Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Please don't make me post about my 7-11 dinners guys

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)
Dinners:
Simple pasta ($3)
Kale + Onion +Tempeh salad ($3-5)
Ramen (almost zero)

5 comments:

unraven said...

i'm always behind all your food stories here. do you already have a feature about soups? they're, btw, my latest experiment health+pricewise. tonight i'm trying for a zucchini-yellow squash-tomato soup. wish me luck!

eLs said...

Ooooh, soup is definitely a great suggestion! And we all know that I ramen-ed a few weeks ago too. I also used things I already had at home to make C's asparagus dip, and you can get a ton of asparagus for a few bucks. I like to roast asparagus on a cookie sheet with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.

I'll work on more suggestions for you, although I'm a big fan of UN-healthy cheap food. Like bagels. Because bagels are the shit.

Eric said...
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Eric said...

Some money-saving ideas, this and this from the Washington Post and this from our own New York Times.

eLs said...

Ohhhh...excellent.