Broke but gotta eat healthy
May 15, 2008 2:38pm CST
Ok, I'm trying to save money on groceries. The last 3 times I've been grocery shopping it seems I can't get out of there without spending $100 or more. I am trying to loose some weight and would like to eat healthy without cooking meals from scratch and without spending $100 on groceries. Does anyone have any meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
• United States
15 May 08
Good luck saving money if you don't want to cook! Most prepackaged foods are full of calories, salt, fat,and preservatives and other chemicals that aren't good for us, and of course the "healthy" prepackaged food is going to be more expensive. You really need to learn to cook a few basic foods. If you just don't like to cook or don't have a lot of time for it, make big batches of stuff that can be frozen in smaller portions and reheated when needed.
• United States
16 May 08
No, not looking for prepackaged foods. I don't mind cooking simple meals. My favorite at the moment is sticking a whole chicken in the crock pot with some potatoes and carrots. Easy meal and then my left overs get turned into a soup with some other veggies added and sit in the crock pot simmering all night. My main concern is breakfast but I think I have that figured out. My plan is to get some muffin mix for bran muffins, hard boil an egg, and have an apple. That will be my on the go healthy breakfast for most mornings. And for mornings that I'm not on the go I'll have oatmeal with diced fruits like peaches and strawberries. I did a lot of brain storming last night and wrote up my grocery list. I'm going to try and get a months worth of groceries (minus things like fresh fruits and veggies and milk that will need to be bought weekly or bi-weekly). We'll see how I do. Thank you for your input though. I am doing all that I can to avoid all of those preservatives and chemicals. It's very hard these days though.