Thursday, September 30, 2010

Take Away Food

Ok normally i wouldnt even think about suggesting takeaway for the urban survivalist but today i went to Subway and i have to say for $7 for a footlong with ham and ALL the salad thats not bad.  Surely they cant be making much off that but i suppose they buy everything in extreme bulk. Ok its not the best value but for $7 its pretty reasonable and its healthy too.  I would stay right away from any other takeway shops if youre looking for good value eats.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Is this pathetic? No its frugal

So last nights dinner consisted of tuna that had been in the fridge for 3 days opened, on toast with plenty of pepper and a little salt.  Not the most tasty but it was alright.  Oh thats right, i also had a can of spaghetti in tomato sauce, homebrand, on toast.  Im ok with this.
 Im going to have to buy some fresh vegetables of some sort though as ive been eating pretty bland food lately.  I even had Mcdonalds yesterday for breakfast.  Luckily i had dinner at a freinds the other night and his mother cooked us green beans, boiled, sweet potato mashed.  There was some little weird pastry things and some mince and a corn cob.  Had a really good desert to, yum.

PS big thanks to all commenters.  Some great ideas there.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A list of value foods

Heres a list of things that are cheap and good value.
Potatoes                 Eggs  (cant believe i forgot eggs, theyre really versatile too)
Mince meat
Chicken pieces

There are others too that i will add as i think of them but these things are usually always cheap.  The main thing is try and look for specials on your meats and get to know your prices on things.  For example mince meat usually comes in regular or premium quality.  The regular is more fatty while the premium has less fat but is also about twice the price.
  Add more in comments too if you know of any cheap foods.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Living on a budget

It can be hard to survive if youre a student or single person on a low income.
Thats why i suggest getting used to shopping smart and buying the generic brands which are usually just as good but substantially cheaper.

Mexican snack

To make a tasty mexican dish all you do is put some salsa over corn chips and then sprinkle with cheese.
Pop in the microwave until cheese has melted and voila!  You now have the authentic mexican taste in your own home.

Chicken and Rice for less than 2 dollars

Ingredients:   Cheap chicken pieces.  Rice is always cheap.  Pasta sauce (homebrand)
Also some herbs really make this dish.  I used italian herbs, ready made in those little shaker containers.  Cheese.

This can be a pretty tasty meal but most people might think its too bland because its so easy to make.  However it does come up pretty good if youre hungry and have a feel for making nice food.

Fry or bake chicken (add herbs)
Add some pasta sauce to rice and chicken
You now have a tasty filling meal for less than 2 dollars a serve.

I put some pasta sauce on the chicken for a few mintues at the end of frying to get them nice and saucy.  A few more dollops on the rice.  Cheese on top.  Not too bad and really cheap.