cheapest college student meal plan
- 08-27-2014, 12:55 AM
Literally trying to make this 40 dollar a week budget work..
My goal is to get 3-4 quality meals a day.
Kale/spinach for my greens, and jasmine rice/ quinoa , potatoes for carbs.
I will alternate carb and veggie a sources every 3 days so my body doesnt completely adapt.
Ive been cooking 4 whole eggs every day for breakfast with some rice. Dinner and lunch been doing chicken.
Really I know this isnt ideal or the healthiest for fitness, but its college and kids typically live off fast food.
Everything is cheap until I get to my meat source. Ive been buying thighs and whole chicken. Really dont know if whole is cheaper, but at any rate whats a cheaper option for meat..? Ohh and how much is needed to maintain muscle. Im like 7% body fat 180 510, so is one lbs of chicken a day enough?
- 08-27-2014, 01:15 AM
Whole milk, brown rice, broccoli and chicken breast. Ground beef or ground turkey if you can afford it. Get a costco membership.
08-27-2014, 03:02 AM
4.5oz extra lean Ground beef, a pound of chicken breast or thigh depending on goals, 12 eggs, 4 servings of peas, 1 potato (or the rice), 1 poptart pwo, and a gal water. Brown rice. Every day.
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08-27-2014, 04:09 AM
Chicken (breast, boneless) for sure will be your cheapest option. Especially buying in bulk, assuming you have a freezer available. All these other suggestions are great too, but the turkey and beef can get costly.
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08-27-2014, 04:22 AM
When I went to college I bought a lot of canned chicken breast, tuna in water and sardines in oil, canned potatoes, all I did was pop those in microwave and a meal is done in 2 minutes. My other meat sources such as beef was eaten at a local eatery two to three times a week.
08-27-2014, 06:11 AM
I dont know where you guys are shopping at but typically extra lean ground beef and chicken breast are gonna be the MOST expensive.
Just wait for sales and stock up dude. Thighs are prolly gonna be the cheapest cut of chicken. Same goes for beef, just wait for sales.
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08-27-2014, 02:26 PM
I don't know about you guys but when I was in college I had a little refrig and a microwave , so buying beef and chicken to stock up is out if the question.
08-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Give this video a watch and read the article. Budget here was 50, so modify it. And I have been to that market, if you look around, I'm sure you can find some cheaper alternatives.
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08-27-2014, 05:39 PM
Aldi is legit
3.99/lb for 94/6 ground beef
1.99/lb for skinless boneless chicken breast
1.49 for a dozen eggs
Oats/rice are dirt cheap
Greens and other vegetables I usually buy frozen and steam like a lb a day
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08-27-2014, 06:22 PM
No Aldi here, but Save A Lot. I haven't looked at the meat section in that store. Maybe only once. Probably should check it out.
08-27-2014, 06:23 PM
Eggs and Tuna are pretty cheap. The leaner the meats you get the more expensive. So I wouldn't be getting 90 percent beef, that is if you even have a stove to cook it.
08-27-2014, 06:25 PM
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