I'd just buy quick cooking oatmeal in a large container instead of the individual packages - cheaper that way and you have more control over the ingredients. I add some dried fruit, frozen fruit, nut butters, cinnamon, etc. Buying individual containers/servings is always more costly.
Brown rice, dried beans/lentils, frozen veggies, peanut butter, yogurt in tubs, tuna pouches, whole wheat pasta, fruits/veggies in season, cereals, jars of unsweetened apple sauce, corn tortillas, etc. are all low cost foods.
-Tuna mixed with mustard and a bit of greek yogurt/mayo with crackers/veggies to dip in it.
-Greek yogurt with high protein cereal and fruit
-Apple with PB (apples are relatively cheap when bought in bags)
-PB sandwich with veggies/fruit
-Rice and beans with mixed frozen veggies and spices - I make a big pot and eat for a few days
-small baked potato with salsa, beans, veggies, greek yogurt (as a sour cream sub) or whatever you like
-small amount of cheese
-cottage cheese and fruit - defrosted unsweeted strawberries work well, if buying fresh is an issue
-soup - homemade or canned (though be careful of sodium)
-corn tortillas can be used to make wraps - scrambled eggs and salsa, canned chicken and salsa, beans and veggies, whatever you can think of
-hard boiled eggs
Pretty much anything that you can think of for dinner is good for lunch - maybe just in a smaller portion. Frozen veggies can be thrown into pretty much anything to stretch it and boost nutrition.
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