Liberal MR " I can live on $40

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  1. Smack

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    True. You could also get a chicken for half the price and marinate/season it yourself.
     
  2. SpaceMonkey

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    or just wait for Coles/Woolies to mark the ones that have been in the hot box for a while down to half price like they often do, haha. A $4 bag chicken is unbeatable value.
     
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  3. 2_Smoking_Guns

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    Now imagine adding $35 to that budget and claiming it would make f**kall difference!
     
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  4. SpaceMonkey

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    Yeah that extra money would actually take it into the realms of of being able to do a fairly comfortable shop.
     
  5. Smack

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    Sure, it would be even better value, but when you do your own seasoning and marinade, you know what you are putting in them. Most likely the ones they use are high in sodium and God knows what else.
     
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  7. Smack

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    savvy nurse

    lol
     
  8. Bandwagon

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    Looking at that I'd say you are a couple of dinner type meals and a bit of fruit away from a reasonably healthy diet. Your meat is quite high in fat ( mince at $7 / kg is gonna have a high fat content ) Add a small steak, and a bit more veg and you're probably there. I'd also agree with Smack on the chicken, add a few bucks and cook it yourself, you get a much larger chicken, and it doesn't need to be eaten within a coupla days. You can then also butcher it yourself for a bit of variety, like cut it half for a roast and use the other half as pieces for stir fry or a casserole.
     
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  9. Smack

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    Yeah and you can use parts of the chicken for stock/broth aswell
     
  10. Surely

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    Fat is good

    A kilo of thigh fillets would be better value than a whole chook

    Grow some cherry tomatoes, I can't kill mine and I'm a brown thumb.

    Pizza dough ,make your own.

    Same with pasta
     
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    I'm not disputing the value of fat, but if we are to look at a well balanced diet, then i'd suggest it not all that great if your only meat intake is rather high in fat.

    And yeah, thigh pieces offer good value, on top of which if you're not that flash a cook, the fat content in the meat offers a lot of leeway before you turn it into a dry piece of stringy shit.
     
  12. Smack

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    Hell yeah, fresh pasta is great, cooks quicker and you can taste the difference

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    Can use something similar if on a budget
    http://www.everten.com.au/avanti-st...MInd2L-c752gIVjR0rCh38gAsNEAQYASABEgK5e_D_BwE
     
  13. Smack

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    For me, 47 grams of Fat per day is my maximum. I agree, balance is optimum.
     
  14. SpaceMonkey

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    You can do that with a whole cooked chicken too- I save all my chicken bones/scraps from any chicken I have and throw them straight in the freezer, when there’s about two chickens worth there I boil them up with a few stock vegetables to make soup/stock.
     
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    As I mentioned I wasn’t trying for a perfect diet here- I was trying to estimate the cost of something that I thought the typical unemployed person might actually be able to stick to. It’s a three way compromise between price, nutrition and ease of preparation.
    If it was what I’d actually buy personally it would differ quite a bit from that. I don’t eat cheap sausages, tinned beans or muesli for a start, or sugar my beverages.
     
  16. Surely

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    another good breakfast is semolina porridge

    plus you can substitute some semolina for plain flour in your pizza dough, makes the base so much better.
     
  17. Jimbo

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    If you need a safe space there are plenty of leftist circle-jerk threads for you to choose from
     
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    They mark them down after three hours. They toss them after four. Check the bag it has the time they bagged it, if there's five/ten minutes to run on it go do the rest of your shop and come back for a half price chook.
     
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    I think a safe space is needed for all the right wing sooks.
     
  20. Jimbo

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    Obviously the word 'think' does not belong in your post
     

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