I do that all the time. pretty close to my budget actually.
Eggs from the local farm
Veggies from farmers market
Ground meat From Local farmer
whatever I need to make bread (not the same every week)
tuna or another fish
Chicken when I can get it from a local farm
Grow tomatoes and other veggies so I can freeze them
I would spend the money on revealing clothes then beg on the streets for food.
Tuna, Laughing cow cheese, Ramen noodles, mac and cheese, Hot dogs, and discounted item such Bakery shop.
I hear ya about Laughing Cow! The round stuff in wax is great - cheddar or jack?
I'd go to Trader Joe's and get pasta and sauce, eggs, beans & rice, cheese, frozen veggies, bread, butter, garlic. I'd make the pasta with sauce a few times, later maybe with butter, garlic and cheese only. Beans and rice go a long way. A dozen eggs at 2 per meal does too. And the cheese and bread can be added to any meal. Veggies too. No meat, so I'd have some $ left - maybe for cheap wine to go with my pasta.
I used have only $32 for food and still bought plenty of dollar deals at the spanish food market
and whatever was left try to get some meat
Ramen noodles are too full of sodium, you guys!!!
I think my list would be: several loaves of the cheapest whole-wheat bread I could find, generic chunky peanut butter, cold cereal (the cheap kind in big plastic bags) and two or three gallons of milk. You can freeze milk so it won't go bad - I've done it for years.
The diet might get a little boring, but hey - it's only a week.
Where do you live that you could live on 40 dollars a week? I spend $30/week for 2 on fresh produce alone. I'd starve on that but here I go:
Whatever Fresh Fruit & Veggies were on sale
Oatmeal (raisins & slivers of almonds if I could afford to go with oatmeal)
(If I could afford maybe skinless, boneless chicken legs)
5 dollars a day at the dollar menu
I would buy some ramen noodles, Cheez Wiz and frozen and canned vegetables and some noodle pasta to make soups. I would also buy powdered soup broth and hot sauce and worcestershire sauce. I would also get vread and bagels and cream cheese, all generic brand except only the Cheez wiz.
Reckon thats $40.And for 1 person only.
Pretty much all the basics: eggs, pasta, rice and various fruit juices. I could live off that and have some money left over for the next week. :)
Garden Salad ( Prepared)
Coldcuts -Turkey /Oven roasted chicken
Ramen and cool-aid. Oh, a lb. of sugar too.
I usually only spend $30 per week on food. But here goes. Chicken thighs, fresh spinach, bread, spicy mustard (for salad and sanwhiches) pancake mix (add water) oatmeal,,,,, Gee, I guess my diet could use something interesting..... oh well. I'm ok with it. I am 5 feet tall and 98 pounds. NO JUNK FOOD!!!!
this q and some of the answers took me back to 1966 in globe, arizona when our weekly food budget for a family of four was $13. We shopped at a market that catered to the reservation where the amenities were less and food cheaper. loved that store. 7-10 oz pkgs frozen veggies (bigger ones not available), fresh veggies, hot dogs, hamburger, potatos, milk, eggs, bacon, jelly, staples for making biscuits, pancakes, desserts, etc. (at that time i was still into the betty crocker et al idea of nutrition)
It would be delicious banquet for me
with coffee, bread, instant noodle and vegetable.
I may have extra $20 to buy some other
Bacon, Eggs, Rice, Flour, Nuts, Beets, Spinach, Mangoes, Orange juice concentrate, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, potatoes, macaroni, maybe chicken or pork or beef depending on prices.
Pasta and fresh veg.
I prefer pasta to potatoes anyday, hope it helped honey.
fresh fruits and vegetables.
This is nearly my budget as well. Frozen spinach ($1.25 ea.), canned tomatoes ($1 ea.), eggs ($1.50 dz.), milk ($3 gal.), tuna ($1 ea.), rye crackers ($2), and potatoes ($3 bag) would be a good solid start for any given week. Hopefully I could get olive oil ($5), apples ($3 bag), onion ($1 ea), garlic ($1 for 3), lemons ($3 bag) and cheese ($2) too. Maybe some chicken breast if it's on sale ($3 lb).