WW on a tight budget

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  1. ChubLock

    ChubLock Silver Member

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    Hi guys, I need your help. Money is MAJORLY tight this month and literally have a budget of £20-30 MAX per week for the next month...

    But we all know eating healthily IS more expensive.

    I am desperate for some ingrediant and meal inspiration from you guys - everything and anything please!!

    All I have in my mind is Value white bread and value jam but I can't do WW and expect have successful losses on a diet like that!
     
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    This is what I buy on a budget.... All own brand if possible

    - quorn mince ( for spag Bol & chili)
    - bag of pasta
    - bag of rice
    - own brand fruit ( or aldi's monthly offers)
    - mixed frozen veg
    - potatoes
    - chicken breasts from butcher ( get good offers)
    - basic pasta sauce
    - kidney beans/ chilli mix
    - biscuit barrel collection ( loads for less)
    - bag of porridge ( make with water)
    - sliced ham
    - bread
     
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    Hum... you could buy a pack of brown rice, eggs, sweetcorn, tuna, frozen vegetables to steam in the microwave, value mushrooms, potatoes... and make a mega rice salad for your lunches, to divide equally during the week, and your lunch break would be sorted. Have a look here for a recipe: Italian Rice Salad Recipe - Insalata di Riso - Italian Rice Salad Recipe As for dinners, I wouldn't know what to recommend... I normally have roasted chicken and potatoes with steamed vegetables, you can buy a pack of broccoli and carrots at Sainsbury's for only 75p, one a day should be plenty, or buy a big pack of frozen ones and make it last... and a pack of potatoes lasts for a long while, and you can buy a value pack of chicken breasts or frozen fish or pork chops... As for breakfast, a pack of total 0% greek yogurt would last you for 5 days, I normally have it with a banana squashed in every day, and bananas are quite cheap. You could have some cereals or porridge, it tends to be quite cheap and milk is affordable also. A pack of Weight Watchers brown bread only cost 76p and it lasts for a while...

    Go on I'm sure you can make your money be worth it! Sorry I couldn't give you more ideas!
     
  5. Loser85

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    Know how you feel with this as im feeding 3 of us on £35 a week. I tend to look out for offers on things. Reduced things are good as well, usually have a couple of days in em. I got warburtons bread for 45p a loaf in asda coupla weeks back. Reduced, but had 2 days left on the date. Meat in asda is 3 for £10 atm. I got pork steaks, chicken breasts and bacon for oh. Seperate up the meat. Ive done it so i get 4 meals out of the pork, and 2 with the chicken. Supermarkets basics range is ok too. Have lived off this before. Hth a wee bit.
     
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    farmfoods is cheap for bread 2 for £1.50 and its hovis or kingsmill plus milk 2 for £1.60 2 litres.

    i dont have a big food budget either i buy the cheap veg on offer at aldi or a stew pack and make a big pan of free pp soup and have this before dinner fills you right up and the kids love it (good way of getting veg into the kids diet)
     
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    Im on a very tight budget to and it has always put me off because i didnt think i could afford it but i took the chance and i am managing :)
    I buy WW own brand things in pound shops and the other cheaper shops (not just WW own brand they have alot of other brands for cheaper to),bread in iceland 2 4 £1.50 and milk is only a £1,asda had 5 4 £4 on their low fat frozen ready meals (i know ready meals aren't for everyone but i get them because they are cheap and handy)i think the key is to shop around a bit,if i just done my whole shop in Asda i would probably be spending £50+ but going round the cheapers shops i spend about £35 a week :) hope that helps a little
     
  8. pudnpie

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    how about ditching chicken breasts and going for thighs. So much cheaper (and tastier IMO). Possibly even cheaper is getting a whole chicken and either cooking it whole or jointing it youself.

    How about lentils for lentil soup with a bit of veg thrown in - add a bit of curry powder and it is really nice.
     
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    lots of the Weight Watcher ready meals are £1 in Iceland. I live on my own and figure it would cost me more to make the things than buy ready made and there is less waste.
     
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    If you have a market nearby check out the veg stands - ours at end of day do large bags of veg and fruit for £1.00 - enough for a week easily.
     
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    I swear by Aldi - there fruit and veg that's on offer on (changes twice a week) is always cheap and great for soups and filling your plate with - also their other products are very cheap and lovely - good luck.
     
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