to make it more feasible you need to look at it more as a whole.not 25$ a week but over the year.25$ times 52.you must also work it out by planning ahead and looking at the seasonal productīs ,sales,coupons available etc.when you can it is cheaper and better to grow your own fruit and vegtables.it just takes time,patience and hard work.see the hard work as exercise and mark it in on your fitness minutes.when that option is not for you. buy fruit and veg when in season are cheaper.buy in bulk when they are on special and freeze,pickle perserve etc for the times when they are not in season.or when you donīt have the nessarcary storage facility or freezer space for that ,club together with family,friends and neighbours to split a bulk buy between you.works out a lot cheaper then.i do that often with my sister-in-law.buy things at times where the shop might be putting them cheaper.i.e.end of the day at bakerīs when they have a happy hour.saturday afternoon just before it closes for the weekend in the super markets.if it is a small local shop who closes for summer the last day they are open is good for bargins.items with a short term shelf life like yogurts,milk etc.near the end of date shops will put them even cheaper if you plan to eat them in the next couple of days then buy them.same with fresh meats etc if they have been put on sale.i usually go shopping with a plan but i am open for that plan to change if there is an item on sale that we like.also another way to save money but takes a bit of time is to bulk cook.i do a basic sauce out of tomatoes and different veg which i puree and freeze in poition size.then i use it for the base of different meals.also when i cook things like lasagne or cottage pieīs i always cook double and freeze one portion for another time when i have not the time to cook anything from scratch(scratch cooking takes time but is cheaper.).soups are also a good cheap norishing alternative and would keep you in your calorie range.also you can make it out of things you have left over.same goes with salad.it doesnīt always have to consist of lettuce.it can be made up from left over rice or pasta as well.the secret to eating on a budgit is no secret really.it is to do with planning.keeping yours eyes open for what on offer and buying things in season,time and preperation.it might take a while to work in to a routine but it is worth the effort.eating cheaply doesnīt mean eating poorly on the contry it just means eating wisely.when having pulses buy dried it is cheaper, and preparing it yourself,you could also elke out many meat dishes that way.when i make a chillie con carnee i use half minced meat and half lentils,it is cheaper,healthier and in my opinion tastier.good luck with the budgiting.hope this is a help.
karen (gwyneth the celt for the pink vikings)
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