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10-22-2010, 09:35 AM
Any suggestions on meals?
The only thing I have in the house is maple syrup, 4-6 jars of South River Miso, Braggs Liquid Aminos, and Balsamic Vinegar.
10-22-2010, 11:21 AM
Lots of cabbage in different forms, carrots, beets, basically all root vegetables (cuz they're cheap now) and apples and then some bargain hunting for other fruit. If you can find lentils in bulk, those are pretty filling sprouted too.
I'd invest in a bargain bag of cashews, soak and make ranch dressing or sour cream out of them and use that to get your fats (with flax seed which is also pretty cheap) and to spice up your root veggies and cabbage flavoured with mapple syrup/miso/vinegar/Braggs.
10-22-2010, 11:31 AM
Bananas too, they fill up nicely, maybe some winter squash, like butternut, peel and stick in foodprocessor until it looks like rice, yummy, inexpensive and healthy.
10-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Do you have a coop or a farmers market near by? How about making flax crackers? I will admit to buying older produce at Stop and Shop in their bargain area - you can find great deals there - not always organic though:(
10-22-2010, 12:58 PM
I only buy seasonal foods, the ones that are on sale. I won't buy it unless it's cheap.;) (I will eat organic, when I'll be rich:o)
10-22-2010, 01:41 PM
The most important thing is salad, so get those leafy greens!
10-22-2010, 01:53 PM
Thanks everyone so much. I'm going to go to the store tomorrow.
My only option right now is Stop & Shop so I'll see what I can get there.
And I don't have a dehydrator or spiralizer so I'll have to make do with a knife, blender, and food processor.
10-22-2010, 02:08 PM
Sprouted lentils, and pumpkin is in season. :)
two words: go bananas!
10-22-2010, 06:29 PM
two words: go bananas!
Unless you have candida. Root vegetables are very good, and should be a consistent part of your diet! They are filling for weeks, and you can wrap them up in tin foil and leave them in the fridge. :rolleyes:
10-22-2010, 07:55 PM
I believe its the case that even if you have candida, you dont need to be afraid of bananas. Just dont mix fats and fruit in the diet. Its suggested to try cutting out all fats for a few days and doing just fruit.
10-22-2010, 08:09 PM
Lisa Viger has a site blog Raw on $10 a Day (or Less!)
This may help!
10-23-2010, 05:38 AM
I would only buy cheap fruits. Look for whatever is on sale. I would also look for items I already have and buy one or 2 ingredients that are needed to complete a meal.
10-24-2010, 04:20 PM
eliminating all meals and doing just juices
or doing a fruit fast
or eating one time per day with loads of water
10-24-2010, 06:20 PM
Lots of good advice here. Bananas and lettuce are my low-budget staples. Not everyone likes it, but I think it's great to wrap up a banana in a leaf, drizzle some honey and munch away.
Juice fasting is very expensive, I wouldn't recommend that at all. Try to find things on sale. A lot of fruits (especially bananas, yet again) will be marked down when they're really ripe, and then you can freeze some for smoothies/ice cream. If you have a local farmers' stand or market, those are life-savers as well.
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