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Old 12-20-2009, 08:07 PM   #33
ars
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Join Date: May 2008
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S/C/G: 300/ticker/165

Height: 5'9"

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I routinely shop in the cheap, and my mainstays are:
cereal (nothing sugared, I like cornflakes if on sale)
oatmeal (not the single serve, the big container)
12 grain bread
bananas
apples
oranges
frozen blueberries
strawberries (only when in season priced around 2 quarts for $4)
cabbage
broccoli (fresh or frozen, whatever is cheaper that day)
carrots
sweet potatoes
onions
yogurt
cottage cheese
pretzels
canned tuna or sardines
eggs
chicken breasts (bulk)
whole chicken (if priced under .69 cents a pound)
soy milk (my single "luxury" item, I don't drink regular milk)

If I have money left over after those items, I will buy other stuff (such as my favorite english muffins, pineapple, or a nice steak). I make a lot of soups or one dish meals that I freeze for later meals. I never by prepackaged meals. I can get at least 14 single serve soup lunches/dinners out of a 4 pound chicken, 4 large carrots, 4 large potatoes, 1 stalk of celery, and 1 onion. I drink water or green tea at home...coffee at work since they pay for it. I budget only $30 a week for groceries (it's just me eating, and I don't mind not having a huge variety day to day).
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