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    Where are you? Id be happy to send some veg and pasta your way but I think your interstate so by the time I posted anything you may be through this patch?

    It's a sucky decision to make, but full bellies are definitely most important IMO.




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    I can't give mine cheap store bought bread, even if I make her bread it works out over $2/loaf for a half sized loaf.

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    Do you mean because say organic food is more expensive so you can't buy a lot of it?
    I would hate for DS to ever be hungry but don't think I could ever bring myself to cook him bad food
    I make a great lentil soup that's very filling but couldn't eat it every day!

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    I also make sure we always have healthy staples - I'm trying to do a big shop once a fortnight and include brown rice, wholemeal pasta, red lentils...etc. Then hopefully there is enough left at the end of the fortnight so we can eat healthy cheaply.

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    The good thing about kids is that they don't care too much about repetition of meals. Lentils and rice could be flavoured with different herbs and spices, or sauces to make it seem like a different meal each day. One day serve it as a soup, another as a curry and maybe a tomato based dish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    As mentioned, generic brand rice with lentils and vege stock. Maybe sauce.
    Sorry OP, I didn't read the whole thread, I thought you were asking a hypothetical I'm sorry you're in this situation. When it comes to staples like rice etc. there really isn't any difference between expensive or generic brands, it's all the same quality. And a bag of 99c carrots is going to have as much nutritional value as the more expensive ones when it comes down to it. Rolled oats are a good breakfast option too, a bulk bag is cheap, especially compared to a box of cereal, and way more nutritious.

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    Yeah I don't mean organic, I mean meals made predominently of cheap, white rice with maybe legumes or veges (again, cheap) mixed in. We have a lot of lentils. Even lentils in vege stock mixed into mashed potato.

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    We'll get through, thought it would be interesting to see what people thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    Neither can I

    Unfortunately even pasta is not on the menu for the next fn. I have enough bread to get dd through scool lunches, then baked beans on the w/e which I know she won't eat at school.

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    Lentils and veggies are nutritious. I think that sounds fine for a bit. My mum always said you can always make something out of nothing. You are doing a great job!


 

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