What are your Favorite “Go-To” Cheap Foods?
So lets get down to the basics and create an awesome resource for everyone.
Lets create a list of favorite “go-to” cheap foods.
Whether it was sourced from your back yard, a farmer’s market, ethnic market, a warehouse, or grocery store, it doesn’t matter.
Lets just stick to basic items. We’ll save meals and recipes for later this week.
So simply list out:
- the food item
- why it’s one of your favorite cheap go-to foods
- what it costs
- where you get it (which could then result in others sharing where they got that item even cheaper)
I’ll get things started:
|Cheap Food:||Cost Per Unit:||Cost Per Serving:||Purchase From:||Why I Like It:|
|Organic quinoa||$8.79/4 lb. bag||$0.21/one-fourth cup dry||Costco||6g protein per serving. Well-balanced. Tastes great. Excellent base for many great vegetarian dishes.|
|Organic, free-range eggs||$2.99/dozen||$0.50/two eggs||Trader Joe's||I know there are cheaper eggs out there, but $0.50 for a healthy, nutrient-packed breakfast (and a little peace of mind) is a good deal in my book.|
|Canned black beans||$0.69/can, sold in 8-pack for $5.52||$0.35/half can (can says 3.5 servings per can, but 2 seems more appropriate)||Costco||The "King of Beans", in my opinion. Excellent vegetarian/mexican food centerpiece ingredient. 14g protein per half can. At this price, it's hard to justify dried beans.|
|Cholula sauce||$7.89/24 oz. 2-pack||$0.05/1 TSP (although I use a lot more)||Costco||For what it adds to every meal you add it to (it will change your life), it's worth every penny.|
|Frozen Kale||$1.79/lb.||$0.36/two-thirds cup||Trader Joe's||Very healthy. Loaded with vitamins & calcium. Excellent addition to eggs, mexican, quinoa dishes, soups.|
|Peanut butter||$1.79/16 oz. jar||$0.13/2 Tbsp||Trader Joe's||High fiber, protein, healthy fats. And this product has only 1 ingredient - dry roasted peanuts (as all REAL peanut butter should). Smear it on an apple, and you have a breakfast.|