- Oct 15, 2006
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Looking at my grad school's cost projections, I saw the line for food was $600/month. I say I can do better: $450/mo. Leaving aside drinking, please show some sample daily meal plans that are readily prepared and cost less than $15. I honestly think I could do it under $10, but I have this latte habit. Example Breakfast = oatmeal and coffee Rolled oats cost me ca $2/lb and I eat about 1/8 lb for breakfast. Coffee beans are $20/lb, and I get about 10 breakfasts out of each lb. $2.25 Lunch = greek yogurt and salsa let's say $3 Dinner = roast chicken quarter + veggies. Since my gf will cover half of that, the chicken is gone in 2 days. If I can tolerate leftovers. Chicken costs me $2/lb. 3.5lb bird costs $7. Divide by 4 = $1.75. Veggies cost $5/lb. Lets divide by 4 and call it $1.25/meal. Dinner is $3. Bulk protein powder and milk and cost effective junk food make up the difference = $2/day. That's just a quarter over $10. The extra $4.75 for lattes puts me at $15. Honestly, though, if I know I'm passing a good coffee shop, I'll skip the morning coffee giving me an extra $2 to sock away. I'm interested to hear any other ideas from the celebrity chefs out there. Assume an adventurous palate and barely passable kitchen technique. The point here is to use good to great ingredients. I should have said that up front. I'm not feeding a family of four. Just myself. I'm aware that I could, if I could tolerate it, feed myself for $5 a day. I should have said that up front.