Eggs are one of your best friends when talking budget. A very good source of protein and very tasty. Potatoes are also your friend. Very tasty whether boiled, or fried or roasted. On day three I went over budget with the cookies (they were taken to work where others could partake in their delightfulness), so I needed a few cheaper meals to get back on track.
Extremely cheap dinner 1: Roasted potatoes with dill and salt and a fried egg – $0.40
Extremely cheap dinner 2: Waffles -$0.30
Pretty cheap dinner 3: Home made corn tortillas with homemade black beans, onions and green pepper, and a little cheese and salsa, and an egg – $0.95
So for five days, I have spent $18.13 and I am only slightly over budget. Not bad.