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Old 01-17-2017, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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The eggs aren't the problem.

The lack of vegetables is.
Yes, it's the lack of nutritional diversity that is the issue, not the eggs. Although it's beyond me how you assumed I was suggesting eggs were the concern.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Yes, it's the lack of nutritional diversity that is the issue, not the eggs. Although it's beyond me how you assumed I was suggesting eggs were the concern.
I was responding to a poster who DID assume that. Not to you.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I was responding to a poster who DID assume that. Not to you.
Sorry, yes I was addressing the other person, messed up a double quote.
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Old 01-18-2017, 05:37 AM
 
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There is nothing wrong with having eggs for dinner, I ate them all the time when i was single, mostly because I love the taste of eggs. Don't turn your nose up to, good quality cheap protein.


I don't believe it was about eggs. Personally, i will also eat eggs, day or night. What the person listed for meals in general seemed dismal and could have been better.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Since it often costs me $30 to buy the fresh vegetables for one week, it doesn't seem to me like $50 a week is all that much to be spending on groceries for a week. And no, I do not buy fancy out-of-season vegetables. Just ordinary every day vegetables and stuff for a green salad. Although that $30 might include a couple of bananas or 2-3 apples.

It doesn't matter how frugal you are, the price of food has gone up rather substantially during the past few years. It would take some very clever shopping to eat a balanced diet for $50 a week.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: USA
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I spend about that. But I live in a rented room that has no cooking facilities other than my microwave. I subsist on a lot of frozen dinners (the ones on sale are really cheap) fast food, and sandwiches from the local supermarket. I consider food a write off since it's a necessity so I don't care how much it costs (within reason)
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Since it often costs me $30 to buy the fresh vegetables for one week, it doesn't seem to me like $50 a week is all that much to be spending on groceries for a week. And no, I do not buy fancy out-of-season vegetables. Just ordinary every day vegetables and stuff for a green salad. Although that $30 might include a couple of bananas or 2-3 apples.

It doesn't matter how frugal you are, the price of food has gone up rather substantially during the past few years. It would take some very clever shopping to eat a balanced diet for $50 a week.
This time of year we eat a lot of cabbage & carrots. I can get a head of cabbage for around a dollar, & 5 pounds of carrots for $2. A bag of potatoes for $2, so we do eat a lot of veg for our $50 a week, Cabbage is very versatile, you can make coleslaw, stir fry, steamed plain, sauerkraut, etc. I also buy frozen veg for a dollar a pack. I will buy a fresh pineapple for 2.50 & a bag of tangerines for $3. I might buy fruit one week, & veg the next, as they will last us more than a week. We average $200 a month on food, & we eat fresh meats & a large variety of produce. But I only buy proteins on sale & stock freezer. I also cook from scratch, most days.

I am the person who said eggs are great. I did not mean to start a flip flop.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:52 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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This was my basic shopping list from fall 2013/winter 2014:

Meat & Dairy:
a small amount of fresh salmon or a package of tuna
1-2 lg. chicken breast or a package of thighs
1/2 gallon of milk (used both as milk and made into yogurt)
half-carton of eggs

Produce:
a few apples
spinach
2-3 lemons (I zested them in addition to juicing them, and used the zest with pepper as seasoning.)
a pound of carrots
bunch of celery
onions, either a bag of small onions or 2-3 large ones
head of garlic
1-2 jalapeno peppers
3 sweet potatoes (a serving was 1/2 potato)
few bananas, which I froze for smoothies

Canned goods:
pumpkin puree

Bulk foods (about a cup or so of each of the following):
steel-cut oats
garbanzo beans
brown rice
black beans
lentils
a handful of walnuts

I generally shopped at H-mart for the produce and Sprouts for bulk/meat and bought only the quantity needed for the week. Pantry staples I already had on hand included frozen home-made vegetable stock, yogurt starter, spices, sugar, flour, yeast, butter, olive oil, and vinegar. From my garden, I had tomatoes preserved earlier in the year, kale, and a thriving patch of parsley (amazingly hearty stuff).

I ate three meals a day, which included options like pumpkin smoothie; apple cinnamon oats w/ toasted walnuts; chicken/garlic sauteed greens/roasted sweet potato; black bean soup with parsley pesto; rice with vegetables and poached salmon or flaked tuna; mujadara (lentils with sauteed onions); chana masala w/ yogurt and home-made naan; home-made garlic hummus with vegetables; and beans & rice.

My kitchen tools were fairly basic: a chef knife, a couple of oven-safe pots and a skillet, all w/lids; a jelly-roll pan (for roasting veggies), and a blender.

By the end of the week, I had eaten everything. I was very conscientious about my serving sizes and found that the calories were sufficient for my needs as a middle-aged woman and provided a variety of nutrients. Total spent was somewhere around $50. I think the lowest I ever got was $42.

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Old 01-19-2017, 08:36 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Ours is $50/week but for my husband and I. $50 a week for one person still seems reasonable though.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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I have found H Mart to not have great prices, lower, compared to my regular grocery store. I was hoping it would and after a couple of trips, which is about 17 mile round trip, I decided to not shop there.
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