Holiday Sweepstakes: You Could Win* a KitchenAid 7-Qt. Pro Line Stand Mixer and More! Enter the Giveaway

Follow us:

Restaurants & Bars 20

Seeking Incredibly Inexpensive Meals in Northern NJ

scott123 | Dec 9, 201011:24 AM

I've got no time, and, unfortunately, don't have the budget to eat out. I've scoured the freezer section for semi-nutritious food choices and, unfortunately, it's all a starch fest.

Presently, if I don't have time to cook for myself, I have two options: ~$10 to gorge on an Indian buffet lunch or $2 for two buck doubles at Burger King. Buck doubles are stretching the semi-nutritious banner to it's limit, but, for me, if I can get that much meat for $2 and not have to cook, that's a victory. By the time you've eaten buck doubles every day for a week, though, the appeal wanes. Oh boy, does it wane.

What I'm really craving is some ready made inexpensive crucifer/meat combo. I like Stouffers chicken broccoli alfredo, but that's about 3 bites of chicken and even less of broccoli. I used to be able to get cauliflower at Indian buffets, but, these days, it appears to be mostly replaced by cheaper/starchier veggies like peas and corn. Forget about finding pre-prepared cabbage for a reasonable price.

I'm open to any and all options. All that I ask is that it's relatively close to the ~.3 lb. meat@$2 burger king value that I'm presently getting.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Catch up on the latest activity across all community discussions.
View latest discussions