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Food Buying Suggestions

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by ChamYota, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Aug 11, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Pretty much anything you cook yourself will be cheaper than a restaurant. No need to restrict yourself to a crockpot:

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  2. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:13 AM
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    Y'all have given good advice so far, i was gonna hit up the food talk section next
     
  3. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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    Also don't buy meat from Food Lion.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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    Why do you say this? Just curious, also food lion is switching over to prepackaged meat, stays fresh longer and such
     
  5. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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    Why? Theres a Bi-Lo/Publix near me so i won't go to food lion.

    Hmm.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    Food Lion has a history of bleaching out of date meats (pre packaged and meat case) to regain a normal color, then repackaging and putting new expiration dates.
     
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  7. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    No pics huh. :facepalm:
     
  8. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    Pulled pork via a pork butt isn't bad in the crock pot. Thought my Fiance was on crack when she first mentioned this.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    Beavis you hardly ate anything but the carrots and half the chicken. Are you OKAY?!
     
  10. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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    If you have local farmers markets, go to those. Much cheaper, much fresher, better quality. Eat what is in season. Apples from New Zealand are expensive.

    Get a pasta cookbook and use it. Nothing is easier than cooking pasta with various sauces, veggies, and meats.
     
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    To add onto this, I'd also eat less meat that is higher quality than buy cheap ass meat. For $20 or $25 cash I can buy 10 days worth of fruit and vegetables from our farmers markets and it's fresh, good quality and locally grown.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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    Bi-lo carries "select" beef and Publix carries "choice"... Go with publix for stuff on the grill or oven but in the crock pot it wont matter.
    Just my .02 worth
     
  13. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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    This is very old news..... I agree they and everyone else did this as a practice 20 or more years ago, and it was a eye opener for the industry as a whole. But nowadays this would be instant suicide for any company and might go on in smaller chains but i highly doubt it.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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    most def, i get publix meat 99% of the time. my Pot Roast was amazing...

    We do have lots of local farmers around us, i'll have to see when they sell produce and stuff

    Yeah. Pasta is pretty cheap and versatile


    You can make pulled pork with just pork butt and dr.pepper with a crock pot. :drool:
     
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    Good to know it was a somewhat normal practice, but its about as morally and ethically bankrupt as a grocery provider can get. Wouldn't give them a dime for that reason.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:54 PM
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    Have a day you make all your meals and prepack them. Find out what you want to eat, don't want to eat, what you get sick of but most importantly write it all down.


    I got soe bulk stirfry noodles, chopped up some veggies made some rice and had some awesome lunches.


    try the pre-prepared meat things like rib bits or pre-breaded chicken. make sandwiches/salads/etc

    Mygf brought home made tortillas to 4th of july and my parents have bbq rib burritos w/grill corn and stuff inside, MAJOR hit :D


    ahhhhhh yes, food :hungry:
     
  17. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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    buy whole wheat pasta and thai curry paste, add coconut milk, seasoning and a few other things (easily googlable, such as some add fish oil) and chow down on some healthier thai food. add what ever meat you want. :D
     
  18. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    But don't budget to the point of buying only unhealthy food. make sure to pick up some baby kale and throw it on sandwiches, in eggs, in pasta sauce, etc., for a nutrient boost
     
  19. Aug 12, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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    I couldn't agree more. But that was one store not an entire company. Don't get wrong i'm not sticking up for them, they have payed dearly for that.... just know that practice goes on more in the industry.
     
  20. Aug 12, 2014 at 1:02 PM
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    farmers market :thumbsup:


    being a regular get you the deals :D
     
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