My income is very limited and yet I love to cook. Although I find myself drooling at your delightful meal plans, many of the one day plans would require a major chunk of my monthly budget. I would like to see weekly plans with grocery lists that can work for people with a monthly food budget of $200 or less. I often plan meals with a theme to make a few ingredients stretch for several meals. However, it would be helpful to have expert models of how to do this while maintaining balanced nutrition. This might include homemade versions of favorite quick box dinners, making things in advance to freeze or refrigerate them, or using a base recipe for, say, tomato sauce, to create chili, spagetti, soup or other related recipes throughout a week. Using the one day plan format of including snacks and meals would make it possible to design a week long menu that would not break my budget in a single day. I also enjoy the related articles that teach me how to better choose and prepare fresh foods. I'd be willing to squeeze some funds( a reasonable amount) out of my budget to pay for an online or local course that would help teach these very necessary culinary and meal planning skills--especially if I knew the funds would go to help other newly diagnosed folks like myself have free or very low cost access to a diabetes nutritionist.
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