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1/27/19 3:03 P

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Thanks, cabbage has been hard to incorporate into my diet, but that is a great idea about using it like a tortilla.
I've been seeing some good sales on apples, that has been the primary fruit I eat, goes well with cottage cheese. I keep forgetting about canned fruit.
I eat eggs about 5 days per week, I have chickens and they've been very productive this winter so far.






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12/12/18 4:43 P

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I like to eat things rolled in cabbage, like taco meat, fajitas, etc. pretty much anything you'd use a tortilla for you can substitute with cabbage. I'm not big on beans but I like eggs and will eat them in lots of different ways - my favorite right now is poached.

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TIFFA409's Photo TIFFA409 Posts: 3,745
12/7/18 11:58 A

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Perhaps watch for when canned fruit (in 100% juice) goes on sale- keep the budget low while getting your fruit :-)

~Tiff~
SW 01/01/16: 189

5% goal: 179.5 met 8/14/18
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GROGGY2018's Photo GROGGY2018 Posts: 140
12/6/18 11:56 P

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Eggs, beans, and cabbage were recommended to me yesterday by my dietician, she said they are the 3 most beneficial foods I can add to my diet on my low budget. Homemade minestrone and other soups with beans and/or cabbage are what I plan to eat a lot more often from now on. She also said to add a serving of fruit to every meal or snack and that it would help satisfy or prevent sugar cravings. Fruit is generally expensive where I live so I try to buy fruit on sale and check with stores to compare prices.

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12/1/18 2:27 P

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We have had a series of financial catastrophes in the last few months (had to replace a transmission, hot water heater, and furnace all in the same WEEK!) so we are on a super mega grocery budget right now! $100 per week for a family of 3 including a teenager plus three dogs.

I shop on Friday each week and build our weekly menu based on what I buy. I make a list and leave a little wiggle room for any good deals I find. No impulse buys, though! I've found that I actually like the store brand (Kroger) more than name brand on many things. Leftovers for lunches (and sometimes breakfast, too). Frozen veggies, fresh veggies when they are on a good sale. I use a meal planner that I bought for $10 on Amazon.

Here's what we've been eating lately - let me know if you would like recipes for anything.

Meatball Bubble Up Bake
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Pork Chili with Beans
Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
Spaghetti Soup
Herb Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Baked Crunchy Tacos
Breakfast Hash Skillet
Cheeseburgers
Tuna Noodle Casserole
White Chicken Chili
Patty Melt
Loaded Baked Potatoes
Pancakes
Fish Tacos
Split Pea Soup
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and Biscuit Pot Pie
Grilled Ham and Cheese

Lindsey


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11/26/18 8:20 P

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I eat a lot of egg skillets. You can put just about anything in there and it tastes good. I also do a lot of "Iron Chef" cooking. I take whatever's in the freezer, fridge, cabinets, etc. and mix it together until I have a meal. Example: frozen indian veggie burgers w/ 2 poached eggs, chopped onion and bell pepper, 1 tbsp. curry paste. DELICIOUS. This morning's breakfast was a (dark chocolate protein) waffle with Cool Whip, honey, blackberries, and a vanilla yogurt on the side. Tomorrow I'm having spaghetti squash w/ ground turkey, onion, bell peppers, and pasta sauce. My meals may not make sense but I'm not wasting food and they're good.

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TIFFA409's Photo TIFFA409 Posts: 3,745
11/6/18 8:22 A

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Frozen veggies are much cheaper than fresh (and are better than canned) and there is no food waste as you only take out what you plan to eat. I eat a lot of chicken prepared all kinds of ways and with different seasonings paired with a big pile of veggies. I tend to eat my fruit at breakfast and lunch

~Tiff~
SW 01/01/16: 189

5% goal: 179.5 met 8/14/18
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10%goal: 170.1
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20% goal: 151.2

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11/5/18 8:25 P

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I am looking for Healthy meal ideas but I am on a tight budget anybody have any good ideas

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