Just pretend you’re broke, or maybe you really are. You paid all your bills this week and you’re left with $50. Don’t worry we have a solution for your problem.

Namely, this is a menu for one. It includes three meals a day for a week, so that you eat half for dinner and save the other half for lunch the following day. In addition, the recipes could be doubled, or be shared as just dinners with another person. You also need access to a dollar tree that sells cooler or frozen foods, the greater the selection, the better. Moreover, these items are sold in the Dollar Tree stores around Birmingham, but of course, they also sell similar items in other places.

It is not actually a Paleo, organic, or gourmet menu. It is a fact that there may even be some gluten in there somewhere as there are processed meats. Remember, it’s a menu created to get someone through a week on a $25 budget.

The best thing is that these recipes are simple, easy to cook, as well as taste good.

For instance, snacks include sunflower seeds, pork rinds, pickles, string cheese, and olives.

Furthermore, you can make all of these on Sunday if you want, and package them for the week.

In addition, my grocery purchases were the following:

– Two bags of frozen veggie mix

– One bag of pork rinds

– One bag of frozen spinach

– One bag of frozen peppers and onions

– One package of frozen tilapia filets

– One two pack of frozen chicken legs

– One chub of frozen breakfast sausage

– Two 3 oz packages of shredded mozzarella (choose real cheese, not the fake one)

– One 3 oz package of shredded cheddar (also, real)

– 3 half dozen cartons of eggs

– One three pack of string cheese

– A jar of pickles

– A package of walnuts

– A can of tuna

– A bottle of real mayonnaise

– A can of black olives

– A can of mackerel

– A bag of shelled sunflower seeds

– A jar of Rinaldi pizza sauce (read the labels as Rinaldi does not contain added sugar)

– A package of pepperoni slices

– A shaker of parmesan (a smaller one, as the big can is actually a cheese product)



A six pack of eggs, a sausage, and a cup of the frozen pepper mix.

Firstly, brown the sausage and scramble the eggs with the peppers, stir it all together and put it in a bowl. Just dip some out every morning and heat it up for breakfast. It is quite easy.



Next up: Tuna salad

Take 3 tablespoons of mayo, the package of walnuts, some cut up pickles, salt and pepper and tuna. Then, boil 2 eggs.


Cook about two cups of your veggie mix, put 1 egg, half the tuna, and half the veggies for dinner, and pack the other half for the next day.

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