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HIGHPLAINSTANGO Posts: 65
3/28/09 1:18 A

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HIGHPLAINSTANGO Posts: 65
3/24/09 2:37 P

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Thanks for the comment and welcome :) My food budget is $50/month. I don't have cable TV, never eat out, keep the heat on 60F...no where else to cuts costs so I really stretch those dollars!

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3/24/09 10:29 A

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I think I have always been on a tight food budget. It is just two of us now and our fur babies so I probably have more to work with than ever before. I still try to be frugal. You can eat well on a budget. I rely on soups, noodles, chicken, that kind of food. I make a lot of my stuff from scratch and I will be adding more to my recipe books as I go along. My problem is I work now and I just need to find time to do it. emoticon

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HIGHPLAINSTANGO Posts: 65
3/23/09 5:09 P

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Hi everyone! I'm from S. Colorado - a big difference from N. Colorado (Denver and Springs areas) and 30 miles from the nearest town.

I've always been a healthy eater so rich food, junk food and pop were never an issue for me. But my food budget is very low, solely out of necessity.

I find it incredibly difficult to meet caloric and nutrient daily requirements. My quest is how to maximize each dollar nutrition-wise. I will stretch those dollars until they squeak! It's not easy (or smart) to go for a walk if you're shaking from hunger! And low caloric intake slows metabolism.

One of my favorites - rice and wild rice - are difficult to cook at this altitude; boiling temp is 198F rather than 212F, so it takes forever for rice to cook and not be crunchy. Same for beans. Cooking things twice as long (2 hours instead of 45-60 minutes) isn't cost-effective energy-wise.

Got to be resourceful and creative...!

Looking forward to sharing low-cost/high-nutrition ideas with each other!

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