Your choices of food when on a ultra tight budget

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    Something that peaked my curiosity is what some folks do when there short on cash and need a bite to eat to at least not die of starvation. Most usually go for something like ramen but I was wondering what some of you go for besides that. My take at a budget meal is a bit of rice, and to add a bit of flavor I either add soy sauce or I add lemon juice and lemon pepper and/or normal salt.

    Just hypothetical, I'm not actually in a tight situation on money right now.
     
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    I usually eat cereal. It's something I usually have.
     
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    Toast or cheap sandwiches are usually pretty cost effective. I also lived off pancakes for about a month because of how cheap eggs and flour are.
     
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    instant noodles are great too
     
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    Poor people are fat in my country.

    But in all seriousness, I have been being extremely cheap with my food last year. A loaf of bread is only like two or three dollars. Eggs are a few dollars for a dozen. Rice is cheap as heck. Flour is also very cheap.

    Basically, you can buy the essentials for almost nothing and cooking a lot of basic food is very cheap to make.
     
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    Depending on your budget...

    $10 could get you (one of the options, not all of them):
    ►Subway footlong + Subway softdrink
    ►10 dollar burgers
    ►10 Spicy Chickens
    ►A lot of instant noodles
    ►A few food items from Walmart such as popcorn chicken or hot dogs

    $5 could get you (same as before, one of the options):
    ►5 Spicy Chickens
    ►5 dollar burgers
    ►4for4 deal at Wendys (or a 4for5 at burger king
    ►Few instant noodles
    ►A few food items from Walmart (less items than with $10)
    ►6 inch at Subway
    ►Food from those cart-shops that those people wearing old clothes push (if you know what I mean)

    <$5 could get you:
    ►A few or one of the instant noodles
    ►1 or more Spicy Chickens
    ►1 or more dolar burgers
    ►possible 4for4 or 4for5
    ►Canned food (Such as tuna)

    There's certainly a lot of food you can buy and there's much more than this list. Hope this helps!
     
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    at first, i was like "what? I hate skiddo, but not to the point to eat them"
     
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    Rice
    frozen vegetables
    spices
    meat in promotion
    cheap noodles
    bread
    margarine
     
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    soooo... you regularly eat spices
     
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    Spices are cheap, and add flavour on cheap food. Believe me, they are a necessity.
     
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    Chef Boyardee. it's like $1.20 a can and contains all the protein you need. It doesn't go bad, and since it's pasturized it doesn't even need to be microwaved (which is a good thing as microwaving doesn't improve the taste and makes the pasta fall apart). The downside is it's acidic so if you eat it too many days in a row you start finding fresh blood on your toilet paper and get itchy as hell there.
     
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    If you're on an ultra tight budget it is important to still get some proteiniron or else you're going to be severely tired all the time. But, meat is expensive. What to do?

    Eat liver. It costs less than a quarter of regular meat and has more proteiniron so you don't have to eat as much.

    Also, if you have a back yard consider growing spinach, tomatoes, potatoes and other easy things. Once a big tomato patch gets going it is very hard to kill and you'll be able to harvest for years and years, all for free (except for occasional manure and watering).
     
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    Get a cheap bread machine and make some bread?
     
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    Cheap canned tuna and grilled cheese. Two bucks for the bread loaf, 45 cents per can of tuna, and about another two dollars for some decent cheese. Cheap, easy, good. Another good one is 60 cents for some green beans, two bucks for one of those boxed stuffing mixes, and tuna again. If you're feeling fancy, grab a small thing of mayo, make a sorta casserole of it, which is pretty delicious. There's the staple of ramen + egg, as well. And if you're willing, coupons can get some really solid deals on regular stuff, if you put in the effort to find them. Haven't had any of these in ages, though, so I'm not 100% sure I could easily go back to eating that stuff daily these days.
     
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    I just gorge myself on truffles all day erry day.
     
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    Baked potato.
    Potato is cheap and nutritious.
    Potato is good.
    Praise potato.
     
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    I dunno about nutritious. Pretty much all starch. And I say that as a person of Irish descent who loves potatoes be it mashed, baked, twice-baked, steamed, fried, whatever.