what did you guys eat when you were broke?

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  1. Candide

    Candide K-1 Hughes

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    the thread about managing money in college got me thinking: I really only eat a few things. sometimes, I'll go out and buy ingredients and actually create something but most of the time it's just cereal or oatmeal in the morning, a sandwich and some fruit for lunch and pasta and more fruit for dinner.

    what are/were your go-to meals on the cheap?
     
  2. TeTe

    TeTe Favorite Worst Nightmare Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Grilled cheese and bacon.

    Hamburger Helper.
     
  3. EvoTheGamer

    EvoTheGamer Banned Banned

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  4. milliniar

    milliniar Who needs a belt?

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    ramen, KD, hamburger helper, rice. crappy cheap food.
     
  5. INeedARemedy

    INeedARemedy GOAT

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    Dry pasta/beans
     
  6. JAEGERX

    JAEGERX victorus aut mortis Platinum Member

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    ramen, rice and pasta
     
  7. Hatredcopter

    Hatredcopter not even half-decent...

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    Humble pie, swallowed my pride and called my dad.
    The first time.

    I went vegan for a bit. Can be cheap, but poor nutrition if not done properly.
    Lots of pasta. Sharing meals - combining shopping between 6.
    Oatmeal.
     
  8. Chesten_Hesten

    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    These'll last for weeks, not mention cleaning your teeth and freshening yo breff.

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  9. JAEGERX

    JAEGERX victorus aut mortis Platinum Member

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    ^^are you serious
     
  10. TeTe

    TeTe Favorite Worst Nightmare Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah dude, it's all the rage now.
     
  11. Zero_Sen

    Zero_Sen Shodan

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    Hatredcopter not even half-decent...

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    jacques cousteau could never get THIS low...
    It's good for sheen and dental hygiene too
     
  13. King Charles**

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    Ramen noodles,cheap luncheon meats,dollar menu.
     
  14. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Ramen noodles, hamburger helper, rice and beans.
     
  15. CC's left foot

    CC's left foot Silver Belt

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    whatever you do, don't eat out or buy prepackaged/frozen foods.

    Make lots of casseroles, stews, and chili and extend them all with white rice (the cheap stuff, not uncle ben's), potatoes, or (dried) beans. For the meat, get cheap chuck roasts and chicken "leg quarters". Sometimes you can get pork roasts super cheap as well. For vegetables in your dishes, big bags of carrots, onions, and potatoes will go a LONG way. For seasoning, buy the large can of dry chicken stock and use that to season instead of salt. The large can of granulated garlic is also a good buy and can go into almost any dish.

    get some cheap tupperware and for lunch eat leftovers.

    mainly, you just need to learn to cook.
     
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  16. JAEGERX

    JAEGERX victorus aut mortis Platinum Member

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    yeah on stew with rice, i keep eating it now that im not broke
     
  17. VulcanNervPinch

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    I'd usually cut on other things before food.

    But for cheap eating:

    $1 frozen pizzas
    ramen
    mac n cheese
    lentils

    have good calorie/$ and/or protein/$ ratios
     
  18. odog

    odog A cat trapped in a dog's body

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    Baked beans on toast, noodles, Ensure, hot dogs.
     
  19. Threetrees

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    Shit loads of rice, ramen, salmon and chicken breasts. Throw beans in everything, eggs and shit
    Eating out or getting TV dinners just kills the wallet, it's cheapest just to make a bunch of food on Sunday for the week. Chicken and Salmon are relatively cheap,

    Oh and grapes and cashews for snack.
     
  20. King Charles**

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    Yea tuna & eggs go a long way in the bang for the buck category.
     

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