|look, there's my cute litte Eren :)|
(see recipe & cost details HERE)
Lunch- Salad: $2.59
Grape tomatoes $.70
Black beans: $.10
Dinner - Quinoa tacos: $1.02/ea x2 = $2.04
Veg Butter $.07
Black beans $.05
Taco seasoning $.04
Total cost: $7.54
230 g carbs
55 g protein
32 g fiber
Yes, you can eat for less than this! I personally didn't realize how expensive my daily salad was until I did the math for this post! So I've calculated a different lunch to see if I could bring the cost down.
Veggie fried rice with chickpeas:
Brown rice: $.18
Veg butter: $.07
Frozen veg: $.16
Soy sauce: $.03
This lunch is cheaper (1/4 of the cost!), has more calories (about double), more fiber and protein. But it's lacking in the folate and vitamin A found in the salad. So there's a bit of give and take there.
Making the change from salad to fried rice would save over $30 a month! (savings of $1.95/day x 4 days/week x 4.33 wks/month) But, of course there's a downside, it takes more prep time.
I hope this was helpful or interesting in some way.
I love you guys!