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Hey everyone, This is kinda silly to post..but I really need help. I posted a topic in the vegan/vegetarian discussion about needing to spend less and have enough food to last me at least 2 weeks. So, I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions of foods I can buy at ANY grocery store that is healthy, filling, and good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Also, I need food that I can use in different recipes or whatever so I'm not making the same thing over and over again...like different sandwiches, soups, etc. Thank you sooo much!
 

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Pasta. It can be different every night!<br><br><br><br>
(It seems like I've been advertising spaghetti in every post lately..)<br><br><br><br>
Well, when pay day is a week away and I'm hungry, I buy a big box of pasta and two jars of cheap sauce. Cook it all, save it in the fridge to live off for the whole week. To make it different, just add different vegetables each night. Plus, spaghetti gets better and better as it's reheated.<br><br><br><br>
For sandwiches...<br><br>
Buy one of those huge packets of tortillas (usually in the cute foreign foods section, about twenty tortillas for like a buck). Then throw anything in and wrap it up. Beans, hummus (can be homemade for cheap), nuts, seeds, nut butters... fruit, veggies...<br><br><br><br>
Personally I never tire of peanut butter. It's cheap as heck and totally filling. And it can always be different. There's the classic PB and J.. or you can do different things, like PB and pickle, PB and tomato, PB and chocolate ( <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ).. You can stir it into oatmeal (which is cheap if you get the big tubs instead of the instant packets). Or you can melt it with some water (and possibly some soy sauce) to drizzle over pasta.
 

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Ramen is yout friend. buy some veggie boulion cubes (herbox makes them. its in a blue container) and make the ramen with that instead of whatever is in the flavor packet (since it most likely will not be vegetarain). buy some frozen (or fresh) veggies - peas, broccoli, asparagus, carrots, brussel sprouts, etc - and you're set for cheap meals! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
ahhh, to be a broke college student again....wait a minute...i'm still broke.<br><br><br><br>
~Becca
 

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thanks you two. i'll keep both in mind. I'm a huge peanut butter fan as well..but pb and tomatoes? eh..I'm a little iffy on that one. But pb and chocolate is good....sometimes i make vegan puppy chow yummmy!! Also, the ramen thing is an AWESOME idea! I looove ramen noodles and they stopped making mushroom flavor and now NONE I can find are vegan. Thanks a lot guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Oats to make into porridge for breakfast. A $1 pack will last you at least a month.<br><br>
Risotto for dinner also works out really really cheaply.
 

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Beans! If you buy them dry and in bulk, you save a ton. But even if you buy cans (just make sure to drain and rinse to get out all the extra sodium) it's still a really cheap meal. I use beans for my meals 2 - 3 nights a week. You can make black bean soup (beans, vegetable stock, onions, some spices, and that's all you need), beans & rice (red or black beans), or throw into a tortilla wrap with some corn, tomatoes, and maybe soy cheese.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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