Of course it's possible. By milk, I mean only cow milk, not goat milk, butter, or heavy cream. It's sad because I virtually cannot go to any restaurants, nor eat anything pre-cooked or processed in the stores.
I squeezed out a meal plan that's around $51 per month in Venice. I only eat until I am not hungry. I rely on frozen vegetables, canned fish, and my snacks are bananas and homemade ice cream. Not sure if I would stick with it though.
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on April 15, 2012
at 10:42 PM
Ground beef and eggs save me constantly. I eat eggs and various beef hashes by the end of every semester as I run out of money. By April, I'm eating:
Breakfast: 3 eggs, steamed green beans with butter and bacon crumbled on top (crumbling makes it go farther!)
Lunch: Bone broth poured over spiced ground beef, julienned carrots/zucchini, cilantro, lime juice, green onions, and ginger OR canned tuna/sardines/salmon on a huge-ass salad
Dinner: Homemade beef gyro meat with homemade tzitziki over a huge salad, or shepards pie, or a ground beef hash with veg and egg yolk on top.
I sneak liver into the ground beef dishes, and have a can of oysters every week. Much less exciting than when I'm making money and not super broke, but it tides me over!
Honestly, for most students its time over affordability. They can't put in the time required for prep, or they don't have the skills (planning, shopping, cooking, storing) to execute dishes. Because if you weren't eating like this, you'd be eating out way more, eating more processed foods etc, which can be just as pricy if not more expensive. I easily spent as much money before I was paleo, probably more because I didn't have to plan things out and would just end up grabbing a lunch at school several times a week.
on April 01, 2012
at 02:45 PM
Good advice there.
on April 01, 2012
at 09:48 AM
Can you please post the meal plan kinda interested what can you get for such amount :)
Well eating paleo style is really expensive and if it wouldnt be i'm sure there would be more people doing it. If you are single and have a job it's doable but some people cant be so strict since they already have family some kind of job that doesnt allow them to do it. Also preparing food takes some time but this could be easily fixed by preparing it ahead of time and just store it in a fridge or something similar.
Anyway someone should really write a college style plan on a budget :)