So one of my students has been complaining to me about his public health class. One of the things he got up in arms about was the 'myth' that you can't eat well on a low budget, since fast food and crackers are inexpensive. Thinking about how expensive vegetables etc. are I was like, what are you talking about, vegetables are very expensive. Then he informed me that, just the evening prior he had bought a pound of kale for a dollar.
This exchange happened a couple of weeks ago and I've been thinking about it a lot since then, and I realized I could probably save a lot of money by cleaning up my at home eating habits. So today I am going to begin a new wave of inexpensive, yet wholesome home dining. I'm still working out a plan, so if you have any suggestions please share. Here's what I've come up with so far:
oatmeal + banana for breakfast every morning (under $1)
Frequent lunches: potatoes and onions (under $1)
beans and rice (under $1)
Simple pasta ($3)
Kale + Onion +Tempeh salad ($3-5)
Ramen (almost zero)