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Old 01-22-2009, 06:35 PM   #61
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we can get ground chicken and ground turkey for .99 all the time..BUT - if you're watching the fat intake...CAUTION! These are very high in fat in most cases. We eat ground turkey breakfast sausage when the budget is limited. Walmart has the big 10lb bag of chicken quarters for about .39 a lb! Whole chickens are usually .89/lb. Typically I roast 2 at a time...OR I'll buy 2-4 and cut them up and package according to "parts". I also buy roasts and cut them into steaks. Same goes with pork loin (which I can get for 1.88/lb). I cut it into chops. We use a lot of eggs and cream cheese. I usually buy the 2 lb block of cheese and shred it myself - or cut into slices.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:02 AM   #62
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we can get ground chicken and ground turkey for .99 all the time..BUT - if you're watching the fat intake...CAUTION!
This is very true - I think with the ground turkey that comes in a chub, they grind the skin up with the meat. We use it for soup, with frozen green beans and chicken stock
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:12 AM   #63
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This is very true - I think with the ground turkey that comes in a chub, they grind the skin up with the meat. We use it for soup, with frozen green beans and chicken stock
They do? Thats actually REALLY good news to me. I was thinking ground turkey would be really lean and I like much more fat than that. I'll have to pick one of these up.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:35 AM   #64
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They do? Thats actually REALLY good news to me. I was thinking ground turkey would be really lean and I like much more fat than that. I'll have to pick one of these up.
I think so. It has a lot of light colored specks in it, and is kinda greasy. Someone once told me it was skin.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:04 PM   #65
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #66
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They do? Thats actually REALLY good news to me. I was thinking ground turkey would be really lean and I like much more fat than that. I'll have to pick one of these up.
The ground turkey from the meat dept of my stores are lean & more expensive but in the frozen foods freezers they have frozen rolls of ground turkey that are ususally around $1 each and not lean at all.

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Old 01-23-2009, 01:54 PM   #67
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The ground turkey from the meat dept of my stores are lean & more expensive but in the frozen foods freezers they have frozen rolls of ground turkey that are ususally around $1 each and not lean at all.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:34 PM   #68
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:59 AM   #69
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:37 AM   #70
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My breakfast consists of ground flax seed, home made almond milk, and apple butter. Every day. Flax seed is cheap at my local bulk food store.
Almonds can be purchased from eBay for $2.89 / lb. Almond milk costs me about $2.89 / gal.
Salad with home made bread or pita bread spread with Aldi's whipped cream cheese. Spinach dip stuffed into pita bread when I have spinach.
Meat and veg. for supper. My fiance is a hunter, so every year I get a fresh supply of venison. That's cheap.

See my later post about how and where to get free and cheap food.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:37 AM   #71
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Please refer to my post titled Free / cheap food sources in the Organic and Natural Eating forum.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:15 PM   #72
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:18 PM   #73
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If you search the sales papers and find things on sale wal-mart does price matching and you save a lot doing that and you dont have to use all that gas going around to different places trying to save! Wal-mart will sell it to you for what they are selling it for! That always helps me out! I also eat alot of green beans and beef! I also get the thin stakes when they are on sale at wal-mart and freeze them!
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #74
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Almonds can be purchased from eBay for $2.89 / lb.
I'd love to find them at that price but the only seller I find with that price is one selling 50 lbs of them. For me, that's just too many almonds! Well, not really as I could eat them in short order but I don't need that many.

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:12 AM   #75
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Hi Every Body,
How are you all? Diet-To-Go is a popular diet delivery service that delivers food to dieters all over the United States. Meal are cooked in the Diet-to-Go kitchens and then quickly frozen and shipped out, so you are getting the food as fresh as possible. In this Diet-to-Go review, I'm going to review the low carb menu options.

Diet to Go has a few different menu plans. One is low carb and other two are low fat, one a traditional low fat plan and the other is vegetarian. I've tried the low fat plan previously, so I decided that this time I around I would order the low carb menu.

If you like a lot of egg dishes for breakfast, then you should enjoy the low carbohydrate plan. I really liked the various egg dishes, particularly the Cheese Omelet with Spinach and Salsa. The Spinach quiche was very good too. As you can guess, I really like spinach and eggs together!

I don't like "fake" bacon much, so I didn't really care a whole lot of the turkey bacon that was for breakfast. But that's about the only thing I didn't love.

Lunch and dinner entrees include lots of meats. There's steak, pork and poultry on the menu. I preferred steak and the pork dishes to the chicken. I found the roast chicken a little bit dry, but for the most part even the chicken dishes were quite good. Favorites here were the Chicken souffle and the Chicken fontina. Italian meatballs were delicious and so was the pork loin. The steak was tasty too, though not really the cuts I would buy in the supermarket myself. But then, you can't eat steak every day. It's too expensive.

After my week was up I definitely decided that I enjoyed the low carb menu more than the low fat one, but that is going to come down to your preference. I didn't miss the carbs too much and I much prefer having eggs for breakfast rather than cereals or bagels.

Overall, I think that Diet to Go is a pretty excellent option if you are looking for a diet delivery service. If you want to try it out yourself, be sure to get the current Diettogo coupons before you place your order.

Best Regards........

And how exactly is that cheaper? Or better still, how can you be sure what they put in your food?

The best and cheapest way to do low-carb is to cook for yourself- know exactly that you are eating nutritious whole foods.
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #76
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And how exactly is that cheaper? Or better still, how can you be sure what they put in your food?

The best and cheapest way to do low-carb is to cook for yourself- know exactly that you are eating nutritious whole foods.
I researched it. For the low carb plan, a full 7 day menu is almost $150. That's not cheap in my opinion.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:20 AM   #77
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I'd love to find them at that price but the only seller I find with that price is one selling 50 lbs of them. For me, that's just too many almonds! Well, not really as I could eat them in short order but I don't need that many.
The main reason to buy direct from the growers is that commercially sold almonds from California are now required to be irradiated. Some of the folks here have tried to sprout the almonds sold in stores & they are dead, but they are sold as raw almonds. I buy 20# once a year from seller gaspare5491 for that price (shipping included). I don't refrig or freeze them & they are fine from year to year.

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Old 09-11-2009, 08:36 AM   #78
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Vegetables and Milk are low carb diet

Or you can do a vegetable salad
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:24 AM   #79
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i am a newbie, my name is sue and i need to lose at least 30 lbs. new to this, trying the low carb diet, starting tomorrow!
question is, what is ther max amt of carbs to eat in a day as a rule of thumb?
also are we watching fats, if so how many fats and carbs for the day.

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Old 09-19-2009, 08:39 AM   #81
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:43 AM   #82
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:18 PM   #83
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I made some chicken wings the other day that were TO DIE FOR!!!! I oven fried them until they were really crisp on the outside, and then put them in a container with low carb ketchup, worch. sauce, hot sauce and garlic and shook em up to coat them. :drool:
I'm drooling also. Anyone got a napkin? Please?
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:24 PM   #84
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I frequently eat:
- spaghetti sauce with meat and mushrooms added served over canned/frozen french-cut green beans
- Salsa chicken - chicken breast (you could use thighs instead if you like them) made in crock pot with a jar of salsa dumped over it
Lots of great ideas on this thread, everyone!
I never even thought about using french-cut green beans as a pasta substitute. I'll have to try it next time. I keep Dreamfields on hand for when I REALLY am craving pasta, but most times I just use spaghetti squash. To DIE for!
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:31 PM   #85
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Got another cheapie for you... Instead of buying strip bacon...buy bacon ends and pieces. Since my bacon always looks like hell by the time I get done cooking it anyway, I don't mind the irregular shapes It's about half the price of fancy bacon. It comes in a 3# box at Walmart.
That's another idea that I hadn't thought of. I'll check it out the next time I go to Wal-Mart. Thanks a lot. I'm getting so many ideas that I need to write them down so I don't forget.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #86
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another is to use ground meat (either red or turkey) and make into a soup with cabbage. if you are not on induction throw in a can of diced tomatoes. Very simple, but good.
I've done that before, but have also added baby carrots, onions, and either frozen or canned green beans. Yumm-o! as Rachel Ray says.
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I am going to have to start pulling out my quiche recipes now that I have egg laying ducks. Only one is laying right now, but when all 3 girls are going, I will get over a dozen a week.
I've never tried duck eggs. Do they taste like regular chicken eggs? I'm really curious. What about the size, or they the same comparable size, or bigger, or smaller? I know, I'm asking too many questions - I'll stop babbling now.
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I researched it. For the low carb plan, a full 7 day menu is almost $150. That's not cheap in my opinion.
That's a whole 2-week paycheck for me right now - I'm just working 2 days a week until tourist season comes in. Don't think I can afford that.
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a quick and cheap staple meal in my house is soup. For a quick low carb, I open either a can of chicken stock or I pour some out of the big container and save the rest in the fridge, a handful of chopped spinach ( fresh or frozen), I add some spices (thyme,garlic and onion powder bring to a boil then stiir in a beaten egg or two. Sprinkle with parmesan to finish it off. This is great with left over chicken too.

Mini crustless quiches are cheap and are great for any meal of the day.
Pretty much any kind of veggie you have left and some cheese will work. I spray cupcake pans then fill with whatever low carb veggies I have on hand, couple tblsp of shredded cheese, ( pick one or mix them swiss, cheddar, Monteray Jack etc) top off with beaten eggs, with a bit of milk and cracked pepper, Bake at 350 til set.

Ground beef: I buy whatever is on sale and make a boat load of meatballs, brown some for taco salads and usually make a meat loaf from about half of the family pack.
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I've never tried duck eggs. Do they taste like regular chicken eggs? I'm really curious. What about the size, or they the same comparable size, or bigger, or smaller? I know, I'm asking too many questions - I'll stop babbling now.
I'm not WZ, but I can tell you that duck eggs taste a lot like chicken eggs to me. They are large - like a jumbo chicken egg. The yolks have more fat than chicken eggs, so they're richer. You can cook them just like a chicken egg.
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