$230/month to spend on food? what could i buy or what kind of meals can i create on a budget?
long story short, parents can't afford to feed me. but they're cool with me taking stuff like milk, rice, bread, and other basic shit.
i am broke university student who commutes to school.
also /poor/ general
Lel, that's like a week's worth of groceries for me. Have fun in malnourished skellington land.
i swear in EACH and everyone of these threads there are people who simply dont understand what cost of living actually means
and how this has anything to do with income etc
OP didnt tell us where he lives but he does not seem to live in central manhattan
>whole foods $230 a week
Yeah I was actually trolling about Whole Foods. I do shop there and spend $120 a week despite cooking for people pretty often, which isn't cheap but isn't holding back either. I don't drink booze or coffee so compared to most people that saves more than $50 a week.
Pretty easy if you buy any of your coffee or drinks from bars, restaurants or coffee shops, which most people who drink either regularly do even when they know it's expensive.
There was some guy on Huffpost claiming he saved about $1k a month in Manhattan by going cold turkey on caffeine and alcohol.
I don't think that line of discussion was remotely relevant to OP, since even doing $75 a week of healthy meals from Whole Foods is over his budget.
The obvious answer is that OP can eat fine but will have to limit his meat and fresh produce most likely.
If you don't mind drinking extra water you can just go fast food saver route.
Double cheeseburger from burgerking costs 1.50 and gives 430 calories and 26g protein.
That's about 9 bucks a day, still a bit too much but you can compensate by having cheaper shit like skim milk or whatever.
>which most people who drink either regularly do even
yeah no.. a coffe machine costs 30-40 bucks max and 500 gr coffee $5-7$ which will give you 80 cups or so at 7gr per coffe
aka 7-10 cent per coffee or smth
Sure i sometimes buy a coffee on the go etc but that has nothing to do with my estimations about my weekly spendings for my food at home and i can easily cut that out and nothing would change except more money in my pockets.
>nothing to do with my estimations about weekly spendings
>I could cut that out and nothing would change but more money in my pockets
Things add up. Refusing to account for your lapses is how fat people deal with food.
lol im not OP .. i dont have to save and budget like an autist
im just saying if i tell someone he can easily live with $230 and eat healthy food its not because i live in some 4th world 4th dimension shit whole where starbucks coffee is included in my calculations
Learn how to cook and use a kitchen first of all, learn to budget and plan your meals. If you have access to a kitchen and you buy your own groceries you can eat extremely cheap. Of course you should know basic nutrition.
Learning to cook properly gives you a lot of freedom with what you can eat and how much time you spend on it.
Check cost to nutrients on things your buying. if you do knowing how to cook it all kind of gets very easy after that. Buying bulk and cooking most of what you can while cutting out things you dont need you can drag costs way way down.
If you dont want to do any of that i don't really know. Offbrand canned catfood is pretty cheap.
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>go on amazon/bb.com
>buy shit directly from amazon supplier
>after receiving shit email them saying you never got it
>they'll reply saying it wait a few more days
>reply and ask for either: for a refund or to send another one
feels good man
Seriously, $230 a month is a ton on food, and I waste a lot of money on supplements and foods that are too expensive because they're protein
Hell, I can get five one pound chicken breasts, fresh, for $10. Add in some cheap ass rice and veggies, and that's dinner for a week for like, fifteen dollars
Me and hubby eat clean and meet macros on that amount for 2 people.
Buy whatever cheap veg there is, usually there will be a type of apples on special. buy packs of chicken breasts, buy rice and beans, cottage cheese and greek yogurt.
also learn to cook so this stuff doesn't taste boring
> thinking burgerstan is expensive
A 1 bedroom apartment somewhere close to civilisation in sydney will run you 400-500 a week, not including utilities. A 15 minute train trip is around $5 and a small bottle of water is anywhere from $2.50 to $5
I'm on my gap year working and will be off to university in September.
I started by doing pushups, sit ups and other body weight stuff. Now doing pull ups on the bar and running. I've also cut out junk food. I basically eat whatever is home and don't count calories. Went from chubby fat fuck to skinny fat.
I want to start lifting soon. I have no idea how to cook and what groceries to buy. I want to start a proper meal plan and count calories so I can make proper gains.
Can you guys give infographics/links on meals? 2bh I can actually eat the same foods/meals every single day with no period, so I'm not picky, guess I'm kinda autistic
230$ a month for food, damn that's pretty good.
I went 100$ on food but I had a Sams Club card. All I did was
>buy hamburger meat
>buy chicken breast
>buy it till freezer is stuffed with it
>start buying other things slowly
I had money left over after 5months with my fridge full of food.