If you only had $10 what food would you buy to survive a full week (you start with 10 packs of instant ramen)

If you only had $10 what food would you buy to survive a full week (you start with 10 packs of instant ramen)

  1. 2 months ago

    An Uber to a food bank.

    • 2 months ago

      >tfw don't have enough to uber back home and the crackheads at the bank won't give me a ride home

      • 2 months ago

        Take the bus

  2. 2 months ago

    Rice and beans.

    • 2 months ago

      This unironically. I made it last night actually, refried beans and Spanish rice. 2 bucks a pound for the pinto beans, 2 bucks a pound for the rice, 1 buck for the can of tomatoes, and a buck 50 for two onions. I already had the flour, oregano, and chili powder on hand, but flour is cheap and is used with salt and water creating easy peasy tortillas. 2.50 for cheese, and the remaining dollar for a few fresh jalapenos. There you go, 10 bucks to last a week.

    • 2 months ago

      I have 50 pounds of each stockpiled for apocalyptic scenarios at all times

      • 2 months ago

        Yeah? Do you have fuel & water stockpiled to cook it all?

  3. 2 months ago

    check out marked down produce and meat to supplement ramen, maybe rice and beans as well if you can afford

  4. 2 months ago

    $5 worth of meat. For me, that would be 500grams beef.
    2 packs of dollar store pasta
    1 can of dollar store beans
    1 can of dollar store tomato
    2 onions
    Steal some garlic, maybe some herbs.

    Easy. Boring, but you won't go hungry.

    • 2 months ago

      >CANNED beans
      Laugh at this anon. Point and laugh at him.

      • 2 months ago

        Hahaha. I have 10kg sacks of urad dal, masoor dal and channa dal in my pantry. I don't have this "only ten dollars" problem. But it's fun to think about. Gotta get creative

    • 2 months ago

      Dollar store items are $1.25 each nowadays. Pasta is cheaper at the supermarket.

    • 2 months ago

      >$5 worth of meat. For me, that would be 500grams beef.
      I'd go with bone in chicken thighs. You get more for your money and them bones can be used to make a big pot of soup that'll last you a few days.

  5. 2 months ago

    clear gelatin
    pork necks

    also steal, bro. i am broke as fuck right now and i just steal soup stuff through the self checkout

  6. 2 months ago

    That looks like Sad Satan if it took place in a grocery store

  7. 2 months ago

    12 pack of ramen, a dozen eggs and if I had money left a white onion and some Serranos

  8. 2 months ago
    Google Operation Gladio / Strategy of Tension

    dried beans

  9. 2 months ago

    walmart old bread and stuff, pasta, rice, beans. I stole small things from produce when i was broke like a potato, onion, garlic, etc.

  10. 2 months ago

    Dry beans / rice
    cheapest hot sauce on shelf (avoid if you have it or other seasoning at home)
    ring up potatoes, onions, carrots, or cabbage as bananas

    Congrats, you will survive a week on a better diet than most Amerifats.

  11. 2 months ago

    I grew up wypipo poor. We had a house, but barely. We had food, but barely. It sucked. Being poor is fucking expensive. Transportation to big box mart? Nope, pay extra at local small store. Buy in bulk at Costco? Lol, no way I can afford to have hundreds of dollars on my shelves.

    Anyway, the best advice I have is to completely set aside what you like, and focus only on what's in the clearance section at the grocery store. Bonus if you have an ethnic market nearby.

    • 2 months ago

      Honestly this is a stupid question because you don't only have 10 dollars unless you are some homeless bum with no apartment, no house, and nothing. Oh, you're down to 10 dollars after your bills? Maybe ease up on your standard of living relative to your income. My old coworker lived in a 2400 square foot house because his wife wanted that, and they had 200 dollars in their bank account after payday. Worthless way to live. If you need more money, do gig work. If you want protein, go poach some fish from the lake. Or just go to a food bank, plenty are no questions asked first come first serve.

      >ethnic market nearby

      This little strategem is becoming less and less relevant because the cost for those stores to buy goods has increased and they raise prices because their native customers pay, and white people buy those things plus expensive goods. Ethnic markets are cool for diversity of goods sold, but honestly, a lot of the goods they sell end up being more expensive. Not always, but more often than not.

      • 2 months ago

        There is such a thing as unexpected costs.

  12. 2 months ago

    >10 packs of instant ramen
    Eggs and beer

  13. 2 months ago

    eggs: 2
    onion: 1
    frozen veg: 3
    flour: 2
    lard: 2

    this is what i'd buy for the week. i'd make biscuits with the lard and flour, and simmer the ramen with eggs and the veggies

  14. 2 months ago

    >10 dollars
    Using my local currency
    >1 loaf of budget bread (rivermill wheameal)
    $1.25, 1430kcal, 52g protien
    >1 packet tegel precooked chicken sausages
    $8.00, 1640kcal, 146g protien
    wow I'm out of money already haha
    and that's barely enough calories for a day haha fancy that

    And before somebody says dolar store beans
    >they actually cost 1.50
    >330 kcal per can
    That's a days calories at best
    Probably the best thing to do is buy 5 packs of pasta (this is 3.5 days calories), or 7 loaves of bread (this is 3 days calories too).
    I hate this nagger country.

  15. 2 months ago

    The real answer is obviously dry beans, rice and use whatever is left over on frozen veggies.
    All other answers are wrong.

  16. 2 months ago

    >only have $10
    >op thinks i'm gonna spend it on food
    stealing the groceries, gonna hold the hamilton until next pay day.

  17. 2 months ago

    5 cans of smoked oysters. That is all

  18. 2 months ago

    $10 you say
    I go to the local ACE hardware and purchase one matchbook and the cheapest set of metal pins
    then I carefully insert the pins into the matchsticks
    I mosey on down to the local watering hole and befriend the loneliest son of a bitch I see
    after some bants I'll offer a wager, that I can get a matchstick to stand straight up in a glass of water (the bartender will happily provide this for free)
    at this point I will win the wager with my trick matches and leave $10 richer
    rinse and repeat

  19. 2 months ago

    Milk and zinc pills. Surprisingly you can drink your own sperm and the protein is well recycled. Zinc pills make extra sperm and the milk is there to keep you hydrated and sperm filled.

  20. 2 months ago

    Rice n beans
    Chicken thighs or sausage

  21. 2 months ago

    I want someone to build a VR supermarket so I can live inside it forever

  22. 2 months ago

    12 pack of eggs
    dried beans
    hot sauce
    pancake mix
    an egg or two per ramen will make them go a lot farther. rice and beans are good together just mixed with hot sauce, bonus points if you have tortillas.
    pancake mix is cheap and can make many many pancakes

  23. 2 months ago

    Pasta sauce
    Bag of frozen veg

  24. 2 months ago

    Get a job as a busboy. Eat leftovers. No shame in seagulling if you're hungry.

  25. 2 months ago

    Potatoes, onions, butter, beans, rice, eggs, flour

  26. 2 months ago

    10 dollars is generally what I spend for a week anyway what a stupid thread

  27. 2 months ago

    If I'm being perfectly honest I would probably spend it on smokes and just eat the ramen.

  28. 2 months ago

    2kg Porridge- 1.80
    4L milk- 3.00
    2kg pasta- 1.15
    4 tins baked beans- 1.85
    1kg mixed frozen vegetables- 0.85
    1 pack biscuits- 0.75

    Total= £9.40
    Two meals and a small dessert. I'm assuming I have basics like salt and sugar.

  29. 2 months ago

    The bean and rice hoarders are right. It's cheap, it's filling, it keeps, it can be varied with other ingredients and equally importantly it's quick and easy to cook, since when you're this broke-ass poor or scrimping you usually don't have a lot of free time.

  30. 2 months ago

    I you only have $10 left you already fucked up. Eating extremely cheap usually requires buying non-perishables in bulk

  31. 2 months ago

    That's the way we do it.

  32. 2 months ago

    I spend the ten bux on gas and then I just keep going to the same 5 food banks I already get all my food from, for free. I throw the ramen at a homeless man on the way.

  33. 2 months ago

    10 lbs sack of potatoes, salt, pepper, butter, shredded cheese.

    • 2 months ago

      Technically OP said a week, but I think the idea is more every week.

  34. 2 months ago

    buy an amphetamine to survive with this budget, or go catch some ducks/pigeons

  35. 2 months ago

    shore lunch
    minnows to catch fish

  36. 2 months ago

    >a week
    >in 2023

    chat_gpt using #2016 dataset moment

  37. 2 months ago

    cozy british style vid on the topic:


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