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Eating healthy on a budget

niaogcniaogc Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
Heya,

I'm trying to loose weight but on a low budget (£10/week).

Tried lots of stuff like fasting diets and similar things, which help a little but I always seem to put the weight back on.

Does anyone have any tips or recipes for someone trying to start loosing?

Thanks 😊

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  • samandheatherdoversamandheatherdover Posts: 20Member Member Posts: 20Member Member
    Beans, brown rice, boiled eggs, egg whites, bananas, apples, grapes...etc

    Egg whites with grits
    Crock pot beans
    Small fruit salads
    Veggie pasta chicken noodle soup
    Veggie pasta with tuna
    Grilled chicken (a portion is 4 oz, its $2 a lb here, .50 portions)
  • Slinky_BraveHeartBunsOfSteelSlinky_BraveHeartBunsOfSteel Posts: 6,180Member Member Posts: 6,180Member Member
    niaogc wrote: »
    Heya,

    I'm trying to loose weight but on a low budget (£10/week).

    Tried lots of stuff like fasting diets and similar things, which help a little but I always seem to put the weight back on.

    Does anyone have any tips or recipes for someone trying to start loosing?

    Thanks 😊

    Try to find out what time your supermarket starts marking prices down. If you're lucky you can get meat, vegetables, fruit etc.. really cheaply. The food will be on its last day of the use by date, but you just need to freeze it straight away then defrost when needed. I've had bags loads of stuff for just a few £'s before. :wink:
    edited October 4
  • basilandbalmbasilandbalm Posts: 18Member Member Posts: 18Member Member
    Use the freezer. Cook a bag of dried beans on a lazy Sunday (I don’t even soak them, just set them for a long simmer with maybe a bit of onion, a stock cube, and a bay leaf if I have it). Many hours later, when meltingly tender, portion into Tupperware and freeze. Far more delicious than canned beans

    Rice can be bought cheaply, cooked in bulk, pressed into 1/2 or 1 cup servings and frozen for later

    This makes the base of a delicious Buddha bowl with whatever odds and ends of veg you find cheap at the market. Can be made into soup. The beans can be puréed into refried beans for a burrito or mock hummus for snacks

    These are my favorite cheap staples but the principle applies to anything you can buy cheap, cook in bulk, freeze, and piece together later. Just takes a bit of thought and planning
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