How to eat for $15 a week

How to eat for $15 a week

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"How to shop a nutritious diet for one on a very low grocery budget, including only oil and spices from home. Eating 7 days of budget meals for $15.

Great for money emergencies, food stamp SNAP shopping, unemployment, college students, or to store more money aside for a rainy day. Includes food prep and menu. Menus on extreme grocery budgets can be appetizing too. Approximately 1800 calories per day. Prices will vary across the USA.

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Breakfast 5 of 7 days: (Makes 1 serving)

1/3 cup cottage cheese

2 pieces multi-grain toast

1 chopped plum


Top toast with cottage cheese, chopped plum, and cinnamon.

Breakfast 2 of 7 days: (Makes 1 serving)

Roasted chopped sweet potato (baked in 1 T oil on cookie sheet)

1/2 cup cottage cheese

2 plums, chopped


Top sweet potato, fruit, and cheese with cinnamon.

Lunch (Eat over 3 to 4 days)

Rice & Peas Indian-Style With Carrots

1 cup dry rice (3 overflowing cups cooked)

1 slice bread or 1 to 2 plums

3 to 6 T Oil (to taste)


1. Boil 1/2 bag split peas and 1 1/2 carrots for 40 minutes uncovered in a generous amount of water.

2. Add salt, pepper, and any spices desired (see video) to taste as it cooks.

3. Mixture will thicken as split peas break down.

4. Add oil after split pea mixture is cooked to desired consistency.

5. Boil rice separately and serve on the side.

Dinner (Makes one serving)

1 T oil

1/7 head cabbage (eyeball it), thinly sliced

1 julienne sliced medium carrot

1/4 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup roasted peanuts

1 cup cooked white rice


1. Add oil to saute pan.

2. Add cabbage, peanuts, and carrots to pan over medium heat and saute for 3 minutes.

3. Add BBQ sauce and turn off heat.

4. Serve over or next to cooked rice."

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