rhys u should talk to jakellpet...his loc. says perth...maybe he can help.
Hey man, sounds like you are a college student like myself. I am actually on a similar budget. I spend about 68 bucks a week. While everybody has made good recomendations, I have to totally agree with bigzach. One thing I would like to add is brown rice. Depending on your weight and goals 1-2 boxes of brown rice a week is dirt cheap. I buy the wallmart brand and its like 1.82 a box. That lasts me about 7 days. I also get canned yams. They are close in price to the brown rice, and you get a lot. The only down side is there is 16grams of sugar for 2/3 a cup. Then again, your goals don't sound like this is a bad thing. I got a friend on a similar diet as mine, and he has put on 20lbs of lean muscle (he was also taking sus500 haha)
Here Is the recipe that I use:
10 pounds regular ground beef(70-75% lean. I get this when it goes on reduced for quick sale,@1.28 per pound.)
3 bags red kidney beans
5, 8-oz cans crushed tomatoes.
1.5 tbls Italian seasoning.
1tbls curry powder.
2 tbls cayenne.
2 large onions
1 large can, (not sure of the ounces,) sliced jalapeños.
8 garlic cloves, peeled, and pressed.
In a large skillet, fry, and season ground beef. Don't try to to cook it all at the same time. drain and set aside. In the same skillet, peel, and slice onions, drain jalapenos, and sautée with 3 tbls olive oil. In a large dutch oven, boil beans until desired texture. drain beans, and add all ingredients to dutch oven. With a large, and sturdy metal spoon, stir ingredients without heat, thourally mixing all ingredients together. Stir in salt to taste, 1/2 tsp at a time. Store in large Tupperware container for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator for flavors to meld.
ejg70 this sounds really good, but I buy extra lean ground been 2lbs at a time, how would you suggest I modify the rest of the ingrediants/ directions?
1/5 the ingredients. I use regular ground beef, because the x-lean stuff get too dry, and if you drain the beef while it's still hot, you get most of the fat out of it.
Dude, 50 AUD is like...35 US or something...Go on a cut, bro! Haha
Once you get stuff like cooking oil and rice in large quantities it will get easier, you won't need to buy them every week.
thanx! always like me a good recipe.
i'm pretty much in the same situation away at college. I usually stock up on chicken tenderloins, natty peanut butter, cottage cheese, and wheat bread. I also get two meals a day free so that helps as ton.
Bags of frozen chicken breasts - Chef Boy r dee (high calories and protien)- lipton/knor rice or pasta sides carbs (usually .99 cents) - tops frozen hamburgers - cold cuts turkey and ham (make wraps for snacks or meals)
earlier you said something about a job....if you have time to be thinking about it, then you have time to do it...get a job!!! i worked all the way through school....and never once had to worry about having 50 bucks(or 35 for that matter) for food for the week....
thats bodybuilding on budget bro,i would go for whey protein some rice chicken pork tenderloin its pretty good and cheap,somo eggs peanut butter and some vegetables and off course skimmed milk..cheers
I'm a big fan of fried rice, it's very easy to make from scratch. You can use almost any kind of meat with it. It usually makes leftovers, and I eat it for lunch the next day.
Buy a ham or a turkey. Should last you several meals.
hey guys thanks for all your suggestions! im slowly building a good list with all your input!
in regards to a job, am i thinking of it, but as i study medicine my uni hours (30 hours) plus study load (20-30 hours) makes me quite busy as it is so im trying to avoid it unless there's nothing else for it. Also the recession makes gettin a part time job not easy where i am, but if it comes to it, i have my cert 3 and cert 4 in fitness so i might try some pt on the side
also, ive heard some people say they shot olive oil..is this any good?