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10 Grocery Items

April 29th, 2013 at 12:06 am

I ran across

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this article on Yahoo today, where the couple paid off $50,000 of debt in one year by living on less than half their income, living with their parents, and having a grocery list of ten items.

The grocery list of ten items was: eggs, milk, bread, chicken, salmon, broccoli, brussel sprouts, asparagus, berries and oatmeal.

Could you live on just these ten food items for one year? I actually think I could. Just not sure about the rest of the family!

8 Responses to “10 Grocery Items”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I buy ten items a week, including non-food items, and it does really cut the bill. But I wouldn't buy the same ten things all the time.

    I think they REALLY saved money by living with the parents -- and they also had very healthy incomes.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    While those look like healthy enough choices, shouldn't they have more variety in their diet? Carrots? Orange veggies?

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    I totally respect that. I don't think I could cut down the list that much though. I get food boredom!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'd have to replace the chicken and salmon with something else - maybe sweet potatoes and cottage cheese? The berries would have to be frozen ones, because that's the only way I can tolerate berries of any kind. I'd need something for the bread, like PB and Jelly. So maybe I could do it on 12 items. Wait no, I have to have my bananas too .. but the PB and Jelly would be once every few months, so maybe the ten items could still work - just substituting as needed (bread too lasts me several weeks at least, sometimes as much as a month..)

    Interesting idea.

  5. M E 2 Says:

    I could live on only 10 items a week, so long as they were NOT the same 10 items every week. Talk about burnout. Yikes.

  6. Donna Says:

    Nope, I couldn't do it. My kids and DH would rebel against me.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    I could do ten items, I think. Eggs, chicken, hamburger, cheese, cabbage, oranges, potatoes, tortillas, tomato sauce, and green beans . I am assuming they actually bought things like cooking oil and spices, too.

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    @LR, yours list sounds good, too. I think they probably did buy seasonings, and oils. I would have to, but at those aren't used up as quickly.

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