Do you think you could eat quite well for say a tenner a week?

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#1

I sometimes like to remind myself that I’m a privileged fuck with nothing really to worry about, so I do a £10 per week food challenge.

it’s not actually much of a challenge, to be honest. it’s fucking easy.

this is assuming you have the basics in the house - spices, herbs, sauces, pickles etc

did a veg curry the other week. net cost - £2.24. lasted for 3 solid meals. EASY. fucking decent cuzza too

fucking EASY


#2

Piece of piss, I eat at work. I’ll splurge the tenner on a takeaway one night.


#3

So let’s say you eat 3 meals a day (no snacking)

So that 3 meals x 7 days

21 meals

It cost you £2.24 for 3 meals

This isnt going to go well


#4

you’ve not thought this through, bud. quite happy to have beans on toast a couple days. that’s about 40p, all in


#5

So loaf of bread and 2 tins of beans…40p?

so thats five of your 21 meals sorted


#6

Can be done. Pasta/rice + veg (cheap stuff like onions) + cans of chopped tomatoes etc. If you play it right with the reduced section of your supermarket that could make things less boring.

Think I spent most of a month when I was 19 eating plain pasta with ketchup… it was a bad time. Still, cost less than a tenner a week!


#7

yep, pretty easy. Especially if you don’t eat meat (how can you meat-eating twats afford to eat meat???)


#8

“eat quite well”

so pasta and onions for breakfast?

I get ya


#9

Probably. Wouldn’t want to though


#10

I don’t know what low income families are fussed about tbh. They can be feasting daily.


#11

Absolutely not. Good food costs good money.


#13

@PocketMouse to thread


#14

No I do not.

I could live but I couldn’t eat ‘well’.


#15

Done it quite a lot over the years

Fucking bleak though, man. As I always say, its not the immediate grimness that’s the killer, its the fact you don’t see an escape until you’re dead that erodes your spirit.


#16

5x 30p Bars of Chocolaate
5x 30p Tins Of Beans
2x Loafs of £1.00 bread (none of that cheap shite)
1x Box of cheap cornflakes
1x bottle of milk

Still got change to spare to treat myself to something GOODD!


#17

Yep. I remember having another wafer-thin-ham sandwich (discount section) for lunch, after god knows how many of the same thing, and feeling the void hanging over me utterly.


#18

Also find the idea of living on the budget of someone in poverty for a bit as a fun challenge a bit problematic.


#19

No he gives the cash he doesn’t use to charity!


#20

Doesn’t this defeat the point? If someone’s only got £10 a week to spend on food they’re unlikely to have a fully stocked larder with ketchup, brown sauce, mayo, mustard, cumin, paprika, dried oregano, branston, gherkins and so on. Buying a pot of spices is the best part of a tenth of your weekly food budget.

Maybe I’ve missed something.


#21

This was always the complaint people brought up with Jack Monroe’s recipes.