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    What are the cheapest foods that you have found that are actually good? Recipes that make great things out of cheap things? Etc.

    I'll start with some cheap stuff I've found-

    -Microwavable chicken patties. You get a dozen for about three dollars.
    -Pinto beans and rice. Super cheap. You get 2 pounds of rice for a little over a dollar... and that's a lot of food.
    -Canned stuff.
    -Buying store brand food.

    What are yours?
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    Bud Light
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    Also forgot to add instant oatmeal. Holy crap that stuff is cheap.

    And I get beer from my mom Hexis, no need to worry about that for another ~2 years for me.
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    Beans and rice

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    Also, buy in bulk. If you have a Sam's or Costco membership - I save a ton of money buying chicken breasts that way.

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    You cant forget about Ramen. Lived off that stuff for weeks...
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    Hmm. Costco/Sams is a good idea. I have an INTP friend who is a member (his boss got it for him to get supplies, but he can use it for food as well), I could bum it off of him.

    Also I refuse to eat Ramen. I will never be that poor. That stuff disgusts me.
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    Um. Vegetables? Depending on the season. I like to make vegetable cream soup, without the cream I use whatever veggies I happen to have, a glass of milk and lots of herbs or spices to give it nice flavour. Blend it all together and voil, healthy and cheap.

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    microwavable burritos

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    Yeah, costco is good for buying meats and breads in large quantities. Saves a good amount of money if you have a big enough freezer.

    At the dining center in my school they serve a main entree for about 4 or 5 dollars, but the sides (which are generally more delicious--broccoli, potatoes, rice-- and served in larger amounts) are only about 80 cents each, so I just buy those. Obviously this applies to a limited demographic but it's saved me a ton of money.
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