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LOWCARBING ON A BUDGET

Ever think that low carbing has to be expensive? It doesn't, and I'm out to prove it. I'll be posting menus, recipes, shopping lists, and prices for low carb eating. I have done a modified Food Stamps Challenge for the past couple of years, limiting my purchases to $100 for the month and only eating what I purchased with my food stamps money. It can be done. And without eating ramen or mac 'n' cheese!

A couple of things you should know. First, these menus aren't exciting. After ...
Ever think that low carbing has to be expensive? It doesn't, and I'm out to prove it. I'll be posting menus, recipes, shopping lists, and prices for low carb eating. I have done a modified Food Stamps Challenge for the past couple of years, limiting my purchases to $100 for the month and only eating what I purchased with my food stamps money. It can be done. And without eating ramen or mac 'n' cheese!

A couple of things you should know. First, these menus aren't exciting. After all, food should be a source of nutrition, not entertainment. There's a lot of duplication and a lot of leftovers. That's the way I eat. Living alone and cooking for one will do that to a menu.

Second, prices are those I've seen here in Idaho the last couple of weeks. Most are regular prices, not sale prices. Your prices, of course will be different.

Third, these are not "real" menus, in that I've just made them up on paper. I'm living with my parents at the moment and low carb is freaking them out enough without adding a budget element to it! But I have done it in the past for real.
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AKHEIDI
11/5/2013 10:55:38 PM

For the most part, yes. But you can find sale items for not bad, and there are coupons, plus since I don't like to shop I get a lot at Costco- it's like Sam's Club- I buy a lot at once and save time by not running to every store. Where is the budget blog you write about, with the recipes?

We do however get an abundance of seafood and game meat. I wouldn't eat much fish if we didn't catch it or trade for it. I miss real vegetables! A tomato that tastes like a tomato. Cucumbers you can smell when you cut into them. One of the things I do when I have to travel is bring things like that back- last stop in Seattle is Pike Place Market! In SF a year ago my traveling companion brought Bach a zucchini the size of a baby to stuff and feed a crowd, she lives more isolated than I do in a place called Tenakee Springs, she telecommutes. While she was buying BIG things, I'm scampering from stall to stall buying the smallest veggies I could find: little patty pans, tiny egg plants, mini mulit colored carrots- I put them on sticks and grilled them.



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BUDGETMAW
11/5/2013 7:59:40 AM

Ask away on my blog, Heidi! I'm always glad to talk about just about anything! You're at a disadvantage, living up there in Alaska. Aren't prices in general sky high up there?




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AKHEIDI
11/5/2013 12:19:43 AM

I've been following your FSC and think you are remarkable! There is no way we could get away with spending so little on food, I'd love to be able to save money like that!I'd like to read more about your budget meals. I got a family pack of wings Saturday for $16.25 (20 in the pack), .81 per wing, I eat 3 or 4 at a meal, that's $2.43 right there. If I have it with a salad or another veg, it goes up.

As for eating out, if someone buys or you get leftovers from a demo, I don't think it counts because you aren't taking from your budget- it's a sort of bonus.

Amazing!



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LIVINMYDREAMS
10/31/2013 2:34:26 PM

Glad to see you on the message board today. I was wondering about you.



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GEMINIGEM6
6/5/2013 12:23:50 AM

Hey Maw. Just checking in on you. So sorry about Tanny. Big emoticon



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