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Ever think that low carbing has to be expensive? It doesn't, and I'm out to prove it. I'll be posting menus, recipes, shopping lists, and prices for low carb eating. I have done a modified Food Stamps Challenge for the past couple of years, limiting my purchases to $100 for the month and only eating what I purchased with my food stamps money. It can be done. And without eating ramen or mac 'n' cheese!

A couple of things you should know. First, these menus aren't exciting. After all, food should be a source of nutrition, not entertainment. There's a lot of duplication and a lot of leftovers. That's the way I eat. Living alone and cooking for one will do that to a menu.

Second, prices are those I've seen here in Idaho the last couple of weeks. Most are regular prices, not sale prices. Your prices, of course will be different.

Third, these are not "real" menus, in that I've just made them up on paper. I'm living with my parents at the moment and low carb is freaking them out enough without adding a budget element to it! But I have done it in the past for real.


Well, that was me when I started this persona in 2011 or 2012. I still get back to it sometimes, but I haven't been doing the Food Stamps Challenge lately. And the $100 per month is an old number. I think it was up to $135 a year or two ago.

If you're interested in the budget low carb menus and recipes, go back to the very first blog post and work your way forward.

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    I'm in the Missoula area.
    90 days ago
    Hey MAW, you are quieter than normal, hope you are doing well! Check in soon emoticon
    107 days ago
    Do you miss it, MAW? The baking? I think I need to focus on nutrition and cooking with the knowledge that I don't have to give up baking...just that I won't do it often and when I do I will do it different. That is where I am at today anyhow, lol, sometimes I feel like a roller coaster.

    Starting on Sunday I'm going back to induction for 2 weeks. I've strayed from the fundamentals of the LCHF plan more than I would like and I am recognizing it for the slippery slope that it is and putting a stop to it. I'm home this weekend so I'll have more time to shop and food prep and meal plan for our crazy week next week.

    I hope you have a good Friday! And a great weekend. Do you have plans?
    118 days ago
    Hah! No, my granddaughter doesn't have Wedgwood dishes...the Wedgwood in the photo is a miniature serving tray I picked up at a rummage sale for $1.00. I just thought it was cute. I really seldom let the kids play with it, because it seems so fragile.

    And thanks for kind comments on the doll china hutch!
    124 days ago
    Thanks, Budgetmaw! I'll be very interested to read about your low-carbing on a budget, because so am I. :)
    126 days ago
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