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    If I had to I'm pretty confident I could spend very little money and survive on it well......as you have done

    However I need much more than that. I try to be smart with my money when shopping, but I have a pretty high budget as I need fruit, veg, salad and meat to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    If I don't eat those things i feel really yuck and bloated.

    Hope the accident didn't cause much damage to you or the car...you poor thing!!

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    Where do you shop??

    How is food that cheap?

    Does it taste good?

    We shopped last night and spent $10 at the fruit market for 1 lettuce, 1 bunch of shallots and one avocado. $46 at the butcher for 2 racks of ribs and 10 lamb cutlets. $220 at coles for other various items (though that does include a box of nappies @ $34, a pack of boys nappies @ $20 and a pack of wipes for $8).A

    And that will last us a week - probably less....

    Im amazed when people can buy for so cheap and make it last....but I've no idea how to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I dont think its that feral! I bet there are people on here eating a lot worse with a lot bigger budget- ( I think the noodles are ok it's the flavor sachets that have the MSG ) at least you got some fruit/veg/protein and carbs in!
    Don't put the flavor in, add curry powder instead & stir an egg into the water. Cheap, healthy, quick & tastyish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trishalishous View Post
    could be (cept i eat them about once a month with tuna and mixed veg to 'balance' them out and am the size of a house)
    i was shocked when the dietician told me that and cut back, mi goreng was my staple food at uni and i was TINY!
    the rice noodles are nice (bee hoon) in stirfries and cheap better than the 2min ones, and i add a bag of mix veg and an egg for protien (not sure if you eat egg though)
    I use rice noodles all the time except for this short time when dd is not home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post

    We used to have a lot of mashed potato and pasta dishes when I was her father though... food was way cheaper for us then.
    Sorry OT but what operation did you have again

    Sorry couldn't resist lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by felicia81 View Post
    Sorry OT but what operation did you have again

    Sorry couldn't resist lol
    Lol!! Glad someone did it. I was DYING to!

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    LMAO... Oops!

    Missing the "with" obviously.

    As to the lack of nutrition in this diet - so what? It's a few days, and it's being done so she can afford a new car seat. Lots of people eat worse than that when they have a lot more money to spend... she's not scrimping for the hell of it, she's doing it so she can afford to make things safer.

    From what I've seen of her over the past few years on the hub, I think she's usually eating a fairly healthy diet... so these few days of pasta and noodles are unlikely to do any real damage.

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    10 bucks for the week! Wow, I can do 20-30 dollars a meal! Luckily I only feed them once a day......

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    Yeah my car may well be written off but we are ok. I have a replacement seat for her now anyway. That amount was only for me. It came after I spent about 80 on little miss for the week before I left.

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    Sheesh hit a raw nerve - I'm sure OP does eat better normally - she said so herself. Anyway didn't know so many knickers would get in a knot over commenting on a 'grocery price thread with a twist'? My comment was on the seemingly bland/less nutritious than normal shopping basket.

    So what's the twist?

    Oh and someone said my prejudice is showing - 'hands up I give in - yes I totally glance at other people's shopping baskets to see what they are buying!'. It's a quirky harmless interest of mine.

    My bad on the vege mince - I was imagining something more akin to pet food!


 

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