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User: budget_gourmet (posted by starrynight)
Date: 2013-01-10 15:23
Subject: Hey there
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I have a simple question. My grocery budget for the month is $174. I know I can get really cheap things like ramen and whatever, but I try really hard to eat healthy. I know what's good for me and what isn't, but it sucks have such a limited budget. I know that it may sound like a lot of money to some people, but I live in an expensive area unfortunately.

My question is, does anyone know where I can get printable coupons online for food? I'm thinking that coupons would make things a little easier. Or if anyone has ideas on healthy, yet cheap foods, let me know.
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User: starrynight
Date: 2013-01-11 18:14 (UTC)
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Yeah, I don't buy produce at my local supermarket because it rots quickly. I found out the hard way after buy a pound of strawberries for $5, only for them to go back two days later. Learned my lesson after that.

I don't eat meat, thankfully. I know meat can really drive up the price of grocery bills.

If you were into bread, I'd say get a bread machine. I use mine for making pizza dough, but I've also made bread in there as well.
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User: elyssa
Date: 2013-01-11 18:19 (UTC)
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I'm a grad student so the amount of time I have really fluctuates. I enjoy making my own bread whenever possible (the whole process is very relaxing to me), but when we tried using a bread machine all of the magic kind of went out of it for me :(
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User: starrynight
Date: 2013-01-11 18:28 (UTC)
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I like to bake my hand sometimes but it's sooo much easier for me to use a bread machine because it's a set it and forget it type of thing. No worrying about dough drying out or making sure it rises properly. But if it's cathartic to you to do it by hand, then I totally understand.

At least flour and yeast are cheap, either way.
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