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CROSSBERG
10-02-2008, 09:31 AM
So far my list contains:
Rice
Beans
Oats
Protein Powder (fairly cheap)
Whole Milk (under 3$ a gallon if bought in bulk)

Other than that are there more really cheap foods to get big on?

joeflex73
10-02-2008, 09:33 AM
So far my list contains:
Rice
Beans
Oats
Protein Powder (fairly cheap)
Whole Milk (under 3$ a gallon if bought in bulk)

Other than that are there more really cheap foods to get big on?

White Potatoes
Canned tuna
Chicken breast

I guess to go further you'd have to define what is cheap to you.

Paumen
10-02-2008, 09:34 AM
Potatos'
Organic mac and cheese
chow mein
sweet potatoes
eggs
tortilla's
lunchmeat.

CROSSBERG
10-02-2008, 09:46 AM
To be more specific, I'm eating like crazy, before, during, and after class (college). When I wake up, before I go to sleep, whenever I am not full from the last meal I am eating again.

Since I am in college I don't have a good deal of money to spend, so I'm looking for the cheapest food possible, this can be done with bulk foods that are cheap, a 25lb bag of rice at Costco was only 6$. So I am going to define cheap as being efficient, therefore I am looking for the best calories per price ratio. Hopefully that clears up what I mean about cheap food.

lth
10-02-2008, 10:07 AM
eggs, bagged chicken, and canned tunafish

dirtyeggroll
10-02-2008, 11:39 AM
you have a meal plan at your school? If so I'd be bringin tupperware to the caeteria and loading it up

CROSSBERG
10-02-2008, 11:44 AM
Living off campus now. Last year was hella good for taking cafeteria food and I took full advantage of it when I was on the meal plan while living in the dorms.

pinchharmonic
10-02-2008, 11:47 AM
dark meat chicken,
super lean cuts of meat (eye of round, bottom round, top round, flank)
eggs, if you eat some of the yolks too
big bags of brown rice and white potatoes (but white potatoes are a bit too glycemic even for a bulk, unless you are a true ecto)

Squat2Grow
10-02-2008, 11:47 AM
for chicken you should be able to get a good 3 pound sized bag of frozen chicken breasts/tenderloins on sale somewhere for around $6-7.

deejaykaydee
10-02-2008, 11:50 AM
I can make chili that feeds me for one meal a day for 6 days. Costs less than $10 to make.

Ryan314
10-02-2008, 12:47 PM
Wow.. why hasn't anyone said peanut butter yet?

RNRW
10-02-2008, 01:13 PM
Protein powder, bags of rice(preferably brown, its more nutrient-dense)dextrose bags, nuts, sunflower/pumpkin seeds, Instant potatoes, "generic brand" bagged cereals, tuna fish in oil(calories), peanut butter...not low fat, oatmeal in the tub/tin(whatever its called), um...with the fact that they cook them in safflower/soybean oil now, and that there are no trans fats in them, many brands of potato chips could actually fall under this category, Ive picked up cans of kidney and lima beans for as little as 35 cents a can(thats about 500 cals for 35 cents, 30+grams of protein and 90 grams of carbs).

Oddball8945
10-02-2008, 01:13 PM
dont forget chicken liver, gizzards and hearts :D 88 cents - 1 dollar per LB at some meat marts

lancs_hotpot
10-02-2008, 02:18 PM
Tuna and eggs

I mix 1 tin with 2 boiled eggs 3 or 4 times a day works wonders

RNRW
10-02-2008, 07:39 PM
dont forget chicken liver, gizzards and hearts :D 88 cents - 1 dollar per LB at some meat marts

Uh...I imagine taste would become an issue with those for many...............however, I'm not one of those many, are you serious, that cheap? Isnt liver expensive?

mivi320
10-02-2008, 08:12 PM
Go to Wal-Mart and pick up a bag of bagged frozen chicken breasts. $7.99 for 8-12 breasts depending on the size.

Rice and Beans (very overlooked bodybuilding food). Hell, combining rice and beans creates a complete protein. Both rice and beans are reasonably cheap.

Also, you may want to go to the store late at night when most of the meat is reduced. You can find some pretty good deals most of the time.

Sweet potatoes are a good catch too.

350125GO
10-02-2008, 10:13 PM
Peeeeeeeeeanuts are very calorie dense and yummy.

Emma-Leigh
10-02-2008, 11:57 PM
Eggs (whole)
Milk (whole = more calories for $)
Powdered Milk (cheap as chips)
Whole chickens (cheaper than breast)

Potatoes
Whole Grain Pasta
Rice/ Grains/ cornmeal (get them dry in bulk and cook up yourself)
Beans (get them dried and cook them up yourself)
Bananas

Peanut Butter
Oil (eg: vegetable oil)