What happens when you discover that you “grew up” on food out of poverty? At this point, you are really only accepting that you grew up a little poor or that you don’t need the more expensive things in life.
They might have been poor people, but for me half is still my favorite. Did you eat any of these foods as a child?
Breakfast for dinner
Yes! This has always been a Midwestern staple, I thought, but it turns out to be foods for poverty too. Who knew? People love breakfast for dinner. Pancakes and sausages, bacon, eggs and toast, what could be better? Feel like a pancake bar or make a French toast with a chocolate dip. If breakfast for dinner is for poor people, that’s what we’re here for.
Boxed Mac and Cheese
This was, is and always will be my favorite food. Yes, ingredients right away, nothing more and nothing less. Any day would be enough. For me it’s just the best. There are so many different ways that you can eat all brands and have a taste test for all the mac and cheese fun. Plus everything fits! Eat pizza? Enjoy mac and cheese for a side. Chicken salads for dinner require no less than mac and cheese. And finally, just have the mac and cheese for dinner, or you can add the only addition I make to mac, hot dogs.
Egg drop soup
She revived it with a scrambled egg and fed it to us when we were sick. Ramen was the soup of choice, and it was cheap, cheap, cheap. A packet of ramen sold for about 10 cents growing up, and it fed poor college students and poor families alike. Ramen is still a staple for students or people on a budget, although it costs more than 13 cents a package these days. Funny Fact About An All Ramen Diet? (Yes, zero to one hundred with this one.) If you were to eat ramen three times a day for a year, you would only be spending $ 142.65 on groceries. But would that be healthy, my friend asks me? Ha.
Boxed dinners / canned meals
This would be anything like your hamburger / chicken / tuna helper, any kind of all-in-one philosophy. All you need is a pound of cooked chicken or hamburger or a couple of cans of tuna and a box of “helpers” and you will have dinner in less than 30 minutes. There is also a combination of canned meals and box meals, like a can of chili with a box of mac and cheese. Classic. Or you can make one of the helpers with a can of mixed vegetables or green beans. The combinations are endless when it comes to it, and you can find a ton of options in boxes and cans cheaply.
Beans and rice
The best thing about beans and rice is that it’s a great base for so many things. Do you want to be mexican Add some cheese and cumin or taco. Do you want to go Cajun with it? Add sausage, onions, bell peppers, Cajun spices, and some heat. You could even add a few veggies and toss in a pan and make a minestrone with rice. No matter what you do with it, rice and beans fill up are pretty healthy and definitely feed a lot of people once or several times. What a great meal in poverty.
I understand, but I don’t understand. I mean who doesn’t love a fried egg sandwich? What about egg salad or delicious, how about devilish eggs? The thing is, eggs are pretty cheap in general, they’re full of protein and therefore pretty healthy for you and filling too. They really are a food powerhouse. An egg sandwich is considered cheap for a sandwich substitute that would otherwise be made with cold cuts. If you like eggs, eat up. And if you didn’t grow up on this so-called poverty food, then you know that it’s pretty tasty and nutritious too, so give one a try!
Hands down my favorite food in poverty is mac and cheese, add hot dogs. What about you?