Food List of the Day

Everybody's saving for something. You know, an iPod, your honeymoon, adding to your plastic pink flamingo collection. One area that is easy to target in your expenses is how much you spend on food. So here are some meal ideas for when you want to eat for under a buck:
  • Tuna Sandwich
  • White Rice from your neighborhood Chinese restaurant
  • 4 Hot Dogs (be sure to steal mustard from White Castle first)
  • Potato
  • 2 Pot Pies (now microwaveable!)
  • a couple Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwiches
  • 1/2 of a 2 lb Banquet Frozen Entree
  • 3 Frozen Burritos
  • 6 Pack of Ramon noodles
  • Spaghetti (and cheap sauce)
  • Spaghetti O's
  • 3 Corn Dogs
  • 3 Bowls of off brand cereal
  • Mac & Cheese
  • A can of chick peas with Italian dressing
  • 2 Cans of Pork & Beans
  • Soup
  • Box of generic Triskets
  • 2lbs of frozen French Fries (TodD strongly suggests you unfreeze them first)
  • 25 Turkey Nuggets
  • Eggs
  • Cheese Ravioli
  • 1lb of Cole Slaw
-Thanks Thor


CGrim said…
I budget around $100-150 for groceries in general - food, soap, light bulbs, kleenex, medicine, etc.

That doesn't include going out to eat, though. I would think $250 would be sufficient for the average mid-20s professional.

That's about $8.00/day, which doesn't go very far when you're eating out, but if you are making meals at home, it's really easy to be close to $3 or $4 per day. Especially if you make things in larger batches and keep leftovers.
Kris said…
I agree, Andy. About $100 for food, then another $50 for other grocery items like soaps, etc... or cleaners. At least that's what I get by on! Those leftovers are awesome!
Jay said…
I decided to stop eating all together and gain nourishment via an intravenous solution of crude proteins, fatty acids and St. John's Wort. I'm down to $25/month!
Amanda said…
Jay - hilarious. How's that going for you?

In college, I had a couple friends who actually ate the leftovers from someone's plate in a restaurant (they did not know that someone). While gross, it could save on the monthly food budget.
Jay said…
"A can of chick peas with Italian dressing" Sick. I just saw this today. :-|
CGrim said…
You can't get AIDS from eating someone else's food unless they bled on it or something. Which is a vile notion.

HIV is not conveyed through saliva.

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