15 GIFs About Eating on a Low Income Budget

(Last Updated On: June 28, 2018)

Eating on a budget is not for everyone, but we’ve been there. We found some GIFs that perfectly sum it up. Have a laugh with us as you slurp your way through your eighth bowl of ramen soup this week!

1. The feeling when you look at meat prices

And the subsequent realization that you’ll be making beans and eggs your main protein…again.

  1. The face you make when your genius budget concoction is done cooking

And it really didn’t turn out the way you thought it would.

  1. Thinking of new ways to cook the same budget foods

Because you know what you can afford and buy the same thing every single week.

  1. When your kids say they want Happy Meals for a treat out

But you know you can only afford dollar menu.

  1. The first meal

After you’ve had to live on rice and beans for a couple weeks.

  1. Filling up your cart

When you go to Aldi, Save-a-Lot, Grocery Outlet or another discount grocery store.

  1. Your reaction any time food falls on the floor

Because you don’t waste food. Ever. For any reason. That stuff costs money!

  1. Checking your SNAP account

And realizing the money just went in and you can buy food again.


  1. Thinking about food

Since you’re usually stressing and don’t know how you’re going to make it to the next paycheck. Here’s some help, btw!

  1. When you go somewhere

And they’re offering free food.

  1. When grandma comes through

With that leftover food from the holidays so you know you won’t have to figure out meals for at least a couple days.

  1. Realizing you’re not alone

And a big chunk of America is food-poor or food-insecure!

  1. How you feel the morning after you had to have sleep for dinner

Because you ran out of food earlier that day.

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  1. What you actually really want

After cooking the past 4,210 meals at home.

  1. Feeling like a real chef

When you find the copycat Olive Garden alfredo recipe right here! (It’s so cheap and easy…seriously!)

Ready to stretch that food budget a little further? Check out our super cheap, super easy and super delicious recipe lists!

Just choose your primary ingredient and get inspired!

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