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How best to spend £13.93 to live for a week?

edited 27 April 2010 at 9:20PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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edited 27 April 2010 at 9:20PM in Food Shopping & Groceries
I have £13.93 to live off until payday this time next week.

I have no food in my apartment apart from two tins of value kidney beans. That is it.

How to spend the £13.93 to ensure i have enough food to for the week and so i have enough energy to get me through work?

Thanks

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  • Enterprise_1701CEnterprise_1701C Forumite
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    How many meals a day do you need to provide for?
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  • edited 20 April 2010 at 9:54AM
    chalkysoilchalkysoil Forumite
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    edited 20 April 2010 at 9:54AM
    pasta 90p a kilo
    cheap margerine

    what else have you got in the cupboard? Salt, ketchup...
  • c-mc-m Forumite
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    Need to provide for just myself for 6/7 days. All meals. I generally eat something like a pain au chocolat inthe morning (guess i won't now), I go home for lunch on workdays and then one meal in the evening.

    I have the folowing:

    2 tins red kidney beans
    2 packs of supernoodles (just remembered these)
    Rice (300g)
    Salt
    Black pepper
    Curry power
    MSG
    Ginger powder
    Crushed carlic
    Crushed chilli
    Mayo
    BBQ sauce
    Soy sauce
    Cayenne pepper


    Can you turn these into something tastey?
  • cooked rice, add kidney beans and wack in some curry powder, ok it might notbe geat but it wil fill you up.

    shopping wise I would go as veggie as poss, go for the basics /economy/smartprice loaf 50p roughly , beans , eggs ect ect

    toast in the mornings

    beans on toast for lunch

    fried egg on toast for tea

    cheap pasta with pesto is also filling

    its difficult not knowing your style of eating/what you like.
    ect ect ect ect ect ect ooohhh the blood is boiling! :rotfl:
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  • chalkysoilchalkysoil Forumite
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    bread is quite expensive unless you haunt the supermarkets at reduced to clear time.
    Porridge might be a better idea for breakfast.

    Onion is good value, tomatoes & mushrooms are dear for what they are. Tinned toms, baked beans are often on offer.
  • MothershipMothership Forumite
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    1 Pack of mince £1.50 (make a chilli with half & Bolognese with other half, same ingredients. Use 1 of your tins of beans for the chilli.
    1 Tin of tomatoes .39 (Value)

    Onions, mushrooms. pepper, tomatoes, lettuce, baking potatoes, carrot, chilli, garlic, ginger. £2.70( buy loose)

    Rice & Spaghetti £1 (Value)
    2 Loaves ( Farmfoods) £1 (or Value)
    Milk £1
    Eggs 69p (Omelette, boiled eggs for salad & sandwiches)

    Cheese 1.50 (Make cheese sauce for pasta & use for topping for baked potato, & sandwiches)

    Tin Tuna 69p Add chopped onion, oil salt & pepper tin kidney beans.

    Fried rice, garlic , ginger onion, mushroom, carrot. make omelette with 1 egg and add at last minute with soy sauce to rice.

    The above comes to £9.47

    If you don't have oil. butter. soy sauce etc, you should have around £4 left to get them & some breakfast cereal & a few tins of baked beans & spaghetti.

    If you need recipes PM me and I will send them 2 you.

    Stock up your cupboard with some of the above basics, they will stand you in good stead if this ever happens again.

    Good Luck!
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  • if you have the time to go to the supermarkt a few times a week near closing time you can often find loaves for 10p packs ofbread rolls fo 10p ect .

    a loaf might be considered expensive but if having porridge/ oats your going to have to buy milk and sugar ??
    work out which is cheaper for you,
    ect ect ect ect ect ect ooohhh the blood is boiling! :rotfl:
    2 little people who I love dearly and a excersise mad husband:T
  • MothershipMothership Forumite
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    If you've got all those flavorings you can have a feast LOL. Try the fried rice ingredients with the super noodles.
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  • c-mc-m Forumite
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    Hmm,

    I live next door to tesco, but can do to Lidl/Aldi.

    I was thinking getting the following:

    £1.75 Lidl Nougat Pillow (750g) - these will last the week for breakfast
    £1.50 mince beef - I can make a chilli and use the beans and rice i have - 3 meals
    £0.50 two tins of chopped tomatoes
    £2 frozen chopped onion / peppers - can use these for chilli and enough left over to make something else.
    £1.50 - tofu, can use this with the onions, peppers and curry sauce to make a curry - 2/3 meals
    £0.89 curry sauce
    £0.50 - milk (not a big fan so 1 pint will last me the week for cerial


    Thats about £7
  • MothershipMothership Forumite
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    Sounds good!
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