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Old 02-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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LowCarb on a budget?

Not sure where to post this. I'm ADHD among other things, so I decided to try lowcarb. So far, it's been great. I'm having trouble making the food stamps last, though. I get roughly $25 a week. I'm allergic to eggs and dairy. I've tried vegan, and that was disasterous. Not sure why, but tofu and I do not agree. Soymilk's not a problem though. I don't like cooking. Meals for me are more of a mad dash as I run around trying to remember where I scattered everything. I'm also in college, so meals must be portable. I have 3 days a week I can do light cooking (Friday through Sunday). Making big meals and freezing them doesn't work because I share freezer space, and it's usually quite full. My breakfasts are typically a fruit and almond milk smoothie chased by some random sugarfree coffee (the additives aren't good for the ADHD, I know, but it keeps me from being hungry for a while). Beans and rice are OK once or twice a week, and potatoes are NEVER an option (I was playing around with increasing carbs in a cheap, gluten-free manner and wound up with intense joint pain as a reward :P). I prefer Paleo/bulletproof way of eating, though to be fair I have to admit lately it's been lean pockets and pizza rolls (yeck). Can anyone give me ideas? A week's worth of menu items (I do prefer not eating the same thing every day, though some repitition is fine) and the recipe? Thank you soo much!
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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There are lots of thread on here for things that you can make and eat. Here is a good thread. A lot of reading.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-pictures.html
There is a search button at the top of this forum that you can search for all kinds of recipes.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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Here are a couple, and try anything Linda Sue's. She uses readily available and not expensive ingredients.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...-pinchers.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ls-4-days.html

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Old 02-29-2012, 07:05 AM   #5
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This is the one I was looking for. This will help alot.

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I am on a very tight budget and 3 ingredient recipes work great for me.
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Not sure where to post this. I'm ADHD among other things, so I decided to try lowcarb. So far, it's been great. I'm having trouble making the food stamps last, though. I get roughly $25 a week. I'm allergic to eggs and dairy. I've tried vegan, and that was disasterous. Not sure why, but tofu and I do not agree. Soymilk's not a problem though. I don't like cooking. Meals for me are more of a mad dash as I run around trying to remember where I scattered everything. I'm also in college, so meals must be portable. I have 3 days a week I can do light cooking (Friday through Sunday). Making big meals and freezing them doesn't work because I share freezer space, and it's usually quite full. My breakfasts are typically a fruit and almond milk smoothie chased by some random sugarfree coffee (the additives aren't good for the ADHD, I know, but it keeps me from being hungry for a while). Beans and rice are OK once or twice a week, and potatoes are NEVER an option (I was playing around with increasing carbs in a cheap, gluten-free manner and wound up with intense joint pain as a reward :P). I prefer Paleo/bulletproof way of eating, though to be fair I have to admit lately it's been lean pockets and pizza rolls (yeck). Can anyone give me ideas? A week's worth of menu items (I do prefer not eating the same thing every day, though some repitition is fine) and the recipe? Thank you soo much!
Since you can have soymilk, have you tried TVP? It's relatively cheap and filling and can be used in so many ways.
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