Basment Budget Meals #1: Mince Veggie Noodles.

in #foodfightfriday2 years ago

When times are tough, the tough get time. Or something. That doesn't make any sense at all.

Anyway, for those on a budget like myself, this is certainly a go to meal.

Here I have used 1 packet of Maggi two minute noodles, chicken flavour. (It was a 10 pack for AU$2.20).

Grass fed beef mince. You don't need a whole lot, but buying it in bulk you can freeze it.

Frozen veggies. AU$1.60 for a kilogram bag.

Pasta sauce as a final embelishment, although I ran out here.

This is an entry for #foodfightfriday #fff


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"When times are tough, the tough get time. Or something. That doesn't make any sense at all." Haha lol. Nice dish.

It's cheap, easy and fun to make. I glad I gave you a laugh. Thanks for the upvote.

That looks pretty good! I like it! Thanks for sharing an affordable yet delicious receipe with us!

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Well, time might be hard but there's no reason why you can't add a little spice, flavour, colour and nutrition to your meals.

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Thank you ziomar!

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This looks very yummy! Great job and I would love to have some grass fed beef. I think it would be very expensive here in Malaysia.

Can I ask how you lost the weight?

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The basic details in my canned reply are:

How I lost "half my size" (135 pounds) 8 years ago at the age of 50 after a lifetime of obesity:

  1. Got over my excuses.
  2. Cut toxins out of my food, beauty, cleaning, and laundry products.
  3. Increased nutrition in everything I eat.
  4. Learned to cook healthy food for myself.
  5. Exercised DAILY within my limits - way less walking; way more stretching and EASY strength moves.
  6. Got enough rest and fluids
  7. Never gave up.

All of this still applies today and I am still at my goal weight. Notice there is nothing about calorie counting or counting steps on here.

= =
Within that, there are a lots of smaller details, but that is the general overview. When I work with people directly, I suggest one or two smaller changes at a time, depending on the person, and after a few months of those changes, it snowballs.

Yeah I started my journey at 120kg. Just hovering over 105kg now. I need to get back into the swing of things.

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What were you doing when you were on a roll, and what made you stop?

Looking at this budget meal, I can think of many ways to make healthier for not too much cash. You can take a look at my recent "add nutrition" post and see what you think. I'll be glad to offer specific ideas if you are interested.

I'm also posting fitness moves on my son's blog and this post has a list of them.

Don't give up! You are holding - not gaining, and this is a very good sign.

I could have just had nothing but steemed broccoli but this was more about eating on a budget.

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No! You need the variety. You have a really good start with this meal and it would be easy to boost. Here is what I would have added to this dish. It's not all budget, but here are ideas:

  • Turmeric: root boiled into water or powder. Both are very cheap for me here. If you buy powder in bulk, it is expensive at first but then lasts.
  • Black pepper; activates the turmeric.
  • Coconut oil; to be more filing and satisfying.
  • Any other chopped veggie such as onion, cabbage, or garlic. Some of the broccoli would have been good in here.
  • Some type of green like cilantro, sprouts, or dill.
  • Lime or lemon juice - Apple cider vinegar would be a substitute for those too.

You might have a cheap source of fresh veggies near you. You can grow your own sprouts cheaply and easily.

I'll bite (I can't find your "add nutrition" post). What would you suggest?

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Start now, start slow and be consistent!

I will have more ideas for you coming right up, but let me know what you think of this :)

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Nice looking budget meal @shaidon. It looks like you hit all of the major food groups to me. :)

Well except for a lack of fruit, but it's a savoury meal.

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Fruit shmrute, look at all of those veggies :)

Good luck in Round 20 of
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May your contender survive and not be placed in a permanent food coma.

Budget meal, but the taste buds won't know the difference!

No they won't! :)

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