Cost: $3.11 ($1.04 per meal)
For dinner, we’ll be making chili. You should have enough chili for 2 meals per person. So you’re going to have some leftovers. I expect you’ll be eating it for dinner on day 12 or day 13.
If you didn’t do it last night, you need to start soaking your beans first thing this morning! If you bought a 1lb bag if dried kidney beans, then you’ll need to use about half of them today. Save the rest for the next time you make chili.
|1 Biscuit||241 Cal||Protein – 25g||$0.09|
|2 Scrambled Eggs||180 Cal||Fat – 40g||$0.50|
|1/2 tbsp butter||35 Cal||Carbs – 37g||$0.06|
|1 glass of Whole Milk||146 Cal||$0.13|
|2 slices White Bread||191 Cal||Protein – 35g||$0.10|
|2oz Ham||136 Cal||Fat – 36g||$0.40|
|1 tbsp Mayonnaise||90 Cal||Carbs – 52g||$0.05|
|1 cup Fifteen Bean Soup||180 Cal||$0.20|
|1 slice Swiss Cheese||80 Cal||$0.35|
|2 cups Chili with Spaghetti||539 Cal||Protein – 28g||$1.23|
|1 slice of chocolate cake||191 Cal||Fat – 49g||$0.10|
|Carbs – 63g|
|730 Cal|| $1.33
You should notice, at this point, that the cost per meal is trending downwards. All of this week’s meats are fairly cheap and we’re using less of them. Next week, we’ll buy another beef roast and the prices will go up a bit, but we’ll also have about 2 lbs of leftover ground beef. (We’ll cook another pound on Saturday.) That’s $10 of this week’s grocery budget that we didn’t spend. And we’ll use it to subsidize a later week.