Cost: $4.29 per person. ($1.43 per meal)
Calories: 1990 Cal
Today is a fairly expensive day. But check out this protein! Are we vegetarians? Nope! Our grocery isn’t even that cheap. Eating in this price range is simply low hanging fruit. Just reach out and pick it.
|2 eggs scrambled||182 Cal||Protein – 26g||$0.50|
|1 slice of toasted white bread||115 Cal||Fat – 39g||$0.05|
|1 tbsp jam||50 Cal||Carbs – 50g||$0.20|
|0.5 tbsp butter (for toast)||51 Cal||$0.07|
|0.5 tbsp bacon grease (frying eggs)||51 Cal||$0.07|
|1 Slice of bacon||43 Cal||$0.25|
|8oz whole milk||148 Cal||$0.19|
|2 slices White Bread||229 Cal||Protein – 37g||$0.10|
|1oz store brand deli thin ham||60 Cal||Fat – 31g||$0.25|
|1oz store brand cheese||110 Cal||Carbs -63g||$0.30|
|1 tbsp mayonnaise||90 Cal||$0.05|
|2 Cups Chicken Noodle Soup||158 Cal||$0.35|
|8oz Pulled Pork BBQ||413 Cal||Protein – 48g||$1.35|
|2 Slices bread||229 Cal||Fat – 36g||$0.10|
|1 cup steamed broccoli||55 Cal||Carbs – 74g||$0.50|
Now we’re starting to get it together. That ‘s half a lb of cooked pork. Your 8lbs of pulled pork shoulder was probably about 6.5 lbs after cooking. I guessed it should cost less than $16, and you just ate 1/12th of that, so about $1.33 for a half pound of cooked pork, plus a little more for the sugar and seasonings. Chicken noodle soup is cheap. It’s mostly leftovers, the valueless parts of a chicken (bones), and the chicken’s dark meat.
This is hearty stuff. Your body is fueled. You’re not spending an unreasonable amount of time cooking. And you’re coming in at under $4.50 per person per day.