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It can be hard when funds are low and your stomach is growling. Rather than going to bed early instead of starving, give one of these quick, cheap meals a try. Though they may be low on cost it seems like they're definitely not low on taste.


Reddit user, u/DealTight, wanted to hear what to fill up on when cash is low when they asked:

What is your "I'm totally broke" go to meal?

A Couple Quickies

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Used to eat this stuff a lot when i was a swinging bachelor living on my own barely able to pay rent

Bread sandwich

Sugar sandwiches

Mustard sandwiches - if you close your eyes you can almost taste the meat

Ramen noodles

3p cans of beans

RickyLahey85

It's The Onions That Add The Spice

Tortillas, refried beans, cheese, and hot sauce. Add an onion.

Yum.

Seabee1893

A Quick, Boiling Snack

Drop an egg into ramen noodles while they are boiling.

FloridaManCometh

this guy knows his sh-t. Pro tip: keep frozen diced onions in the freezer and put a few spoons in there too.

misothiest

Ramen is great by itself, but it's also really great with just about any type of cheap food added in. Got a little bit of leftover ground beef, or onion, or egg, or bell pepper, or corn, hot dogs? Throw all that sh-t in there. Ramen makes it really easy to stretch leftovers a long way.

Seemose

Both Of These Sound Great

Kraft blue box mac and cheese made with water instead of milk.

thatcutegirl25

Huh, I never thought of using water.

Once, when I was in a deep depression and not really taking care if myself, I made box mac because that was a better option than getting dressed enough to meet the delivery guy, and halfway through realized my milk has gone bad, so I used ice cream as a replacement. Turned out about the same - thank goodness I had vanilla.

fledglingnomad

A Bowl Of Simple Joy

Rice.

ChefHannibal

This is the real answer. Just plain rice with salt and pepper, because butter is too expensive. $0.80 of rice, salt, and pepper will get you full af.

Seemose

Always Have A Backup

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Pasta. Olive oil. Garlic.

If I don't have that then it's a grilled cheese. Hopefully I have that at least

The brokest meal I ever ate was pasta that I stole off my landlord with salt along with a bottle of his whisky.

I replaced it the next day though on payday 😂

Hugh_Jampton

Edible? Yeah, Why Not.

The gas station near my apartment would sell dented cans missing the labels for like 5 a $1.

Half sure I ate dog food at least once.

Professional_March54

Simple. Efficient. Fibrous.

Beans and rice.

MakachuPikachu

I'm [Brazilian] and we [practically] have beans and rice for lunch every. single. day believe it or not

damdani39

Cheaper Than You Think

can't go wrong with two mashed fresh baked potatoes with spices etc. milk. butter.

Feeds the soul even in the brokest of times.

hardrockclassicrock

Buttery

Buttered noodles

amphibious_rodent13

This is actually one of my favorite meals! Topped with parmesan cheese. Total comfort food!

Olivejuice630

Butter and parmesan cheese?

You are not broke my mans.

pozmic

Just Because You're Broke Doesn't Mean You Can't Be Creative

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So you get the Lipton chicken noodle soup and make that. In a separate bowl mix together one egg, one cup flour and one cup water. Adjust the water and flour until it makes a thin doughy consistency. While the soup is boiling drop blobs of that sh-t in, but make sure you stir gently so they don't stick to the bottom. You end up with chicken dumpling soup for super cheap.

This is super filling and thickens for the next day (you will have to add water and stir to reheat). I've been having this since I was a kid and I LOVE this sh-t to the point I'll make it when I'm not even broke.

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