Our son-in-law told me: “Mimi, for Elizabeth (his wife), price and saving money trumps healthy and nutritious.’’
She got that from me I told him (which he already knew).
In earlier meat eating days it was finding the cheapest hot dogs, buying two sausage biscuits for a dollar and then making white gravy to top them . My mother used to make this with white bread (called light bread) and white gravy. Yes, they were good but read the ingredients on a package of sausage and it doesn’t sound so appetizing.
There are many cheap and healthy products I get at the dollar stores: white beans, black beans, kidney beans, rice, both white and the healthier brown. A bag of peanuts to put atop a salad was a recent purchase along with a large bag of oyster crackers to serve with soup. Oatmeal and shredded wheat which is simply whole wheat and salt and Westsoy unflavored soy milk and raisins and walnuts purchased at Dollar Tree make a healthy breakfast. With a bunch of bananas, a sack of oranges, a bag of apples, a sack of red potatoes, some sweet potatoes, a sack of onions, a bag of carrots, a bag of spinach or box of mixed greens, some lemons, maybe add a bunch of broccoli or a zucchini or two, one is fixed up for some right healthy low cost eating! Bon Appetite (on a budget).