Anyone else can't afford the food you like?

Groceries have really gone up and forget eating out. I just ordered groceries and had to skip some of the things I like. I had to look for cheaper things to eat. How about you?

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My budget is going to go down soon.

I still would like to eat organic.

So it just means I’ll have to eat more basic.

I don’t like to compromise with organic.

Especially as a cleaner I will be working with lots of chemical sprays

So you know, I’d like to eat organic for some compensation.

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I’m gluten free and kind of just picky in general due to having an eating disorder for more than 25 years. But I’m also exhausted all the time. I often have to eat very basic food that takes a lot more prep than I have the energy for because I can’t afford anything else.

If I could afford it, I would love off these. :drooling_face:

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I try to shop sales and be conscious of how often I eat out.
I started trying to eat healthier. You’re right, grocery prices are outrageous, especially meat and vegetables.
How did tomatoes and bell peppers become $2.00 apiece? It’s crazy.

I only buy asparagus on sale. I used to find it for $1.99 a pound. I needed asparagus for a recipe a couple weeks ago and the regular price was $5.99 a pound! Luckily, potatoes are still cheap.

Just 8 years ago Safeway always had bargains on meat. BOGO or chicken. Now it’s hard to find reasonably priced beef. Chicken used to be the “cheap” meat. It’s what you used to eat instead of steak because chicken was cheaper. Not anymore, it’s expensive but it goes on sale occasionally.

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Forget affording it! We just don’t got it! All the fresh peaches and plums are gone same with sweet potatoes! The meat is running out too! And I can’t eat glutenous food and food is running out

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I find eating out to be cheaper than buying groceries but not very healthy

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Meh, just find alternatives like home businesses or hawker or something.

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Grocery costs get out of hand quickly. We clip coupons and try to find bargains wherever we can, especially on meat.

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I can’t afford to eat nice every day, but one day each weekend I buy some nice ingredients and take the time to make something extra yummy.

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All the COVID relief resulted in massive inflation. Basic economics.

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Yeah, i love seafood, but fresh fish is pricy so it’s rare i buy it

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yeah it’s the same for me. im doing work for dad just so i can afford to eat a chicken salad for dinner, if i wasnt weed eating and cutting his grass once a week, i could only afford two meals and two snacks a day. chicken is the only meat i eat, sometimes canned fish also, i really need to apply for some additional ssi to cover my expenses. anyways groceries are crazy, i spend all my non rent money on food, i can’t even afford clothes or books to read.

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You should look into applying for food stamps, bud.

A lot of states are giving people extra food money because of covid and the economy.

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I buy in bulk - mostly off my brother who works in a wholesale depot and i use his discount. 5 trays of chicken and alike, like pork chops, and sausages.

I still spend about £300 a month tho, but i buy mostly frozen and chuck it in 2 chest freezers. I only use and buy 2kg of powdered milk at a time and the catering sizes of coffee and tea. If amazons doing a lightening deal - ill buy cheap off them too.

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sometimes i can afford what i like, technically not me as i dont make money but my family can afford.
i think my mom has had enough of me and my daily fast food cravings tho as now whenever i tell her she tells me of all the food in the freezer i can cook and how im spending too much money.

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Im just as bad - i still buy way too much takeaway even tho i got the food.

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I’m really easy that way, whatever vegetables are on offer, tinned beans and fish, healthy bread, oats and mostly cheap healthy stuff.

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Sorry - this thread was supposed to be want we cant afford. But there are always ways to eat on the cheap.

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Well it’s max 5 per group here fully vaccinated. I’m fine with whatever we eat at home. Been to most places that I would like to eat either with my mom or dad so.

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My diet is pretty simple and cheap so I don’t have a problem with affording food. I eat a lot of meat pies and they are often on sale for $0.99/each so I stock up. For breakfast I eat whole wheat and bran cereal and when it’s on sale for $1.99 I buy a couple boxes, it’s on sale quite often too. I buy random other things too. I tend to stock up on things when they are sale.

As for treats I love halibut fish and poutine from this local fish and chips restaurant but it’s around $25. I only have that occasionally.

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