Quick cheap meals?

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  1. Redsand426

    Redsand426 Active Member

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    So for the next year I'll be working atleast 80hrs a week and won't have time to make food and I don't want to have to deal with dishes either. I need advice on quick, cheap and healthy meals I can stock up on and eat anywhere. Any ideas or should I just go buy a ton of lean cuisine's?
     
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    I do wraps. Throw some turkey, shredded cheese, and buffalo sauce on it. Cheap, tasty, and quick.
     
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    ^^^This

    I like to poach chicken ahead of time, shred it, then throw it into wraps for during the week. :yum:
     
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    What about breakfast? Something I can get up and eat out the door every morning, and is super healthy like eggs
     
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    For breakfast on the run I typically just mix a couple of scoops of ON Oats & Whey with either skim milk, or water. :o
     
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    oats are pretty quick... :dunno:
     
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    I have a 1hr+ drive every morning and eat oatmeal on the way in to save time, and make a shake before I leave.
     
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    shakes- pre-mixed RTD is fine if you're in a hurry, I use them for that very reason
    hard boiled eggs + string cheese
    cottage cheese w/fruit, and you can mix in some oatmeal
    quick oats + peanut butter + protein powder
    any kind of wrap is pretty quick: deli meat and cheese, scramble some eggs, etc

    Really kind of depends on whether you need carbs, or you're low carbing, or what. Do you need something you can eat in the car? How much prep time do you have in the morning?
     
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    GREEK YOGURT and fruit for breakfast.
     
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    Lean Beef Mince

    I usually cook 2+kg at a time, throw in some low sodium Taco Seasoning

    Cook big batch of Brown rice.

    I put this in containers and eat it during the week, shit is delicious.
     
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    ill buy 3lb hunks of eye of round, and i'll cut them into 1 inch slices and salt/pepper/ whatevey and broil them in the oven for 10 mins, should give you 8 solid lil pre cooked steaks
     
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    2 scpswhey
    water
    1/2 cup of oatmeal

    been my breakfast for over 1+ years.
     
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    if I'm in a rush, I usually subsist on a diet of PAIN AND FURY!

    barring that, http://www.betteroats.com/ is instant old fashioned oatmeal which costs about $ .25 per serving if you shop around (a serving is pretty small depending on your diet goals; iirc it's about 150 calories)

    brew a gallon of strong (hair-on-your-chest strong) coffee, and freeze it in ice cube trays. once frozen solid, put the coffee cubes in a ziplock freezer bag for convenience. in the morning, grab enough cubes "to taste" and top with microwaved water

    precook stuff in your free time- make enough to last until your next long interval of free time and keep it in the fridge. cooked meat can last a week in fridge if you don't mind a "stale" feel to it.

    when I'm feeling lazy, i might skip a meal and just do water + protein powder + fiber + whatever i can get my hands on (maybe a fistfull of kix on the side). i've got a blender cup in my fridge with mixed up protein powder that i just top off once it's half-empty (wash it weekly), so that saves time on preparation and dishes
     
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    Chicken breast
     
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