Suggestions for Packaged/Microwave Meals? Can't really afford anything else
11-25-2008 11:58 PM
I had food stamps for a while in college, but its really humilating bust out that plastic card with the american flag and it not work for certain things... Doesn't please the ladies either.
Frozen foods are also hydrogenated.
Eggs, nuts, oats, sweet potatoes are all great ideas. As far as the meats go, I had a small George Forman grill I got at big lots, don't know if they have them anymore. It was easy to hide during a safety inspection.
11-26-2008 12:06 AM
i go to the store almost every day...this is how i find chicken and steak for 2 bucks a pound! carb sources are cheap as hell anyway so i am not going there. just go everyday and stock up when when its cheap.
11-26-2008 12:11 PM
I would tell you to try MRE's, but there may not be an army surplus store around where you live. They come 12 in a case, and you don't even have to worry about microwave; they have their own heaters in each pack. Get you a two burner hot plate, and a big pot. Go to sams, and buy a big bag of skinless chicken breast, then you can pre cook about two or three days worth of chicken, then refrigerate them. Buy bulk oats, nuts, rice. Or if you sit around long enough, your room mate will start to look like steak, nothing like nice rommate burger jk.
11-26-2008 02:33 PM
tuna, eggs, rice, and oatmeal are about as cheap as you can get, bought in bulk.
tuna doesn't need to be cooked, and the eggs, rice, and oatmeal can be cooked in the microwave.
with a hotplate and a skillet, you can buy value packs of ground beef, chick breast, premade burgers, etc and cook them right in your room.
cook up a bunch of stuff sunday and weds nights to get you through the week and put it in plastic containers.
big containers of whey protein, mixed with milk or water also work.
all of this stuff is waaay cheaper than those microwave meals and will do you well.
c'mon man, you got to want to do this.
11-26-2008 04:30 PM
12-06-2008 05:24 PM
When I am pressed for time I use the good ol microwave like this.....Check in the frozen veggie section at the supermarket, STEAMFRESH they have a 2 serving bag of veggies and a bag of brown rice. Toss in the microwave for 5 minutes and you have brown rice add a can of tuna of its a good meal. At my supermarket they bags are $1.55 each and alot of times the put them on sell for a buck and I stock up....
12-06-2008 08:23 PM
Yeah. The pre-packaged meals, while some are low card and low calorie, are packed pull of sodium. There are so many other options, as stated above, that you can go with.
12-07-2008 02:28 PM
haha how could you suggest a MRE to someone? thats more torture than a microwave dinner.
Originally Posted by ABNRanger
12-07-2008 02:44 PM
one ok packaged meal are south beach diet pizzas
12-07-2008 03:11 PM
Man those things are sick. I guess you would get used to them though, and I eat anything when I get hungry lol.
Originally Posted by Pioneer
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