View Full Version : Making The Budget Go Far?
05-16-2010, 08:10 PM
Ok so I have about $5.00 for my budget I was wondering how do I make the best of it for a week for raw food? I am waiting for my paycheck for my new job it comes this Friday but I only have $5.00 to last till the 21st.
I have been eating cooked beans for two weeks because they are like .89 a bag or sometimes .50 and that's all I can get.
Any way to stretch $5.00 to last Monday thru Friday for anything raw?
I haven't been feeling well on cooked beans, I feel dehydrated, tired and can't focus. I was wondering can any fruit help?
05-16-2010, 08:12 PM
bananas are cheap.
05-16-2010, 08:19 PM
bananas are cheap.
Id figure bananas any other thing I could buy for cheap?
05-16-2010, 10:03 PM
raw deshelled saltless sunflower seeds are cheap if you like them and have a store selling them , protein / fat source
flax seeds cheap if can grind in blender to a coarse powder to eat by the teaspoon and let disolve in mouth , another good fat / protein that should supply strength / energy
ive fasted up to 10 days water and 20 days juice . first fast was 3 days water and i was a wreck but i learned that we dont need to eat as much as we think . and can go days without solid food and have as much or more energy than normal . like if a didnt eat all day and only drank water til dinner time and then ate a banana dipped in ground flax seed it'd be easily enough to work all day . its more so a mental battle to fend off eating thoughts that if you win shall find you dont need alot to eat
check out the fasting thread and hang out in there with aleesha whom goes for months on water / juices , you could surely get some pointers from her on mind over appetite . plus fasting is a great health habit to develop so what looks like a problem being low on cash could end up being A GREAT POSITIVE
05-16-2010, 10:34 PM
Whatever you do, up your intake of water. Banana's are a good tip, and apples and lettuce are generally pretty affordable too. Try to find greens with fiber to give you a more "full" feeling since you're just now switching from cooked food.
05-16-2010, 11:26 PM
Cabbage, frozen bags of fruit are cheaper than fresh, lettuce, see what is on sale, jicima, carrots, a few bags of oranges on sale, you can usually get 5 bananas for a dollar, watermelon has been cheaper lately, saw fresh kale and greens pretty cheap
There is a place by me that caters to a largely Hispanic population, food is cheap, fruit is very cheap, but very ripe. I am going to start going 2-3 times a week for fruit rather than buy the more expensive versions and then I have no overload in the fridge and no waste
Maybe there is a place near you that has a famrers market....TIP for famrers markets....go almost near the end when they are closing up. They reduce the price of fruits/veg so they have less to bring home with them
05-16-2010, 11:37 PM
rye wheat seeds cheap . soaked for 2 days it becomes a chewy / rubber heavy gut filling food if you like taste . i buy it at whole food markets at just over $1 per pound
if had to could buy potatos cheap and fill up on boiled potatos ,
not ideal buts at least a whole food
but i still say seek out the fasting mind set . once you get into
that zone you find a greater sense of confidence . its like you free
yourself of the daily chore of having to eat , eliminating that
' what am i gonna eat today ' thought from constantly being
in back of mind made me feel more i guess sturdy
05-17-2010, 09:19 AM
I've been eating sliced bananas wrapped in baby spinach leaves for 5 days. I'm not craving anything. I do feel the need to chew more at times so I eat a few mouthfuls of baby spinach w/o the banana. I sprinkle cinnamon and cayenne.. sometimes ginger.. to vary the flavor.
Bananas are cheap.. if you can find some cheap greens you should be good to go.
I heard about a "gorilla diet" .. maybe this is it. Gorillas, after all, get very strong and healthy munching on leaves (mainly) and bananas. With leafy greens at the base of your food triangle I don't think you can go wrong.
05-18-2010, 10:17 AM
Introduce yourself to the produce manager of your local stores/markets and ask them to set aside produce that is ripe or overripe that they plan on throwing away. You could probably get a lot for free or at huge discounts. There may be some restaurants willing to do the same.
I would go and buy the cheapest produce I could find. Often, stores have discount produce that is about to reach or past the sell by date.
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