In true WIAW fashion, I plan to cover a day’s worth of eats today. I wanted to cover another round of healthy meals on a budgetfor you! No new recipes, but I’ll show you how affordable some of my current recipes are instead.
Homemade Egg McMuffin for $0.86
Skip the drive-thru! You can make an even more delicious Egg McMuffin to take on the go from home – and still save money in your wallet.
One whole wheat English muffin = $0.42
One whole egg = $0.14
2 slice ham = $0.22
One tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese = $0.08
Total Cost = $0.86
Chef Salad for $1.34
This is a chicken salad on spinach with veggies! Unpictured is a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese I used as dressing. Price is for one serving, picture shows two.
4 oz shredded chicken = $0.50
1.5 cup (approx 1.5 oz) spinach = $0.29
1/4 cup chopped carrots = $0.04
1/4 cup chickpeas = $0.10
1 radish = $0.07
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese = $0.34
Total Cost = $1.34
Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole for $2.41
I’ve made this spaghetti squash casserole several times before, but never priced it out. I do believe it is cheaper to make in the fall, since squash is generally cheaper and in season. The squash I bought to make this particular one was on sale for $0.77/lb, and I bought a 2 pound squash. The recipe differs slightly from the original. The price is for one serving, the whole recipe makes four servings.
Spaghetti squash = $0.39
93/7 ground turkey = $1.05
2 cups (2 oz.) spinach = $0.38
2 roma tomatoes = $0.30
1/2 cup (approx 3 oz) red onion = $0.15
1 whole egg = $0.14
Snacks for under $1.00
You’d be hard-pressed to find a decent lunch eating out for that price!
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