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Jul 10th, 2013, 12:10 PM  
Befit
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Eating right on a budget !

So hard to do !

i always feel that when buy the healthy choices at the grocery shop my bill double ! specially when i load on fruits and veggies .

So i learn mostly to buy what is on season so right now strawberries are cheaper right now ...i saw the cherries are coming in but still pricey !

most of the time i brew my own coffee or tea so save money on that as well
 
 
Jul 10th, 2013, 13:09 PM  
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i always buy veg and fruit from the grocers... i can get about 20 worth (morrisons) for just over a fiver.

Simples!
 
Jul 10th, 2013, 14:26 PM  
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Aldi do a 'super six' each week where 6 selected fruits and veg are reduced to 49p. Other healthy but cheap foods include rice, pasta, potatoes, lentils. Kidney beans in Aldi are 21p a tin
 
 
Jul 10th, 2013, 14:34 PM  
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Healthy eating is so expensive It's crazy how much I spend for a top up Now nobs on a diet we''ll be on beans and toast half the month
 
 
Jul 10th, 2013, 16:06 PM  
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It's mad how expensive healthy food is! Youd think with the government harping on about obesity, they'd make crap more expensive! I find it really hard to stick to a budget, particularly cos I'm veggie and OH won't touch veg! So I have to double up! But things like chickpeas and Tins of beans are cheap!
 
Jul 10th, 2013, 21:34 PM  
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Its crazy. We can spend upto 100 in asda a week. And not a particular great amount of goodies. I buy smart price biscuits for the kids etc.

Its lean meat that bumps my shop up i think :/
 
 
Jul 17th, 2013, 19:11 PM  
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Really is expensive..I'm always in the mood to diet when I'm skint too haha

The government really should do something about it though..1 punnet of strawberries 1.99 or a happymeal for 1.99?!
 
 
Jul 17th, 2013, 19:13 PM  
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Really is expensive..I'm always in the mood to diet when I'm skint too haha

The government really should do something about it though..1 punnet of strawberries 1.99 or a happymeal for 1.99?!
I know! In my local shop, a packet of crisps is 60p, and a Pink Lady apple is 69p!! It's ridiculous
 
 
Aug 2nd, 2013, 21:07 PM  
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I grow veggies at home

I grow tomatoes, beans, and few other veggies in my kitchen garden. This helps me save some cash, which I can use to buy fruits.
 
Aug 13th, 2013, 16:16 PM  
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Its crazy. We can spend upto 100 in asda a week. And not a particular great amount of goodies. I buy smart price biscuits for the kids etc.

Its lean meat that bumps my shop up i think :/
If you live fairly close to farmland you may be able to cut a deal with a local butcher. My friend buys half a cow or pig and freezes all the cuts. (Great for me as I can then buy things from her!)
 
 
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