My bulking scheme is pretty much: GOMAD + Chicken Burgers + can of tuna with a few table spoons (yes table spoons of miracle whip, I hate tuna that much), salmon burgers, spaghetti.

    Eggs! Hard boiled or scrambled with seasoning salt.

    Rice.

    Those are the main ones for me, and they're all cheap. You can get big bags of chicken burgers, I think 14-16 of them for $12.99? Salmon burgers just as cheap. Tuna cheap. Spaghetti cheap. Milk here in Canada is expensive but it's working for me
     
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    ground turkey is real cheap, add that to pasta (also cheap) or rice. Look for cottage cheese on sale. I was able to get it 99cents/1lb tub, eat the whole tub right before you go to sleep, thats ~500 calories and 30g protein.
     
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    Get a slow cooker and make casseroles and curries out of cheap cuts like blade steak, chuck steak or shin meat. They last for weeks in the fridge once cooked.
     
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    No a surprise he has dubs.
     
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    cheap meats
     

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