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bloodrose wrote

How long does the $29 have to last? How many meals/day? What type of meals?


bloodrose wrote

Assuming at least a few days, if not a week:

$1 Rice $1 dry pinto beans $1 onion $1 garlic Cook the dry pinto beans with some onion and garlic (you'll have a ton left over). Cook the rice and mix in the beans. This is your base for quite a few meals.

$5 worth of fresh veggies - carrots, zucchini, corn is in season right now. Steam or cook with some of the leftover onion and garlic in a frying pan with water (or some oil if you have it). That's a lot of dinner and lunch and you still have $20 left. Throw in $1 worth of tortillas to make it into burittos.

$2 cabbage (again, cheap right now) and a $1 bottle of apple cider vinegar, $1 of sugar (unless you can get free sugar from coffee places). Shred a small amount of the cabbage and mix with some of the apple cider vinegar and sugar. Cole slaw and you still have sugar and vinegar left over. $5 potatoes. Bake the potatoes, mix your coleslaw in. This is quite a lot of lunches/dinner. You still have $10 left.

Breakfasts: oatmeal if you're not gluten intolerant is super cheap (like $1-$2). Add sliced bananas and peanut butter for another few dollars.


Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Cooking oil. Canola oil is cheap and healthy if cold pressed.