Give peas a chance
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California, USA
Ramen may be cheap, but I don't find it to be filling. I am usually hungry again soon after I eat it. Same thing with plain white rice.
I like Auxin's list. All of those ingredients are very versatile. I might add oatmeal too. I can get 8 half cup (dry) servings for $0.59 or so. That is probably cheaper than ramen and it has fiber, so it will be more filling.
There are flatbreads that consist of flour, salt and water that can be mixed together in a few minutes and then fried. Not that much work involved, then you have something to go with beans, hummus, soup, chili, etc.
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