Poverty Meals

Going to be living on $150/fortnight after rent soon. Need some inspiration on what to make. Obviously porridge, beans and rice. Can I still eat well enough with this budget? Maybe red meat every 3 days?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In Australia, by the way.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are those big frogs edible if you boil them long enough?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Those are humans. But yes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The government won't tell you this but the kangaroos are free

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dunno what pork prices are like in australia but in america pork shoulder is incredibly cheap, sometimes cheaper than chicken. Braise it and cook beans and rice in the liquid and you've got incredibly filling and tasty slop.

    • 2 months ago
      sage

      get a better job
      whatever you're doing sounds like it pays like ass.
      get into a trade or get a job at the mines, enjoy your 6 figures.

      also go to Centreshit and get Rent Assistance. If you have less than X amount in your bank account or are living too pay cheque to pay cheque the govt can pay up to half of your rent for you.
      next, start a veggie garden. basic shit like lettuce, chives, bok choy, leeks, spring onion, herbs (basil, oregano) etc grows stupid fast and is much cheaper/easier to just grow yourself than buy.
      depending on your climate grow other shit as well like tomatoes or capsicum.

      >i'm broke cuz i just bought a house
      if this is the case, fair cop. just gotta grind and be broke for a few years but it'll be worth it in the end.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      75 bucks a week is plenty of money for food.

      Oh, nevermind. Sorry.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      All food in Australia is poverty food.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      In the same boat for reasons I won't go into. I stop in Woolies after work to suss out any end of day specials - whole chooks and pork shoulder is in special every other week, so stock up when they are. Roasts provide dinner one night, and stew/soup and sandwich meat for the next few days. Roasting in a cast iron dutch oven is great, because you remove the leftover meat and bones, fry onions and mushrooms in the dripping, add flour to make a roux, top up with water and add vegetables and leftover meat. Simple enough.

      Pumpkins, (brushed) potatoes, and sweet potatoes go a long way and store well. Little old ladies on your street probably have fruit trees and herb gardens and will give you fruit, seeds or cuttings if you give them the time of day.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Egges

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    talk in non zoomer terms dude wtf adults dont play fortnight I dont know what that means. how many days is that? I'm going to assume it's a month, 150$ per month is easy for 1 person just buy the cheapest cuts of meat like ground meat and chicken legs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Chicken thighs have the best meat to bone ratio and price.
      But yeah, you wait until cheap meat is on sale then you buy a bunch and freeze it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >OP uses the term fortnight correctly and gets called a zoomer.
      It's two weeks you fricking moron. I don't know how much food is down under, but chicken and eggs are always dirt cheap in the U.S. start there if the same applies to you. Shop sales, don't forget fresh vegetables and fruits that are in season...etc...etc...

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        150 for 2 weeks?? I'd have to go out of my way to buy expensive things to spend that.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't know a ton about Australia, but I think things are insanely priced there.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's the joke. It's a troll thread.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why would it be a teoll thread? I have $10 a day to eat and I would prefer that to be lower so I have money for other essentials.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      imagine not understanding the word 'fortnight', and then accusing someone else of being a zoomer because you're so much of a zoomer yourself that all it reminds you of is a zoomer video game.
      that's at least two different levels of moronic at once.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >OP uses the term fortnight correctly and gets called a zoomer.
      It's two weeks you fricking moron. I don't know how much food is down under, but chicken and eggs are always dirt cheap in the U.S. start there if the same applies to you. Shop sales, don't forget fresh vegetables and fruits that are in season...etc...etc...

      This, it's an old SAT word meaning "2 weeks." They used a lot of funny measurement words in ye olden days:
      >2 weeks: fortnight
      >3 weeks: amonthgus
      >3.5 weeks: skibidi monthlet
      >5 weeks: monthcraft
      >6 weeks: grimacemonth

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just have a nice day now, saves you the trouble of doing it later

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Heh

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Kek

        https://i.imgur.com/4z5ZNnh.png

        Picrel is around $4/day or $30/week. You definitely don't want to be eating high carb food while you're broke else you'll become a super fat frick real quick and that just tends to make life worse.

        Substituting bacon in picrel with steak would probably be better for you long-term since more high quality protein = you're not that hungry all the time.

        This is a good base and I appreciate the website drop too. Thanks anon.

        Make a plan with 3 meals every day. 2 of them are pretty much fixed but the main (dinner) is varied.
        This way you can buy the same items for the rest of the month but leave room(money) for the extra stuff. Also always use a list when getting groceries.

        Good idea

        Whenever I need to stretch my food budget I just eat a heaping helping of moral fiber as a meal substitute. It also helps to build character and strength in the face of adversity. In doing so you will will yourself out of hunger and poverty.

        That’s how my grandparents worked their way out of poverty into the American dream. They did it and so can anyone else!

        How many calories in moral fibre?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        its a slightly antiquated ENGLISH word. its a word in the english language that british people over 50 still use regularly.

        "SAT word" baka you fricking illiterates

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >skibidi monthlet
        Thank you anon, I had a bad day but now I'm laughing like an idiot

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Ya know, this site is a shadow of its former site and I'm not even sure why I come here anymore but posts like this make it worth it still

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fortnite sucks! PLAY A REAL GAME!
    Mountain Dew?! Check! Cheetos?! Check! Game On!

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Add chorizo to your beans. It makes them better and it is meat.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Frick off beaner

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Beaner here: Beans were never meant to be a primary food source, while harmless as a side dish they're actually poisonous in large quantities since plants don't want to be eaten. It's just a poverty diet that stuck around with people going through the banana republics. Also sausages in general are mostly a scam no matter what part of the world because it's essentially a hack by butchers to sell dark meat at white meat prices.

        OP, look into Pupusas, they're healthy versions of hot pockets that are traditionally eaten with heaps of pickled cabbage and tomato sauce. A $5 bag of Maseca yields like 50 pupusas though it's a bit of a learning curve to make them but if starving little girls in a jungle can make them then so can you. It's actually what us beaners are supposed to be eating but instead we eat huge bowls of beans poisoning ourselves over time because we got so used to eating them during bad times.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >plants don't want to be eaten
          >implying plants have "wants"
          >implying animals do want to be eaten

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nice trips but as silly as it sounds it's true, look up anti-nutrients. In fact beans really really really would prefer if you not eat them. Boiling does deactivate many of these anti-nutrients but not all of them. We can safely eat them in low amounts and high amounts won't immediately pose any problems. However over time the anti-nutrients build up and you're more prone to certain life threatening diseases like say obesity/diabetes.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >beans really really really would prefer if you not eat them
              I'll take them seriously once they state this preference themselves, in essay form, of at least 1000 words.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Picrel is around $4/day or $30/week. You definitely don't want to be eating high carb food while you're broke else you'll become a super fat frick real quick and that just tends to make life worse.

    Substituting bacon in picrel with steak would probably be better for you long-term since more high quality protein = you're not that hungry all the time.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I saw the thread with this as OP and I still don't know how you'd incorporate a stick of butter. Sure you can fry your eggs in it but that's like one tbsp per 3 eggs, plus if I was also preparing bacon I'd just fry the eggs in the bacon grease. Do you just eat the butter by itself?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Do you just eat the butter by itself?
        What, are you some kind of coward? For real though babies will go to town on a block of butter if you don't hide it well inside the fridge. Makes you wonder why that is.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Do you just drink the drain cleaner by itself?
          What, are you some kind of coward? For real though babies will go to town on a bottle of drain cleaner if you don't hide it well underneath the sink. Makes you wonder why that is.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            lots of things that kill you [acutely] taste sweet

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Including my cum shot.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you sure that's cum?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You sick frick.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Make a plan with 3 meals every day. 2 of them are pretty much fixed but the main (dinner) is varied.
    This way you can buy the same items for the rest of the month but leave room(money) for the extra stuff. Also always use a list when getting groceries.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whenever I need to stretch my food budget I just eat a heaping helping of moral fiber as a meal substitute. It also helps to build character and strength in the face of adversity. In doing so you will will yourself out of hunger and poverty.

    That’s how my grandparents worked their way out of poverty into the American dream. They did it and so can anyone else!

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Check out Aldis if you have one near buy. I've been eating like a KING every day because mine has $7/lbs sirloin steak. Every single day I get to eat what would normally cost $40 at a bullshit restaurant. I love reverse searing which is basically cooking steak in the toaster over for 40 minutes in a toaster oven at 250F and then slapping it on a smoking hot pan with avocado oil (less smoke) for 5 minutes on each side. It's electrifying the kind of almost "sweet" taste you seem to get with this cooking method.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tip: Eat your own cum for the extra protein. In OPS case it would only supplement all the external semen he receives

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you have some leftover change I highly recommend basting your sirloin steak with Irish butter and thyme. This might sound moronic but I've heard that it helps some people stay full longer. Throw in some hard boiled eggs and cheese sticks as snacks throughout the day too if you can.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    dont forget the spaghetti!

    cook a tiny bit of chopped meat or cut up bacon, add chopped onions, add can of tomato sauce, simmer, pour over cooked spaghetti, ez big tasty meal for like $2

    even just cooking spaghetti and then adding a bit of butter and salt/pepper is an excellent breakfast

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Be careful with this, some spaghetti has a glycemic index so high that you might as well be stuffing your mouth with donuts.

      White rice and those cup noodles too btw. They have such a long shelf life at room temperature because bacteria REFUSE to grow on them. Makes you wonder why that is and if we should be avoiding these things as well.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Doesn't stewing high starch vegetables increase their glycemic index though? I eat carrots raw (peeled OFC) and dip them in refrigerated ranch dressing. Really satiates.

        btw potatoes = high glycemic index no matter what you do to them.

        This gi stuff sounds kinda bullshit. Rice and potatoes are staple foods you can basically live on (potatoes especially). Throw in some protein every now and then and you are good. Avoid sugar is obvious.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Educate yourself on beri beri. We LITERALLY have to crush up vitamin pills and infuse them into white rice or else picrel will happen to you.

          Why would you fricking DIE eating white rice that hasn't been fortified with vitamin pills? Think about it.

          BACTERIA REFUSE TO GROW IN WHITE RICE STORED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Legumes and meat have B1, unless you eat basically nothing but white rice you won't get beriberi

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            White rice should not be your sole source of calories though.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >BACTERIA REFUSE TO GROW IN WHITE RICE STORED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
            Because it's dry you mong.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Makes you wonder why that is
        Because there's no moisture.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Hard cheese is also dry but if you leave it at room temperature picrel happens sometimes just days later.

          https://i.imgur.com/MdLwgHh.jpg

          Try shopping around multiple grocery stores for deals. Especially if they have those big signs out front that advertise the weekly special. A local small-chain store was doing $2/lb boneless skinless chicken breast this week, for $30 you could be eating a pound of chicken every day, even 2lbs a day would be totally doable with your budget. Just need to spend wisely.

          pic related, just made this for lunch, whole plate costed $3, maybe $4 for a hugely filling and nutritious meal

          Chicken is cheap because it doesn't have a lot of fat which is bad long term. That's why we invented fried chicken. Problem is we've been frying most of it in troony oil.

          Eggs on the other hand are nutrition bombs full of healthy fats and vitamins/mineral. Which is very logical given how it's meant to facilitate the miracle of life itself.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Hard cheese is like 30-40% water. Dried pasta and grains are generally well under 15% or they get moldy too.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Hard cheese is also dry
            Not compared with dry pasta or rice it isn't.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >why that is
        They're too fricking dry.
        >we should be avoiding these things
        They're honestly fine as long as you aren't a bacterium who is unable to walk over to the tap and pour a glass of water.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everybody always says rice and beans.
    Go buy some fresh produce already.
    Cabbage, carrots, potatoes, beets, onions etc. etc.
    Any root vegetable is great roasted in the oven or in soups/stews. You can't go wrong with a nice stew and you can use the cheapest cuts of meat for it as well.
    And if ground meat is even cheaper than the cheap cuts you can make meatballs.
    AND, if you're already making meatballs you might as well make some dumplings too. Flour is VERY cheap food.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't stewing high starch vegetables increase their glycemic index though? I eat carrots raw (peeled OFC) and dip them in refrigerated ranch dressing. Really satiates.

      btw potatoes = high glycemic index no matter what you do to them.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lentils get memed a lot here but they're incredibly cheap and nutritious.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      amazingly easy to grow as well.
      I threw some lentils from a bag I bought for cooking in the dirt a few years ago and they grew like they were being paid for it.
      Now I sow them every Spring mostly to feed my animals. They require absolutely no care at all. Just cover the dried ones with dirt. Might even be easier than potatoes.

      Why would it be a teoll thread? I have $10 a day to eat and I would prefer that to be lower so I have money for other essentials.

      It's not really my problem that you're moronic with money. I hope you die.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      But they don't tast3 good .

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Liver and onions
    >cheap fish
    >spam
    >chicken
    >eggs, onions, carrots, frozen peas

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's over $10/day
    rice, beans, eggs, milk
    chicken thigh/breast
    You can still afford to make stews and ragus with cheaper red meat like chuck easily

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to a food bank

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try shopping around multiple grocery stores for deals. Especially if they have those big signs out front that advertise the weekly special. A local small-chain store was doing $2/lb boneless skinless chicken breast this week, for $30 you could be eating a pound of chicken every day, even 2lbs a day would be totally doable with your budget. Just need to spend wisely.

    pic related, just made this for lunch, whole plate costed $3, maybe $4 for a hugely filling and nutritious meal

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do potatoes and carrots go well together? I generally only have cooked carrots if they are part of a mirepoix mix for a roast.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Are you kidding anon? Can't believe you've never tried it, they go great together, and at least in this case I cooked them together at once (tossed in salt, pepper and olive oil, roasted in the air fryer for about 20 min), and they came out as you can see.
        Generally, all root veggies go pretty well together, although potatoes and carrots are the tastiest ones imo. But a root vegetable medley with potatoes, carrots, turnips, rutabega, parsnips, celeriac, etc etc is a cheap, easy, filling, nutritious, and tasty thing to make.

        https://i.imgur.com/MhV3OPs.jpg

        Hard cheese is also dry but if you leave it at room temperature picrel happens sometimes just days later.

        [...]
        Chicken is cheap because it doesn't have a lot of fat which is bad long term. That's why we invented fried chicken. Problem is we've been frying most of it in troony oil.

        Eggs on the other hand are nutrition bombs full of healthy fats and vitamins/mineral. Which is very logical given how it's meant to facilitate the miracle of life itself.

        Frick off ketoschizo. I'm not even disagreeing that healthy fats in moderation are important, but straight up saying chicken breast is bad for you is moronic.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not advocating for keto. Just simply pointing out that over time eating chicken that hasn't been generously coated in breading to absorb fat from oils leads to healthy fat deficiencies over time.

          That's while a diet of boiled chicken and white rice never works.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try cooking dishes with chickpeas, like curry, tomato sauce, oil, chickpeas with rice. Cheap and healthy protein source. Also buy frozen vegetables, they come in huge quantities and don't cost the world, serve with a little oil for flavour and calories and if you like tomato sauce (or an other kind of sauce). You can eat it with noodles bread or rice

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    On a related note I think everyone heavily under-appreciates chickens. They're able to produce one of the most nutritious yet most affordable sources of protein/fat.

    Now I am by no means a vegan, my mouth waters at just the thought of of a butter basted t-bone but I honestly think it should be a felony to lock up chickens in cages. It's like one of the biggest middle fingers to god and life itself.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    $150/fortnight for one person isn't a sacrifice. I just bought $150 worth of groceries, and I could fit in junk like soda and Panera mac n cheese. It'll probably last me over two weeks. I also bought some good value stuff like a 3 lb side of salmon at a good price.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is that meant to be a low amount of money to live off? That's £8.39 per day. Dude I can eat well WHILE DRINKING BEER on that.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Aldi or Lidl. I can easily survive off of 75 aus / 50 usd a week and eat decently if it's only me. I'm a disabled anon on food stamps. Focus on the staples and cook.

    Eggs
    Chicken Drumsticks / Thighs
    an 7lb half pork loin can be cut into a week's worth of meals for 9 dollars.
    Rice
    Beans
    Carrots
    Cheap Cheese
    Noodles
    Cabbage
    Potatoes
    1qt stock is 1$

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you focus on red meat once a month and spend your money on spices, you can eat pretty damn wells. Learn to flavor rice, learn to make soups, roast vegetables, and you're golden.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Where I'm from, you can get by as a single man on $150/month groceries.

    You already understand you'll be eating a lot of beans and rice, good. Apply that logic to everything, only buy things that come in BULK. Meal prep. Spices to change things up.

    Frozen veggies are your friend. They are nutritious, and can be cooked in ways that make you forget they were frozen.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1 lb 80/20 ground beef is $5 at walmart in burgerland
    you can easily get 3 double cheeseburgers out of that which will fill you for most of the day.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Burgers are high in carbs and not many people have the mental fortitude to eat a beef patty between 2 pieces of lettuce.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's like ten lettuces, jerk

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