Bachelor on the Cheap Challenge: $50 to eat for a week, Day 6, Breakfast
Bachelor on the Cheap Challenge: $50 to eat for a week, Day 6, Dinner

Bachelor on the Cheap Challenge: $50 to eat for a week, Day 6, Lunch

Mike Thayer 2016 (2) By Mike Thayer

20170526_152756Can you eat for a week on just $50?

Breaking it down by the day, that's about $7.14 per day or $2.38 per meal.

Chicken tacos for Day 6 lunch:  Yesterday I grilled up a bunch of TexMex marinaded chicken thighs and I enjoyed some of that chicken on a nice salad for dinner.  Today, it's chicken taco time and I'm going to add a little heat.  To warm up the chicken I'm sauteing it in jalapeno salt infused canola oil.  Then when building the tacos, I'll hit that meat again with a hot taco sauce and a cumin/jalapeno crema.  This meal cost about $3.25 to prepare.  It's another dose of YUM!   

Meal totals for the day:  

Breakfast:  $1.89
Lunch:  $3.25

That's a bit over budget for the two meals, I've got just $2 left on the daily budget.  I'll have to take advantage of a coupon for dinner! 

Cumulative total for the Challenge:

Day 1:  $7.25
Day 2:  $6.90
Day 3:  $6.55
Day 4:  $4.21
Day 5:  $6.90
Day 6:  $5.14 (breakfast & lunch)

Grand Total:  $36.95 so far and under budget!   Looks like I'm going to handle this challenge without having to break out the Ramen! 

Need some meal ideas?  Go to the Bachelor on the Cheap You Tube Channel

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