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Ree-Shay
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Ok, so i've seen a lot of thread asking how much should you spend a week but i'm wondering what things everyone eats as students.

& hopefully this thread might help those who dont know what to buy.

At home i already cook quite a bit so mine would be:

Bread
Fruit - either strawberries, grapes, plum or peaches
Ham
Tin of tomato (chopped)
Mince Lamb
Pasta
Spaghetti
Noodles
Chicken
Prawns
Stir fry veg
Burger bread
Chicken burgers
More pre-made salad
Rice
BBQ Chicken/Ribs
Apple juice
Rubicon juice
Chicken & Mushroom Pies
Baked beans
Sausages
Potatoes


& thats all i cant remember for now lol. What about yours?
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(Original post by Ree-Shay)
Ok, so i've seen a lot of thread asking how much should you spend a week but i'm wondering what things everyone eats as students.

& hopefully this thread might help those who dont know what to buy.

At home i already cook quite a bit so mine would be:

Bread
Fruit - either strawberries, grapes, plum or peaches
Ham
Tin of tomato (chopped)
Mince Lamb
Pasta
Spaghetti
Noodles
Chicken
Prawns
Stir fry veg
Burger bread
Chicken burgers
More pre-made salad
Rice
BBQ Chicken/Ribs
Apple juice
Rubicon juice
Chicken & Mushroom Pies
Baked beans
Sausages
Potatoes


& thats all i cant remember for now lol. What about yours?
Not a bad list!
Personally I would have some fish too, not necessarily fresh even tinned tuna, sardines or mackerel (good for the brain LOL Jeeves docet).
I save on juices as I'm quite ok with drinking tap water and never ever buy pre-made salads because I'm capable of washing some leaves
Pasta and spaghetti for me are the same thing! But that's 'cos I'm half Italian.
When I'm alone I prepare a hugh bowl of rice salad (rice with cheese, egg, pickles, tuna, frankfurter, green and black olives, peas, ham) which will then last me 2 or 3 days.
I never buy pies as I don't trust the kind of meat they put in them.
I am lucky that my parents cook everything from scratch and so now I do too. It's cheaper and you know what you're eating.
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Tuna
Bread
Porridge
Pizza
Sausages
Pasta
Ham
Butter
Chicken Breasts
Bacon
Noodles
Milk
Soup
Ready meals

I didn't do a monthly shop but when I did go I would stock up on the above mostly.
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Cereal
Rice milk/coconut milk
Avacados
Carrots
Onions
Celery
Potatoes
Salad/cucumber/peppers
Lemons
Mushrooms (mixed)
Chicpeas/tinned mixed beans/lentils
Tinned tomatoes
Pasta
Aborio rice for risotto
Various fruit - whatevers on special offer mainly
Dried fruit and nuts.
Falafel mix
Olives
Spread
Veggie pates
Bread


That's all I can think of at the moment
Quite handy typing it all out.. going shopping in half an hour
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(Original post by Choirboy)
Not a bad list!
Personally I would have some fish too, not necessarily fresh even tinned tuna, sardines or mackerel (good for the brain LOL Jeeves docet).
I save on juices as I'm quite ok with drinking tap water and never ever buy pre-made salads because I'm capable of washing some leaves
Pasta and spaghetti for me are the same thing! But that's 'cos I'm half Italian.
When I'm alone I prepare a hugh bowl of rice salad (rice with cheese, egg, pickles, tuna, frankfurter, green and black olives, peas, ham) which will then last me 2 or 3 days.
I never buy pies as I don't trust the kind of meat they put in them.
I am lucky that my parents cook everything from scratch and so now I do too. It's cheaper and you know what you're eating.
Ahh thanks for reminding me! I love tuna
& You're probably right about the pie thing - i've had a few doddy ones.
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Semi-regularly: (routine stuff that might spoil)
Potato
Onion
Mushroom
Carrot
Garlic
Peppers
Soya Milk
Cheese
Eggs
Chicken
Sausages
Bread
Chocolate

Not so regularly: (cupboard stuff)
Cereal
Rice
Pasta
Popcorn kernels
Cooking sauces
Tinned soup
Tinned tuna
Tinned tomatoes
Tinned baked beans
Tinned beans
Fizzy drinks
Beer
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Fishcakes (cod/haddock)
Wholemeal pasta
Wholemeal bread if I'm not baking my own
Pre-packed salad (I buy prepacked because I never get through a whole lettuce etc before it goes off)
Pickle
Milk
Tea/Coffee/Decaf Tea (top up whatever I've got in the cupboard)
Baked beans
Tin of Kidney beans
Mushrooms
Onions
Garlic
Fresh veg and potatoes if I want to make soup, or a tin of soup if I'm busy
Stewing steak (I make large amounts of Goulash and Casserole)
Baking potatoes
Chopped tomatoes
Tomato puree
Ratatouille (either in a tin if I'm lazy or usually fresh ingredients if I've got room to freeze my leftovers)
Tuna
Mackerel
Ham
Bertoli spread
Philidelphia light
Grapefruit
Fruit juices (not from concentrate)
Wholemeal rice (or risotto rice, or sometimes wild basmati rice)
Porrige oats
Cereal/Museli
Yellow fish
eggs
.....
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Don't really have a typical list. There are a few recipes/ meals I go through so I just buy what I need when I fancy.

I.E. Basic/ regular items: Bread, milk, juice, fruit
Lunch items: Sandwich fillings, canned soup, ingredients for homemade soup, sausage rolls, baked potato
Dinner items: Pasta and sauce, chilli, spagetti bolognese, fajitas, stir fry, frozen pizzas/ fish/ burgers etc, omelette

... and the enevitable snacks that always manage to fall in the basket when I'm not looking.... :ninja:
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(Original post by Ree-Shay)
Ok, so i've seen a lot of thread asking how much should you spend a week but i'm wondering what things everyone eats as students.

& hopefully this thread might help those who dont know what to buy.

At home i already cook quite a bit so mine would be:

Bread
Fruit - either strawberries, grapes, plum or peaches
Ham
Tin of tomato (chopped)
Mince Lamb
Pasta
Spaghetti
Noodles
Chicken
Prawns
Stir fry veg
Burger bread
Chicken burgers
More pre-made salad
Rice
BBQ Chicken/Ribs
Apple juice
Rubicon juice
Chicken & Mushroom Pies
Baked beans
Sausages
Potatoes


& thats all i cant remember for now lol. What about yours?
Baked Beans
Potatoes
Pizza
Ghee
Coke
Rum
Aquavit
Bacon
Cheese
Dried Pasta
Syrup Pudding
Financial Times
Lottery
Chocolate
Custard
Milkshake Powder
Doughnuts
Danish's
BBQ Sauce
Butter
Maple Syrup
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Moderation note: Thread moved from Educational Debate to Uni Life
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Regular buys:
Vegetables - i try to buy different stuff every time eg peas, sprouts, broccoli, cabbage
Fruit - normally a big bag of apples!
Cans of red kidney/butter beans
Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Quorn chicken pieces/burgers
Salad
Crisps
Chocolate

Less regular buys:
Quinoa
Brown rice
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Oven chips
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Mine hasnt changed much since I stopped being a student, only I can afford a few more luxuries now but generaly the food itself remains the same:

Oats (poridge)
frozen berries (blue, rasp, black etc)
wholemeal bread
skim milk
wholemeal pasta (alot)
mixed veg (frozen)
eggs
kidney beans
baked beans
"leafy vegetables" lettuce/spinach etc
cheese (any kind really but usualy grated for convinience)
deli meats (for sandwhiches)
minced beef
chicken breasts
potatoes
tuna (tinned)
nuts (various)
dried fruit (raisins)
dark rye ryvitas
cottage cheese
peanut butter
squash (like orange diluted etc)

thats usualy what I get, varies on price depending on offers and how much meat I buy, I guess its not the most exciting diet lol.
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I usually buy meat in bulk and freeze it - lasts me so long, so I barely ever buy meat.
The meat I get have chicken, mince and beef strips
On a fortnightly-monthly basis (depends on how much I use the product), I usually buy:
Cereal
Longlife milk
Coconut cream
Rice
Two tins of tuna
Pasta
Fruit
Frozen Veg (only because it's uber cheap and there's something wrong with our fridge and my fresh veg don't last a week)
Fresh Capsicum
Condensed milk
Peanutbutter
Normal cheap pasta (for my dog)
Cherry tomatoes
Lettuce
Fresh spinach, I hate frozen spinach
Bread (very rarely, gluten free bread is expensive)
Something to snack on for when I get lazy
Potatoes
Sauces for cooking
Coke
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Not long after I wrote that, I had to go to Aldi and grab some food, because I didn't have any. I went to Aldi at 2-ish (pm) and all this only cost me $30AUD
1 kilo of frozen veggies
3 pack of multi-capsicums
1 kilo of chat potatoes
A pack of shallots
A Lettuce
250g of mini tomatoes
120g of baby spinach
500g beef sausages
1 tin of condensed milk
2 cartons of lactose free milk
3 apples
Peanut butter
2 tins of tuna
A tin of diced tomatoes
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Well in my fridge the top shelf is always all fruit, the middle shelf is all bread and the bottom shelf is all eggs and meat and fish. The compartment under that is all vegetables and on the side racks there's milk, jam and water.

In the freezer there's more bread, more meat, more fish and more vegetables; basically it's set up so that it contains a frozen version of the fridge contents to replenish it. No fruit because you can't freeze that unfortunately.

In the cupboards there's seasoning, sauces and some cereal. Not much because I ended the practice of eating that everyday, too many carbs.
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Fizzy drinks x10
And some chocolate
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this is what I currently have in the fridge/freezer/counter:

-sweet potato
-honey
-mangoes
-avocados
-basil seeds (Chinatown ftw)
-****e loads of tea/herbal teas
-tapioca
-kumquats
-apples
-kale
- celery
-quark
-blue cheese (2 kinds)
-salad dressing
-egg white carton
-eggs
-pork shoulder
-frozen sausage
-mussels
-chestnuts
- smoked salmon
- rice
- pasta
- hot chocolate (options)
- pepper
- small green chillies
- stevia

I usually cook at home, and try to stay away from wheat (despite the pasta which I eat once a month as I end up feeling like crap). Loads of fruit/veggies to keep my skin decent.
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