Recently I have been trying to assist more people on changing their lives. I know that I took a two month absence from this site. My Apologies. I’m back and ready to reach as many people as one person can. A few people express to me that they see my instagram post and are inspired to do something for themselves. That is all this page is about. Educating people and helping them reach a Healthy Happy Lifestyle and then inspire others.
Back to eating healthy on a budget! We all know McDonald’s and the Brand they have. I honestly feel like I have never seen their drive-thru empty. Big Mac has a total of 550 Calories and 29 grams of Fat (mostly saturated). A person eating 2000 calories a day; they already reach half the amount of fat they should eat in a day. WOW! That isn’t counting the fries which are another 19 grams of fat. All that wraps up for about $6 I think (didn’t care to actually look) and has a negative nutritional value to your body.
I was at a wholesale store and decided to see what they had. Not surprisingly they have some great options to eat healthy and on a budget.
Let’s take a look at Dinner
Salmon Burger 1 fillet -170 cal -20g of Protein -9g of Fat -2g of Carbs Stir Fry Veggies 1 Cup -40 Cal -3g of protein -1g of Fat -7g of carbs 2g Fiber Black Beans ½ Cup -110 Cal -7g of protein -.5g of fat -22g Carbs 9g Fiber Total -320 Cal -30g of protein -10.5g of fat -31g Carbs 11g Fiber
Fiber is amazing for the body. The lean protein and fats from plants help the body work properly. The fats from the fish are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated which work for the body unlike saturated and trans fats. All that for a Whooping $2.03 a meal!
Teriyaki Chicken 1filet -190 calories -19g of Protein -10g of fat -6g of Carbs Black Beans 1 Cup -220 calories -14g of Protein -1g of fat -44g Carbs 18g Fiber Total -410 calories -33g of Protein -11g of fat -50g Carbs
This is a fulfilling meal and would work well as a lunch. The protein and fiber in this meal is super healthy and very low in fats. This meal also a Whooping $1.47!
Meal 3 – Lunch
Turkey Burger 1 -200 Calories -35g of Protein -6g of fat -2g of Carbs Black Beans ½ Cup -110 Calories -7g of Protein -.5g of fat -22g Carbs 9g Fiber Brown Rice 3.5oz -155 Calories -4g of Protein -0g of fat -30g Carbs 2g Fiber Total -456 Calories -46 of Protein -6.5g of fat -54g Carbs 11g Fiber
This meal is pack with complex and fiber carbohydrates and very little sugars. This meal is also an excellent source of iron as well as a large amount of lean and plant protein. This meal runs about $1.69.
Meal 4 – Lunch
Chicken Strips 3oz -110 Calories -22g of Protein -2g of fat -0g of Carbs Brown Rice 3.5oz -155 Calories -4g of Protein -0g of fat -30g Carbs 2g fiber Stir Fry Veggies 1 Cup -40 Calories -3g of protein -1g of Fat -7g of carbs 2g Fiber Total -305 Calories -29g of Protein -3g of fat -37g Carbs 11g Fiber
If you noticed by now brown rice, vegetables, and black beans are stables in my diet. The pure vitamins and nutrients are amazing. I love eating high fiber foods and black beans are full of them, along with the lean proteins from the beans and meats. This meal goes for $1.81.
Meal 5 – Breakfast
Dannon Lite Greek Yogurt -80 Calories -12g of Protein -0g of fat -8g of Carbs Morning Star Sausage -80 calories -10g of Protein -3g of fat -3g of Carbs 1g fiber Green Apple -80 Calories -0g of Protein -0g of fat -22g of Carbs 5g Fiber Total -240 Calories -22g of Protein -3g of fat -33g of Carbs 6g Fiber
This isn’t your normal breakfast however it has everything you need to start your day off. This breakfast has very little fats, good amount of fiber, and a great source of protein. All that and it cost you about $1.53 a meal.
Rethink what you put into your body each day. If you crash after lunch or feel sluggish throughout the day, you might consider the nutrition you put into your body. Everything you put into your body directly affects how you feel and how you perform each day. Shop around and look for those bulk items and then play around with them. Mix and match the foods to make different meals. You are what you eat is the saying right? How do you feel, notice what you eat.
Written by Chachi
Share healthy meal ideas?