In case you spent all of your money on a Super Bowl party or your significant other for Valentine’s Day (here is your reminder that it is today!), here are a few cheap food ideas to help you make it through the week until your meal plan starts over. We have a recipe for you for any time of the day.
Breakfast: Microwave Scrambled Eggs
1 Tablespoon Milk or Water
Cheese if desired
Salt and pepper if desired
Crack eggs and pour a tablespoon of milk or water into a microwave safe bowl. Mix together with a fork. Add in any extra ingredients such as cheese, ham, salt, pepper, onion, whatever you like depending on how fancy you want to get. Microwave for 1 minute, stir gently if still in liquid form. Microwave again in 30 second increments until they look completely cooked. CAUTION: These will be hot when they come out of the microwave, so allow them time to cool.
My notes: These taste just like Mom’s scrambled eggs at home from the frying pan. They were so easy and if you like them you can use the entire dozen of eggs within a few days. Also if you want to get a little bit fancier, you can add slices of cheese or bits of meat and make supreme scrambled eggs. The best part about this recipe is that you can make as few or as many as you want just as long as you keep the correct eggs to water ratio.
Lunch/Dinner: Cheesy Ramen
1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles, any flavor
1 slice American cheese, recommend Kraft
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain all but about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the broth.
Break up the cheese slice into pieces and mix in with the noodles and broth until the cheese is melted and forms a cheese sauce with the remaining broth.
My notes: This is perfect if you are looking to get in part of your 3-a-day of dairy or just want to spice up the boring ramen that has been sitting in your room for the past three months. If you want to go really healthy with this, you can also add a few vegetables to it, such as broccoli.
Snack: Yogurt Covered Strawberries
Plain vanilla yogurt (start with a small container)
Whole strawberries or any type of berry (preferably frozen)
Dip strawberries individually into yogurt. Place in a container or on a plate and leave in freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until completely frozen. Makes as many as you want, can cut strawberries into smaller pieces.
My notes: These were the easiest healthy snack I have ever made. The literally took five minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to an hour to freeze completely. Besides being healthy for you, the best part about these is that you can make however many you want and use whatever kind of berry you want. I bought a re-sealable bag of strawberries that will last for quite a while and the yogurt will keep in a tightly sealed container. These are quick, easy and possibly the healthiest thing you will eat all day.