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Posted by on May. 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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I'm Amy =] I'm currently pregnant with my first baby and since I became pregnant I've been more concerned about my eating habits. I started cooking more and I've been having some trouble planning out meals and knowing how to shop for them. I basically just find recipes that I think sound good and try to get all the ingredients for like two weeks. I don't really think it worked that well, but decently. I'm on a pretty tight budget because I don't have much money to begin with and I mainly use food stamps to purchase my groceries. Also, I rely on public transportation to make it to the grocery store which also costs money so I don't like making weekly grocery trips if I can avoid it, especially since I'll be having a baby soon. So does anyone have advice for me about grocery shopping and meal planning (for my boyfriend and I).

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by on May. 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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flutter523
by Silver Member on May. 28, 2012 at 7:43 PM
I buy the big club packs of chicken breast and split it up into 4 meals usually. That saves money for me. Coupons and meal planning help me too.
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Godspitgrl
by on May. 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Here is a site that list frugal recipes
Godspitgrl
by on May. 28, 2012 at 8:11 PM
Here is another link to her that has a meal plan and recipes
eustacejessica
by Jess on May. 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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Always plan a menu according to what is on sale and buy a little extra so you can you can freeze a little and start stocking up. Whole chickens are great, they are cheap and you can get a good 2-3 meals out of them. Coupons!

LessPlastics
by on May. 29, 2012 at 8:34 AM

I can't see the websites, could you type them again?

Quoting Godspitgrl:

Here is a site that list frugal recipes


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Godspitgrl
by on May. 29, 2012 at 8:46 AM
Quoting LessPlastics:




Hm yeah let me pull it up
Godspitgrl
by on May. 29, 2012 at 8:47 AM
Quoting Godspitgrl:

Here is a site that list frugal recipes




http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/recipeindex.htm

Godspitgrl
by on May. 29, 2012 at 8:47 AM
Quoting Godspitgrl:

Here is another link to her that has a meal plan and recipes




http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/70dollarmenu.htm

LessPlastics
by on May. 29, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Thanks =]

Quoting Godspitgrl:

Quoting Godspitgrl:

Here is another link to her that has a meal plan and recipes



http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/70dollarmenu.htm


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Godspitgrl
by on May. 29, 2012 at 8:58 AM
Quoting LessPlastics:




No troubles
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