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    Cheapest protein sources?


    My family has fallen on hard times and I'm using basically all my income to pay my student loans and other various bills. I know mostly everyone has bills so I'm no different I'm just looking for the cheapest protein sources I can buy for my diet. I used to rely heavily on whey powder but the price keeps going up. Would it be worth it to join a SAMs club or something of the sort to get cheap food? Is it really worth it or just buy from a regular store? Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks and God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoupNaziNazi View Post
    My family has fallen on hard times and I'm using basically all my income to pay my student loans and other various bills. I know mostly everyone has bills so I'm no different I'm just looking for the cheapest protein sources I can buy for my diet. I used to rely heavily on whey powder but the price keeps going up. Would it be worth it to join a SAMs club or something of the sort to get cheap food? Is it really worth it or just buy from a regular store? Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks and God bless.

    I can't afford whey anymore either really. I think SAMs club is worth it, but on the other hand wal-mart is almost as cheap. You can get good deals on a lot of meat at Sams club or BJ's wholesale club. I let my membership expire a while back and am actually thinking about renewing. I rely more on eggs for protein than anything else. If you can stand it, tuna is pretty cheap also. Also if I just can't afford to eat enough protein, I just eat what I can afford. Beggars can't be choosers. You just gotta get through the hard times and have faith.
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    Paying rent and bills comes before having the perfect high protein diet.
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    If anything steal it from walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    Paying rent and bills comes before having the perfect high protein diet.
    I know that's why I'm looking for the cheapest foods to buy with the little money I have left. I pay my **** first
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    I appreciate the response tho ill definitely look into that, not the stealing response lol the SAMs one
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    Can chicken breast......70g pro per can, yes the sodium is a little high but oh well
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    Sam's is so worth it.

    I went protein shopping on Saturday and paid $10 for 90 eggs, $2.89/pound for 90/10 hamburger, $1.89/pound for boneless skinless chicken breast. I bought a week's worth of protein to feed 5 (including steak & pork chops) for $60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Sam's is so worth it.

    I went protein shopping on Saturday and paid $10 for 90 eggs, $2.89/pound for 90/10 hamburger, $1.89/pound for boneless skinless chicken breast. I bought a week's worth of protein to feed 5 (including steak & pork chops) for $60.
    Dang right it is.....I use to buy the muscletech whey, 5 pounds for 27. Their 90/10 is a staple along with the can chicken and cottage cheese
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    Thanks for all the replies bro beans ill probably have to grab a membership
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    Yeah..Sams or Costco. Eggs and ground beef are my main sources.
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    If you like seafood check out mussels in the frozen seafood case. 3.99 for two packs. More protein than you might think
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    Back in my starving student days I made what I called "tuna casserole" which consisted of the large can of tuna and a box of mac-n-cheese mixed. Hamburger Helper copied this later...Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Back in my starving student days I made what I called "tuna casserole" which consisted of the large can of tuna and a box of mac-n-cheese mixed. Hamburger Helper copied this later...Lol
    Can of walmart brand tuna is around 60 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Back in my starving student days I made what I called "tuna casserole" which consisted of the large can of tuna and a box of mac-n-cheese mixed. Hamburger Helper copied this later...Lol
    C'mon man...in your starving student days man still hunted/gathered.
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    And natural selection still applied... ;-o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Sam's is so worth it.

    I went protein shopping on Saturday and paid $10 for 90 eggs, $2.89/pound for 90/10 hamburger, $1.89/pound for boneless skinless chicken breast. I bought a week's worth of protein to feed 5 (including steak & pork chops) for $60.
    I did Sam's back in NC, and it was a good investment.

    Now I buy from a small fresh foods store that opened up back home (called Aldi) and buy eggs for 99Ę a dozen and milk for $1.99 a gallon (along with cheap everything else)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52 View Post
    Sam's is so worth it.

    I went protein shopping on Saturday and paid $10 for 90 eggs, $2.89/pound for 90/10 hamburger, $1.89/pound for boneless skinless chicken breast. I bought a week's worth of protein to feed 5 (including steak & pork chops) for $60.
    Costco has pretty good deals too. I just picked up 12lbs of bone in chicken thighs for $12 the other day. I think the boneless was $1.99/lb. Plus all the other meats are usually good quality and not too expensive. 88/12 ground beefs was around $2.50/lb so I picked up like 6 lbs.
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    Great thread here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    I can't afford whey anymore either really. I think SAMs club is worth it, but on the other hand wal-mart is almost as cheap. You can get good deals on a lot of meat at Sams club or BJ's wholesale club. I let my membership expire a while back and am actually thinking about renewing. I rely more on eggs for protein than anything else. If you can stand it, tuna is pretty cheap also. Also if I just can't afford to eat enough protein, I just eat what I can afford. Beggars can't be choosers. You just gotta get through the hard times and have faith.
    Awesome advice right here! Prioritize your needs; you need to pay bills and but you don't need to eat at 1g of protein per pound of body weight. I'm a poor student and I live of Hoki, Tuna, Meat Balls, Lots of veggies (in season are always cheaper) and frozen berries (they're cheap where I am). I've dropped Whey in favour of Skim Milk (11g protein per 200ml serve) and I also eat a lot of canned salmon.

    Costs me about $15 per day to eat which may be pricey to some, but in NZ food is expensive and this is actually really cheap.
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    I dont know where your at but if there is a food4 Less or some other warehouse style supermarket chicken breast beef stew meat and London broil all go on sail periodically for $1.99 and dont require buying a membership.
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    Just got a whole bunch of boneless skinless chicken breasts from wally-world for $1.99 a pound. Should be enough for 1.5-2 weeks.
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