7 foods to buy when you're broke

If you’re confined to a strict food budget, you should consider green vegetables, brown rice or beans.

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Mar 25, 2014 8:29PM
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Protein bars cost more per pound than meat.
Mar 25, 2014 7:53PM
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I would definately subsitute those protein bars for some eggs. You would have more options when it comes to complete meals.
Mar 25, 2014 7:34PM
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Good ideas for the most part.  I would include eggs.
Mar 26, 2014 12:37AM
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Stood behind a young woman - she had steaks, seafood, lots and lots of chips and snacks - paid with a SNAP card - saw her in parking lot loading her groceries into trunk of brand new (temp plates in window) 2014 Caddy - she got in and drove away !! By the look of the rings and diamonds on her hands - THIS WAS HER CAR !!!  Terrible, terrible !!


Mar 25, 2014 7:22PM
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Sounds like being broke is a pretty healthy option. 
Mar 25, 2014 8:59PM
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Man cannot live by bread alone, he must have peanut butter.
Mar 25, 2014 7:42PM
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eggs and a little cheese - must have a little good quality protein.  tuna is good, if you can get it for less that $1 a can - ditto sardines. 
Mar 25, 2014 8:53PM
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Our market has a section for marked down produce.  I bought a large bag of tomatoes for 99 cents.  I made sauce which is in the freezer.  I also have bought apples , enough for many days for 88 cents.  I have learned that our produce manager marks down so much produce.  Produce can give a meal the fiber you need at a price you can afford.  Yes we are on social security so this helps to stretch our income.   With a little effort even meat is marked down.  Add it to beans and rice and you have good meals for very little.  
Mar 25, 2014 9:02PM
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Why not make it that all you can buy with your Food Stamps are these items.


Our programs today help maintain Social Status not feed the Needy.


Stand in line and watch the people with Food Stamps.


See what they were,  what they drive and what they own.


People in this country think that Illegal's are stealing from the Government;  it is its own people.


Mar 25, 2014 9:07PM
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Back in the day...as in, college days (too long ago to even figure), I lived (and loved) tomato soup at 18-cents a can (store brand), and eggs delivered to the door - three dozen for a dollar. And once in a while I'd splurge and buy cheese to put on whole wheat bread (toasted) for an egg-and-cheese sandwich.

 

Never went hungry. Never knew what food stamps were. And I still eat the same once in a while just because it was good.

Mar 25, 2014 7:58PM
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    Other than protein bars I eat everything listed. It's lowered my blood glucose numbers and has helped my bottom line. Good article.
Mar 25, 2014 9:29PM
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Such a bunch of cra*. You see the cars people with their "freedom" cards have? You see the jewelry they wear? see the hair? see the nails? I see all the meat,cheese, crab,shrimp and filet mignon in the cart................this shi8 is what tax payers eat. Let us be honest for once.
Mar 25, 2014 9:15PM
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Eating right is cheaper than you think.
Mar 25, 2014 9:36PM
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why do the assume poor is only for familys a single person can be poor to
Mar 25, 2014 9:06PM
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I can afford to eat any way I want, and these are the foods I choose, because they are the healthiest for you...Whats expensive is junk food, fast food, and eating meat at every meal...Anyone who says they can't afford to eat healthy is trying to justify their poor eating habits..
Mar 25, 2014 7:40PM
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Yeah, better than fast food, microwave dinners, salty/greasy snacks  and all the other stuff that tempts us at the grocery store. 
Mar 26, 2014 8:08AM
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Toss a hamhock in them beans and I'll bring the cornbread.
Mar 26, 2014 8:18AM
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The key word is ASSISTANCE. You are still expected to try to provide for yourself. 
Mar 26, 2014 9:19AM
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I see people with SNAP cards every week buying Steak, lobster, shrimp, roasts, king crab legs etc, have 3 carts full of food and have designer clothes, and gold jewelry hanging off them using the latest smart phones while their men wait in the parking lot in Mercedes and BMWs.........you have nerve to even print this article.  The old on SS benefits go hungry!
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